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Revenue jumped 63% to $2.59 billion in the fourth quarter, beating analysts’ expectation

Archie Bland: We can't be moaning about the cost if there isn't one

God, it's annoying about Instagram. You pay them that monthly fee and then take all those brilliant photos of pieces of cheese and share them with your friends, and then, yesterday, you get hit with it: they're going to sell your pictures on to advertisers without giving you a penny or asking your permission. The cheek of it is astounding. The worst of it is: you can't escape. Once you're an Instagram user, there is simply no way to protect yourself from this cynical, greedy move by Facebook, a company that used only to be interested in making the world better through social networking.

Tensions between Twitter and Instagram, the photo-enhancing social network site, have increased with a new stand-off

Still irritated by Instagram selling photos to advertisers? Time to move on

There is in fact no such thing as a fundamental human right to awesome retro filters on Instagram. Surprising, I know

Almost one million school children think Professor Green is a scientist, says study

Almost one million school children aged five to 16 think rapper Professor Green is a scientist, according to research.

Facebook has a billion friends

Facebook now has one billion users, the equivalent of about one in seven of the world's population, its founder announced yesterday.

The company's insistence it has done nothing wrong could not spare its share price, which fell more than 9 nine per cent amid the rumours at the close of trading yesterday.

Revealed: The third largest 'country' in the world - Facebook hits one billion users

Facebook continues staggering growth amid falling share prices and continued concern over profitability

George Soros is Facebook's friend for $10.6m

George Soros, the legendary investor, has spent more than $10m (£6.3m) acquiring a stake in Facebook, signalling a rare vote of confidence in the social-networking site after its troubled flotation in May.

Facebook shares tumble to record low

Facebook shares slid below $30 to a new low yesterday as nervous investors fled the company's shares, concerned about the social network's long-term growth prospects and an initial offering price that in retrospect may have been too rich.

Facebook floated on Nasdaq last week just before Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan

Mark Zuckerberg saved $111m by selling Facebook shares before stock slumped

Investors sue the social networking site, claiming its prospectus for stock listing was misleading

Leading article: Liking Facebook, or not liking? Take time to decide

After the triumphalist scenes at Facebook's headquarters when it floated last week, the company probably deserves the outpouring of derision that accompanied its share price plunge yesterday, which at one point had wiped $15bn off the value of the company ($15bn is equal to about one Yahoo).

Margareta Pagano: Mr Facebook, who do you think you are?

An astronomical price tag for the social network but, not only does no one seem to know what it may become, it could already be on the way out
The Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, rings the Nasdaq exchange opening bell remotely from California to signal the launch of Facebook's flotation

Facebook's $100bn float begins with a whimper

Facebook's first public investors sent its value to $105bn in New York yesterday but there was disappointment that the shares failed to go much higher than their opening price of $38.

Facebook ready for sell-off with a $104bn price tag

Facebook is officially the biggest internet flotation of all time, after the social network priced its shares last night at the top of its expected range and set a value for the company of $104bn (£66bn).

Eduardo Saverin helped Zuckerberg launch Facebook and owns a 4 per cent stake worth $4bn

Billionaire Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin 'de-friends' United States to keep more of his fortune

As Obama plans taxes on super-rich, Eduardo Saverin applies to give up citizenship

Stephen Foley: Facebook's acquisition of Instagram is a hyper-defensive move against a potential rival

In 1994, the KLF, one of the more cerebral pop outfits of the Nineties, took the proceeds of their many No 1 hits, piled the cash high in an abandoned boathouse on a Scottish island, and set fire to it.

Those ludicrous ideas that made a billion

As with many great inventions, the premise sounds faintly ridiculous: an undergarment that gives women of any shape a Hollywood-style figure.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there