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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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It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

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Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
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Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine