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

Winklevoss twins told to accept Facebook deal

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept a settlement with Facebook that had been valued at $65m, a US appeals court ruled yesterday. The twins argued that deal was unfair because Facebook hid information from them at the time.

Media Diary: Making a meal of new media

Social networks

In the British Airways magazine High Life, the prolific wordsmith Jonathan Margolis, a childhood radio ham, opines on the future of social media. "Am I the only one who sees Facebook and Twitter as the new ham radio?" he asks, before contradicting the thinking of Mark Zuckerberg by adding: "I think email dying is as likely as typewriters making a comeback."

The rise of the forty-something career chief executives

While the rest of the board is getting older,the bosses are getting younger, moving from company to company every few years

Business Diary: Clubs blackball the bankers

"Excuse me, sir... but are you a banker?" These dreaded words may soon, discreetly but firmly, form the precursor for a gentle expulsion from some of London's finest clubs. Soho House, for one, is reportedly returning to its media and arts roots, and blackballing finance: "There is no strict anti-banker policy but our clubs are very much rooted in the creative industries. It's at the committee's discretion who they keep. Some people make the grade and some people don't." Well, as they say at the Groucho, tweaking their eponymous hero's most famous quip, would you want to be a member of any club that would have a banker as a member?

The art of film costume design

Forget period dramas and fantasies, says Tim Walker – costume design for contemporary films is much harder to get right

Joan Smith: What became of mind your own business?

Lamenting the passing of privacy in the Facebook age

DVD: The Social Network (12)

"You're not an asshole, Mark, you're just trying really hard to be one." Aaron Sorkin's whip-sharp dialogue pings like a Rafael Nadal forehand in David Fincher's compelling and droll look at the rise of Facebook and the demise of the founders' friendships.

Jesse Eisenberg - The young star with the status update

Jesse Eisenberg is the toast of Hollywood following his turn as the founder of Facebook, but the success hasn't gone to his head. James Mottram meets him

Gove: Facebook chief a role model for pupils

The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named as a role model for the Government's education reforms.

Trent Reznor scoops Golden Globe

Trent Reznor won a Golden Globe last night for his work on 'The Social Network' soundtrack.

The Social Network makes friends at Golden Globes

The Social Network, hailed by critics as a modern-day Citizen Kane, won four prizes including best movie drama at the ceremony, which opens the awards season.

Goldman Sachs makes friends with Facebook in $450m deal

Site valued at $50bn as bank invests its own cash – and tells richest clients to do the same

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