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

Bill Gates still richest American, Forbes says

Things are on the up for US billionaires with more than half of them adding to their net worth in a year which once again saw Bill Gates as the richest of them all, Forbes magazine said yesterday.

Facebook CEO: Keep private life out of lawsuit

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg says a lawsuit by a man who claims to own a huge chunk of the popular social networking website is seeking to uncover unnecessary details about his private life to harass him.

Mark Zuckerberg: He's got the whole world on his site

An online phenomenon like no other, Facebook has just clocked up its 500 millionth user. So how is its founder's profile looking?

Zuckerberg: Facebook IPO "when it makes sense"

Facebook will sell stock in a IPO when the time is right, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an ABC TV interview, addressing persistent speculation about its stock market debut.

Business as usual at Facebook as lawsuit begins

Facebook may continue business as usual while it fights a New York man's claim he has a contract with founder Mark Zuckerberg that entitles him to 84 per cent ownership of the world's leading social networking site, a US court heard on Tuesday.

Facebook to welcome its 500 millionth user today

Facebook, the social networking phenomenon started in a Harvard dorm six years ago, could have 500 million members as early as today.

Cameron's battle with Facebook over Moat page ends, but war continues

The Prime Minister's attempts to woo the social networking generation have taken a turn for the worse

Facebook snubs Cameron over Raoul Moat tributes

Facebook has rebuffed a call by David Cameron for the removal of tributes to the gunman Raoul Moat which have been left on the social networking site.

Facebook fights New Yorker's claim of 84 per cent stake

Facebook has moved to overturn a New York judge's recent order temporarily blocking any transfer of the company's assets, as the world's No.1 social networking responds to a lawsuit by a New Yorker claiming to own 84 percent of the company.

Business Diary: Hunt twitters on about Facebook

Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, was positively frothing with excitement after meeting the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday. He gushed on Twitter that Mr Zuckerberg was a "really smart guy with some good ideas on improving digital engagement in policy-making". Presumably, Mr Zuckerberg also had words about being careful on social networking sites: Mr Hunt, a Tory, was recently criticised for deleting pre-election tweets in which he attacked his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.

Facebook bows to pressure to simplify privacy controls

Facebook, the world's most-popular social networking site, last night backed down and introduced simplified privacy controls after a storm of protest from users.

Facebook CEO: privacy controls "missed the mark"

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the Internet social network will roll out new privacy settings for its more than 400 million users, amid growing concerns that the company is pushing users to make more of their personal data public.

'Firestorm of anger' hits Facebook after EU condemns privacy policy

Accounts closed because of failure to explain fully who shares access to users' personal details. Rhodri Marsden reports
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Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

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The ethics of pet food

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