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Facebook mourns death of corporate chef in motorcycle accident

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 23 (UPI) -- Josef Desimone, chef at the California headquarters of Facebook, is being mourned as a "legend and institution" after his death in a motorcycle accident.

Facebook CEO faces angry shareholders

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg, the head of U.S. Internet giant Facebook, said the company would stick with its game plan, despite falling stock prices.

Net execs deny role in U.S. PRISM spy program

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- Major U.S. Internet companies denied having any role in the federal government's massive data-mining of users' Web searches and communications.
Launch of HTC 'Facebook' phone put on hold in Europe

Launch of HTC 'Facebook' phone put on hold in Europe

BRUSSELS, May 24 (UPI) -- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC says the European launch of its "Facebook phone" has been delayed following disappointing U.S. sales and negative reviews.

Fwd.us draws criticism from defector Musk

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (UPI) -- Prominent Silicon Valley businessman Elon Musk said the political group Fwd.us was going about its support of immigration reform the wrong way.

Anti-Keystone XL ad barred from Facebook

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Social media company Facebook said it wouldn't put an ad on its website critical of the Keystone XL pipeline because it included CEO Mark Zuckerberg's image.
Payday at Facebook -- not too shabby

Payday at Facebook -- not too shabby

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- A filing with U.S. regulators reveals Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, exercised $2.3 billion in options in 2012.
Bill Gates among top tech execs to join economic lobbying group

Bill Gates among top tech execs to join economic lobbying group

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Bill Gates is among four top U.S. tech executives to join a lobbying effort co-founded by Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, the group says.

Mark Zuckerberg starts lobby, says U.S. immigration policy 'unfit'

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration policy is "unfit for today's world," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in starting an advocacy group that seeks to change the U.S. economy.
Zuckerberg's political group delays start

Zuckerberg's political group delays start

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- The kickoff of Mark Zuckerberg's political group in California has been delayed after an embarrassing memo was leaked, a source told the Los Angeles Times.
Facebook bets the farm on Facebook Home as its mobile future

Facebook bets the farm on Facebook Home as its mobile future

"Facebook Home" for Android phones, creating an "all Facebook all the time" home screen, can be seen as an "all in" bet by the social networking company, pushing its stack of chips from the desktop computing arena to where it sees its future -- mobile.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

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Facebook reveals 'Home' for Android phones

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 4 (UPI) -- Facebook debuted its new Facebook Home interface for the Android operating system in California Thursday, calling it a "deeper" experience than an ordinary app.

Facebook CEO to start political group

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his former college roommate are forming a group that will focus on U.S. politics, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Commentary: Rags to riches to rags

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The dark side of the financial moon is the U.S. Treasury that says financial institutions file more than 15 million “suspicious activity reports” every year.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Facebook to block Newtown bullying

NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Facebook will block sensitive content linked to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, the company and the state's congressional delegation said.

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Facebook makes foray into gift-card arena

Facebook makes foray into gift-card arena

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Facebook has announced it will sell gift cards redeemable in the real world at retailers such as Jamba Juice, Olive Garden, Sephora and Target.

Zuckerberg to hold Christie fundraiser

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican presidential nominee in 2016, is getting a financial boost from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Facebook adds 'social' search function

Facebook adds 'social' search function

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Facebook has announced a search feature it says will allow users to search the site for information about their friends' interests, and for photos and places.

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Simulated Mars mission highlights problems ... Facebook charges $100 to message founder ... U.S. banks ask NSA for cybersecurity help ... 'Mars-like' Earthly spots harboring life ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Facebook charges $100 to message founder

Facebook charges $100 to message founder

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Some Facebook members could have a message delivered to the Inbox of the social network's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the site says -- for $100.

Sister of Facebook founder in photo flap

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg fell afoul of the site's privacy policy as a photo she posted to friends was shared publicly, Web watchers said.
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