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What is artist paid in Facebook shares painting? Happy trees

Hey, you heard about the graffiti artist who accepted Facebook shares instead of cash for painting the walls of the social network's Palo Alto headquarters back in 2005, and now owns stock that is...

Facebook's Hacker Way - "Move fast and break things"

Facebook employees operate under a mantra they call "the Hacker Way," which comes down to five core values that CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains in a letter to investors included in the initial public... Presented By: Chicago Booth Business Forecast Ads by Pheedo

Facebook's IPO by the numbers

As expected, Facebook filed paperwork Wednesday signaling its intention to go public in one of the largest IPOs ever. Here are some of the key numbers from today's filing with the Securities and...

Why Path's "personal network" is broken

Silicon Valley's social network of choice these days is Path, whose new version was released in November to hosannahs from tech pundits. Since then it has become the social network of choice...

Mobile shopping up during the holidays

Holiday shoppers whipped out their mobile phones to help them find the best deals, in yet another sign of how the cell phone is becoming more and more of a shopping and e-commerce tool. More than...

Twitter channels SNL for job recruiting video?

One of the projects at Twitter's "Hack Week" last week was to come up with the best worst job recruiting video of all time. They succeeded. The "The Future is You!" video is so corny, it's hilarious....

Obama raising funds with Square

Here's a sign that mobile payments are gaining wider adoption: President Obama's re-election campaign will raise funds using Square. In a coup for the San Francisco startup, which shares space...

Gates: Jobs kept my letter by his bed

Despite harsh words he reportedly said about Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Apple founder Steve Jobs kept a letter from Gates by his bed as he died, according to The (U.K.) Telegraph newspaper. "I...

Thailand, China like Twitter's new censor tool

Twitter's new method of censoring tweets within specific countries has riled some free speech advocates, but governments in Thailand and China are reacting positively. Thailand's technology...

The Facebook IPO is almost finally nearly upon us! Maybe...

How long have we all been waiting for this Facebook IPO now? Since 2000? 1955? We forget. Anyway, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that next week is when we could finally see the social-network...

Twitter can now censor tweets by country

Twitter said Thursday that it now has the ability to "reactively" block tweets so they won't be seen within a specific country, although the San Francisco company vowed that "the tweets must...

Iran tops Twitter's trending topics for 2009

Twitter Inc. grabbed the international spotlight in June when the microblogging service became a primary source of news and communications as Iranian citizens took to the streets to protest the...

Comcast launches Fancast XFINITY for TV everywhere

Starting today, Comcast subscribers will get a chance to access a good amount of their cable content remotely through their PC. Comcast is launching a new on-demand service today called Fancast...

Turning the privacy tables on Mark Zuckerberg

New privacy settings that Facebook unveiled last week have touched off criticism from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They say the...

Video game sales put up good fight in November, still down for year

As we wind down 2009, it becomes more clear how big 2008 was for the video game industry. The industry last year clocked a record $21.3 billion in sales, blowing away the $17.9 billion generated...

Google unveils new tool to aid reforestation

Google Inc. today seized the occasion of the International Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to demonstrate technology it's developing to track changes in the earth's forests. As...

Malaysian firm buys social network pioneer Friendster

An affiliate of a Malaysian online payment firm has jumped into the social networking business by agreeing to buy Friendster Inc. of Mountain View, the two companies announced early Thursday in Kuala...

AT&T: San Francisco network improvements are coming, so are usage controls

The good news: AT&T recognizes that its data network performance in San Francisco and New York is below its standards and the company is working to address those areas specifically. The bad news:...

Holiday shoppers turning to Facebook, Twitter to chose gifts

This holiday season is the first chance for most retailers to test the selling power of Facebook and Twitter, and one early survey shows the strategy is working. A survey conducted Dec. 4 to 7...

First impressions of the JooJoo tablet

We still don't have anything official from Apple about its rumored tablet. But the JooJoo tablet is very much real and it's a pretty appealing, if pricey, $499 package. I got a chance to play...

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