Facebook’s difficult shift from hot start-up to public company has left some investors questioning the social network’s long-term prospects.

Facebook rides boom in mobile ads

Net income surges past expectations to $1.4bn

Yahoo buys Flurry for app analytics

Among the biggest acquisitions since Tumblr purchase

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Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh forms of doing business

Facebook clicks on the ‘buy’ button

Group to measure effect of online ads on in-store sales


Rights groups challenge mass surveillance

Liberty says legal framework has not kept pace with technology

FT Series

For an industry increasingly turning to social media to expand its audience, Facebook proves a boon and a burden on business
Cottage industry of firms has sprung up on Facebook offering services that allow businesses to exploit full potential of its reach

Flight testing

Facebook, Google and Amazon explore prospects for the drone economy

Fraud rears head in digital ad landscape

Fluid new market increasingly exploited by criminals

Facebook’s not-quite mood uproar apology

‘We want to do better in the future,’ it says

Sheryl Sandberg adds to glut of non-apologies

I suspect that the vast majority of office apologies, delivered by both sexes, are insincere

Why we’re all lab rats now

If Facebook can manipulate your mood (which the tests show it could) then with its huge reach, it has worrying power

Early birds swoop on pre-IPO funding

Investors are scrambling to get ahead of their rivals

Privacy group files Facebook complaint

Fallout spreads from manipulation of users’ emotions during research

Digital paranoia is a booming business

The growing interest in secrecy should serve as a wake-up call

Facebook video deal pursues TV ad budgets

LiveRail acquisition boosts plan to target ads beyond its site

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We are the product Facebook is testing

Making all users agree to a catch-all list that does not provide a clear, specific description of a study fails the consent standard

Facebook vows not to toy with our emotions

Sandberg says company regrets ‘poorly communicated’ experiment

Man fined €2,000 for Facebook ‘frape’

First prosecution for criminal damage to a social media account

Advertisers scramble to spend on mobile

US mobile ad spending to rise to $37.5bn by 2016

Facebook faces UK probe on psychology test

Company says study was done with ‘appropriate protections’

Southeast Asia’s tech city state

Singapore offers start-ups an enviable infrastructure

How Facebook manipulates the newsfeed every day

Users can hide posts but many don’t, perhaps because they don’t realise how managed the site is


Facebook hit by psychology test backlash

Experiment conducted on members without consent

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BT baffled by nationwide broadband failure

Internet outage across much of the UK

New tech conglomerates risk losing creative edge

Joining the smartphone party late can be a painful experience

Attack on disruption theory is a misfire

A broadside against the ideas of Clayton Christensen is misplaced

Yo soars in Apple app store rankings

Simple messaging service is fifth most popular app in the US

Facebook suffers brief outage

Social media site’s 15-minute failure sparks frustration

Quindell: Batman and Robert

Group is less vague about its new chief than current trading

Minority investors: case studies

Two cases highlight dilemmas for minority investors

Facebook’s new, more awkward, Snapchat

Slingshot aimed at plugging hole for social media group after failure of Poke

Counter-terror chief defends web spying

Civil liberties groups in legal challenge to policy

Telenor apologises to Thai military junta

Norwegian group claimed it was ordered to block Facebook

Facebook steps up tailored advertising

Data tracking sites visited will be used to make selections

Facebook hires but Slingshot misfires

PayPal boss poached as chat app accidentally released

Instagram targets marketers beyond US

Group’s ad platform to be rolled out in UK, Canada and Australia

John Delaney at the Morrison Foester Offices in New York...John Delaney at the Morrison Foester Offices in New York
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Online preparations for the big job hunt

A legal expert looks at how to handle online privacy

Facebook eyes World Cup marketing fight

Social network claims it can reach 500m soccer fans

CIA follows the trail to Twitter

Agency rapidly finds friends on social media sites

Pinterest sights set on the big picture

Scrapbooking site plans marketing push

Pinterest expands advertising platform

New self-serve platform targets small businesses


Facebook/Pryte: space race

The social media network is targeting EMs and aiming high