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

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Should Zuckerberg still control Facebook?

The FT debates the shareholding structure of the social network

Zuckerberg has the votes in the bag

Billionaire has 60% majority he needs for new class of shares

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Chief finance officer, information services, regulation and risk, analysis strategy, retail, cash management, finance functions

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

US tech no longer delivers big returns

Too many big names had disappointing results

Stockpicking — you may as well forget it

Everyone is buying Facebook — and that makes me nervous

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

Bill Campbell, tech executive, 1940-2016

A coach whose counsel was valued by Apple and Google alike

Facebook’s special shares are a mistake

Locking up control indefinitely is bad for the health of companies

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Zuckerberg stock plan a matter of faith

Facebook’s surge an incentive for investors to back move that aims to cement founder’s control

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Facebook: Gentleman’s C

The most common form of shareholder franchise is still available at the social network

Zuckerberg tightens grip on Facebook

Shares up 9% while co-founder proposes new non-voting stock

Twitter in battle for brand advertising

Shares down after group says marketers switching between platforms

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Facebook earnings: five things to watch

World’s biggest social network to report first-quarter earnings

Verizon dials up Yahoo to build online ads

US telecoms group wants to offer an alternative to Google and Facebook but some are sceptical

Consent rules no help to teenagers online

European rule requiring parental approval for under 16s to use social networks is misguided

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Tech stocks: fangs for nothing

The outsized premium enjoyed by a handful of internet stocks is rightly narrowing

Europe must address its tech shortcomings

It should ask why its biggest names are worth a fraction of those in the US, writes Michael Moritz

Facebook and Twitter hit by EU kids rules

Social networks will need parental consent for users under 16

China’s ‘Bants’ set to rival US’s ‘Fangs’

Fund managers quadruple holdings of Chinese internet quartet

Line to challenge global chat app rivals

Tokyo-listed group eyes ‘chatbot’ to take on Facebook and WeChat

Twitter appoints greater China MD

Messaging app to boost investment in region despite mainland ban

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Facebook raids Google for head of new lab

Millions of dollars budgeted for ‘Building 8’ unit’s research

Facebook bots aim to transform industries

Social network wants companies to develop AI-powered systems on its Messenger platform

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Zuckerberg delivers political broadside

Facebook chief slams ‘isolationist’ policies in swipe at Trump

Mark Zuckerberg, F8 2016

Testing out #F8 Facebook Live

New livestreaming service launched at developers conference


Singapore’s first family in public feud

PM rejects sister’s claim he dishonoured late father Lee Kuan Yew

Mr Kipling cakes for UK COS.
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Little things lead to office contentment

Don’t pin your happiness to what colleagues do or don’t do

Week in Review

Week in Review, April 9

JPMorgan, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Glencore and Air France

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Disneyland princes are under a curse

No one seemed to believe King Bob but he really did want to find a successor to the magic kingdom

Facebook is following in the footsteps of live-streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat with the launch of a new Live feature, which lets users make real-time broadcasts.

Facebook to expand livestreaming service

Social network plan ramps up pressure on Twitter and Snapchat

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Billionaires excel in school of life

Quarter of richest entrepreneurs are uni dropouts, survey finds

Tax drive will hit earnings, says business

Investors alerted to risks as crackdown closes loopholes

Andy Grove’s Silicon Valley state of mind

‘Never relax, never stop evolving. Around the corner, someone is coming for you’

High cost of Facebook ‘like’ from Beijing

China will eventually demand something Zuckerberg cannot stomach

The riff: #HashtagTrademark

#LikeAGirl stands out amid surge in companies’ # trademarks

Nintendo: one in a miillion

Downloads of ‘Miitomo’ app surpass 1m in first week

A group trainer explains to the women part of the 'Internet Saathi' program, how to use the Android internet devices that have been given to them.
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Facebook, Google and the race for India

The Silicon Valley giants are vying for the loyalty of more than a billion potential users

Apple signs up to Google Cloud services

Latest high-profile win for Google in race for market dominance

Luxury brands lack digital savvy

On websites and in apps, watchmakers and jewellers are making up for lost time

Lib Dems aim for centrist voters

Farron calls for small companies to be exempt from business rates

The addictive powers of Amazon

Tech groups like the etailer aim to be a hub for various offerings. They should tread carefully

Trump takes aim at corporate targets

CEOs hit back at remarks on manufacturing being moved abroad