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

WPP and ComScore: measure for measure

The shift to digital ads poses a challenge

Facebook bear hug in store for news sites

Publishers fear networking site’s attempt to host their content

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

Facebook accused of violating privacy law

Report says updated terms of service still breach European rules

Investment app coming to phone near you

Mobiles are most likely disruptive force facing asset management

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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

Snapchat: Vanishing act

A $16bn valuation for social messaging app would put it on par with Twitter

Snapchat talks point to $16bn valuation

Instant messages group in discussions with investors to raise $500m

US accuses Europe of tech protectionism

Brussels reels from Obama attack on probes into Silicon Valley companies

Cyber world like ‘Wild West’, says Obama

President tries to build bridges with tech industry at security summit

US internet groups in tricky position

Approval of net neutrality rules would be victory and problematic

Facebook to set up cyber security network

Group to adapt internal system so companies can share information

Turkey tops list of Twitter complainants

Tenfold surge in Ankara requests to pull down tweets

Twitter to show tweets in Google search

View of more than just user profiles will help company broaden reach

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Start-up cash from nearest may be dearest

Sometimes there is no alternative to borrowing from friends or family

Super Bowl most viewed show in US history

NBC nabs record US watchers and beer brand leads advertisers

DA51Y2 July 3, 2013 - FILE - DOUGLAS C. ENGELBART, one of the inventors of the computer mouse and a computer visionary, has died at the age of 88. PICTURED: July 8, 2004 - San Francisco, California, U.S - With his first prototype which was carved out of a wooden block, had wheels and a tiny red button. In 1970 he received a patent for the mouse pictured. (Credit Image: © Mark Richards/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Unsung innovators of the information age

Flair of Intel’s Robert Noyce and vision of Douglas Englebart helped shape the tech market

week in review

Week in Review, January 31

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

Vow of silence amid Twitter’s outrage

When tempted to be unkind I suppress the urge to express half-ideas

Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

This year’s budget-busting ad extravaganza has a familiar feel

Earnings and costs rise for Facebook

World’s largest social network grows to 1.4bn users

Pegida controlling committee members quit

Future of German anti-Islamisation group thrown into doubt

Snapchat goes into the news business

Disappearing photo messaging app in partnership with media groups

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Wickr launches encrypted Facebook feature

Kitten photos can help make social network more private

Facebook and Google: mobile messaging

This year will prove a crucial test for the advertising giants

Facebook and Instagram suffer outage

Cascade of failures hits apps using social media sites for logins

Facebook tries to get personal with video ads

Analysts believe site could gain up to $1bn revenue via targeted marketing

Andreessen to invest $58m in TransferWise

London start-up holds competitive bid process for backers

Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard, a $25 VR headset

This lo-fi box is the biggest bargain in technology today

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German party leader quits over Hitler row

Criminal investigation opened over Facebook pose

Divya Narendra at the SumZero offices
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Winning friends

The social networking pioneers who went back to school

Robotic inspection: Shell workers prepare a drone, equipped with cameras and gas sensors, to check one of its facilities

UK looks to raise its game in robotics

Companies rush to compete for share of market for robot systems

Cameron to press Obama on security fears

UK premier wants closer ties between spy agencies and tech companies

switching between facebook at work and personal facebook

Facebook at Work opens to trial partners

Tests start on whether new network lifts employee productivity

Facebook knows you better than your spouse

Research finds ‘likes’ judge users’ emotional needs

Europe is wrong to hammer Big Google

We need nimble enterprises to operate on a level plane with US groups, writes Evgeny Morozov

Facebook is daft to call users ‘people’

The company’s creation of a dedicated ‘empathy team’ does not amount to an emotional awakening

What Zuckerberg read next

Book clubs are proliferating. Five million American adults are estimated to be in one

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The lessons learnt by early high flyers

What is it like to achieve extraordinary success at a tender age?

From left: star Snapchatter Michael Platco; Brent Rivera, who has huge presences on Vine and Facebook; and photographer Sam Ciurdar

Advertisers ride wave of social influencers

Word of mouth marketing gets new lease of life online

Motherhood, pre-midlife and social media

The changing dynamics of a friend set are hard to ignore

Investor rush to AI is real deal

Advances in artificial intelligence offer new vision of old idea