| Oct 6, 2013
In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Forbes his personal goal for 2013: To interact with one non-Facebook employee each day.
What a guy!
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
When John Berlin scrolled through Facebook this week, he, like almost everyone else, saw auto-generated highlight videos of friends’ histories on the site.
He kept seeing the name and photo of one person who didn’t seem to have a highlight...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After recent articles in The New Yorker, The Week and posts in every twentysomething's blog about Facebook being too intrusive and totally outdated, I now have enough confidence to close down my page.
I don't maintain a regular Facebook page, just a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:44 PM
San Francisco bitcoin startup Coinbase raised $25 million in its latest fundraising round, the largest amount ever raised by a company involved with the digital currency.
Coinbase, which offers a digital wallet service that enables users to buy and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:14 PM
British bitcoin exchange Coinfloor opened its virtual doors to customers this week with a stated commitment to meeting government regulations and keeping money launderers out.
The London-based exchange will officially open to trading Tuesday, but it...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Say Mark Zuckerberg decided to cash out of Facebook today and move to a desert island. He could take $11.9 billion with him.
That was the Facebook CEO's net appreciation on company stock holdings in 2013. (With those kinds of stock gains, that $992.2-...
| Feb 16, 2014
The 10th birthday of Facebook last week caused me to recall my miserable pre-Facebook existence, when methods of procrastination were sorely limited.
As a stay-at-home writer, phone calls were unruly and hard to control. What if the other person...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:21 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Chances are Facebook is going to blow out the candles on its 10th anniversary with another blowout quarter.
Fueled by revenue from the ads that Facebook users see on mobile devices and video ads that automatically play in their News...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A top Google executive has denied reports that said the Silicon Valley tech giant made a $10-billion bid to purchase WhatsApp, the messaging service that was recently acquired by Facebook.
Last week, Facebook announced that it had agreed to pay $19...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a little help from its billion or so friends, Facebook seems to have cracked the code on how to turn the world's largest social network into a moneymaking machine.
The giant social network which began as a project in Mark...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook’s stock soared to a record high of $62.50 in midday trading Thursday, lifted by a wildly better-than-expected fourth-quarter showing, especially when it comes to clocking mobile advertising revenue.
The giant social...