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Facebook Stocks Tumble, But US Indexes Close Higher

Facebook Stocks Tumble, But US Indexes Close Higher

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thursday was a winning day for Wall Street, despite some mixed economic reports.  While Facebook’s stock was down, U.S. markets ended the day higher.Facebook’s stock hit a new low Thursday as the…

Facebook Stock Resumes Slide as Lockup Expires

Facebook Stock Resumes Slide as Lockup Expires

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The beaten-down shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) slid further Thursday morning, the first day the social network’s “lockup” expired for early investors, allowing them to sell their stakes.Expectations were s…

Is a Facebook ‘Like’ Protected Under the First Amendment?

Is a Facebook ‘Like’ Protected Under the First Amendment?

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Back in April, a U.S. District Judge ruled that hitting the Facebook “Like” button wasn’t protected under the First Amendment. You know, the one that ensures our freedom of speech.The case involved six employees …

Southwest Airlines Apologizes to Customers Overcharged in Online Sale Error

Southwest Airlines Apologizes to Customers Overcharged in Online Sale Error

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Southwest Airlines apologized Saturday to hundreds of customers who reported being charged multiple times for the same ticket.Celebrating the milestone of reaching three million Facebook fans, the airline Frida…

Facebook Stock Dips Below $20

Facebook Stock Dips Below $20

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook shares hit a new low Thursday, dipping under $20 for a short time.The company’s latest stock woes come on a day when bad news piled up for the social network.Top Facebook executives Katie Mitic a…

Facebook: New Mobile Products Coming, No Facebook Phone

Facebook: New Mobile Products Coming, No Facebook Phone

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Facebook’s earnings call was full of revenue generating strategies, including an increase in sponsored stories, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed the company’s upco…

FB Earnings: Facebook Beats Sales Estimates; Shares Rise

FB Earnings: Facebook Beats Sales Estimates; Shares Rise

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), after its disastrous initial share offer in May, issued its first earnings report as a public company today, topping analyst expectations for sales at $1.184 billion and meeting profit estimates. “Our goal i…

Facebook to Announce Second-Quarter Results

Facebook to Announce Second-Quarter Results

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), after its disastrous initial share offer in May, will issue its first earnings report today when the markets close. Investor attention will focus on how much the social network made in ad…

Voter Registration? There’s an App for That

Voter Registration? There’s an App for That

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Candidates are already using social media to get out the vote. Now some are asking, “Why not use social media to register to vote?”As early as next week, Washington state residents will be able to do just th…

Facebook Makes Breaking Up Much Harder to Do

Facebook Makes Breaking Up Much Harder to Do

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Have you checked in on what your ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend is up to on Facebook before?  Well, it turns out you’re not alone.Just about everybody involved in a break-up has looked into the activities …

Internet Votes to Send Rapper Pitbull to Alaska Walmart

Internet Votes to Send Rapper Pitbull to Alaska Walmart

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s official. Miami Rapper Pitbull will be visiting the Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska, by the end of the month.The rapper was part of a promotion with the retail giant in which he would visit the Walmart with the …

How Social Media Is Spurring Plastic Surgery

How Social Media Is Spurring Plastic Surgery

Courtesy Dr. Richard Ellenbogen(LOS ANGELES) — Triana Lavey was about to undergo a radical transformation. And she was doing it for a radical reason. She wanted to look better online.With the help of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenboge…

Facebook Fires a Yoga Teacher over Cell Phone Ban

Facebook Fires a Yoga Teacher over Cell Phone Ban

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Alice Van Ness, 35, a yoga teacher was fired from Facebook last month because she requested her students turn off their cell phones, according the San Francisco Gate.Plus One Management, the…

Many Women Post Unflattering Photos of Friends on Purpose

Many Women Post Unflattering Photos of Friends on Purpose

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — You would probably never post an unflattering photo of yourself on Facebook, but a new survey shows many of your friends would.A survey of 1,500 women by the website MyMemory finds 25 percent of female Faceboo…

Facebook’s Email Change Results in Changed Address Books, Fix on Way

Facebook’s Email Change Results in Changed Address Books, Fix on Way

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Last week Facebook launched a new setting that changed all users’ default email addresses to [name]@facebook.com, so that messages would be forwarded to Facebook profile inboxes rather than thei…

Facebook Adds Same-Sex Marriage Status and Icons

Facebook Adds Same-Sex Marriage Status and Icons

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Operating systems and tech services seem to be getting more LGBT friendly by the day.  On the heels of Apple’s adding same-sex emoticons to its iOS 6 operating system, Facebook has added a same-sex …

Internet Could ‘Exile’ Rapper Pitbull to Remote Alaskan Walmart

Internet Could ‘Exile’ Rapper Pitbull to Remote Alaskan Walmart

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Miami rapper Pitbull is associated with all things caliente, but an online campaign could soon have him chilling on Kodiak, an Alaskan island.The chart-topping rapper, who performs in English and Spanish, will …

Despite Turmoil, Facebook Sticking with Nasdaq

Despite Turmoil, Facebook Sticking with Nasdaq

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook’s marriage with Nasdaq got off to a rocky start, but Mark Zuckerberg has decided to stick with it anyway.Following the company’s bungled initial public offering on May 18, insiders say the Fa…

Facebook Gets Tepid Welcome on Wall Street

Facebook Gets Tepid Welcome on Wall Street

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Wall Street analysts gave Facebook a lukewarm reception on the first day they were allowed to publicly issue their views of the company’s stock.Nearly six weeks after Facebook’s flop of an IPO, at least 17 f…

Facebook Changes Users’ Account Emails Without Telling Them

Facebook Changes Users’ Account Emails Without Telling Them

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook silently dropped some new features on Monday without asking users first or bringing it to their attention.Earlier in the day, ABC’s News reported that Facebook quietly rolled out a new feature c…

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