Facebook has partnered with five companies (Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec) to provide improved security for its users. That includes free antivirus solutions for six months.
Emil Protalinski covers Facebook from all angles, closely watching it grow from its $50 billion valuation in 2010 to its internally stated goal of becoming the first trillion dollar company.
Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.
Is there a chance Facebook won't be going public in May 2012? It's certainly possible. According to a new rumor, the whole process could end up being pushed back until June 2012, for multiple reasons.
Facebook has announced that native Android apps can now benefit from the same social discovery channels as web apps and native iOS apps that integrate with the social network.
Microsoft has unveiled what new features to expect in Facebook for Windows Phone version 2.5. The software giant has not, however, given a date to look forward to for the new release.
Facebook has revealed it has over 901 million monthly active users, 526 million daily active users in March 2012, over 488 million mobile active users, and more than 125 billion friend connections.
Facebook is not paying $1 billion for Instagram. Facebook is paying $300 million in cash and 23 million shares. Facebook has agreed to a $200 million break-up fee if the deal doesn't go through.
In its fourth IPO amendment, Facebook has released Q1 2012 financials: revenues are following typical trends, but profits are down. The company is widely expected to go public next month.
Yahoo has released a statement about Facebook's purchase of 650 AOL patents from Microsoft. In short, Sunnyvale has made it clear that it is going to keep fighting Menlo Park till the very end.
Facebook is acquiring the majority of the patents Microsoft just acquired from AOL. Facebook will thus soon own over 1,000 patents. This deal is really all about another company: Yahoo.
Facebook spent $650,000 on lobbying last quarter. While this is nothing compared to companies like Google, it's huge if you consider that Menlo Park spent a record $1.35 million in all of 2011.