Facebook will pay the city of Menlo Park millions of dollars for at least the next decade so the company can conduct a smooth expansion of its headquarters and house thousands more employees.
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.
After a soldier died in Afghanistan, his wife found out via Facebook and a telephone call. Two soldiers arrived at her doorstep two hours later. The military is investigating how this happened.
Facebook for Android has been updated to version 1.9. In addition to the usual improved performance and bug fixes, this version adds more messaging features and shortcuts to the app's features.
Facebook is planning to update its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. The company has responded to feedback, made some changes, and is now asking for more comments from users.
Facebook wants to bring IPv6 to beta.facebook.com on May 18, 2012, in advance of making its main site dual-stacked (supporting both IPv4 and IPv6) on June 6, 2012 (World IPv6 Launch day).
What if Facebook users could suddenly buy stocks in their favorite companies without leaving the social network? That's exactly what a company called Loyal3 is planning to offer in two months.
Facebook has opened its second US data center, in Forest City, North Carolina. The first one is in Prineville, Oregon. Both are touted by the company as among the most energy efficient in the world.
Facebook also wanted the 800 patents AOL was selling, but Microsoft won the bidding war, according to a new rumor. There's still a chance, however, that Facebook will get the patents it wants.
Viddy just became the top free iPhone app. It turns out seven of the top 10 grossing iOS apps are integrated with Facebook, as are seven of the top 10 free iOS apps. That's not a coincidence.
Facebook is widely expected to go public next month, but the exact date is still unknown. The social networking giant will go public on May 17, 2012, according to the most specific rumor yet.