What if Facebook let you pay to promote your posts? That's exactly what the company is testing right now: the Highlight feature lets you pay to spam every single one of your Facebook friends.
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.
Facebook temporarily suspended one of its users from commenting on public posts. The "punishment" was supposed to last a week. It has now been two weeks. This can happen to any Facebook user.
Facebook is slowly but surely killing the text message. As a result, the social networking giant is eating into the traffic carriers receive from text messaging, and thus a huge chunk of their revenues.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told investors that the social network's mobile app is his number one priority for 2012. Facebook knows it needs to do better in mobile or it will fail.
Facebook has outlined significant changes to its privacy (aka Data Use) policy and is asking its users for feedback. The company has also scheduled a live Q&A video for this coming Monday.
How is the demand for Facebook's initial public offering (IPO)? Nobody knows, but everyone has an opinion. Some of those opinions are used as sources, and voilà, we have two conflicting rumors.
Facebook is widely expected to go public on May 18. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has, however, launched an investigation into the company's purchase of Instagram. Will there be a delay?
Facebook is planning to add file sharing to Facebook Groups. Users will be able to share files up to 25MB in size. To fight piracy, Facebook plans to rely on users reporting illegally shared content.
Microsoft has delivered on its promise to keep using Facebook in Bing to fight Google. The company has announced yet another revamp to Bing that includes even more Facebook, but is that enough?
The Facebook App Center is not just an attempt to create yet another app store. Facebook is looking to create the largest cross-platform app store out there, and it's going to be all about social.