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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 02/2012

Mark Zuckerberg's Letter To Investors In Facebook's IPO Filing

Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook filed papers on Wednesday to raise at least $5 billion in one of the most hotly anticipated IPOs of the decade. Bel...

Facebook Files For IPO: How The Company Evolved From Straus Hall To Wall Street

Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

Long before Facebook emerged as a ubiquitous web giant, its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wondered if his fledgling website would ever amount to ...

Facebook IPO Filing Reveals Its Stunning Size: A Private Jet, $1 Billion In Profits, And More

Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

We knew Facebook was big -- you don't get to 800 million users without making a few bucks -- but until today, we didn't know just how big. Facebook...

Facebook's Post-IPO Challenge: 'Stay Focused And Keep Shipping'

Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology

Several hours after Facebook filed papers for its highly anticipated initial public offering, CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his desk. Next to ...

Mark Zuckerberg's Real Genius: Building The Walmart Of Social Networks

Posted 02.06.2012 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg succeeded because of his ambition, vision, execution, persistence, luck and timing, a TechCrunch contributor wrote recently. This c...

Solve For X, Google's Attempt At 'Moonshot Thinking,' Finally Opens To The Rest Of Us (VIDEO)

Posted 02.06.2012 | Technology

Google's latest offering has more to do with science fiction than search. The web giant announced the launch of a new forum called Solve for X that...

Facebook's All-Male Board Draws Investor Scrutiny -- But Don't Count On Change

Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology

Though Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most outspoken advocates of increasing the number of female leaders in tech an...

Steve Jobs FBI File Reveals Bomb Threat, 'Tendency To Distort Reality' And More

Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

Though sections have been redacted and more than two dozen interviews are narrated in dry officialese, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 191-page ...

Google Developing Home Entertainment System: WSJ

Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own ...

Google's Very First Employee, Craig Silverstein, Departs

Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

Google's very first employee, Craig Silverstein, is leaving the company to join the high-profile online learning phenom, Khan Academy. ...

The Secret To Pinterest's Success: We're Sick Of Each Other

Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology

Pinterest's recent success, which flies in the face of so much speculation about social media fatigue and information overload, holds an important les...

So Facebook Is Rich: What Has It Done For Us Lately?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Technology

Facebook is about to cash in on a public offering that looks likely to net Mark Zuckerberg $28 billion, make hundreds of its employees millionaires, a...

With Mountain Lion, Apple Hugs Twitter A Little Tighter

Posted 02.16.2012 | Technology

Apple's Mountain Lion doesn't roar. It tweets. The preview of Apple's forthcoming desktop software, OS X Mountain Lion, underscores the tech giant'...

Apple Nears 25 Billion Apps Downloaded: Here's What's In It For You

Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology

Apple's App Store is inching toward an impressive milestone: 25 billion downloaded apps. Apple has set up a countdown clock monitoring its progress...

Google Privacy Missteps A Boon For Rivals

Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

As much of the technology world recoiled last week at the latest evidence that Google is reaching into users’ personal lives for more details it can...

Facebook Privacy in Demand: Users Don't Want You Prying

Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg asserted two years ago that privacy had become obsolete. We've entered a new age, he declared, where people are willing to share more,...

And Now There's A Kickstarter For Porn

Posted 02.25.2012 | Technology
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Well, Kickstarter, it looks like you've finally arrived. And I don't just mean that you launched 27K projects, saw $99 million pledged, or attracted 3...

Tech's Glass Ceiling Looks Stronger Than Ever -- But Companies Aren't Telling

Posted 02.27.2012 | Technology

Though the tech sector prides itself on disruption, innovation, and a total disregard for the status quo, there's one part of it that appears impervio...

So.cl: Inside Microsoft's Social Networking Experiment

Posted 02.28.2012 | Technology

Microsoft, the software giant better known for enterprise productivity software and Excel spreadsheets, is forging into territory more commonly reserv...

Google Privacy Policy Changing For Everyone: So What's Really Going To Happen?

Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

Google’s plan to collapse 60 privacy policies into a single one and combine information it collects about its users has sparked outcry among privacy...

Facebook Explains How Often Your Posts Actually Get Seen

Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- The next time you think about complaining about the information overload on Facebook, consider this: It could be much, much noisier. F...