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  • MENLO PARK, Calif.— Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Though Facebook is better known for online software that lets people share news with friends, watch viral videos— and view...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- Investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss earlier this week filed paperwork to operate a bitcoin exchange called Gemini for both individual and institutional investors in New York state, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The twins, best known for accusing Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, want to make the digital currency...

  • Facebook defeats shareholder litigation over IPO Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

    An appeals court upheld the dismissal of litigation by Facebook shareholders who accused the firm of deceiving them about its growth prospects.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of litigation by Facebook Inc shareholders who accused Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and other officials of deceiving them about the social media company's growth prospects prior to its May 2012 initial public offering. By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said the...

  • Private jets flood Sun Valley for mogul camp Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A private jet lands at the Sun Valley airport, joining dozens of other private and corporate jets already parked there, in Hailey, Idaho.

    People looking to fly into the Sun Valley might face crowded airport tarmacs, packed with billionaires' private jets.

  • CNBC update: Facebook in Africa Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    CNBC update: Facebook in Africa

    France says 2 Uber managers have been taken into custody, and Facebook is opening its first office in Africa, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • SF Pride parade gets boost from Silicon Valley Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    Tim Cook poses for selfies at the Pride Parade in San Francisco, June 28, 2015.

    San Francisco Pride parade saw unprecedented participation from tech companies.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 24- Facebook Inc has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number, the social media company said on Wednesday, in another move to broaden the app's reach and make it a standalone platform. Earlier this year, Facebook opened up Messenger to developers, and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said he...

  • Facebook valuation highlights S&P 500 power shift Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook is now more valuable than Wal-Mart, which highlights a wider power shift at the top of the S&P 500 index.

  • Why business guru Marcus Lemonis won't go public Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 3:48 PM ET
    Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show "The Profit"

    While there are benefits to an IPO, Marcus Lemonis said there’s a reason he’s not offering shares of his companies to public investors.

  • Zuckerberg donates $5M to immigrant fund Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    A photo shared by Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

    Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan donated $5 million to a scholarship fund dedicated to helping undocumented immigrants attend college.

  • New York Times blocks staff from viewing homepage Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 5:14 PM ET
    The New York Times building in New York City.

    The New York Times is taking mobile to the next level.

  • Did Facebook go public to make insiders rich? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 5:28 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Shareholder Julie Goodridge says Facebook's shareholder voting structure makes it look like FB went public so its insiders could get rich.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 11- Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook Inc, debuted the much anticipated consumer version of its headset on Thursday and announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp's Xbox One gaming console. Oculus Chief Executive Brendan Iribe said during the unveiling in San Francisco that the Rift will include a wireless Xbox...

  • June 11- A proposal to give Facebook Inc's stockholders one vote per share was rejected at the company's annual meeting, according to preliminary results. The holders of Facebook's Class B common stock hold about 74 percent of the voting power, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg personally controlling 55 percent, according to the stockholder proposal.

  • Shareholder takes on Facebook Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Shareholder takes on Facebook

    Facebook shareholder Julie Goodridge, NorthStar Asset Management CEO, wants to change stockholder voting to give each share an equal vote.

  • What's happening at Facebook's shareholder meeting Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Top of the agenda is a debate over whether the fact that Facebook is controlled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg is good for investors.

  • Facebook ups 'likes' overseas Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Facebook ups 'likes' overseas

    Victor Anthony, Axiom Capital Management, discusses what he hopes to hear from Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's annual shareholder meeting. Also Anthony provides perspective to the social media space.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 11- To help treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, Jennifer Patterson turned to a gadget typically associated with video games: the virtual reality headset from Oculus, a company Facebook Inc bought for $2 billion last year. Patterson, an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, studied a software used on the...

  • America’s most-loved bosses of 2015: Survey Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO.

    Want to be the “best boss” ever & it not just printed on a mug? Unfortunately you may have missed your chance in 2015, as Glassdoor announces winners.