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Facebook Driving Interest in Organ Donations

Posted May 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A new feature on the popular online social network Facebook appears to be driving a sharp increase in the number of would-be organ donors. The organ donation group Donate Life America says more than 100,000 people had used the feature by late Tuesday . The group’s California branch reported donor sign-up jumped 800 percent Tuesday […]

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Despite Official Ban, Facebook Accessible in China

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Internet users took advantage of an apparent glitch in the country’s extensive web censorship program Tuesday by accessing Facebook, which is usually blocked in the tightly controlled communist country. Internet users across the country reported being able to access the social networking website early Tuesday. VOA’s Beijing bureau was able to visit the site […]

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Despite Official Ban, Facebook Accessible in China

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Internet users took advantage of an apparent glitch in the country’s extensive web censorship program Tuesday by accessing Facebook, which is usually blocked in the tightly controlled communist country. Internet users across the country reported being able to access the social networking website early Tuesday. VOA’s Beijing bureau was able to visit the site […]

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Despite Official Ban, Facebook Accessible in China

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The social networking site Facebook appeared to be accessible to Internet users in several parts of China Tuesday, despite its usually being blocked in the tightly controlled Communist country. VOA’s Beijing bureau was able to access Facebook early Tuesday using the prefix “HTTPS” instead of the usual “HTTP,” which is a way of accessing websites […]

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Despite Official Ban, Facebook Accessible in China

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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The social networking site Facebook appeared to be accessible to Internet users in several part of China Tuesday, despite its usually being blocked in the tightly controlled Communist country. VOA’s Beijing bureau was able to access Facebook early Tuesday using the prefix “HTTPS” instead of the usual “HTTP,” which is a way of accessing websites […]

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Facebook Files for $5 Billion Initial Public Offering

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Facebook, the enormously successful social networking website, has filed its initial public offering, allowing the public to buy shares for the first time. Facebook is looking to raise $5 billion. It did not announce what the price per share would be or how many shares would be offered for sale. Facebook has hired several well-known […]

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Facebook Expected To Begin Offering Stock For First Time

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Financial news reports say the world’s largest social networking site, Facebook, will seek to raise $5 billion or more when it files the papers Wednesday to offer stock for sale for the first time. The initial public offering is also known as an “I-P-O.” Each share of stock gives the stock buyer part ownership of […]

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Facebook to File IPO Paperwork Wednesday

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Economic news reports say social networking site Facebook will seek to raise as much as $5 billion in its initial public offering of stocks, which would place it among the world’s largest IPOs. The online company is expected Wednesday to file paperwork for its initial stock offering, one of the mostly hotly anticipated financial events […]

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Facebook May Go Public Valued at $100 Billion

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook is moving closer to an initial public stock offering that could value the company at more than $100 billion. The newspaper said “people familiar with the matter” told a reporter late Monday that the company could go public in the second quarter of 2012. The sources said […]

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South African Police Investigate Controversial Facebook Photo

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African police are investigating a photo on Facebook that shows a white man with a rifle posing with what appears to be the lifeless body of a black child. The photo was posted on the social networking site in the profile of a user called “Eugene Terrorblanche.” The name is similar to that of […]

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