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Is Facebook just a big venture capitalist?

Mar 26, 2014
With several high profile purchases in recent years, Facebook is operating more like a venture capitalist than a social media platform
Posted In: Facebook
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PODCAST: Facebook buys Oculus, and its headaches

Mar 26, 2014
Orders for durable goods are up. And, the first time in more than a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
Posted In: Facebook, Oculus VR, chicken, durable goods
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Marketplace's most viral stories: February 2014

Mar 10, 2014
A look through Marketplace.org's popular online stories.
Posted In: viral, Facebook, Twitter, analytics
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Researchers are finding nuggets of truth in bad jokes

Feb 24, 2014
Bad jokes can be good for you, if they help you access information.
Posted In: Health, doctors, healthcare, Facebook, social media
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What's a WhatsApp subscriber worth? $42

Feb 20, 2014
Facebook's is paying $42 for every WhatsApp subscriber.
Posted In: WhatsApp, Facebook, instagram
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Facebook buys into WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing apps in history.
Posted In: mobile, applications, Facebook, WhatsApp, sms, messaging, texting
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PODCAST: Facebook's bet on WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
Facebook made one of the most expensive tech acquisitions in recent history.
Posted In: Facebook, instant messaging
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Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service for $19 billion

Feb 19, 2014
Yes, that's billion. With a "b."
Posted In: Facebook, Viber, messaging, Snapchat
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Messaging apps: Skype has competition. Facebook too.

Feb 14, 2014
A Japanese company bets $900 million that Viber will take over your phone. Their goal: to take the place of smartphones.
Posted In: messaging, skype, Facebook, Viber
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After 10 years of reminding you of other people's birthdays...

Feb 4, 2014
The Facebook newsfeed celebrates one of its own. Which product changed the news business forever?
Posted In: Facebook, birthdays, newsfeed

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