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Facebook acquires file-sharing service Drop.io

The New York-based start-up has close ties to Facebook going back to its early days; founder Sam Lessin, a college classmate of Mark Zuckerberg's, will be joining Facebook.

By October 29, 2010


Key Facebook employee Sam Lessin to leave social network

Product manager and former classmate of Mark Zuckerberg says he is leaving the company with "mixed emotions."

By August 14, 2014


Facebook to shelve Beluga messenger in December

Facebook today announced plans to kill off its Beluga messaging service, which it acquired earlier this year. Users have two weeks to get their data off the site, with it going offline in December.

By October 28, 2011


Facebook buys digital bookmaker Push Pop Press

Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, but the social network makes it clear that it won't be getting into the book-publishing industry.

By August 2, 2011


Path, Instagram, and what the 'Facebook mafia' sees

Funding news from two photo-sharing start-ups on the same day prompts analysis of which has the most ex-Facebookers and ex-Googlers on its investor roster. Maybe at this point the focus should be on the products.

By February 2, 2011


Assessing the fate of the 'Facebook Way'

Facebook's dedication to maintaining a start-up atmosphere even as it becomes massive has persisted far longer than many thought it would. But in 2011, is the end near for this business philosophy?

By January 3, 2011


Twitter acquires new personnel from Fluther

The question-and-answer start-up itself was not acquired and will not shut down, but its engineering team is moving to Twitter full-time.

By December 21, 2010


Zuckerberg: We don't have the answers yet

The young CEO riffs on the complexities of dealing with Google, developers, and an impatient public in an appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit.

By November 16, 2010


Facebook acquired start-up assets for mail overhaul

Zenbe, a mail and messaging start-up, sold some of its intellectual property to Facebook in preparation for the social network's e-mail overhaul.

By November 16, 2010


A Path the world isn't meant to see

Buoyed by marquee founders and investors yet dealing with the tech industry's highest of expectations, photo-sharing service Path.com has launched. The outlook? Unclear.

By November 14, 2010