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Facebook's director of product announces departure

Blake Ross, the famed co-creator of the Mozilla Firefox browser, is saying goodbye to the social network after six years.

By February 22, 2013


Facebook buys NextStop, will shut it down

The travel recommendation service will disappear as of September 1, and its creators plan to release its database under a Creative Commons license.

By July 8, 2010


Questioning Facebook's Q&A quest

Perhaps Facebook's construction of a "Questions" product is in response to losing its bid for Aardvark to Google? That would explain why Google paid so much for it.

By April 16, 2010


Facebook buys photo service Divvyshot

A talent acquisition rather than a product acquisition, Facebook has acquired the Y Combinator-funded start-up and will be shutting its service down.

By April 2, 2010


Facebook snatches up Parakey

Popular social-networking site makes its first buy: Parakey, a Web start-up created by Firefox's co-founders.

By July 19, 2007


Facebook buys FriendFeed: Is this a big deal?

The massive social network confirmed on Monday that it has acquired the aggregation start-up after TechCrunch reported the rumor. Be it known: This acquisition is about talent, not product.

By August 10, 2009


Twitter rebuffs a Facebook poke?

Apparently, the social network really was trying to buy the microblogging service. But Twitter's investors and executives would rather come up with a business model first, AllThingsD reports.

By November 24, 2008


Why Google must acquire Twitter, FriendFeed

Should Facebook or Microsoft acquire the page impressions and users of Twitter and FriendFeed, Google would be justified in wondering if it missed the boat

By September 29, 2008


Facebook denies desires to buy Chinese social network

Company says "no acquisition of any company in China is being considered by Facebook," countering a report in The Times about a potential Zhanzuo buy.

By November 19, 2007


Tuning his tech chops at Facebook

Joe Hewitt started coding at an early age. Now, the developer who once worked on Netscape and Firefox is getting down to business at Facebook.

By August 29, 2007