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Facebook said to be hot on mobile in Sweden, not Germany

Internal report obtained by TechCrunch shows where the social network has had success attracting mobile-gadget users.

By December 29, 2013


Report: Facebook tried to buy StudiVZ

German rival, which Facebook recently sued, looks and feels just like Facebook. It's also likely the biggest obstacle to the social network's expansion in Germany.

By August 8, 2008


Who will be Facebook's next 500 million?

The massive social network is hitting 500 million active users around the world. So where are its weak spots, and from where will the next half-billion people be "poking" one another?

By July 21, 2010


German officials latest to challenge Facebook

Facebook has undue access to the names and e-mail addresses of people who aren't even members, one of the country's data protection officials argues in a complaint.

By July 7, 2010


ComScore: Facebook is conquering Europe

It's now the No. 1 social network in a majority of European countries, a year after the site started offering translated versions for international users.

By April 15, 2009


5 international social networks to keep an eye on

Facebook and MySpace may lead the pack in the U.S., but there are a slew of leading social networks from around the world that we don't hear about on a daily basis. Don Reisinger takes a look at five.

By December 18, 2008


Facebook sues German rival

Social-networking giant, which launched its own German language version earlier this year, asserts that StudiVZ simply replaced Facebook's "blue color scheme with a red one."

By July 19, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 784: Border collies are the real cowboys

In the fine tradition of subject lines that tell you nothing about the show or clue you in to the fact that this is, in fact, a tech show.

By August 8, 2008


Report: European Founders Fund invests in Facebook?

A blog reports that a trio of German brothers have invested in Facebook through their firm, the European Founders Fund. No more details are available at the moment.

By January 15, 2008


Facebook tops one list of 'slow and inaccessible' social networks

Performance monitoring group WatchMouse tracked load time and error tallies for 104 social media sites, and has deemed Facebook the top culprit for poor performance. But it's just one survey, and results may be suspect.

By January 10, 2008