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Amazon gains $US500bn as Facebook friends fade away
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Opinion

Amazon gains $US500bn as Facebook friends fade away

As Amazon became a $1 trillion company this week, Facebook fell into bear market territory - their divergent paths offer lessons for investors.

  • by John McDuling

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'We didn't know what we were doing': How social media took skateboard firm global
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'We didn't know what we were doing': How social media took skateboard firm global

Businesses are using social media to drive international sales with 35 percent of Australian SMBs exporting to foreign markets.

  • by Cara Waters
Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of disinformation pages created by Russia, Iran

Facebook, Twitter remove hundreds of disinformation pages created by Russia, Iran

Australian dollars were used to pay for advertisements taken out for the campaign on Facebook.

  • by Craig Timberg
Let's be honest, I don't care if you have a happy birthday
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Opinion

Let's be honest, I don't care if you have a happy birthday

Forget possibly allowing Russia to rig the US election. If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has to pretend to apologise for anything, it’s this.

  • by Dan Kaufman
Does Facebook still only care about Facebook?
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Media & marketing

Does Facebook still only care about Facebook?

With Sky News and Twitter stumbling, Facebook was for once not the worst guy in media last week. It probably won't last.

  • by John McDuling
Facebook fight between 'keyboard gangsters' ends in shooting
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Facebook fight between 'keyboard gangsters' ends in shooting

A political squabble between two forty-something men exploded into a flurry of private messages before taking an ugly turn.

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'Super engaged' - top Facebook exec defends fake news approach
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'Super engaged' - top Facebook exec defends fake news approach

The visit to meet with regulators and publishers comes as Facebook was caught up in another fake news controversy.

  • by John McDuling
Keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe now costs Facebook an extra $13.6m a year
Mark Zuckerberg

Keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe now costs Facebook an extra $13.6m a year

The cost exceeds what other firms will spend for their bosses and probably beats the average annual pay for America's top 500 CEOs.

  • by Anders Melin
Facebook finds evidence of US mid-term election interference
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Facebook finds evidence of US mid-term election interference

Eight Facebook pages, 17 Facebook profiles, and seven Instagram accounts have been shut down. But Facebook doesn't know who's behind them.

  • by Sarah Frier
Big data backlash: Consumers wise up to Facebook, Twitter
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Big data backlash: Consumers wise up to Facebook, Twitter

Social network user bases are flat-lining as consumers and governments respond to data privacy and fake news concerns.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Facebook dive sparks investor calls to loosen Zuckerberg's grip
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook dive sparks investor calls to loosen Zuckerberg's grip

This week's loss of faith has emboldened voices that have called for Mark Zuckerberg to share more of his voting power and give up his role chairing the board.