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Facebook mobile use surges, but stock falls

Facebook is increasing its revenue from mobile with more users now accessing the social network via smartphones and tablets than from personal computers, but Wall Street remains unimpressed.

Facebook mobile use surges, but stock falls
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. ©REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
Facebook search taps into friends

Facebook's new "graph search" feature is designed to take straight-forward questions and tap into users' circle of friends for answers.

Facebook search taps into friends
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Facebook to charge for some message delivery

Facebook on Thursday began testing the feasibility of charging to guarantee that messages from strangers make it into inboxes of intended recipients at the social network.

Facebook to charge for some message delivery
Love online challenges Pakistan taboos
Love online challenges Pakistan taboos

Sania was just a schoolgirl when she logged onto an Internet chat room and met a young college student called Mohammad. They fell in love and decided to get married.

Love online challenges Pakistan taboos
Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change
Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change

Facebook was unreachable briefly on Monday after the social network made a change to part of its infrastructure dealing with routing traffic to its online address.

Brief Facebook outage after infrastructure change
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. ©REUTERS
Facebook touts mobile gains as earnings beat forecast

Facebook said it was making strong gains in tapping the mobile advertising market as the world's leading social network turned in better-than-expected third quarter earnings Tuesday.

Facebook touts mobile gains as earnings beat forecast
Facebook hits billion users amid revenue worries
Facebook hits billion users amid revenue worries

Facebook on Thursday celebrated eclipsing the billion-member mark, touting its mission to make the world more social while investors wondered how the service would cash in on its popularity.

Facebook hits billion users amid revenue worries
Facebook shares hit new low on growth worries
Facebook shares hit new low on growth worries

Facebook shares on Thursday sank to a new low after the world's leading social network reported a loss of $157 million in its first earnings after its public offering.

Facebook shares hit new low on growth worries
Subcommittee Chairman Al Franken. ©REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
US hearing warns FBI, Facebook on facial recognition

A US Senate hearing Wednesday highlighted concern over the growing use of facial recognition technologies, both for law enforcement use and in big social networks like Facebook.

US hearing warns FBI, Facebook on facial recognition
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President Nazarbayev calls for stronger social security network for families

Among possible measures there are kindergarden expenses compensation schemes and tax benefits.

President Nazarbayev calls for stronger social security network for families
Russia’s Odnoklassniki (Classmates) social network to run Kazakh-language version

Odnoklassniki.ru is ranked #66 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings.

Russia’s Odnoklassniki (Classmates) social network to run Kazakh-language version
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SalamWorld Islamic network to be launched in 2012 in 8 languages

Global Islamic social network called SalamWorld with interface in 8 languages will be launched in April 2012.

SalamWorld Islamic network to be launched in 2012 in 8 languages
Kazakhstan’s PM in St. Petersburg. Karim Massimov’s Facebook
Karim Massimov’s Press Service can be a direct competitor to Kazakhstan’s journalists

The PM’S Press Service already makes sure his work is widely covered in social networks.

Karim Massimov’s Press Service can be a direct competitor to Kazakhstan’s journalists
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Kazakhstan announces education and healthcare budgets for 2012-2014

2012 social security budget is to grow 12.5% against 2011.

Kazakhstan announces education and healthcare budgets for 2012-2014