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March 30, 2015 11:16 AM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of Facebook, Inc.

Company Overview

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It provides a set of development tools and application programming interfaces that enable developers to integrate with Facebook to create mobile and Web applications. The company’s products include Facebook mobile app and Website that enable people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Messenger, a mobile-to-mobile messaging application available on Android, iOS, and Windows phone devices; Instagram, a mobile application that enable people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or se...

1601 Willow Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

United States

Founded in 2004

9,199 Employees

Phone:

650-543-4800

Key Executives for Facebook, Inc.

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 30
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 44
Total Annual Compensation: $988.4K
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Age: 39
Total Annual Compensation: $710.8K
Vice President of Business and Marketing Partnerships
Age: 42
Total Annual Compensation: $291.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Facebook, Inc. Key Developments

Zendesk, Inc. Partners with Facebook to Power Businesses on Messenger

Zendesk, Inc. announced a partnership to power Facebook’s new Businesses on Messenger product enabling businesses to communicate with customers through Facebook’s messaging app. Through an integration of its Zopim chat product with Messenger, Zendesk is allowing businesses to provide scalable and responsive customer service to the more than 600 million people worldwide who use Messenger.

California Woman Sues Facebook for Discrimination

A former Facebook employee is suing the company on allegations that she was discriminated against, harassed and belittled during her brief employment there. Chia Hong filed the lawsuit in a San Francisco Bay Area superior court. Hong worked at Facebook as a product manager and then as a technology specialist in finance for about three years before she was terminated in October 2013. The Taiwanese woman says she was replaced by a less- qualified, less-experienced man. The lawsuit alleges company officials asked Hong "why she did not stay home and take care of her children," and regularly ignored or belittled her professional opinions at meetings where she was one of few women. The suit says they also ordered Hong to organize parties and serve drinks to male colleagues, which wasn't part of her job description.

French Court Says Has Jurisdiction in Facebook Vagina Case

A Paris court ruled that it has jurisdiction to judge a case against Facebook which blocked the account of a French teacher who posted an image of a vagina. The court ruled that Facebook's clause forcing all users to agree that any litigation must be based in California, where the site is based, was "abusive." Facebook is being sued by a French father of three whose account was blocked after he posted a 19th century picture by Gustave Courbet, "The Origin of the World", depicting a vagina. The irate teacher filed a complaint in a French court saying the site could not differentiate between pornography and art. But in a hearing on January 22, Facebook's lawyer Caroline Lyannaz argued that the site did not fall under French jurisdiction as users have to sign a clause agreeing that only a California court can rule in disputes relating to the firm. The lawyer said this was an "abusive clause" as none of the 22 million Facebook users in France "can ever take recourse to French legal jurisdiction in the event of a dispute." Facebook said it noted the judgement and was considering its response. The court will hear the case on May 21.

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