Zuckerberg turns 28, Facebook IPO orders to close early on high demand

What a birthday for Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg.He turns 28 today. And tomorrow, the company he built while he wasstill a hoodie-wearing student at Harvard will take a crucial steptowards its impending

Published on: May 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook buys $550M in AOL patents from Microsoft

Microsoft and Facebook, which have struck a variety of business, technology and advertising agreements in recent years, announced on Monday a deal related to patents AOL recently sold.As part of the deal, Facebook

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 John Ribeiro

Instagram won’t just fade into Facebook: Zuckerberg

Since its debut in 2010 as an iPhone application, Instagram has been one of the most-popular photo-sharing services around. Monday, that popularity paid off: Facebook announced it was buying the service for a

Published on: April 9th, 2012 Joel Mathis

Startup Round-up: April 9, 2012

Here's what's making headlines in the startup world today: Facebookto buy Instagram Social media juggernaut Facebook Inc. is buying photo sharing startupInstagram for $1 billion, a tidbit of news that Facebook founder MarkZuckerberg

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook fans twice as likely to buy brands they ‘like’: Forrester

Facebook fans aren't just signaling that they “like” brands online, they're actually more likely to buy them, a new Forrester Research study shows.“Facebook fans are much more likelyto purchase, consider and recommendthe brands

Published on: April 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Acquisitions: Dell to buy Wyse, Ericsson completes BelAir deal

In today's acquisition news, LM Ericsson has completed its deal to purchase Ottawa's BelAir Networks and Dell has signed an agreement to buy Wyse Technology.BelAir's Ottawa employees will retain their jobs now that

Published on: April 2nd, 2012

Rypple deal proves Canadian startups can stay home to succeed

Salesforce.com Inc.'s deal to buy Toronto-based Rypple proves Canadian startups can compete with the best in Silicon Valley – but don't necessarily have to move there to do it, Canadian startup watchers say.Salesforce.com

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Christine Wong

The art of buying a refurbished Mac

Maybe you're a college student. Maybe you're one of America's vast numbers of un- and under-employed workers. Maybe you're simply frugal. Whatever the case, the situation facing you is this: You're on a

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 Joel Mathis

QR codes come to real estate listings

You can already use your smartphone to buy coffee so why not use it to shop for a home?Vancouver startup Property Cloud Inc. has just unveiled its eponymousmobile service giving realtors the ability

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

How to get the best price on buying and selling used iPhones

Now that Apple's iPhone 4S is about to arrive, the dash is on as Apple acolytes hurry to dump their older model and get some cash to buy the new phone.If you want

Published on: October 11th, 2011 David Daw

Buy, Lease–or Move to Cloud Computing?

But while it might be time to replace the outdated PCs, with today's credit crunch, you may be considering alternatives to simply buying new hardware as a way to save your business money.So

Published on: December 28th, 2008 Alexandra Krasne