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Facebook Executives, Directors Exercise Restricted Stock Units, Sell Off Shares

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WhatsApp co-founder and CEO and Facebook director Jan Koum, vice president of business and marketing partnerships David Fischer, chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, chief product officer Chris Cox, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, chief financial officer David Wehner, VP and general counsel Colin Stretch, chief accounting officer Jas Athwal and director Susan Desmond-Hellmann reported activities involving restricted stock units and sales of Facebook class-A common shares in Form 4 filings Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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3Q EARNINGS: Mark Zuckerberg on the Differences Between Messenger and WhatsApp

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When Facebook announced its intent to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp in February, questions surfaced on whether WhatsApp and Messenger would remain separate — which they have — or be combined. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed how the two apps coexist during the company’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

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3Q EARNINGS: Everything Sheryl Sandberg Said About Facebook Advertising

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Facebook revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Tuesday that $2.96 billion of its $3.2 billion in revenue for the three-month period came from advertising, so it’s no surprise that the bulk of the call was devoted to advertising, as well. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg had much to say on the topic, and all her comments are included in this post.

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Facebook Reveals WhatsApp’s Financial Results; Heavy Net Losses in 2013, First Half of 2014

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As a result of the official closing of Facebook’s acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, the first clear picture of WhatsApp’s financial results emerged in the form of a Form 8-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by its new parent company Tuesday, and the picture wasn’t a pretty one when it came to net loss.

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Facebook Product Manager Josh Miller Responds to Report on Anonymous App

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While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head in the next few weeks, according to The New York TimesBits blog.

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