Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Menlo Park Planning Commission unanimously approved Facebook’s proposed West Campus expansion, located across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters, and now the next step is a return trip to the Menlo Park City Council in March.
The next step for Facebook’s proposed West Campus across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., will take place at 7 p.m. PT Monday, when the Menlo Park Planning Commission meets to discuss the Frank Gehry-designed expansion.
Facebook announced its support of legislation introduced in California by state Assemblymember Phil Ting to provide tax relief for employees who receive reimbursement from their employer for federal taxes they paid on healthcare benefits provided to their same-sex partner and dependents.
Colorado may become the next state to join the list of those forbidding employers from demanding passwords to Facebook and other social networks, as AP reported that lawmakers in the state are considering a bill along those lines.
Facebook’s expansion of its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., may move one step closer if the City Council next Tuesday approves the social network’s proposal to pay the city $1.5 million over the next 10 years.
The state of California expects to take a $600 million hit in its budgeted projections for revenue from Facebook’s initial public offering, lowering its total for the three years ending in June 2014 to $1.3 billion from $1.9 billion.
Despite initiatives by Facebook aimed at stamping out fake profiles and pages, the process has been slow, and the issues still remain. Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson spoke with Business Insider about what the social network is doing about the problem.
Michigan became the latest state to address the issue of employers seeking access to their employees’ passwords to Facebook and other social networks, as Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) into law, prohibiting companies and schools from seeking social media user names and passwords.
The town of Atherton, Calif., has an extra $350,000 in its coffers courtesy of Facebook, as a result of the social network’s move to its headquarters in nearby Menlo Park, and concerns over traffic that were expressed by Atherton.