Facebook is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” to get a foothold in the office, and compete with professional social network LinkedIn. Photo: Bloomberg

Facebook is secretly working on a new website called “Facebook at Work” to get a foothold in the office that will see the social network of more than (...)

Founding father: Paddy Cosgrave on stage at the RDS. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile/Web Summit

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Even the star-wattage of Bono on the final discussion panel was not quite enough to deliver an exciting climax to proceedings.  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

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“For us products don’t get that interesting until they have about a billion people using them,” Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, gestures as he attends a talk at Tsinghua University, in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters 2:00

In between running the world’s largest social networking site and a plethora of other philanthropic entities, Mark Zuckerberg has apparently learned t(...)

Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to help tackle the Ebola epidemic. It’s an impressive and much-needed donation, coming from(...)

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is giving $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight Ebola. Photo: Bloomberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million US dollars (€19.7 million) to the CDC Foundation to help address t(...)

Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group. Photo: Reuters

Rocket Internet shares fell on their first day of trading in Frankfurt, failing to replicate in Europe the investor hype over e-commerce stocks sparke(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)