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How Does Facebook Generate Ad Revenue?

How does a free website like Facebook get valued at close to $100 billion? Melissa Block talks with Wired magazine senior writer Steven Levy about how Facebook uses your personal information to generate targeted advertisements and huge revenues.
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Facebook Files Initial Public Offering Papers

Facebook is about to find out how many friends it has. The social networking giant wants to sell shares to the public. It filed papers for an initial public offering Wednesday. With about 800 million users, Facebook is one of the most visible companies in the world. But until now, the financial side of Facebook has remained largely a mystery. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's Steve Henn.
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Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home, Neil Young Says

That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and Jobs were talking about a new player to give music lovers back the sound they used to get.
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Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

Internet companies and activists showed their growing clout by all but killing two copyright bills that big media websites had pushed. Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done.
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Dan Gilbert: Connectivity Is Name Of The Game

Detroit native Dan Gilbert is the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and founder of Quicken Loans. He bought several downtown properties that cover about 2 million square feet. He says he hopes to attract new businesses, prevent brain drain and make the area a top tech hub. Gilbert discusses his vision with host Michel Martin.
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What The FBI Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App

The FBI raised eyebrows last week with a document that details plans for a map-based app that would help the agency gather intelligence from sources like Facebook and Twitter. Translating tweets and developing "a dictionary of 'tweet' lingo" are among the app's desired functionalities.

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