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Review: A woman’s view of the boys at Facebook

July 13, 2012

Katherine Losse was Facebook’s 51st employee, so she is in a good position to chronicle the company’s long adolescence. “The Boy Kings” is the story of a culture that mixed Peter Pan with “Mad Men.” The preparation for the IPO brought some maturity, but may have ruined the dream.

Zynga has less to fear from mobile than Facebook

March 2, 2012

The online gaming company is diversifying away from the social network. But one trend affecting its giant symbiotic partner shouldn’t much worry Zynga - the shift to mobile devices. Ad-dependent firms like Facebook and Yelp could lose out, but Zynga’s revenue model is different.