"Facebook employees will have up to 20 days paid leave to grieve an immediate family member, up to 10 days to grieve an extended family member," Sandberg said in a Facebook post.
This is the second SME Council set up by Facebook globally, the first one being in the US. Over 45 million small businesses actively use Facebook Pages to connect to their consumers.
More than 34 million people in Thailand log into Facebook's 1.5-billion user network each month, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page.
"WhatsApp now has 900 million monthly active users," WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in a Facebook post. In February last year, WhatsApp was acquired by social networking site Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.
Expenses will grow 55 to 60 percent in 2015 from last year, including an 82 percent jump in the second quarter to USD 2.77 billion, it added.
SurveyMonkey, a privately held company valued at USD 2 billion, also appointed to its board David Ebersman, the chief executive officer of behavioral health company Lyra Health and the former chief financial officer of Facebook.
Forbes's 12th annual list of the 100 most influential women feature extraordinary entrepreneurs, visionary CEOs, politicians, celebrity role models, billionaire activists and pioneer philanthropists who are "transforming the world" and and have been "ranked by dollars, media presence and impact".
SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HT Media chairperson Shobhana Bhartia are among the world's 100 most powerful women, according to the Forbes' annual list which is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Facebook raised wages for its contract workers, such as cafeteria staff and janitors, to a minimum of USD 15 per hour amid rising tension over the wage gap between the technology sector's elite and the lower-paid workers.
A change from a male-ordered workplace should not mean adoption of all the bad practices that men did in their rise to the top.
Zuckerberg will be attending the Internet.org content and usability summit that aims to make internet access more affordable for people. The summit will bring together experts, officials and industry leaders to focus on ways to deliver more online services to people in languages other than English.
While Sandberg has enjoyed a steady run at Facebook, it is Cook's job that has changed radically since then. Now, the man who was handed one of the more daunting tasks in business - filling the shoes of the late Steve Jobs and keeping Apple on top - may himself need a spot of advice.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Johns Hopkins Hospital aim to increase organ donation in the USA
Sandberg's optimism about Facebook's ad potential comes down to the fact that the company can have narrow focus but also a wide reach, and most companies only offer one or the other.
Facebook Inc appointed a former Genentech executive to its board of directors on Wednesday, the social networking company's latest move to expand its boardroom following its initial public offering last May.
Facebook Inc COO Sheryl Sandberg sold USD 3.75-million worth of stock in the company on Tuesday, her second stock-sale since trading restrictions on insiders expired last week.
Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and two other executives at the social networking company sold millions of dollars worth of stock this week as restrictions on insider trading expired.
As part of Facebook's registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for their IPO, they have released ...