Quiet talks between two of the leading social networking systems that would have had Facebook buy Twitter for $500 million have apparently broken down. Kara Swisher, writing on her AllThingsDigital blog, says that Twitter’s investors and executives felt that t
Yowza! Here’s something we didn’t expect. Those staid business users who tout their Blackberries wherever they go…are also big MySpace users. MySpace said that 400,000 people downloaded the MySpace Blackberry application in the last week alone. The app was launched earlier this month on November 12.
Blackberry maker RIM and MySpace also said that no other applicati
Facebook has quietly launched a new feature that has the potential to significantly increase the page rank data that Google uses to track Web sites, potentially resulting in much higher placement during searches on Google for Facebook members and mar
IAC’s local online guide CitySearch has launched its first major redesign in nearly a decade. The move is aimed at competing with more aggressive newcomers like Yelp. The revised site tried to strike a balance between user-generated reviews and its own editorial reviews.
CitySearch is now in beta (see http://beta.citysearch.com
Joe's blog post 'Optimized for mobile people' is right-on.
And here's a supporting argument: INQ, a start-up mobile phone manufacturer-distributor, is working on the release of a Facebook-enabled phone, which remembers what it is that mobile people like to do in the first place: keep in touch. It's
Facebook is the social media site of choice for online retailers in the U.S., according to an August 2008 study by Internet Retailer and Vovici. However, the company is having less success with advertising from many of those same customers.
Nearly one-third of businesses responding to the study said they had a Facebook page, compared with 27 percent that had a MySpace page and just o
You’re in the market for a new computer or camera or pair of pants. Who do you trust? Facebook likes to trumpet the value of "trusted referrals"—endorsements from your friends - but the real buzz is still from the blogosphere.
A new study from Jupiter Research found that half of all those surveyed who identify as "blog readers" (that is, people who read more than one blo
LinkedIn, the popular business social networking service, is cutting 36 of its 370 employees. That’s par for the course these days in Silicon Valley, although as we reported earlier, LinkedIn has a decent war chest: $22.7 million raised last month on top of
According to documents published by the California Northern District Court in the U.S. on Nov. 3, social network Facebook and its German-based competitor StudiVZ agreed to a private mediation of their continuing legal dispute.
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In July, Facebook filed a legal action