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Blackberry users love their MySpace

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 No. 1 for online retailers building ‘fan pages,’ but still lags in display ads

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



Blogs trump social networks in purchase decisions

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



StudiVZ wins first round in dispute with Facebook

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. .. This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients. In July, Facebook filed a legal action



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