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One in three college grads said that access to social media sites like Facebook and the ability to choose their own devices was more important to them than salary when considering a job offer. This according to a study of 2,800 college students and young professionals worldwide conducted by Cisco. More than 40% went... Read more...
In what is both an excellent location for cooling purposes and a terrific backdrop for a horror movie, Facebook will build a data center in the town of Luleå, in northern Sweden--1,000km north of Stockholm, near the Arctic Circle. Indeed, Reuters reported that Facebook said in a statement that the cold climate will make cooling the sea... Read more...
Enjoy free calling? Of course, who wouldn't? While Google Voice and Skype (amongst a host of others) have provided some fee-free calling options, we haven't seen that kind of enthusiasm from actual mobile carriers. No shock there. But T-Mobile USA is going against the grain with Bobsled, a service and technology that... Read more...
Is it true? Can it be true? Is someone playing some sort of sick prank? Nope, it's reality: the Facebook app for iPad. It has become almost a running joke at this point. How could the iPad, being such a tremendously popular device, and Facebook, being such a tremendously popular social network, never have worked together before? The iPhone... Read more...
See anything different on your Facebook page? No, not from yesterday, silly. Today! Today, Facebook's F8 conference got underway in California, where creator Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil quite a few new things that will definitely serve to push Facebook beyond that "just a social network" stage. The... Read more...
Is Facebook's iconic "Poke" button going the way of the Dodo? While we have still seen some users with the Poke button in its original place even today, it looks like it could be on their way out in future site refreshes. Or, at least one the way to a hiding place. CNET has found that their Poke button is now tucked... Read more...
We don’t often call out our blog posts in the news, but we thought this topic would be great to spur some discussion. J.D. just posted a little something in our Something Social blog titled, “Google+: The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To Facebook (And Its Users)”. Some of the most common... Read more...
Many users of social networking sites (primarily Facebook) have opted to take the privacy thing to the extreme and basically hide from everyone they don’t want to be friends with. No search will discover their name, and even those able to somehow find their profile through more direct methods are barred from seeing a stitch of information... Read more...
Facebook is about to get a little safer with the social networking site’s announcement that it will offer a bounty to independent researchers for any bugs they uncover, to the tune of $500 a pop (or potentially more, if you bag an especially prized bug). To receive a bounty, you have to agree to certain terms and meet specific criteria.... Read more...
Just as soon as Facebook and Skype announced their major integration deal a few weeks back, Skype for Windows v5.5 Beta hit the download page. Now, the final version is here: Skype 5.5 for Windows is available for download, and based on user feedback since the June beta, there have been a number of updates that the... Read more...
This past week has been a busy one for Google. Users of the company's Google+ social networking service have been up in arms over the deletion of several accounts for violating the service's "real name" policy, and the company is now backtracking to quell the rage.  The service's support teams, which... Read more...
Earlier this week, hacker collective Anonymous decided that it would found its own social networking site after being shut down on Google+. The site, which is (temporarily) named Anon+, will give users freedoms that sites like Facebook and Google+ will not, according to developer/hacker "Higochoa." Higochoa is part of a team of 12 to 15 other... Read more...
Play a casual game for the chance to win some swank hardware? Count us in. Here's the deal -- MSI is giving away several goodies over the next three months, including a dozen testing platforms, several Z68A-GD80 and Z68-GD65 motherboards, and 15 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light game coupons. All you have to do is trade some Farmville and/or... Read more...
The sexiest social network on the block right now has got to be Google+, and you probably spent the last several days either trying to secure an invite, or tossing friends and family into Circles. Facebook is still the most popular social hangout, and MySpace recently made headlines for changing hands for a much lower... Read more...
Facebook's acquisition of developer Snaptu has produced its first results: on Wednesday, Facebook released the "Facebook for Every Phone app," a Facebook app for feature phones, frequently forgotten in the race to smartphones. “Facebook for Every Phone” is a downloadable native mobile app which Facebook... Read more...
That Facebook phone? It's coming, and it'll be arriving to AT&T later this month. Just in time for the wild, wild high school summers, HTC's Status will be landing on AT&T starting July 17. The phone is up for pre-order starting today, offering a 2.6" touch panel, a dedicated Facebook Share button, Android 2.3.3 and a "Sense" UI overlay.... Read more...
How many people are in your Circles (assuming you are in Google+ already)? There should be plenty:  Paul Allen (not the Paul Allen of Microsoft fame, but the founder of Ancestry.com) believes there are 4.7 million users in Google+ (as of Saturday night, around 11 p.m., when he posted his estimate). Allen describes his methodology as "based... Read more...
Facebook, meet Skype. And Skype, you should probably meet Facebook. The two met in a major way today during a Facebook "Something Awesome" press event, where a grand total of three new Facebook features were introduced. One of those was a revamped design for chatting. Evidently, a good many of the 750 million Facebook users enjoy the chat... Read more...
As part of its push to unify its brand for the public launch of its Google+ social networking service, Google will rebrand two of its oldest services, Picasa and Blogger, Mashable has learned. The changes will result in Picasa becoming Google Photos, and Blogger becoming Google Blogs. In addition, several other Google properties are likely... Read more...
Hackers are taking advantage of another highly publicized event to push spam on end users. In this case, Google+. Invitations to the new service are no long available, but even though the new social networking service is in "field test mode" (meaning somewhat imcomplete), an invitation to the service is a hot item. Pharmaceutical spammers... Read more...
Google+, the Internet giant's new social networking project, is still in "field test" mode, but Facebook is already learning from it. A group of Facebook engineers has apparently been inspired by the method that Google+ uses to create groups of friends, Circles. In Google+, to add a friend to a Circle, which is just a group of friends, you... Read more...
Zynga, the online gaming company responsible for Farmville and other Facebook games that once littered your social networking wall with dorky updates, is the latest tech company to file for a ridiculously large IPO. How large, you ask? Just in case you thought that's a typo in the title, it's not; Zynga really and truly expects to raise $1... Read more...
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