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Hot on the heels of the Google+ announcement, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently told reporters his company is planning to “launch something awesome” next week. Speculation around the announcement primarily surrounds the mobile or tablet space, though Zuckerberg didn’t reveal specific... Read more...
AT&T confirmed that it is getting the new HTC Status this summer. The HTC Status is a phone designed specifically with Facebook and social networking in mind. In fact, the phone has a dedicated button that lets you share pictures and other content with friends on Facebook quickly and easily. The button lets you... Read more...
In Silicon Valley, one of the favorite tools of recruiters is the staff list at other tech companies. No wonder when the number of job openings in the tech sector continue to climb, but the number of graduates with the proper skills does not. Poaching talent has become an art form and it's expected to become even more aggressive in the coming... Read more...
Well, maybe hacking does pay off. George Hotz, a young fellow with a bright future (and a history of breaking into iPhone software) has found his next gig: it's in Palo Alto, and Mark Zuckerberg is his boss. Yep, he's going to Facebook. The social networking company isn't saying what he's going to do while there, but it's still pretty wild... Read more...
Skype and Facebook. Facebook and Skype. They just go together, don't they? Like the cutest couple you ever did see, these two mega-corps are joining forces in order to bring deeper Facebook integration into Skype with version 5.5. It's a beta, currently out for Windows, allowing users to chat with Facebook friends directly from Skype, ‘Like’... Read more...
It's another example of the FUBAR that can happen simply because people don't realize that when creating a Facebook event, it defaults to public, so that anyone can see it. On the other hand, one has to believe that those people who jump on such a mistake simply need to find something better to do with their lives. In... Read more...
Bing and Facebook Team Up to Offer Social Search Results Bing & decide with your friends.  Most of us ask family and friends for their advice before we decide what movie to see or new restaurant to try, because getting feedback from others is part of the decision-making process. Bing is a big believer in getting opinions from people... Read more...
Facebook and Bing are making your searches smarter. As long as your friends are smart, anyway. Microsoft has just announced that Bing is undergoing a rather impressive update, where search will be driven by friends rather than "facts and links" solely. Research has shown the company that 90% of people seek advice from friends and family as... Read more...
The state of California is currently considering a bill (SB761) that, if passed in its current form, would require websites to ask visitors for permission before tracking them via cookies. While there are already apps and add-ons that allow web surfers to manually control what cookies they accept or refuse, the new... Read more...
Skype sure has hit it big. While there are dozens and dozens of VoIP calling applications, for some reason Skype's is the one that people flock to. Possibly being the first major one was what did it, but either way, the company seems to be growing in leaps and bounds, and the attention that they are getting doesn't seem to be slowing down.... Read more...
While much attention is focused on Facebook scams and trojans involving Osama bin Laden's death, Facebook users should be aware of another new way scammers are spreading links to rogue sites.  They have begun to circulate convincing links claiming to be stories from Wired News about the iPhone 5. This scam takes advantage of Facebook’s... Read more...
These days, having a Facebook app is essential to success in the mobile OS marketplace. It's really strange that the iPad still doesn't have a native Facebook app that scales to the tablet's full potential, and even more strange is this: RIM's newly launched BlackBerry PlayBook may beat the iPad to the punch. At the company's annual BlackBerry... Read more...
Security firms have issued fresh warnings against malicious trojans in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death and the wedding of England's Prince William. Malware authors have already seized on both events as bait for their own malware hooks and are using the promise of unseen photos/video to snare the unwary. This type... Read more...
After years of attempting to variously reinvent, reorganize, and recapture the market space it's been losing to Facebook, MySpace is out the door. This isn't a surprise—News Corp declared it was ready to sell the segment last February. Now the social networking site is actually on the chopping block. News Corp is quite profitable, but... Read more...
Location-based apps are all the rage these days, and while Foursquare and a few others are leading the pack, there's always room for more. Tippr is the newest name on the block, and they've just announced their intentions to participate in Facebook Deals, which allows people to easily discover, buy, discuss and plan activities with friends... Read more...
Bobsled may be a curious name for a new application, but the implications here are huge. T-Mobile USA, while still their own company, is launching yet another nifty tool that separates them from the pack. For now, this is a PC-only app that allows any Facebook user to call another one for free. It's a one-touch calling process, and it's really... Read more...
The folks at NMA (Next Media Animation) News have done it again, with another animated parody using their normal animation style. Their latest subject is the set of new developments in the Paul Ceglia and Facebook / Mark Zuckerberg dust-up. Ceglia sued Zuckerberg in July of 2010. He claimed that in 2003, Zuckerberg had agreed to give him a... Read more...
Rather than taking action against Sony that could affect end users, Anonymous is planning a public event that will target Sony stores in a 24-hour, in-store boycott around world on Saturday, April 16. The public Facebook event has more than 1,100 RSVPs at the time of this writing. The event is called Operation Sony and will begin at 12:00... Read more...
Is Facebook really a place people will go to check out feature-length movies? Only time will tell, but clearly the initial test has gone well, otherwise we highly doubt Warner Bros. would continue to pursue it. And pursue it they are. The company has just revealed that they will start to offer five new movies for rent... Read more...
Let's face it, all the cool kids are using Facebook these days. Heck, with over 500 million members, even the uncool kids are using Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg's baby is exactly what MySpace wanted to be, at least in terms of numbers, and at this point it's tough to see MySpace sticking around for too much longer. Here's the thing. MySpace has... Read more...
Google may still be considering a dive into the music realm, but they aren't considering going head to head with Twitter or Facebook, despite rumors. Google has shown in the past that they aren't scared to battle with the best. Google TV challenged the entire DVR model, and Android has obviously done well against iOS. And some were suggesting... Read more...
Now this is an interesting twist on things. Digital downloads have been on the rise in recent years, that's for sure. But streaming has been reserved mostly for set-top boxes and Web Browsers. Starting this week, Warner Bros. will begin to offer movies through Facebook. Facebook feels like a pretty random place to hawk movies, but then again,... Read more...
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