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What's Facebook's Secret? Company Tells All Today

January 15, 2013 10:33 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook's mystery "press event" on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc. Facebook is holding the event at 10 a.m. (1 p.m. EST) at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters...

Mobile Devices Continue to Drive Social Media Usage

December 3, 2012 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A new report from Nielsen and NM Incite found that while the computer remains as the predominant device for social media access, consumers’ time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year. 

Oh Facebook, Say It Isn’t So

June 1, 2012 9:16 am | Blogs | Comments

For better or worse, reports surfaced again this week that Facebook is developing its own phone.  I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve heard talk of “the Facebook phone.” The New York Times says this latest effort would be

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Facebook Sweetens IPO with New Offerings, Ads

March 1, 2012 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Investors looking to get in on Facebook's forthcoming IPO are no doubt hungrier than ever today...

Facebook Goes to Bat for Mobile Developers

February 27, 2012 7:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook's Chief Technology Officer, Bret Taylor, today announced a proactive initiative at Mobile World Congress...

Banjo Strums Its Way to 600K Users

February 23, 2012 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social network aggregators come and go. There's no end to mobile apps that coral all your friends' posts from Twitter, Facebook and the rest of them.

Report: Operators Lose Big on Social Messaging

February 22, 2012 7:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

New estimates from research firm Ovum indicate that consumers' increasing use of IP-based social messaging services on their smartphones cost telecom operators $8.7 billion.

Thailand Welcomes Twitter's New Censorship Policy

January 30, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is welcoming Twitter's new policy to censor tweets in specific nations where the content might break laws.

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Research: South Africans Most Active Tweeters

January 26, 2012 7:01 am | by Michelle Faul, Associated Press | News | Comments

Young people tweeting from BlackBerrys and iPhones are driving the growth of Twitter in Africa, with South Africans by far the most vociferous...

Instagram Grabs Top 2011 Honors at App Store

December 9, 2011 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

At least a few happy developers are celebrating today after the iTunes App Store rolled out its picks for best apps of 2011.

A New Path for Path

November 30, 2011 7:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The mobile social networking company Path today rolled out Path 2, the next generation of the company's mobile photo sharing app...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Rallies iOS Developers

September 2, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"We want to know what additional materials you need from us to help you build products, boost distribution and expand your reach."

After Joining Foursquare, What's Next for Obama?

August 22, 2011 8:02 am | by Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer | News | Comments

President Barack Obama joined the location-based social network Foursquare this week...

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Facebook Adds Mobile Security Updates

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Facebook is working hard to bring two of the social network's mobile popular security tools to mobile – social reporting and the ability to reset passwords.

Remarks from the Twittersphere

July 23, 2011 5:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Twitter has emerged as the world’s largest cocktail party, where conversations range from revolutionary to the mundane.

Handmark Creates Subsidiary for Social, Mobile

July 13, 2011 8:58 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Handmark is spinning off its social apps business and mobile ad services group to form a wholly owned subsidiary...

AT & T Socializes with HTC Status, Zynga

June 30, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the mythical Facebook-branded phone may never become a reality, HTC yesterday took at least a step in that direction...

Google+ Offers Alternate Buzz

June 29, 2011 8:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Google yesterday unveiled its new social experience, Google+, an alternative to the now defunct Google Buzz.

Obama to Personally Tweet from Twitter Account

June 20, 2011 8:18 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is taking a more active role on Twitter, 140 characters at a time.

Apple, Google, Facebook Cover Familiar Ground at Hearing

May 19, 2011 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple and Google were put to on the hot seat again at a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee...

Facebook Considering Skype Purchase?

May 5, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Reports surfaced today that Facebook could be interested in buying Skype.

Bin Laden News Exemplifies New Paradigm

May 3, 2011 8:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As smartphone adoption continues to rise, real-time crowd-sourced reporting via websites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, as well as text messaging, generate the kinds of data traffic that carrier execs see as a double-edged sword.

OMG: Tweets, Facebook Welcome in Mass. Courtroom

May 2, 2011 8:06 am | by Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

When the camera switches on in one of the busiest courtrooms in Massachusetts, murder arraignments, traffic and drug cases heard there will become fodder for a new experiment...

Report: Android, Facebook Plagued by Malware

April 20, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As has been widely predicted, malware and viruses are increasingly a part of the mobile landscape, requiring security measures on par with those employed on desktop PCs.

Shattering Myths About 'Freemium' Services: Mobility Is Key

April 7, 2011 4:04 pm | by Martin Scott, Analysys Mason | Articles | Comments

Industry players have launched many services based on "freemium" business models – where the free service is to hook users into the service to the extent they become willing to pay for it.

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