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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.

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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.

San Francisco Lawmakers Approve Twitter Tax Break

April 6, 2011 7:55 am | by Marcus Wohlson, Associated Press | News | Comments

City lawmakers approved a tax break Tuesday to keep Twitter from fleeing San Francisco.

Facebook Creates One Mobile Web Page for All Devices

April 1, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In the interest of reaching each and every one of its 250 million users, Facebook announced a major upgrade to its m.facebook.com page that will make it more accessible from virtually any device.

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Catching Up with Twitter's Biz Stone

April 1, 2011 8:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In the past two weeks, he has appeared on the shows of Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and Martha Stewart, among others. He also made a special stop in Chicago just to take out Twitter's employees there for drinks — a pastime he calls "beersonbiz."

Life as a Hub in a Connected World

March 31, 2011 12:25 pm | by James Monaghan, OpenMarket | Articles | Comments

In the next decade, the convergence of connected devices, customer demand for ubiquitous connectivity, and pervasive digital content and applications will give rise to the connected world.

HeyWire Allows Users to Text from Facebook

March 31, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HeyWire today launched a new service that lets Facebook users text worldwide without any per messaging fees...

NY Times Begins Charging for Digital Access

March 29, 2011 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times began charging Monday for full access to its website and mobile services.

Social Media Shows Mobile Muscle

March 22, 2011 7:21 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla.—Whatever else you may say about him, Charlie Sheen has something no one else has – he's the fastest tweeter to reach 1 million Twitter followers.

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RIM Launches Facebook for BlackBerry 2.0 Beta

March 18, 2011 7:57 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

RIM yesterday announced a facelift to Facebook for BlackBerry.

To LOL, or Not LOL? That Is The Question

March 7, 2011 7:06 am | by Martha Irvine, AP National Writer | News | Comments

There was a time when LOL — "laughing out loud" — was so simple.

Twitter Co-Founder Says It Prizes Independence

March 3, 2011 6:59 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said his company wants to remain independent despite what he called "rumors" it could be acquired.

Next Venture for Andreessen: Mobile Social App

March 2, 2011 7:00 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The brains behind social-networking company Ning have launched a new venture, a smart-phone communication tool called Mogwee.

Report: Google, Facebook Consider Buying Twitter

February 11, 2011 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have both held low-level talks with Twitter Inc. about purchasing the privately held social networking service, according to a report published Thursday.

INQ Expands Facebook Features with 2 New Phones

February 10, 2011 7:16 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

You can call them Facebook phones or two of several Facebook phones, but don't call them friendless, because INQ Mobile's new Android devices already have a couple distributor "friends" in the U.K.

Kin Studio Gets Shutdown Date

December 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has alerted Kin customers that it will be closing Kin Studio, the cloud-based portion of the service that acted as a social network...

iPhone App Lets Parents Monitor Teen Facebook Use

November 15, 2010 7:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Parents can now monitor their teens' Facebook activity using an iPhone application called GoGoStat Parental Guidance...

Path Offers More Intimate Social Network

November 15, 2010 7:16 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Yet another mobile-based social network is upon us, and this time it's a "personal" network with some big names behind its development...

Are Texting and Facebook Worse for Teens than TV?

October 29, 2010 8:17 am | by Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Let's face it: Teenagers spend hours texting, socializing on Facebook and playing video games. And it's driving their parents nuts.

Sprint Launches Sanyo Innuendo

September 13, 2010 8:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint today announced the launch of the Sanyo Innuendo by Kyocera, a mid-range texting and social networking phone.

Facebook Checks in with New Places Feature

August 19, 2010 8:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Facebook yesterday announced Facebook Places, an update to its mobile platform that will allow users to "check in" to locations on their smarpthones.

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