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.
City lawmakers approved a tax break Tuesday to keep Twitter from fleeing San Francisco.
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.
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."
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 today launched a new service that lets Facebook users text worldwide without any per messaging fees...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times began charging Monday for full access to its website and mobile services.
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.
RIM yesterday announced a facelift to Facebook for BlackBerry.
There was a time when LOL — "laughing out loud" — was so simple.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said his company wants to remain independent despite what he called "rumors" it could be acquired.
The brains behind social-networking company Ning have launched a new venture, a smart-phone communication tool called Mogwee.
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.
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.
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...
Parents can now monitor their teens' Facebook activity using an iPhone application called GoGoStat Parental Guidance...
Yet another mobile-based social network is upon us, and this time it's a "personal" network with some big names behind its development...
Let's face it: Teenagers spend hours texting, socializing on Facebook and playing video games. And it's driving their parents nuts.
Sprint today announced the launch of the Sanyo Innuendo by Kyocera, a mid-range texting and social networking phone.
Facebook yesterday announced Facebook Places, an update to its mobile platform that will allow users to "check in" to locations on their smarpthones.
While much attention has been focused on Facebook's Places location app and how it will affect the Foursquares and Gowallas of the world, there's at least one LBS startup that doesn't see Facebook encroaching on its territory.
Given the popularity of social networks where sharing details of one's personal life is ubiquitous, personal privacy seems to be on life support. How much personal information sharing is too much?
Motorola today announced the upcoming availability of Motorola Charm, a touch screen smartphone with a BlackBerry form factor aimed at the social networking set.
Microsoft late yesterday confirmed reports that it will discontinue its recently launched KIN line of social-centric texting phones.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profiles have to be shared for the apps to work.