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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.

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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...

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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.

CheckPoints Puts New Spin on Checking In

August 19, 2010 8:23 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

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Location Sharing Is Hot, But What About Personal Privacy?

August 6, 2010 7:42 pm | by Mohan Sadashiva, FusionOne | Articles | Comments

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?

T-Mobile Charms with Motorola Social Phone

July 7, 2010 8:35 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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 Discontinues KIN

July 1, 2010 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft late yesterday confirmed reports that it will discontinue its recently launched KIN line of social-centric texting phones.

Facebook Launches 'Permissions' for Apps, Websites

July 1, 2010 8:03 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

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.

Moto Flips Out with Flipout

June 2, 2010 8:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Following in the footsteps of the novel form factor seen in Motorola's Blackflip, the company today officially unveiled the Motorola Flipout, a square social media phone.

Microsoft Kin Concerts Lead Fans on Merry Chase

May 24, 2010 7:47 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Marketing Writer | News | Comments

Free concerts. Open bar. Big names. Small venues. The catch?

Kin Duo Due Online Tomorrow

May 5, 2010 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft and Verizon Wireless have announced that the newest Windows phones, the Kin One and Kin Two, will be available for purchase online...

Myriad Pursues Social Nets as Next Killer App

May 3, 2010 1:07 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Myriad Group wants to make social networking on mass-market phones as easy as sharing texts.

Amazon Adds Twitter, Facebook Sharing to Kindle

April 29, 2010 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Kindle users soon will be able to share book passages with their online communities like Twitter and Facebook.

April 12: Microsoft Blushes Pink

April 6, 2010 7:20 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"It's Time to Share." The event is slated for April 12.

Patent Suit Filed Against Google, Facebook

March 11, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wireless Ink Corp. is leveling patent infringement charges against both Google and Facebook.

Browser-Based Mobile Social Grows

March 4, 2010 7:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

comScore released a study that shows 30.8 percent of smartphone users accessed social networking sites via their mobile browser in January.

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