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Facebook backtracks on data sharing

Jan 18, 2011
Just before the weekend, Facebook rolled out new functionality that allowed third party app developers to ask users for their address and mobile...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Boring headline but a true one: Without Jobs, Apple will be much the same in short term

Jan 18, 2011
Today, Apple is reporting what will probably be pretty robust earnings. It's a big year coming up for Apple, new iPhones, new carrier for iPhone,...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, Health, iPad, iPhone, Jobs

Geek Chow: Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to change the way they run web addresses. For a day.

Jan 14, 2011
It seems we're running out of web addresses and unless something is done, we'll have used them all up by November. Not URLs, mind you, there are...
Posted In: business, Facebook, geek chow, Google, policy, Yahoo

Murdoch's "Daily" delayed several weeks

Jan 14, 2011
I've been following the path of this allegedly impending "tablet newspaper" for a while now since the whole thing seems too screwy to exist. But...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, iPad, murdoch, Web Culture

Google may face challenges on ITA purchase

Jan 14, 2011
Bloomberg is citing anonymous sources as saying that it's very possible the Justice Department will launch an anti-trust lawsuit against Google,...
Posted In: business, expedia, Google, government, ITA, Law, Transportation, travelocity

Myspace, which is no longer myspace or yourspace, could be someoneelsesspace

Jan 13, 2011
After slashing the company's work force by half, executives at parent company News Corp said they are exploring possibilities to merge the over-the...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media

PC growth slowing, market getting eaten by tablets

Jan 13, 2011
We kind of knew this anecdotally for some time but now there are some numbers to go along with it. PCs are still getting more popular as more and...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, PC, tablets, world

GM goes big on electric cars

Jan 12, 2011
GM announced that it will introduce two new electric plug-in hybrid vehicles in the next few years based on the early success of the Volt. One of...
Posted In: business, GM, manufacturing, Transportation, volt

"App Store" shouldn't belong to Apple, says Microsoft

Jan 12, 2011
Apple is in the process of trying to trademark the term "App Store" but Microsoft has stepped forward to try to block that move. Microsoft has...
Posted In: apple, apps, business, gadgets, Microsoft

Myspace hammer comes down

Jan 11, 2011
As expected, 500 people get laid off. That's 47% of their work force. I actually was putting this in the show, this little item, and I struggled...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media, Web Culture

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