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Facebook offers app developers a choice: "my way" or "highway"

Jan 26, 2011
Facebook is now mandating that all app developers use Facebook's own "credits" system for any purchasing done within an app. So if you want to get...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, social media

Facebook to leverage "likes" into ads

Jan 25, 2011
Advertising Age reports that the next generation of Facebook ads will be based on what pages you say you like (the modern version of the old fan...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, social media

Facebook offers critical tool for people in Tunisia, and the Tunisian government steals their passwords

Jan 24, 2011
The Atlantic writes today about what Facebook has meant to protesters and how authorities have been messing with people's info on the site. In all...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, security, world

California city thinking of putting DUI offenders on Facebook

Jan 18, 2011
Huntington Beach, California is ranked first in the state for alcohol-related driving deaths. Now councilman Devin Dwyer wants to take a bold step:...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, privacy, social media

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

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

Facebook offers AMBER alerts

Jan 12, 2011
AMBER alerts, the notifications about missing children, are now available on Facebook. The company set up pages for all 50 states plus DC, Puerto...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, social media

Return of the Winkelvii

Jan 11, 2011
There is a hearing in a San Francisco court today regarding the long-running dispute between Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss and Facebook founder Mark...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Law, social media

Japan hates Facebook

Jan 10, 2011
Really interesting article in the Times. Not sure if it says more about Facebook or more about Japan but the social network is a total bust in that...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Japan, social media, world

Virginia voting on recommendations for teacher-student electronic contact

Jan 10, 2011
Officials in Virginia's public school system are set to vote on, and expected to pass, a series of recommendations for how teachers and students...
Posted In: Education, Facebook, government, Law, sms, social media, text messages

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