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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

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

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

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

Groupon gets a bunch of money, goes on a buying spree

Jan 11, 2011
The shopping site Groupon is getting big. They received nearly a billion dollars in new investment and promptly bought up three companies in India,...
Posted In: business, groupon, social media, Web Culture, world

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

Myspace to lay off 500-600 tomorrow

Jan 10, 2011
Great day to be working at Verizon tomorrow, good day to work at Apple, bad day to work at AT&T, horrible day to work at Myspace. Or perhaps a...
Posted In: apple, at&t, business, Facebook, Google, MySpace, social media, Verizon, Web Culture

Facebook swimming in dollars

Jan 7, 2011
Offered here more as a sign of the huge and growing power of one social networking platform and not so much as a business story, this Facebook...
Posted In: business, Facebook, scrubbohead.com, social media

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