Facebook Value Leaps 56% To $41.2 Billion
The social media giant led strong gains among privately held social media companies, including Groupon, Zynga, and Twitter, in the second half of 2010, finds analyst study.
Twitter Acquires Fluther Engineering Talent
Announcement made that four engineers and a designer -- including the startup's founders -- will move to Twitter, just as a study details the microblogging site's changing usage patterns.
AOL Acquires About.me
Aggregator lets users create an online "business card" that offers a single access point for social networks, email, personal blogs and more.
Facebook Posts Top 10 Status Trends
Social network users were most interested in the World Cup, movies, and communicating one-on-one with their friends, according to the most common topics of 2010.
Flock Browses All Your Social Connections
Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social
Android Users Gorge On Mobile Data
Data from a new study indicates that users of Google's Android mobile operating system consume more mobile data than users of Apple's iPhone.
What's Next And What's Missing From SAP
Influencer Summit offers window on what's coming in mobility, analytics and in-memory functionality. But is the social networking strategy missing in action?
Bebo Launches Video Chat
Social network leverages family-friendly Vchatter technology to regain ground in the teen market.
Wikileaks: The Canary In The Coal Mine For DLP
The supposedly confidential State Department memos ('cables' in the quaint, antiquated parlance of diplomats) oozing out in dribs and drabs this week prompts many questions, but for the IT professional none is more acute than "how could something like this even happen?" This marks the third time in the last six months that the Web's premier whistleblower outlet has release dsensitive government reports. Admittedly, most of these aren't highly classified (and none are "top secret), nor even all t
Splashtop Intros Fast Booting OS
Linux operating system allows Windows users to access the web and social media quickly, without booting fully into Microsoft's software.