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  • MySpace now talking to Facebook with Sync

    Social network interoperability went up a notch this week with MySpace releasing Sync, an application to post status updates and other content on users' Facebook pages.

    Written by Rodney Gedda31 Aug. 10 12:45
  • Facebook ends IE6 support, why you should too

    Facebook announced that it is ending support for Internet Explorer 6. Granted, it is only pulling the plug on IE6 in its chat function, but the move by Facebook is the latest effort to shift away from the outdated browser that refuses to die.

    Written by Tony Bradley27 Aug. 10 00:30
  • Scammers hit Twitter, Facebook, send free iPad spam

    Facebook and Twitter users are complaining about their accounts being compromised and then being used to spam friends with suspicious "free iPad offers."

    Written by Robert McMillan26 Aug. 10 15:43
  • Germany considers ban on using Facebook for hiring

    Germany is considering a law that would ban employers from mining information on prospective job candidates from social networking sites such as Facebook to protect people's privacy.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk27 Aug. 10 00:16
  • North Korea-linked Facebook page deleted again

    For the second time in less than a week a Facebook account created by a North Korea-linked Web site has been deleted by the social networking site.

    Written by Martyn Williams25 Aug. 10 04:05
  • The next Facebook: Scoop?

    Imagine a social networking site geared specifically toward connecting college students with their on-campus academic and social communities. Sound familiar? Those are Facebook's roots -- before the site ballooned into a worldwide phenomenon with half a billion registered users. They're also the roots of Scoop<, a forthcoming mobile social app.

    Written by Brennon Slattery25 Aug. 10 02:07
  • Location-Based Services: 5 Myths Debunked

    First there was location-based social network Foursquare. Then Gowalla and other sites followed suit and launched. And now with news that Facebook is slowly rolling out its own location-based technology, you can expect to hear a lot-both true and false-about what these services really are.

    Written by Kristin Burnham25 Aug. 10 03:19
  • Group complains when Facebook blocks image of pot leaf

    Facebook has blocked a marijuana legalization campaign from displaying the image of a pot leaf in ads on the social-networking giant's site, and that's making the normally mellow group upset.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Aug. 10 05:03
  • Facebook deletes North Korean account, but it resurfaces

    A Facebook account established by a North Korea-linked Web site was deleted by the social networking service on Friday, but a new group sprang up over the weekend to take its place.

    Written by Martyn Williams24 Aug. 10 05:42
  • Facebook buys social site Hot Potato

    Facebook has acquired Hot Potato in a move that could help further its move into location-based services.

    Written by Nancy Gohring21 Aug. 10 10:03
  • Facebook's 4 Big Rivals in Location-Based Technology

    Facebook announced yesterday its much-anticipated location-based service, Places. Places, which is currently available only on mobile devices that support HTML 5 and with a GPS or geolocation feature, is set to pose a threat to other more-established services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, MyTown and Whrrl.

    Written by Kristin Burnham20 Aug. 10 03:54
  • The Web is Dead: Long Live the Cloud

    The tech world is all a-twitter (literally!) about an article in this month's Wired Magazine which announces "The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet". The article recites a litany of problems that are choking the Web: the rise of apps that replace use of a Web browser; the growth of uber-aggregation sites like Facebook that are closed platforms; the destruction of traditional advertising and replacement by Google, the semi-benevolent search monster; and even the move away from HTML and use of port 80-based apps.

    Written by Bernard Golden20 Aug. 10 02:03
  • Experts give preliminary OK to Facebook Places

    Pressed to respond to the rising popularity of online services that let people broadcast their location, Facebook mostly hit the right notes with the initial design of Places, although it's too early to declare the service will be a sure success, according to several experts.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez20 Aug. 10 05:31