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  • IBM's 'enterprise Facebook' is a hit

    Lotus Connections is "the fastest-growing software in IBM history when it comes to market adoption," said an IBM social software strategist on board the Lotus Bus. IBM discussed iNotes, Symphony, security and boundary workers during its stop in Toronto.

    Written by Jennifer Kavur07 Nov. 09 06:45
  • Spammer ordered to pay Facebook $711 million

    Facebook was awarded US$711 million in damages from a convicted spammer on Thursday, but the social networking site is hoping a separate criminal action will eventually send him to jail.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk04 Nov. 09 17:26
  • Facebook de-friends its App Verification Program

    Facebook has abruptly decided to pull the plug on its Application Verification program, which let external developers pay to have their applications certified as exceeding certain requirements.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez30 Oct. 09 08:59
  • Facebook de-friends its App Verification Program

    Facebook has abruptly decided to pull the plug on its <a href="http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Verification">Application Verification program</a>, which let external developers pay to have their applications certified as exceeding certain requirements.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez30 Oct. 09 03:07
  • Microsoft strikes search deals with Twitter, Facebook

    Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez22 Oct. 09 06:57
  • Scams & shams: The trouble with social networks

    It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account in Triple H's name, it wasn't the wrestler that the perpetrator had to contend with.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell20 Oct. 09 03:45
  • Developers find value in Facebook's app verification program

    Facebook's Application Verification program can be improved, but it's good enough and money well spent because it significantly raises the visibility and usage of certified applications, according to participating developers.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez06 Oct. 09 02:56
  • Google Wave could prove a threat to Facebook, Twitter

    As the most influential Web company gets closer to throwing its hat into the social networking ring, there has to be some consternation in the offices of social network pioneers like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, analysts say.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin01 Oct. 09 05:20
  • Facebook warns members about rise in '419' scam

    More and more fraudsters are harvesting the log-in data of Facebook members in order to impersonate them and ask their friends for money, according to the social-networking company.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Oct. 09 00:56
  • Yahoo opens new home page to external developers

    Yahoo is opening its newly redesigned home page to external developers so that they can build applications for it, the company said Tuesday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez30 Sept. 09 01:52
  • Facebook sued

    Facebook has been sued by a software company in Baltimore that claims the social-networking site is violating a two-year-old patent.

    Written by Robert McMillan24 Sept. 09 10:56
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