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Google +1, Going From Relevancy to Popularity?

03/30/2011, Google has announced that it is +1 Button, a way to let user put their “stamp of approval” on search results – for their friends and Google contacts to see, and for Google to analyze.  At this time, and probably for the foreseeable...

Facebook acquires Snaptu for $70M

03/20/2011, Facebook, the social networking giant that has more than 500 million users and counting, has flexed its financial muscle to the tune of $60 to $70 million by purchasing Israeli company Snaptu. For those who do not know what Snaptu is or what does it do,...

Google denies rumors about launching Circles at SXSW

03/14/2011, After not doing too well in the whole social network scene with Google Buzz, new rumors surfaced saying that the search engine giant might give it another go. Google has been rumored to launch a new social network that is supposedly more private than...

20% of Americans use the internet on their phones while driving

03/03/2011, If driving and talking on the phone or texting wasn’t bad enough, it looks like American drivers have got another danger to worry about – drivers who log on to social networks while driving. According to a survey by US insurance company, State...

WeSC Karmatech concept offers social networking in shoes

01/30/2011, Has the social networking craze gone too far? Some of you might say yes, with the WeSC Karmatech concept having been developed by a bunch of students at Sweden’s Hyper Island school. Touted to be a “social take on Nike+,” the shoes will...

Apple patents social networking shopping for retail stores

12/30/2010, Apple has already dipped its toes into the social networking game via its Ping music-sharing service and now the fruity company has filed for a patent that describes a social networking tool for brick-and-mortar shopping, allowing iPhone owners to share...

Kakeochi game offers happy ending

12/16/2010, A dating sim that offers a happy ending? We like the sound of that. For those who do not know much about Japan, Gree is one of the Land of the Rising Sun’s most popular social networking sites (yes, in case you haven’t noticed by now, Japan...

Google +1 Screenshot Leaked?

12/07/2010, We previously heard whispers about an upcoming social network product from Google, rumored to be called Emerald Sea or Google +1. Now a screenshot of some confidential things that Google is working on has surfaced, showing us what Google +1 might look...

Google doesn’t allow Facebook to import user data no more

11/05/2010, Google and Facebook are starting to square up against one another after the former tweaked its Terms of Service which will definitely impact on the world’s biggest social network in a big way. From now on, any service which accesses Google’s...

Killer App Revamped: Yahoo! Mail Beta

10/26/2010, Yahoo! Mail @ Yahoo! Video Tonight at 9 pm Pacific, Yahoo! will launch its revamped mail application aka Yahoo! Mail Beta. I checked it rapidly using my personal account and the design looks sleeker. In the new version, Yahoo! did a good job at...

NetVibes Launches Smart Tagging for Premium Dashboard

10/19/2010, NetVibes is a free service that lets people build a personalized web page (“dashboard”) by aggregating content from multiple sources via widgets, like iGoogle or My Yahoo, and unlike them, Netvibes features an elegant look and feel. Users can...