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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...

Google Looks To Settle Buzz Lawsuit With $8.5M Fund

11/02/2010, If you remember, Google’s social networking effort, Google Buzz, got off to quite a rocky start, offending many privacy advocates along the way. While the storm has since settled down Google will be doing its bit to put an end to the controversy by...

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...

Social Media Monitoring is the Key to Developing Successful Gadgets

10/18/2010, Social Media Monitoring San Francisco is a two day conference that will bring together leading brand representatives, PR professionals, and marketing experts to discuss the latest ideas, trends and techniques in social media monitoring. It is an event...

Foursquare Social Networking Down And Out For 9 Hours

10/04/2010, Foursquare addicts will probably already know about this, but the geolocation/social check-in service was down for a good nine hours, which undoubtedly caused much stress to its active community. Apparently the downtime was due to the servers being...

Facebook Patents New Social CAPTCHA System

09/10/2010, Facebook has filed for an interesting patent on a new technology that it hopes will help ward of the scammers and hackers on Facebook. The patent describes a new CAPTCHA system that will make use of the user’s social graph, dubbed the social...

Facebook Search Patent Returns Results Based On Your Social Network

08/31/2010, If there was any doubt that Facebook and Google were on collision course, the recent patent that Facebook was awarded regarding certain types of search algorithms should dispel that. The social networking giant has managed to patent the “ranking of...

Facebook Sues Copycat Teacher Network Teachbook Site

08/26/2010, Citing trademark infringement, social networking heavyweight is suing a startup networking site Teachbook for using “book” in its name. In the suit, Facebook is alleging federal trademark dilution, trademark infringement and unfair...

Facebook Launches Places, Its Location Check-in Service

08/19/2010, As expected, Facebook has launched Facebook Places, the social networking giant’s equivalent to Foursquare’s location check-in service. Users using the service will be able to check-in in a similar fashion to Foursquare, and can even tag...

Google reportedly snaps up Jambool for $75 million

08/09/2010, Word has it that Google has purchased Jambool for as much as $75 million, where its main intention for doing so would probably be Jambool’s virtual currency payments product – Social Gold. San Francisco-based Jambool was founded in 2006 by...

Google looking to develop a new social networking service

07/27/2010, Facebook is the undisputed king of social networking at the moment, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the search engine giant, Google, is not going to sit back and do nothing to further enlarge their territory. Google has already started to talk to...

Gateway LT32 Netbook Sports A Dedicated Social Networking Key

07/07/2010, Social networking addicts who are looking for a rather compact notebook that emphasizes social networking might want to check out the Gateway LT32 netbook. It’s probably targeted at the younger crowd as it sports a dedicated function key for...