News of Apple's acquiring the app recommendation startup Chomp strikes us as interesting for exactly three reasons.
Of the nine companies supposedly working with the government on PRISM, four and a half — Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft (which may or may not include Skype), Apple, and Google (sort of) — have disclosed the number of government requests they get including the secret FISA court ones, giving us an idea of which tech company the government loves most.
There are two dueling propositions when boarding any plane nowadays, beyond, obviously, getting to your destination safely and in a reasonable amount of time.
As 30 or so protesters rallied for workers' rights outside on Thursday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook led the company's first shareholder meeting since the death of Steve Jobs and, more than once, dropped the F-bomb.
Proving yet again that the Internet offers free alternatives for things one used to have to pay for (see: the newspaper), a new report today says that cell phone networks lost $13.9 billion worth of revenue to free social media apps in 2011.
Techno-futurist Newt Gingrich has adopted Facebook's new Timeline feature with a detailed accounting of his life story, there are some things from Gingrich's past that did not make the cut, among them his first two marriages.
There was never doubt that Mark Zuckerberg wouldn't make a ton of money after his company went public, but he's doing a particularly good job guaranteeing himself power at a post IPO-ed Facebook.
Now that the Great Facebook IPO of 2012 is here, it's time for reporters to assess who missed out on making billions (or at least millions) by not backing in the social network when it was getting started. One of the biggest losers: The Washington Post.
Facebook and Google are leading the way for online companies in India to remove content deemed religiously or politically offensive, after a court there threatened a large-scale crackdown if they didn't comply.
As Internet use moves from the big screen to littler pocket computers, Facebook is struggling with turning its popular, yet buggy, phone aps into money-makers.
The New York Times has a profile today of Sheryl Sandberg, the second-in-command at Facebook, whose personal fortune could reach $1.6 billion after the company's IPO.
After Facebook's initial public offering paper revealed that Zynga accounts for 12 percent of the social network's revenue, ZNGA has been on quite a bull run up at NASDAQ.
With Facebook's $5 billion IPO filing yesterday, today's news reports are filled with envy-inducing reports of how wealthy the social network has made a lucky few, including the already wealthy Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company.
In its near 400-page S-1 filing for an initial public offering, Facebook had to reveal not only details about its revenue figures but also the now well-known names that helped build the social network from a dorm room side project into a global company.
The Facebook IPO is coming sometime today and some bloggers just can't wait. Or, they can wait, since that's exactly what they are doing, counting down the seconds to that magic moment when Facebook files papers for a stock that won't exist for months.
The latest Facebook initial public offering-related scoop comes from Reuters, which cites a single unnamed source saying that the social network will file for a $5 billion IPO on Wednesday.
A new Facebook app that will let you opt in to having your photo and opinion blared over Times Square after you answer a political Poll seems weighted to those who wear their politics on their sleeves.
The specifics of Facebook's massive initial public offering are starting to trickle out of sources in the know, and while the details are more specific than anything we've seen before, many questions still remain.
It's time to fire up the Facebook speculation machine with news that the social network has hired Bloomberg's former social media director Dan Fletcher to be its managing editor.
That moaning you hear this morning is the collective Facebook world registering its discontent with the announcement of yet another change to the social network -- namely, that the Facebook Timeline will now be mandatory for all users.
Bubble or not, tech employees in Silicon Valley seems to be doing pretty well.
Normally we don't take advice on social media from 84-year-old priests, but let's hear Pope Benedict XVI out on this one.
Discovered: women can't handle pain, solving climate change with airplanes, a new gene to help Japanese rice farmers, Facebook friends are unreliable.
To prove a point, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter employees have joined forces to create a hack that gets around Google's preferential social search, providing the real, most relevant social-network related results.
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz implying that the magazine isn't for sale, The New Republic is in the final stages of negotiations to sell a stake of its magazine -- perhaps the entire thing -- to a new investor.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and one of the world's youngest billionaires, has finally posted his personal thoughts on the anti-piracy bills currently being considered in the House and Senate -- on Facebook, of course.
Google still doesn't think it did anything wrong, even as the Federal Trade Commission folds its new search features that promote Google+ into its anti-trust investigations of the company.
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz recently saying his opinion magazine is not for sale, a reported suitor of The New Republic is very intriguing: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
As Pinterest positions itself to be the new Tumblr -- or better yet, Facebook -- it's about time we figured out what exactly this new-ish social network does.
Starting this week, Facebook is "thoughtfully and slowly" rolling out its latest ad product: a predictably personalized thing called featured stories that will appear in users' News Feeds.
Proving that it still doesn't quite have a handle on what's offensive and what isn't, Facebook's latest apology has to do with taking down photos of young girls pantomiming breastfeeding.
The former Vice President comes out against the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The teen who accidentally got deported to Colombia spent a lot of time doing what lots of American teens do: talk about drugs, sex and boredom.
What the Wall Street Journal calls a "love story" between Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Washington Post CEO Donald Graham sounds more parasitic than the average bromance.
Regardless of whatever you read about the social media bubble leaking air, America's biggest companies have so much money, they have to make up reasons to spend it -- like paying rock stars ungodly sums to play at corporate conferences.
Like Apple with Siri, another big-name tech company, Facebook, created a little abortion-related controversy of its own when it pulled home abortions instruction from its site last week.
Like anyone taking a vacation, Mark Zuckerberg wanted to escape his every-day (not-so-boring) life. And he did: hopping to Vietnam, a country where Facebook is illegal.
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