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Samsung plans to launch Facebook competitor

June 13th, 2012

Samsung is planning to enter the social network market early next year by introducing a Facebook competitor, The Korea Times reported. The service, which the company hopes will eventually compete with Facebook, will be available on a variety of Internet-enabled devices. “The eventual goal is to expand our social media service across different devices from …

Apple may debut new social photo-sharing service at WWDC

May 14th, 2012

Apple is reportedly preparing an upgrade to its iCloud service that includes new photo-sharing features, according The Wall Street Journal. The publication cites multiple anonymous sources who claim the Cupertino-based company will announce the new features at its Worldwide Developer Conference beginning on June 11th. Users can currently store and sync photos using iCloud, however …

Facebook's record-breaking IPO reportedly set for May 18th

May 2nd, 2012

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly set to make its initial public offering on May 18th, a day later than earlier reports had claimed. Company co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief financial officer David Ebersman will take part in a roadshow beginning on Monday that will see the …

Ready or not, here it comes: Timeline takes over Facebook today [update]

March 30th, 2012

After being greeted with mixed reactions, millions of users have warmed up to Facebook’s new layout, dubbed Timeline. The new face of Facebook places all of a user’s interactions with the social network on the profile page in reverse chronological order, giving friends a single destination with infinite scrolling on which they can observe all …

Congress blocks law that would prevent employers from demanding Facebook passwords

March 29th, 2012

A proposed amendment to FCC legislation that would have prevented current or potential employers from seeking access to employee Facebook accounts was shot down by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The amendment was put forth by Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and it was defeated 236 to 184 with only one republican voting in favor of the change. “Nothing …

Twitter turns six; 140 million active users, 340 million tweets per day

March 21st, 2012

Exactly six years ago Wednesday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey published the first post on his new service Twttr. “Just setting up my twttr,” Dorsey wrote in his brief note. No one knew at the time, but his tweet was the first of trillions of messages that would be posted to the social networking service over the …

Angry Birds for Facebook takes flight

February 14th, 2012

Angry Birds for Facebook has launched one day ahead of schedule according to NewsCore. The wildly popular game has been in development for more than a year and was supposed to make its debut Tuesday. Instead, the hotly anticipated title launched late on Monday. The Facebook variant features the same game play as the original …