February 12, 2008 |
Nokia unveiled four multimedia mobile phones and said it was in talks to offer phone access to social networking site Facebook. Nokia also launched its free media-sharing service Share on Ovi and an updated version of its maps software, the world's first pedestrian navigation system. The media and mobile phone industries are anticipating a user-generated content boom on phones, but so far limited usage of the Internet on handsets has put a lid on the potentially lucrative business.
September 7, 2006 |
Facebook, the college friend-finder website that competes with News Corp.'s MySpace, added features that track what users do on the site, prompting protests from users. The new features show changes that members make to their personal site, such as adding pictures, and automatically alert members of user groups about their activities on Facebook, the Palo Alto-based company said. In response, more than 265,000 Facebook users have joined a protest group called Students Against Facebook News Feed.
October 23, 2007 |
Lebanese politics are notoriously cumbersome and convoluted. On Monday, squabbling politicians again delayed a decision on choosing a new president, this time putting it off until Nov. 12. The deadline before the country is hurtled into a constitutional crisis is Nov. 24, when President Emile Lahoud is scheduled to step down. But while the Lebanese have been slow to pick a president, they have been quick to take on new fads -- especially Facebook.
August 1, 2008 |
Scrabulous is back on Facebook, but with a new name and a different look. The Scrabble knockoff that was pulled from Facebook by its creators over a copyright and trademark dispute was brought back to life late Wednesday. It's now called Wordscraper. The game play is very similar to Scrabulous, aside from a few tweaks such as round letter tiles instead of square, a new point system and a few different ways of playing. Hasbro Inc.
June 22, 2009 |
Facebook Inc.'s newly minted lobbyist used to be one of the company's most formidable adversaries. As a prominent privacy advocate, Timothy Sparapani, former senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, argued that Internet companies had too much control over consumers' data. The self-described "privacy zealot" didn't join Facebook until seven months ago because he was uneasy about revealing personal information on the site.
February 11, 2009 |
A slip-up by a law firm Tuesday revealed that Facebook Inc. paid $65 million to end its legal fight with a smaller social network, ConnectU. The founders of ConnectU had accused Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, a fellow Harvard University graduate, of stealing their ideas to create his site. The details of last year's settlement were supposed to be confidential.
September 10, 2007 |
Mark Pincus may hold a winning hand with his latest Internet venture. More than 130,000 Facebook users a day play an online version of Texas Hold 'Em that the San Francisco entrepreneur created at his kitchen table while his American bulldog, Zinga, slept at his feet. This is not the poker of smoky backrooms or illicit gambling sites but a free, friendly game at one of the Internet's hottest hangouts, Facebook. Chips serve as social currency: The more you win, the bigger the swagger.
October 1, 2007 |
albany, n.y. -- The social networking website Facebook has been warned that it could face a consumer fraud charge for failing to live up to claims that youngsters there were safer from sexual predators than at most sites and that it promptly responded to concerns, a spokesman for New York Atty. Gen. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. "We expect an immediate correction eliminating the dangers exposed by our investigation," spokesman Jeffrey Lerner said.
November 21, 2007 |
Liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org launched a campaign Tuesday on Facebook against Facebook, raising privacy concerns for users of the fast-growing social network. At issue is Facebook's new advertising program that lets its members notify friends about movies they rent, items they auction and movie tickets they buy at partner sites elsewhere on the Web. Facebook allows its members to opt out of the ad system, called Beacon. But MoveOn.
August 23, 2013 |
NBC's Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk, who came out as an engaged couple when they announced in March that they were expecting, have welcomed a new baby girl. "Fell madly in love w Harper Estelle tonight," "Today" anchor Wolfe tweeted Wednesday night with a picture of the couple's newborn. "Thx for the kind words and well wishes. Other than that I'm speechless. " Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk -- Wolfe's legal name is Wolfeld -- was born at 7:31 p.m. EDT Wednesday, according to People magazine , weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces.