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Facebook tries to break the news with FB Newswire

Facebook, looking to provide more valuable news information, is providing a new tool to that will post real-time content related to the day's news.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2014 03:16

Tags: Storyful, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, search engines

Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties

Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.

By Zach Miners | 24 April, 2014 10:08

Tags: Mobile games, Internet-based applications and services, Game platforms, Zynga, games, online services, social networking, internet, social media, game software

Facebook sales leap, amid a growing mobile ad business

Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.

By Zach Miners | 24 April, 2014 06:56

Tags: advertising, business issues, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, mobile applications

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Reddit has removed from its front page the popular r/technology subreddit after what it called bad editorial choices by the page's moderators.

By Zach Miners | 23 April, 2014 09:36

Tags: reddit, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media

Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps.

By Zach Miners | 23 April, 2014 04:41

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, Music and audio, twitter, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, search engines, mobile applications, Google

Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye.

By Zach Miners | 22 April, 2014 04:16

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, telecommunication, ios, social networking, internet, mobile, search engines, mobile applications, Apple, Google, consumer electronics, Mobile OSes, smartphones, social media

Google invites Glass wearers to brave LA's beaches

Users of Google Glass will get to meet and compare their techie headgear this weekend at a spot where appearance is everything.

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 09:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, accessories, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Steve Jobs' character becomes issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case

Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy.

By Zach Miners | 19 April, 2014 05:44

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Adobe Systems, legal, Civil lawsuits, social networking, internet, intel, social media, search engines, Apple, Google

Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline

Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.

By Zach Miners | 18 April, 2014 05:24

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, telecommunication, ios, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, mobile applications, Android OS, Foursquare, Mobile OSes

Google revenue jumps 19 per cent but still disappoints

Google reported a 19 per cent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 07:29

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, financial results, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network.

By Zach Miners | 17 April, 2014 04:27

Tags: advertising, Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped slightly in its first quarter, amid some gains in its search advertising business.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 07:11

Tags: business issues, Yahoo, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, search engines

Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

By Zach Miners | 16 April, 2014 04:51

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networking, internet, social media, Gnip

Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 09:05

Tags: services, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Titan Aerospace, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Report: Google to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace, previously wooed by Facebook

Google is buying drone-maker Titan Aerospace in a move poised to advance its airborne delivery of data services and mapping applications, according a Monday report in the Wall Street Journal.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 04:46

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, consumer electronics, Titan Aerospace, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook, Internet service providers, search engines

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