Stories by Cameron Scott
The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe of Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram that could delay the closing of the deal, the Financial Times reported Thursday.
Bing will soon include a search interface that offers social search results in a separate column to the right of the returned links, Microsoft said on Thursday.
Facebook said Wednesday that it will launch an App Center where users can browse "high-quality" mobile apps that integrate with the social-networking site.
Facebook's plans to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, got an initial OK from the city planning commission this week and offered a sneak peak at the company's plans to expand after its much anticipated IPO.
Google is testing a long-awaited full-text search API (application programming interface) for the Google App Engine, the company said on Tuesday.
A panel of Yahoo board members has begun investigating the hiring of CEO Scott Thompson in the wake of revelations that his resume's listing of computer science as a second undergraduate major was false, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing.
A U.S. judge has declined to lift an unusual order that prevents Motorola Mobility from enforcing a ban in Germany on the sale of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS and XBox 360.
Most users of Facebook and Google had fundamental gaps in understanding, even after reading privacy policies, about how the websites handled their information and how other Web users could discover it, according to a study released by the digital branding firm Siegel+Gale [cq].
Yahoo acknowledged on Thursday that its new CEO, Scott Thompson, does not hold a degree in "accounting and computer science" as his resume and the company's financial filings claimed, and instead majored only in accounting.
Facebook will be valued at US$85 billion to $95 billion, rather than the $100 billion that had been widely rumored, The Wall Street Journal reported reported Thursday.
Facebook will add a set of "action links" to its social networking service that give users a third way to react to posts in their news feeds, in addition to liking or sharing them, the company said Wednesday.
Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for them.