Google acquires Web gadget firm Labpixies

The latest company in Google's portfolio comes all the way from Tel Aviv. The online search giant has picked up Israel-based Labpixies for a reported $25 million.

Senators call on Facebook to reverse privacy changes

Four senators are calling on Facebook to recosider its decision to reveal users' personal information to third party websites - information that they were previously able to keep private.

RIM showcases BlackBerry OS 6

Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled its long-awaited BlackBerry 6 operating system at WES 2010.

New privacy hole in Facebook makes Zuckerberg's party plans public

A Google software engineer has discovered another privacy hole in Facebook - and illustrated it by publishing a list of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's planned public events.

Facebook privacy policy under fire by US Senator

US Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer has harshly criticized Facebook's recent decision to share private information with third-party websites.

RIM refreshes Blackberry lineup

RIM has introduced two new Blackberry smartphones: the classic Bold 9650 and compact Pearl 3G.



Facebook wants a smarter, more personalized web

Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned Facebook platform that will allow websites to "personalize experiences" and "build out" an extensive graph of connections.

Hoodie pings your Facebook friends

For some reason, designers just won't give up on the idea of us wearing our technology. The idea might appeal to owners of garment and tech factories, perhaps, who could halve the number of exploited teenagers needed to produce the things.

Travelers Twitter their way back home

Travelers stranded by the effects of the Icelandic volcano are turning to social media to get themselves home.

The Microsoft Kin: The Blue Collar Phone


Often those of us who live with technology get excited about how much a new product can do and forget that most folks don’t want a Swiss Army Knife product nor do they want a Porsche, they want something simple and affordable that does the few things they want to do well.

Cisco takes a walk on the Flip Slide

Cisco has introduced its Flip Slide HD video camera. The $280 device stores up to four hours of high-def digital video and up to 12 hours of content.

Nefarious Koobface worm rears its ugly head on Facebook

The nefarious Koobface worm of digital yore has made a dangerous comeback by rearing its ugly head on Facebook.

Nearly half of Americans have social media profiles

48% of Americans over the age of 11 now have profiles on at least one social networking Web site, including 78% of teenagers, according to a newly released study.

Teen sues mother over Facebook shenanigans

An Arkansas teenager says he never wants to see his mother again after she altered his Facebook page, and has accused her of harassment.

Digg CEO's departure further buries the company

The CEO of what was once the most popular socially-driven news site has now dug himself out of the company, leaving Digg's original founder to take the spot as chief executive.

Corporate America loses control of social networking

Suits, ties and drones beware! A recent study has concluded that social media usage in corporate America is "fast outpacing" its system of rigid control. 

Report: Facebook inadvertently leaks e-mail addresses

Ooops! It seems as if Facebook has somehow managed to inadvertently leak the private e-mail addresses of an unknown number of users.

Facebook takes (small) step against tribute page trolls

Facebook has contacted all Australian page administrators to remind them how to moderate objectionable content, after a spate of trolling on tribute sites.

Facebook pulls in Google advertising exec

Most people would expect an executive position on Google's ad team to be the pinnacle of their career. Well, until Facebook started to prove itself as a real competitor to the once-undisputed online leader.

Great Firewall of China goes global in DNS muddle

It sounds a bit like somebody's idea of a joke: over the last week, according to reports, some western visitors to sites including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have been redirected to Chinese servers - and thus blocked from accessing them.