RockMelt browser targets social network users

The man behind Netscape, Marc Andreessen, is funding a new browser targeted at social networking users.

Amazon and Facebook help launch venture fund

A new $250 million venture capital fund supported by Amazon, Facebook, Zynga, Comcast and Liberty Media is looking for social networking startups to support.

Seven out of ten parents snoop on kids' activity online

The vast majority of parents monitor their kids' social networking accounts regularly, according to a survey from privacy group Truste.

New video platform speeds cable TV improvements

A startup backed by Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cisco has launched softare aimed at helping cable and satellite companies add search and social networking features to their services.

Malaysians have most Facebook friends

Developing countries are the most enthusiastic users of social networking, according to a new survey of over 50,000 people worldwide.

Humor from users as Facebook goes down

Bet you're only reading this because your first choice activity was unavailable. Yes, Facebook really is down. And it's been reduced to using Twitter to tell users about its latest outage.

Facebook tests 'stalk this friend' button

Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature which lets users follow a friend's every move.

MySpace bows to inevitable, syncs with Facebook

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em: MySpace has at last decided to sync with Facebook, allowing users to cross-post content and share status updates.

Facebook claims half a billion members

The popular social networking site known as Facebook has achieved yet another significant milestone: 500 million members.

Entry-level smartphones address emerging markets

Mobile manufacturers shipped over 55 million smartphones during the first quarter of 2010.
 According to ABI Research, the fastest growth was observed in markets with minimal previous exposure to expensive, cutting-edge smartphones. 

Teenagers hate their parents...On Facebook

Are you the parent of an angry teenager who dresses in black, listens to the Cure and thinks Homo sapiens have outgrown their use?

Social networking boosts mobile app use

Social networking sites such as Facebook have contributed to a staggering increase in the number of mobile app users.

Second Life to become browser-based as Linden restructures

Second Life creator Linden Lab is making some big changes, announcing plans to make its virtual world browser-based - and laying off 30 percent of its staff.

Yahoo improves Facebook links

Yahoo has increased its integration with Facebook, allowing users to view their Facebook news feed on Yahoo Mail and the Yahoo home page.

Paternity order served via Facebook

There really is very little need for real life meeting any more. You can meet a man on Facebook, get dumped on Facebook... and serve the order for a paternity test on Facebook.

Young people more wary about their internet image

Young people are more careful about managing their privacy online than their elders, according to the latest report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Yahoo buys Koprol to move into mobile social media

Very quickly after announcing an extended partnership with Nokia, Yahoo has further expanded its presence in the mobile market by acquiring Koprol, a social networking start-up based in Indonesia.

Facebook acknowledges privacy snafu

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged the popular social networking site "missed the mark" by introducing overly "complex" privacy controls.

iPhone users most likely to make embarrassing Facebook posts

iPhone users are an impulsive lot - they're nearly twice as likely to have regretted making a Facebook post as the population at large.

Twitter fixes embarrassing security glitch

Twitter is back to normal after fixing a rather embarrassing security glitch that allowed users to forcibly add celebrity members of the popular social networking site to their "followers" list.