Microsoft revamps Bing with interactive Foursquare map

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app.

French hacker arrested for targeting Obama's Twitter

A 25-year-old Frenchman has been arrested for trying to gain access to President Barack Obama's official Twitter account, as well as other notable public figures.

Social networking gives you syphilis, says doctor

Northeastern England has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of syphilis, and the local health boss reckons he knows why. Social networking.

Playstation hires another social media "specialist"

Sony's Playstation team now has three full-time employees devoted exclusively to the official Playstation blog and Twitter account.

Saudi Embassy launches Twitter account

The Saudi Arabian Embassy in the United States has launched its own Twitter account, allowing users to follow the latest news and announcements directly from country leaders.

Twitter users prefer entertainment over news

A new survey conducted by Internet research company Hitwise has found that Twitter users prefer to visit entertainment websites rather than peruse current events.

Twitter takes on Facebook Connect with @anywhere

A new service from Twitter looks set to rattle Facebook by allowing users to send and receive tweets while browsing other wbsites, in the same way as Facebook Connect.

Digg reinvents itself with instant submissions

Digg is reportedly preparing to launch a revamped version of its popular service that will allow users to quickly submit "instant" Diggs without logging in.

Tweeters can now be stalked in real life

Twitter has unveiled a tool that allows users to tag each of their posts with their current location. Now people can know the exact areas where each hourly musing is posted.

Twitter fights back against phishing scams

Well, you can't say there isn't a need for it. After scam after scam, Twitter is introducing a service to foil the phishers.

iPad scams spread on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook  and Twitter scams are sweeping the net, offering users the chance to beta test an Apple iPad.

Twitter considering new ad-funded model

Twitter is believed to be planning a new advertising system similar to Google's AdWords.  

British politicians caught by Twitter sex scam

It's always pleasant to get a sexy message from your heart-throb, and Twitter followers of British energy minister Ed Milliband had a nice surprise this morning.

Facebook wins patent over newsfeeds

Facebook has been granted a patent that covers large chunks of the entire social networking news feed concept, potentially stopping other social network providers in their tracks.

A fifth of British drivers use Facebook at the wheel

What to do if the government bans texting while driving? Fear not. In the UK, where there's already legislation against it, drivers have found a solution: update your Facebook page instead.

Yahoo integrates tweets into search results and sites

Twitter has sold Yahoo its 'Firehose' - the full feed of public tweets - allowing Yahoo to integrate Twitter feeds into home pages, email accounts and search results.

Tweeters twitter on... and on...

It hardly bears thinking about - there are now 50 million tweets a day, according to Twitter. That's 600 per second.

AT&T targets Android market with Motorola BackFlip

AT&T has finally taken a small step towards embracing the wider Android market by agreeing to sell Motorola's BackFlip smartphone.

Website tells burglars when you're out

A new website called PleaseRobMe aims to highlight the dangers of broadcasting your every move on Twitter.

TelCentris debuts VoxOx universal translator

TelCentris has debuted its VoxOx universal, real-time translator (UT) at the 2010 Mobile World Congress.