David Kravets for Wired: The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to clarify on what grounds public schools may punish students for their off-campus, online speech. The justices have not squarely addressed the student-speech issue as it applies to the digital world … Continued
Rachel Weber for Gamesindustry.biz: Zynga has raised $1 billion in its much anticipated IPO today, after offering its 100 million shares at $10 each. Zynga is the casual game developer behind Facebook hits like Farmville and Cityville. The company has … Continued
Jean-Louis Gassée: Back to Facebook. Both Google and Zuckerberg’s company vie for the same advertising dollars. This makes Google Facebook’s biggest, most direct competitor. The Trojan Horse applications on Android-powered smartphones are a direct threat to Facebook’s advertising business. Just … Continued
Most of Gowalla’s employees, including founder Josh Williams, will move to Facebook’s offices in Palo Alto. The team will work on Facebook’s Timeline feature, which launched at this year’s F8 conference and is gradually rolling out to Facebook’s 800 million members.
Probably a great deal for Gowalla.
Reuters: Facebook has agreed to settle an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into deceptive privacy practices, committing to cease making false claims and to submit to independent audits for 20 years.
Rovio, makers of Angry Birds, rebuffed a $2.25 billion stock and cash offer from Zynga earlier this year, according to a report.
“I had a lot of questions for him,” Zuckerberg said. The topics included, “how to build a team around you that’s focused on building as high quality and good things as you are.”
If there’s one person you’d like to answer your questions, it would have to be Steve Jobs.
Facebook on Monday released details of its forthcoming iPad app. The app is available for download from the App Store. Facebook highlights a few items like using gestures to navigate through the app. Here are some screenshots the company sent … Continued
Rob Pegoraro: I first wrote this post on my public Facebook page in May of 2010 as a response to friend requests from readers, publicists and other people whom I hadn’t actually met. Since then, things have changed: Facebook’s privacy … Continued
Ben Brooks picks apart a Cult of Mac article posted over the weekend.
Macworld: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a bevy of features for its social network, including one called Timeline that allows you to chronologically chart your entire life via pictures, Facebook updates, Likes, and places you’ve traveled to and lived. That … Continued
Forbes’ “Richest People in America” list is out and it contains a lot of familiar names including Bill Gates ($59 billion) and Steve Jobs ($7 billion). One of the surprises this year is Mark Zuckerberg who is now worth $17.5 … Continued
Facebook users got an eyeful on Wednesday when they launched their Web browsers to be greeted with a new home page interface containing some changes. In a posting on the Facebook Blog, engineering manager Mark Tonkelowitz explained some of the … Continued
Marco Arment on Thursday released a major update for his popular Instapaper service.
Facebook is the world’s most popular social networking Web site, but if you’re a child of the current President, it’s off limits for you.
TiVo announced on its blog that its TiVo Premiere app is now available from the App Store. The software lets you control your TiVo digital video recorder (DVR) using an iPad, but only works with TiVo’s new Premiere devices, not … Continued
If you’re planning on driving around Nevada during this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you might benefit from turn-by-turn directions to points of interest using your iPhone. That’s why Navigon and Audio have teamed up to provide Audi Las Vegas Navigator … Continued
Facebook has reportedly raised $500 million, $450 million from Goldman Sachs and another $50 million from Russian investment group, Digital Sky Technologies. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Zynga Game Network and also the focus of an SEC probe into private shares … Continued
CNN just published its list of the top 10 biggest technology failures of 2010 — topping the list is the iPhone 4.
Apple has posted an update to Aperture, its pro photo management software. The new release, 3.1.1, is available for download from Apple’s Web site and through the Software Update system preference.
Second Gear released a new, free iPhone and iPod touch app on Tuesday, called Shareables. The app makes it easy for users to share URLs with their friends on popular social networking sites.
Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, is taking on Silicon Valley in a patent lawsuit filed last week.
When my daughter decided to go to Florida for a week’s vacation, we needed to make sure she had all of the “vacation gadgets” to capture all of those priceless moments.
Facebook updated its iPhone app on Saturday fixing several bugs and adding a number of new features to the app.