I couldn’t resist, I had to say something about all the fuss surrounding the $19 billion WhatsApp buyout. I personally think Facebook made a savvy, strategic business move. Sure $19 billion, yes with a ‘b’, is a ton of money, but when there’s a product like WhatsApp, the potential profits and
We all knew it was only a matter of time until someone filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn for the huge password breach earlier this month — where the Russian hacker stole over 6 million user passwords.
Katie Szpyrka, an Illinois woman, filed suit in San Jose California Federal Court. Szpyrka seeks
Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) made an appearance on The Today Show yesterday and in an interview with host Matt Lauer, asked his 20 million+ Twitter followers to follow Matt’s freshly-created Twitter account with 0 followers.
Everyone follow my man @mlauer
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 15, 2012
It’s official — Facebook (FB) now trades on the Nasdaq. Originally priced at $38 per share, after it’s first day of trading, nothing really happened. Despite vast speculation and rumors surrounding the Silicon Valley IPO, all those rumors amounted to a gain of just 0.61% or a $0.23 total gain.
On May 3, 2012, LinkedIn announced that they will acquire SlideShare for about $119M in cash and stock. LinkedIn and SlideShare worked well together in the past, so I expect this acquisition to bring their partnership to even greater heights! While LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 161
Google continues to promote its social network, Google+ with the introduction of the Google+ Share Button. Like the +1 button, the share button is easy for webmasters to install with a simple snippet of code that Google will generate for you.
The button is globally available immediately to all
Today Facebook announced upgrades to its data security measures, integrating the URL blacklist databases from Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec. Facebook cites that “At the moment, less than 4% of content shared is spam (compared to nearly 90% of email).”
In addition to the integration of URL blacklist resources
Instagram’s slogan: “Fast beautiful photo sharing.” Although facebook’s open graph and timeline have certainly improved mobile photo sharing for Facebook users, I think most people would agree that the mobile Facebook photo sharing experience is anything but those four words that Founder Kevin Systrom uses to describe his $1 billion app
OMGPOP, a social gaming developer/publisher, released this wildly addicting, yet incredibly entertaining game called Draw Something back in February. This pictionary-like game has been downloaded over 35 million times, soaring to the top of the gaming charts as the #1 Overall Paid and Free App! I’m sure you’ve heard of this game already
Back in January, the Judge ordered Paul Ceglia to pay $5,000 plus attorney fees to Facebook for failure to comply with a discovery order to produce access to his email accounts. On Monday, March 26, Facebook produced a slew of Mark Zukerberg’s emails from his tenure at Harvard. And to