Facebook has upgraded its Android app with better navigation, easier access to messages, and faster photo viewing, the company announced today.
Ilya Zhitomirskiy, the 22-year-old co-founder of the Diaspora social network — which gained recognition for challenging Facebook — died this weekend, the company confirmed Monday.
Pre-launch startup Luluvise aims to recreate online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The company just landed $1 million in funding from Passion Capital, ProFouders Capital and various angel investors.
Business social network LinkedIn posted mixed third quarter results this afternoon, with a $1.6 million loss for the quarter, but it’s still managing to beat Wall Street expectations with strong revenues.
Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland is facing an audit this month for keeping users’ deleted data. The company could face a $138,000 (€100,000) fine if it does not comply with Irish data protection laws.
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Admiral James Stavridis, called for the end of the Libyan war on his Facebook and Twitter today, showing just how important social media is becoming in times of conflict.
A Google engineer accidentally posted his extremely honest thoughts about former employer Amazon and current employer Google to the Google+ social network Tuesday night. Sometimes, honesty isn’t pretty.
Social gaming giant Zynga today announced it is bringing its latest online social game, Mafia Wars 2, to Google’s online social network, Google+.
Google has acquired Twitter statistics startup SocialGrapple, a move suggesting the search titan is looking to boost its Google+ analytics tracking abilities.
Twitter officially opened the doors of its New York office today, and even New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg showed up.
The cloud computing revolution has made the titanic valuations of major Web 2.0 companies like Facebook and Twitter completely justified, storied venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen (pictured right) said today.
Editor's Pick Facebook’s valuation climbed significantly this year, settling at figures in excess of $80 billion just after the company’s developer conference this month, f8.
1000memories, an online memory-sharing site, is well on its way to finding revenue after launching a new content-sharing feature today called Shoeboxes.
Facebook will give U.S. small business owners up to $10 million in free Facebook advertising, the company announced today, saying it is working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business to provide the ads.
After months of waiting, Google has finally opened the gates to its Google+ social network so anyone can join without the need for an invite, according to a company blog post.
Identified launched a search engine for professionals today, in a move that makes the founders either a) crazy b) smart or c) both. The startup will be competing with giant social network LinkedIn for the attention, and participation, of people busy at work or busy looking for work.
Guest Post Social networking began as a personal communication tool. Friendster, MySpace and Facebook were all about friendships and dating. Today of course, social media has also become another arm of marketing.
Shaker, an online chat room where Facebook users can interact with other Facebook users, won the Disrupt Cup as the most disruptive company at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Twitter has started rolling out “promoted Tweets,” which Twitter users will see regardless of who they follow, the company announced Tuesday afternoon.
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Shaker, a Facebook application that drops you into a virtual environment where you can interact with other Facebook users, is not a dating app. Never mind you can strike up a conversation with that cute guy or girl your friend knows. Never mind that you can dance on a bar. Never mind that you can buy other users drinks.
Good news: A few “trusted” developers will be getting their hands on the Google+ API in the next few days, with wider availability coming in the next weeks, according to a leaked letter from Google Ventures.
Gina Bianchini knows a little bit about social apps.
Erskine Bowles, recent co-chair of President Barack Obama’s commission on fiscal responsibility and reform, and former president of the University of North Carolina system, has joined social networking giant Facebook as a member of the board of directors.
Search giant Google announced today that it is shutting down a number of experimental projects as it cleans house under the direction of new-ish chief executive officer Larry Page.
One of Salesforce.com’s latest and most-touted features in its enterprise social network, Chatter, lets you bring in people from external businesses and customers, so they can participate in activity streams alongside your employees.
Research in Motion on Thursday launched a streaming music service inside of its popular BlackBerry Messenger app.
Business social networking company Jive Software has filed to go public and raise up to $100 million, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
While Facebook was rolling out some changes to its privacy policies today, the company also quietly announced it was killing off the Foursquare-like Places function inside of its mobile app.
Social networking site Facebook today announced that it is adding new tools to let users share content with specific groups of friends, rather than publicly with all of their friends.
Enterprise social networking provider Yammer will now include data from customer relationship management software provider Salesforce.com.
Google+ might still be the new (and relatively small) kid on the social-media block, but that doesn’t mean marketers aren’t trying to figure out how to best use it to sell ads.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Reggie Bradford is CEO of Vitrue. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)