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Facebook to aquire FriendFeed

August 31, 2009

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, said it will buy FriendFeed, netting a group of prized ex-Google engineers in the fast-growing Internet business. FriendFeed, an up-and-coming social media startup, lets people share content online in real time across various social networks and blogs. The service is similar to, though less popular than Twitter, the [...]

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Twitter, FB, Google hit by cyber attacks

August 31, 2009

Cyber attacks hammered Twitter, Facebook, and Google, disrupting the hip micro-blogging service and causing stumbles at the hot social-networking site while Google fended off assaults. Twitter was down for more than an hour early in the morning on Thursday, before the eponymous California firm got it back online. “The continuing denial of service attack is [...]

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Intel lets Facebook users to focus on research

August 31, 2009

Intel unveiled a software programme on Monday that allows Facebook users devote spare computer processing power to researching diseases or climate change. The world’s largest computer chip company teamed with nonprofit group GridRepublic to create a “Progress Thru Processors” application based on the popular online social networking service’s operating platform. The application enables Facebook users [...]

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Facebook to face off with new web rivals

August 16, 2009

Facebook’s vision of becoming a “utility” that offers activities to keep people online for hours could set it on a collision course with the Web’s giants. In recent days, the No.1 social networking company revamped its search engine and bought a start-up that some call a rival to hot micro-blogging service Twitter. It is also [...]

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Looking for a job? Try LinkedIn or Twitter

August 12, 2009

Job-seeking in this 21st century recession may just have gone viral and mobile. Since the start of the recession in December 2007, about 6.7 million workers have been laid off according to latest statistics – at a time the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have exploded, drawing millions of [...]

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Centre warns users of Facebook and Twitter of malware

August 11, 2009

The government has warned the users of social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter of a virus that is spreading through these sites targeting the members. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), under the Department of Information Technology, the apex body that monitors Internet security threats in the country, said a new worm [...]

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Facebook Beta test site shows dates of birth

August 26, 2008

Facebook has accidentally revealed personal information about its members. The social networking site divulged the dates of birth of many of its 80 million active users, even those who had requested that the information remained confidential.

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