Social Network

  • 24-mile skydive a boon for YouTube, social media
    Bcefa055fb8bf91c1d0f6a706700f9e4 2012-10-14 20:56:56 UTC
    Felix Baumgartner's 24-mile skydive from the stratosphere on Sunday was a boon for social networks as millions of users shared in the wonder of the moment from their computers, tablets and phones. Here's a look at how the world, through the Int...
  • After Facebook posts, Pa. hostage-taker surrenders
    Diaalnews 2012-09-22 08:36:11 UTC
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Klein Michael Thaxton hadn't been much of a Facebook devotee. He posted no status updates in two years on the social network. On Friday, though, he surfaced with a jarring post: "i cant take it no more im done bro." The 22-yea...
  • Deadline for Twitter on giving records to NY court
    Occupy-brooklyn-bridge 2012-09-14 07:21:58 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is facing a deadline to hand over about three months' worth of an Occupy Wall Street protester's tweets or faces steep fines from a New York judge. Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. ruled earlier this year that the social netw...
  • Zuckerberg: Time to 'double down' on Facebook
    2026139faac7e6191a0f6a706700b7d0 2012-09-12 02:03:00 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn't enjoyed seeing his company's stock get pummeled on Wall Street this summer, but he is relishing the opportunity to prove his critics wrong. "I would rather be in a cycle where people unde...
  • Cambodia arrests Pirate Bay co-founder
    500087-sweden-internet-piracy-justice 2012-09-03 06:05:56 UTC
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A co-founder of popular file sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested in Cambodia at the request of Sweden, where he faces a one-year prison term for violating copyright laws, authorities said Monday. Cambodian au...
  • Twitter unveils new targeting tool for advertisers
    Twitter-unveils-new-ad-targeting-tool-pf26aiql-x-large 2012-08-31 09:42:52 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is offering a new way for advertisers to deliver their marketing pitches to the people who are most likely to buy their products and services. The targeting tool introduced Thursday allows ads to be sorted into d...
  • China dissident jailed on Yahoo info is freed
    Diaalnews 2012-08-31 01:59:07 UTC
    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese dissident imprisoned for 10 years on a state subversion conviction supported by evidence from Web portal Yahoo was released early Friday after completing his term, his wife said. The American Internet company drew stron...
  • Social site Formspring hacked, passwords disabled
    Password-breach 2012-07-12 06:01:30 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Social networking site Formspring said Tuesday that it was disabling nearly 30 million registered users' passwords after hundreds of thousands of them were leaked to the Web in their encrypted form. Formspring said in a blog post ...
  • Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute, ad alliance
    Diaalnews 2012-07-06 20:47:09 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a patent dispute. This averts a potentially bitter battle over the technology running two of the Internet's most popular destinations. They have agreed to drop their lawsuits and lic...
  • Peru's ambitious laptop program gets mixed grades
    6d4cc00d9c604312140f6a7067003e97 2012-07-03 21:00:22 UTC
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's distribution of more than 800,000 low-cost laptop computers to children across the country easily ranks as one of the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty. Yet five ...
  • Facebook draws user ire with email switcheroo
    Facebook 2012-06-26 17:16:32 UTC
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has changed your email address. At least that's how many felt after a quiet but vast change in the way the company displays users' contact information. In yet another change to its website that irked users, Fa...
  • Ecuador studying asylum bid by WikiLeaks founder
    Nushi20120619213358577 2012-06-26 02:08:38 UTC
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's foreign minister says lawyers convened by the government are studying the political and legal implications of granting exile to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Minister Ricardo Patino did not indicate when a de...
  • Wikipedia founder backs UK student wanted by US
    E8tbvxzokm_m 2012-06-25 20:55:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The founder of Wikipedia urged British officials on Monday to block the extradition of a 24-year-old British student wanted in the United States over alleged copyright offenses. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales expressed support for Richar...
  • Ecuador's envoy heads to Quito for Assange talks
    Untitled 2012-06-23 17:36:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) - Ecuador's embassy in London said Saturday that ambassador Anna Alban was traveling to her country's capital to brief President Rafael Correa on the bizarre request for political asylum made by Wikileaks chief Julian Assange. Assan...
  • London Games to be first social media Olympics
    Untitled 2012-06-20 06:00:48 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are ...
  • Yelp serves restaurant reviews to Microsoft's Bing
    Yelp_serves_restaurant_reviews_to_microsoft's_bing_ 2012-06-15 07:36:30 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yelp is feeding its online reviews of restaurants and other local merchants to Microsoft's Bing search engine in a move to compete against Zagat ratings on Google. Beginning Thursday, people using Bing to search for informa...
  • China looks to boost Internet limits on microblogs
    Untitled 2012-06-07 20:17:37 UTC
    SHANGHAI (AP) — China plans to stiffen restrictions on Internet service providers as it seeks even greater control over the opinions voiced on the country's lively microblogs and other web forums. A list of proposed changes to Beijing's Interne...
  • Sony pumps life into PS Vita, Move controller
    4fcda1b49f98f.image 2012-06-05 18:24:14 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Corp. has breathed new life into its handheld Vita and announced a tie-up with author J.K. Rowling that could cause Harry Potter fans to fly on broomsticks into the world of games. The Japanese console maker indicated Mo...
  • Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying
    Untitled 2012-06-05 00:43:32 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age. The company is now testing ways to allow those kids to participate without needing to lie. This would likely be under p...
  • Facebook stock climbs, still down from IPO
    Untitled 2012-05-30 17:28:37 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock is getting some relief, inching higher following a steep decline in the wake of its initial public offering. Shares of Facebook Inc. are up 43 cents to $29.27 in morning trading on Wednesday. That's still down a...
  • Morgan Stanley may refund some Facebook investors
    Untitled 2012-05-25 01:31:26 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, the lead investment bank in Facebook's troubled initial public offering, will compensate retail investors who overpaid when they bought Facebook's stock in Friday's IPO, according to a source familiar with the matte...
  • Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO
    Facebook-ipo-stocks-001-640x480 2012-05-23 04:41:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company ...
  • Where are Facebook's friends? Stock down after IPO
    0521-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-1 2012-05-21 18:53:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network's second day of trading as a public company on Monday. By early afternoon, the stock was at $34.04, down 11 percent from Friday's closing price of $...
  • Pakistan blocks Twitter over contentious tweets
    75beebcb41322c0b75269ee6806f-grande 2012-05-20 23:13:19 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan blocked the social networking website Twitter for much of Sunday because it refused to remove tweets considered offensive to Islam, said one of the country's top telecommunications officials. The tweets were promoting ...
  • FACEBOOK IPO LIVE: The social network goes public
    Facebook_ipo-1525348799_v2.grid-6x2 2012-05-18 20:36:52 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook updated its status to "public company" on Friday. After an anxiety-filled half-hour delay, its stock began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market for the first time as investors were finally able to put a dollar value on th...