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Posts tagged “Social Media”

Updated January 22, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook raises $1B from investors outside the US

Facebook The additional funding has provided the No. 1 social media website with $1.5 billion in new capital over the past month. How will Facebook spend the money? The company isn't saying.

Updated January 20, 2011

Premium Lock Social network scams surge exploiting 'vices,' Cisco warns

In its new cybersecurity report, the networking giant says spam declined for the first time in 2010. Cybercriminals also are targeting non-Windows operating systems and mobile applications. Plus, "money mules" are trafficking looted funds.

Cisco's cyberthreat matrix Cisco's cyberthreat matrix

January 12, 2011

Premium Lock MySpace to lay off nearly half its staff worldwide

MySpace The cuts, part of a two-stage layoff plan, better position the site for a possible sale or spin-off by parent News Corp.

January 12, 2011

Premium Lock Will Facebook $65M settlement be reopened?

Facebook The twins who claim they had the idea for Facebook, not Mark Zuckerberg, want the settlement thrown out.

January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Y'all like Twitter? Tweets are 'koo' - Yep, tweets reflect our accents

Twitter    The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S., study finds.

January 11, 2011

Premium Lock Discount service Groupon raises $950 million in new funding

Groupon logo Like Facebook and Twitter, Groupon relies on a growing community of users. The company says it will use the funding for expansion as well as to reward its existing shareholders and some employees.

January 7, 2011

Premium Lock Growing number of investors could require IPO for Facebook

Facebook The owner of the world's largest Internet social network, privately held since it started in a Harvard University dorm room seven years ago, will be forced to open its books because it expects to have more than 500 shareholders at some point this year.

January 6, 2011

Premium Lock Cisco unveils its future vision for TV: 'Videoscape'

At Consumer Electronics Show, CEO John Chambers showcases a set-top box that he says will link the web and cable TV programs. But the reaction is mixed.

Cisco's Videoscape box Cisco's Videoscape box

Updated January 4, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook's whopping deal shows value of social data

Facebook Analysis: Facebook remains a private company and does not have to disclose its financial performance yet, but estimates of its annual revenue have been in the $2-3 billion range, and with only one viable revenue stream (advertising) open to date, Facebook seems to be poised to rapidly accelerate its revenue and profitability in the years ahead.

January 3, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook - A $50B behemoth now beyond tech world

A reported investment by Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor of $500 million in Facebook is a further sign that the social networking behemoth is becoming a powerful force even outside tech circles, even as the company tries to push off going public as long as possible.

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January 3, 2011

Premium Lock Facebook worth $50B after $550M in new investments

Facebook Goldman Sachs pours $500 million and Russian investment firm adds another $50 million for the social media site, according to The New York Times.

December 23, 2010

Premium Lock Cherokee, Apple partner to put language on iPhones

Tribal officials first contacted Apple about getting Cherokee on the iPhone three years ago. Apple's reputation for innovation gave the tribe hope.

December 17, 2010

Premium Lock V.C. update: Investors see surging values in Facebook, others

Venture Capital A new report tracking 11 high-profile privately held Internet companies says values have soared 54 percent since June.

Updated December 16, 2010

Premium Lock Bing tries to get friendlier with help from 'friends' at Facebook

A series of updates to the Microsoft search engine are designed to help Bing gain ground on Google.

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Updated December 16, 2010

Premium Lock A big tweet - Twitter raises $200M in new capital

Twitter    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms, is leading the investment announced Wednesday. Twitter also added two successful entrepreneurs, Mike McCue and David Rosenblatt, to its board of directors.

December 15, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook founder is Time's 'Person of Year'

Mark Zuckerberg on Time's cover At 26, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest "Person of the Year" since the first one chosen, Charles Lindbergh; he was 25 when he was named in 1927.

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