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Google+ Now Open to All Social network to challenge Facebook

Google has opened its social networking site, Google+, to the public, after three months as an invite-only service. The search company has updated features for Google+, including video “hangouts," where…

September 21, 2011, 7:29 AM EDT

Facebook Rolls Out Facial Recognition Feature EU worries about privacy violations

Facebook has a new feature that’s either really cool—or kind of creepy. The social network has released a facial recognition feature that "recognizes" Facebook friends for photo tagging, and it’s…

June 8, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

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In Case You Missed It on Adweek.com… Digital stories dominate this week’s most popular list

Digital stories dominate this week’s most popular list. Here’s a recap: Captcha Ads: Awesome for Brands, Awkward for Users? leads the pack with 215 tweets, more than 100 Facebook “likes” and…

June 3, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Blockbuster LinkedIn IPO Draws Google Comparisons First day trading sees 140% spike

Reid Hoffman can rest easy tonight. As the founder of the first U.S.-based social network to go public, he’s just become an overnight gazillionaire. Or billionaire, at least. His 19…

May 19, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

Facebook Admits It Hired PR Firm to Smear Google The social networking site had Burson plant negative stories

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that two reps for PR firm Burson-Marsteller were attempting to plant negative stories about Google, claiming that its Social Circle feature violates privacy and FTC…

May 12, 2011, 7:33 AM EDT

Digital Media Went Wedding Crazy United States created the most buzz about the big day

Digital media came out in full force to promote coverage of Friday’s royal nuptials, and social media users matched it with a mania for all things Wills and Kate. Although 42…

April 29, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

Star VC Fred Wilson Defends Investments in Twitter, Foursquare Livens up Activate NYC

Fred Wilson hates panels. “I really hate panels,” New York City’s star venture capitalist wrote on his blog last year. “I hate watching them and I hate being on them…

April 29, 2011, 10:23 AM EDT

Samsung shows you who's still on MySpace

Ever feel distrustful of someone whose social-network profile-pic pose is exaggerated or contrived? Well, your skepticism is justified, according to this Samsung promotional video, in which monsters work…

March 22, 2010, 6:59 AM EDT

Geico's Kash joins Twitter, says very little

In a move that ranks among the gravest misuses of social media of all time, Kash, the unspeaking, inanimate, googly-eyed wad of bank notes who stumps for Geico, has…

February 17, 2009, 7:26 AM EST

Barbarian fighting the good fight on Twitter

It's not hard to find bad news about the media industry, whether it's the plummeting ad revenues for newspapers, the layoffs at magazines or the full-blown ad recession. It…

January 29, 2009, 1:40 PM EST

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