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Facebook foreclosures on the rise

In the age of the online over-share, combined with the current slew of foreclosures and mortgage drama, it may not come as too much of a shock to hear that social networking and banking have merged in a very serious way. Attorneys and mortgage lenders in Canada, New Zealand and…

Google launches social networking service to rival Facebook

WASHINGTON — Internet search giant Google launched its rival to Facebook on Tuesday, a new social networking service called Google+. “Online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it,” Google’s senior vice president for engineering Vic Gundotra said in a blog post. “We’d like to bring the…

Facebook exposing children to online threats: EU survey

BRUSSELS — Social networking sites such as Facebook are not doing enough to protect children from potential dangers such as grooming by paedophiles or online bullying, European authorities said Tuesday. Of 14 websites tested on behalf of the European Commission, just two — Bebo and MySpace — ensure the required…

Poll: Facebook users have more friends, political views

WASHINGTON (AFP) – According to a poll published on Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends and are more politically engaged. The survey of 2,255 American adults found that Facebook members who use the site multiple times…

LinkedIn hikes public share price by 30 percent

NEW YORK — LinkedIn on Tuesday raised the share price for its public listing by roughly 30 percent, pushing the value of the professional-networking firm as high as $4 billion and testing the market’s lust for Internet companies. The first major US social networking firm to go public, LinkedIn jacked…

MySpace may trim down to win suitors

SAN FRANCISCO – Reports surfaced on Friday that faded social networking star MySpace may cut more staff to be attractive to suitors. A Wall Street Journal report cited unnamed sources as indicating News Corp. might make MySpace leaner for potential buyers including music video service Vevo, China-based Internet company Tencent,…

Facebook deletes account calling for violent revolt against Israel

Social networking site Facebook said yesterday that it deleted a page calling for a third “intifada” (uprising) against the state of Israel, claiming the page’s users and administrators called for violence. The page called on citizens of Arab states to demonstrate against Israeli oppression of Palestinians following Friday prayers on…

Former Obama spox Gibbs in talks with Facebook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook, the social networking giant, is seeking to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for a senior post, The New York Times reported. The newspaper reported on its website late on Sunday that Facebook is looking at Gibbs, once one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, to help manage communications in advance of…

Digg founder steps back to launch new startup

Digg founder Kevin Rose has resigned from the powerhouse link-sharing and social networking site to launch a new, $1 million startup company, reports TechCrunch. Rose founded Digg in December 2004, and has gradually faded into the background of the site. While Digg came close to being sold to Google for…

‘Will I be alive tomorrow?’ Social networks and disaster

TOKYO (Reuters) – Thousands of people in tech-savvy Japan swamped the Internet in the hours after a devastating earthquake and tsunami to tell loved ones they were safe, but social networking sites were also flooded with worries about an explosion at a nuclear plant. At least 1,300 people were killed,…

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