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Google+ tops 40 million users

SAN FRANCISCO — Google co-founder and chief executive Larry Page on Thursday said that its online social networking challenge to Facebook is growing fast and has topped 40 million users. “People are flocking to Google+ at an incredible rate and we are just getting started,” Page said during an earnings…

Facebook saga grows with new legal drama

SAN FRANCISCO – The drama of the Facebook story heightened on Tuesday as a man with a shady past used old emails and a powerful law firm to press his claim to half the online social networking firm. A legal claim filed last year by Paul Ceglia and deemed dubious…

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 adds civil unions to profiles

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook began letting its more than 600 million members indicate whether they are in civil unions or domestic partnerships in what was seen as a victory for same-sex couples. Facebook added “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership” to the list of relationship options…

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