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Google betting big on social media and mobile

Google co-founder Larry Page said his first year back at the company’s helm has been marked by big bets on social networking and mobile gadgets. Page marked the anniversary of his return as chief executive of the Internet colossus by sharing his thoughts in a letter posted at Google+ social…

Yahoo! accuses Facebook of patent infringement

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo! filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Monday accusing the social networking giant of patent infringement. Yahoo!, in the suit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California, accused Facebook of infringing on 10 of its patents. “For much of the technology upon which…

Yahoo! seeks to avoid Indian lawsuit over content

Internet giant Yahoo! on Tuesday applied to be removed from a lawsuit lodged in an Indian court against social networking siteshosting allegedly offensive content. More than 20 Internet firms, including Google and Facebook, have been named in the case, which follows meetings between government ministers and the companies over material seen as offending Muslims or defaming…

Love a click away in Indonesia’s Twitter Republic

He was a geeky kid from Yogyakarta, she a glamorous city girl in Jakarta. In a country with one of the world’s most vibrant social networking scenes they fell in love on Twitter. The storyline of “Republik Twitter,” an Indonesian romantic comedy to be released in Valentine’s week, exemplifies a growing trend of…

Facebook stocks up for Google fight

WASHINGTON — As Facebook and Google jockey for dominance of the Web, the social networking titan’s $5 billion stock offering will give it a hefty warchest for the ongoing fight, analysts said. “It gives Facebook the ability to roll out more services,” Gartner technology analyst Michael Gartenberg said. “It’s going…

Papa Ratzi to be bombarded with 5 million condoms

Delicious! Pope Benedict XVI triggered yet another scandal when he criticized the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Now the protests are taking an unusual form: The pontiff is about to receive a deluge of condoms by post — gifts from international members of a Facebook…

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