Facebook wins patent for social networking news feed
Facebook has been awarded a patent for 'Dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network' - relating specifically to serving up a feed of actions by a user's friends.
February 26, 2010
Facebook’s mobile strategy…in 16 minutes
Want to get the low-down on everything Facebook has planned for mobile, during the space of a tea-break? Check out this presentation from the social network's VP of user growth, mobile and international expansion Chamath...
February 17, 2010
theBizmo launches Hit Or Not Facebook music app
UK music startup the Bizmo has launched a new Facebook application called Hit Or Not, a social game that asks its players to test their A&R skills.
February 9, 2010
Facebook tops 400m users
According to a post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook now has 400 million users, having doubled its size the last year. To celebrate, the company has unveiled its latest redesign - expect the usual user complaints throughout...
February 5, 2010
Facebook forced to deny new music service rumours
"We have no plans to launch a music service on Facebook". That's the unequivocal quote from the social network's spokesperson yesterday, following new speculation about its music plans.
February 4, 2010
Why people still have only 150 ‘real’ Facebook friends
You might boast about having hundreds or even thousands of friends on Facebook, but how many of those friendships are meaningful? 150 - the same number that applies to real-world social groups.
January 26, 2010
Elvis set to shake up Twitter, Facebook and iPhone
Next year will see what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday - an anniversary that's being celebrated with all manner of official products and promotions.
December 11, 2009
Apple selling customised iTunes gift cards on Facebook
Apple is working with a company named GroupCard to sell customised iTunes gift cards on Facebook - the first time they've been made available in this way.
December 10, 2009
Google, Yahoo, Facebook and eBay slam UK Digital Economy bill
We knew that ISPs weren't too keen on the clause in the UK government's Digital Economy bill that allows ministers to change UK copyright law without primary legislation.
December 3, 2009
The 50 top brands on Facebook
If you're using Facebook as a marketing channel for artists, you may want to have a look at a new report called The Big Money Facebook 50.
December 1, 2009
What does Google’s new music service mean for the industry?
We had our go at analysing the potential impact of Google's new music search in yesterday's PDF Report, but others have been doing the same. Billboard's Glenn Peoples has penned two pieces analysing the implications.
October 30, 2009