Google Enables Third-party Apps in Video Hangouts

Google has opened its Google+ Hangout service to third-party applications and is adding an apps menu to the video chat application to help people find them.

Study Finds Major Weaknesses in Single Sign-on Systems

The single sign-on protocols that allow users to sign in to a range of websites with their Google or Facebook accounts suffer from security flaws that could...

US Lawmakers Question IPhone App Developers in Privacy Inquiry

Ranking Democrats Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters on Thursday to developers of iOS apps, asking...

Facebook Rolls out High-resolution Photo Display, Full-screen Viewer

Facebook now automatically displays shared photos at their highest possible resolution for users on a desktop and offers a full-screen viewing option, the...

Venmo Aims to Make Mobile Payments Social

Venmo, a venture-funded East Coast startup, Tuesday publicly launched a person-to-person payment app that emphasizes sharing payments on social networks.

FutureAdvisor Launches Comprehensive Investment Advice Website

FutureAdvisor launched Tuesday a financial services website that displays, analyzes and offers advice about a user's entire investment portfolio.

Jolicloud Me to Integrate Content From Multiple Online Services

French startup Jolicloud announced a new service Monday that will allow users to access through a single interface the content they have published on various...

SXSW: Location, Location, Location Fuels Mobile Apps

Soon FourSquare won't be the only cool kid on the location-based apps block: A new wave of startups, including Highlight, Zaarly, TaskRabbit and Localmind, are...

SXSW Panel Heats up Over Big Data Privacy Concerns

A Sunday afternoon panel designed to address head-on privacy concerns stemming from so-called "big data" collection sparked passions even though both Facebook...

Glancee's Vaccari Gives SXSW Overview of Social Discovery Apps

The apps help identify people with shared interests and facilitate real-world meetings, but a big challenge is to avoid being creepy.

SXSW Panelists: Mobile Payments Poised to Take off in US

Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference Saturday.

Facebook Adds Interest Lists, Steps up Rivalry With Twitter

Facebook will soon roll out an "Add Interests" menu option that allows its users to subscribe to content feeds by subject area, the company said on Thursday.

AllTuition Is the Star Pupil at Launch Conference

AllTuition, which launched a college financial-aid application service, won an informal vote among a high-powered panel of judges at the Launch conference on...

Yahoo Layoffs Would Indicate Company Direction

Rumored layoffs at Yahoo could offer a clue as to how the company's new CEO, Scott Thompson, plans to redirect the stumbling Internet giant.

Zynga to Launch Games Platform, Invites Third-party Developers

Zynga will launch its own social gaming platform and open it up to third-party game developers, the company announced on Thursday.