Facebook Privacy Head Suggests Company Will Serve Ads on Other Sites

Facebook's head of privacy policy, Erin Egan, hinted in a Web chat on Monday that Facebook would begin serving targeted ads to users on third-party websites.

Facebook Proposes More Changes to Privacy Policy

Facebook said on Friday that it intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy...

California Moves to Stop Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords

The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social...

Facebook's Instagram Buy Could Be Delayed by FTC, Report Says

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe of Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram that could delay the closing of the deal, the Financial...

Microsoft Revamps Bing to Include Interactive Social Sidebar

Bing will soon include a search interface that offers social search results in a separate column to the right of the returned links, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Facebook's App Center Seeks to Court Mobile Users

Facebook said Wednesday that it will launch an App Center where users can browse "high-quality" mobile apps that integrate with the social-networking site.

Facebook Expansion Plan Clears First Hurdle

Facebook's plans to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, got an initial OK from the city planning commission this week and offered a sneak peak at...

Google Releases 'experimental' Full-text Search API for App Engine

Google is testing a long-awaited full-text search API (application programming interface) for the Google App Engine, the company said on Tuesday.

Yahoo Forms Committee to Investigate CEO Hiring Process

Also, the head of Yahoo's hiring committee reportedly has stepped down.

Crowdfunding Raised $1.5 Billion in 2011, Says Report

Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the...

US Judge Lets Microsoft Continue to Sell Products With Disputed Patents

A U.S. judge has declined to lift an unusual order that prevents Motorola Mobility from enforcing a ban in Germany on the sale of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS and...

Fewer Than Half of Facebook and Google Users Understood the Sites' Privacy Policies

Most users of Facebook and Google had fundamental gaps in understanding, even after reading privacy policies, about how the websites handled their information.

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Facebook's Valuation for IPO is Lower Than Expected

UPDATE: Facebook is aiming to initially price shares between $28 and $35, according to documents filed after the markets closed Thursday.

Yahoo CEO's Resume Overstated His Technology Background

Yahoo acknowledges that its new CEO, Scott Thompson, does not hold a degree in "accounting and computer science" as his resume and the corporate website stated.

Facebook Will Enable Custom 'Action Links' for Reacting to Shared Content

Facebook will add a set of "action links" to its social networking service that gives users a third way to react to posts in their news feeds.