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.

Yahoo Makes a Play for Small Business Ad Dollars, Dives Into Proxy Fight

Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for...

Motorola Mobility Bringing Red Ink to Google Balance Sheets

Motorola Mobility, set to be acquired by Google, on Tuesday reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in net revenue, to US$3.1 billion, for the first quarter of 2012, but suffered a net loss of $86 million.

FTC Hires Outside Attorney in Google Antitrust Case

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has hired an outside litigator to lead its antitrust investigation of Google, a possible sign that the FTC is preparing to file...

ZestCash Claims Bringing Big Data to Consumer Lending Will Revolutionize the Industry

ZestCash, an online lending service for lower-income borrowers, has begun using a new big data-driven decision-making method that it claims will allow it to lend...

California to Develop Mobile Privacy Guidelines

The state of California will issue a set of best practices for mobile app developers this summer, responding to concerns that have emerged nationwide about...

Google Begins Penalizing Search 'Over-Optimization'

Google's search algorithm will favor websites with high-quality content and less refined search-engine optimization.

Facebook Earnings Show Continued Growth, Decline in Profit

Facebook announced on Monday that its total revenue rose 45 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but its profit fell 12 percent.

Berners-Lee: Demand Your Data From Internet Companies

The Web scientist says the problem with companies like Facebook and Google is not that they collect vast troves of data about their users, but that they don't reveal what they do with it.

Banjo Hits 1 Million Users, Signaling Mainstream Interest in Social Location Apps

The mobile app Banjo hit a million users this week, suggesting that a new crop of location-based social apps may become popular with mainstream users despite...

Yahoo's New CEO Lays out Strategy for Smaller, More Focused Company

Yahoo plans to cut about 50 properties and refocus on its core business, CEO Scott Thompson said in an earnings call on Tuesday.

Yahoo Earnings Rise, but Revenue Treads Water

Yahoo reported Tuesday that its first-quarter profit came to US$286 million, up 28 percent from the same quarter last year, but the company's total revenue...

Paying With Smartphones to Outpace Credit Cards by 2020, Experts Say

More than two-thirds of technology insiders believe that paying with smartphones will overtake cash and credit card payments by 2020, according to a survey.

Operators of Online Drug Ring Arrested in Global Sweep

The alleged ringleader of an online marketplace for illegal drugs was arrested Monday in Lelystad, Netherlands, capping two days of arrests and the indictment of...

Facebook to Make Profile URL Usernames and Email Handles the Same

Facebook members who have customized their profile webpage with a unique name will have to use that same name as the handle of their Facebook.com email address, the company has announced.