Yahoo jumps into the local deals game, partners with Groupon

November 16, 2010

YAHOO-MICROSOFT/Rumors continue to swirl that Yahoo would like to buy Groupon, the fast-growing group-buying service.

Facebook wants your help in killing off e-mail

November 15, 2010

By Kevin Kelleher. Kevin Kelleher is a guest contributor to, and opinions expressed are his own.

Is Facebook building a Gmail killer?

November 15, 2010

By Kevin Kelleher

Facebook is hosting one of its increasingly common “events” Monday to announce a new feature for its site. Along with Apple, Facebook is probably the only company at this point that could collect a large audience on short notice with only the vaguest of descriptions.

RockMelt’s secret social Web browser makes debut

November 7, 2010

The Web has evolved drastically during the past two decades. But the Web browser remains much as it has since it was first created.RockMeltScreen

Facebook Mobile Event on Nov 3: Is this the secret Facebook Phone?

October 30, 2010

Here’s something to keep the rumor mills churning through the weekend.FBFone

Facebook has just sent out an invite to the media for a “mobile event” at its Palo Alto, California headquarters on Wednesday November 3.

Yahoo revamps email with social sheen

October 27, 2010

Social networking services like Facebook have become a key form of communication, but Yahoo believes there’s plenty of room left to improve good old email.

Yahoo unfurls accordion to revamp search

October 7, 2010

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz once played in an accordion band, so perhaps it’s fitting that the ole squeezebox has figured in to Yahoo’s products as the central motif in a revamped Internet search experience.

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg met Zuckerman: A New Jersey story

September 24, 2010

Give a guy $100 million, and the least he could do is get your name right.

But such decorum was not to be for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who saw his $100 million donation to Newark New Jersey’s public school system repaid by Mayor Cory Booker clumsily referring to him as “Zuckerman.”

Nielsen Says – In: social networking; Out: email

August 2, 2010

INTERNET-SOCIALMEDIA/PRIVACYAnyone with a Facebook account knows how addictive social networking can be. But a new report by analytics firm Nielsen illustrates just how central social networking has become in the Average Joe’s day-to-day life.