Facebook valuation in eye of the beholder

February 12, 2009

The $15 billion valuation that Microsoft appeared to bestow on Facebook in 2007 provoked some scepticism – including within Facebook itself.

You’ve come a long way, baby

February 4, 2009

Facebook turns five today, and founder Mark Zuckerberg took a moment yesterday to reflect on the social networking site’s journey from a Harvard dorm room to an online hangout spot for 150 million people. It hasn’t been easy, Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post.

Facebook hotter than MySpace: Yahoo CEO Bartz

January 28, 2009

Facebook is hot, MySpace is not.  We didn’t say it, Yahoo’s new chief executive Carol Bartz did.

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MySpace Cafe at Sundance. Is it Yahoo II: the sequel?

January 17, 2009

USA/Years ago at the Sundance Film Festival, Yahoo! sponsored a small cafe where festivalgoers could drop in -- if they were on the list -- and grab a quick bite to eat. But over time, it seems Yahoo's fame and fortune as an Internet portal have receded, and in it's place popped up social networking site MySpace. And in recent years, MySpace has sponsored the cafe at Sundance.

from Shop Talk:

Dump 10 Facebook ‘friends,’ win a Whopper

January 8, 2009

JAPAN BURGER/If ever you needed a reason to clear the dead wood from your Facebook posse, here it is: Burger King will give you a free Whopper hamburger every time you cut 10 of your "fair-weather web friends."

Facebook-Twitter: the deal that could have been

November 24, 2008

Microsoft/Yahoo, Samsung/SanDisk, Electronic Arts/Take-Two….Facebook/Twitter?

Dragging and dropping with MySpace

November 10, 2008

At MySpace, change is a gradual affair. News Corp’s online social network on Monday is introducing Profile 2.0, which it calls the “next step in iterative global site redesign, enabling millions of users to opt-in and customize the appearance of their profiles using an innovative new drag-and-drop user interface.”

Zuckerberg, edition Web 2.0

November 7, 2008

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have traded in his Adidas flip-flops for tennis shoes, but he was as coy as ever when it came to talking about the social network.  On stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, host John Batelle asked Zuckerberg about Dubai, referring to rumors that Facebook CFO Gideon Yu was in the Middle East seeking financing from the sheikhs.

Google-Yahoo vs. Department of Justice

October 31, 2008

The odds of a Google-Yahoo Web advertising deal are looking increasingly bad. The Wall Street Journal says that both sides may just drop the deal as early as next week. The reason: The Justice Department wants too many darn compromises.

It’s 8:00 p.m. — do you know where your TV is?

October 1, 2008

television-set.jpgThe new prime-time TV season is starting and that means all eyes are on Nielsen ratings. While that’s the case every fall, this one is a bit different — the industry is recovering from a writers’ strike that threw the 2007-08 season into disarray.