Oct 4, 2012

Facebook tops 1 billion users

NEW YORK — More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing. That’s double the 500 million it hit in July 2010 — what now seems like a lifetime but […]

Sep 27, 2012

Timberlake tries to bring Myspace back

NEW YORK — “Who am I to say I want you back? When you were never mine to give away.” Those are the opening lines of a song that accompanies a “New Myspace” promotional video. The once-mighty social network is trying to stage yet another comeback with the help of Justin Timberlake. The new site, […]

May 11, 2012

Facebook updates data use policy to give more info

NEW YORK — Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give people more clarity on how the company uses information they share. As part of the changes, Facebook is also signaling that it may start showing people ads on sites other than Facebook, targeting the pitches to interests and hobbies that […]

Mar 1, 2012

AT&T relents on ‘unlimited data’ plan limits

NEW YORK — AT&T is caving to complaints that it’s placing unreasonable limits on the “unlimited data” plans it offers smartphone subscribers. The cellphone company says that from now on, it will only slow down service for its “unlimited data” subscribers when they hit 3 gigabytes of usage within a billing cycle. Previously, the company […]

Apr 19, 2011

Google turns to users for guidance on US maps

Google Inc. doesn’t hesitate to seek directions when it comes to trying to improve its online mapping service. That’s why Google is asking its users to add more details to its U.S. maps. The suggested revisions can be made beginning Tuesday through an editing tool that already has been used to create and refine maps […]

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