Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  • Back To School: Facebook Debuts 'Universities' Page

    Facebook is going back to its roots with the launch of a promotional page on the site offering back-to-school discounts to college students from 10 retailers including Eddie Bauer, Newegg.com, Utrecht Art. The new "Universities on Facebook" Page also provides pointers on how students and campus organizations can use Facebook's features to publicize events, distribute content and build community. ...Read the whole story

  • MySpace Throws In The Towel, Connects To Facebook

    Waving the proverbial white flag, MySpace on Monday said its members can now synchronize posts, and other activity, with their Facebook profiles. To some, the move represents a last-ditch effort by the once-reigning social network to live on by riding the coattails of Facebook's unprecedented global success. ...Read the whole story

  • Blekko's Tools Give Search Marketers Google Alternative

    Blekko Founders Rich Skrenta and Mike Markson are going after the search market. The search engine based on slashtags offers built-in analytics and search engine optimization features. Think Google, Google Analytics and support for SEO rolled into one package. ...Read the whole story

  • Litigants May Have To 'Like' Facebook Feature Despite Calif. Law Cited

    A new lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating a California law banning the use of minors' images in ads without parental consent presents novel questions that defy easy prediction, legal experts say. The potential class-action lawsuit, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, says that Facebook misappropriates minors' names and faces via the "like" button, which allegedly tells people when their Facebook friends likes particular products, advertisers or ads. But it's difficult to know how that law, passed well before the emergence of the Web -- let alone social networking services -- applies to communications on sites like Facebook. ...Read the whole story

  • CBS Interactive Appoints CFO

    CBS Interactive on Monday named Mary Hentges as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president. Hentges comes to CBS Interactive after spending over seven years as the VP of finance and chief financial officer for PayPal. ...Read the whole story

  • YouTube, MLB Deal Streams Video On Demand To Japanese Fans

    YouTube and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet arm of Major League Baseball, announced a partnership Monday to offer baseball fans in Japan a way to follow the game. ...Read the whole story

  • Skype Launches Business Phone Service

    Aiming to boost revenues ahead of its planned IPO, Skype Monday formally rolled out its phone service for business users. Previously in beta for the last six months, Skype Connect 1.0 ties into a company's existing private branch exchange (PBX) or Unified Communications (UC) phone systems to make low-cost voice calls. ...Read the whole story

Doctors' Orders

There was a time when a doctor's orders weren't questioned. That's changed. The Internet era has given rise to a better-informed and a more cautious patient who increasingly sees himself as the best guardian of his ...More