• Zynga Teams With Yahoo On Social Games

    Highlighting efforts to ease its reliance on Facebook, social game company Zynga Wednesday announced a partnership with Yahoo to offer its games throughout the Web portal's network including the home page, Yahoo Games and Yahoo Mail. The deal comes on the heels of a new five-year agreement that Zynga struck last week with Facebook, where it operates hugely popular games like "FarmVille" and "Mafia Wars" that have aided the social network's growth. ...Read the whole story

How Facebook's New, New Privacy Settings Show How It Listened -- And Didn't

As this will mark the sixth week in a row that I've posted about Facebook, I'll be entering a 12-step program later this afternoon to get me off the addictive habit of constantly looking at the world as if Facebook is the only thing that matters. But today, on the day that Facebook announced its latest round of privacy controls -- which has been the theme of all those columns, dating back to mid-April -- it's just too tempting. So here we go. ...More