• LinkedIn Surpasses Myspace For U.S. Visitors To Become No. 2 Social Network; Twitter Not Far Behind

    Professional social network Linkedin surpassed Myspace in terms of traffic to become the No. 2 most visited social networking site in the U.S. in June. LinkedIn, which has seen a resurgence of traffic after its IPO in May, reached an all-time high of 33.9 million unique visitors in June compared to Myspace, which saw 33.5 million unique visitors (that’s down from 34.9 million in May). Read More

  • TechCrunched: News Highlights In Under Two Minutes

    Once again, we’re packaging some of the top news of the week in a quick-to-digest video format.  If you missed some of the big tech stories this week, TechCrunched gives you the highlights. Take a look, have a listen and let us know what you think. Also, be sure to visit the below links for additional insights. Read More

  • With Google+ (And A Tweak For Analytics), The Social Sharing War Is Fully On

    Google and Facebook are at war. This is old news. They both want to be the center of the Internet — but there can be only one center. For a while, it looked like things were quickly shifting Facebook’s way after years of dominance by Google. Then Google+ appeared — already the most compelling social experience Google has ever offered. While it’s still far from clear… Read More

  • Facebook Now Lets App Developers See Their Spam Scores

    Two weeks ago a number of Facebook developers logged into the site to horrible news: their applications had suddenly been disabled without warning. The culprit was Facebook’s spam-fighting bot, which automatically tracks the amount of negative feedback an application receives from users and blocks apps that are faring especially poorly (since they’re probably spammy). But the bot… Read More

  • Facebook’s Andrew Bosworth: "The Most Exciting Things Are Things We’re Not Working On"

    At yesterday’s launch of video Skype messaging, Mark Zuckerberg showed this slide of Facebook user growth graph plotted with the launches of Facebook apps like Photos, Messages and the Like Button. Zuckerberg held that each bump in growth was fueled by a technological innovation and that Facebook is currently right at elbow of the hockeystick, waiting for the technological innovation… Read More

  • Zuckerberg's Not So Subtle Dig At Google Circles

    Even as Facebook revealed some new chat products on Wednesday, the elephant in the room was Google’s latest attempt to create a social network, Google+. Mark Zuckerberg tried deflect direct comparisons by saying, “Every app is going to be social.” But he did make one remark, which suggested how he really feels about Google+ and one of its main features, Circles. … Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Explains His Law Of Social Sharing [Video]

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg punctuated his “awesome” announcement today by revealing that users are now publicly sharing around 4 billion “things” (status updates, images, etc) on Facebook a day. Zuckerberg explained that in accordance with Facebook’s data, social sharing functions exponentially, so that the amount of stuff you shared today is double the amount… Read More

  • What Do Facebook T-Shirts Look Like In Seattle?

    Why they have the Seattle Space Needle on them of course! Our illustrious model here is none other than Philip Su, the main Facebook engineer behind the Facebook/Skype Video chat announced today. While the Facebook Seattle T-shirts themselves have been around for nine months, Facebook has been pushing its Seattle team lately, with Zuckerberg giving the “Awesome” announcement heads… Read More

  • Why Mark Zuckerberg's First Public Response To Google+ Is The Right One

    Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. Today at the Facebook news conference, a reporter asked Mark Zuckerberg what he thought of Google+. Zuckerberg responded by saying that lots of companies are going to build things like video chat, but Facebook competitors also have to build up their social graph first. Read More

  • Facebook Video Chat v. Google Hangouts: It's No Contest

    One of the questions I had when I broke the news last week about the Facebook/Skype partnership: Would group video chat be part of the product, and if so would it be free? The answer is no, there’s no group chat. Facebook says that one on one video chat is far more popular on Skype than group chat and so it makes sense to start there. But that’s misdirection – group chat on… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Ad Hoc Group Chat, New Chat Design, And Video Chat With Skype

    Facebook announced a trio of related new chat products today: ad hoc group chat, a new chat design, and video calling powered by Skype. The ad hoc group chat lets Facebook users create group chats without first creating a group. The new design makes chat look better on wide screens. But the big announcement is around video calling, which we broke last week. You can try the video calling now. Read More

  • Skype Averaging 300M Minutes Of Video Calling Per Month; Represents 50 Percent Of Traffic

    Skype CEO Tony Bates just took the stage at today’s Facebook event announcing integrated video calling, group chat and new design today and revealed a number of new stats regarding video calling on the VoIP platform. Bates said that Skype users are averaging 300 million minutes per month of video calling. Bates says that 50 percent of Skype’s traffic is video calling . Back in… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Skype-Powered Video Calling

    Confirming our report last week, Facebook has just announced a major new feature that it’s launching in tandem with Skype: video calling. It’s a feature that’s been rumored for quite a while, and it’s one that Facebook is putting a lot of weight behind. Now, whenever you browse to a friend’s profile, you’ll see a new button nestled between the… Read More

  • Zuck Confirms That Facebook Now Has 750 Million Active Users

    We initially reported that Facebook had reached 750 million users, but today, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social network had reached the milestone. Zuck added that sharing is growing at an “exponential rate.” Zuckerberg said Facebook didn’t report the milestone because they don’t thing that’s the metric they should be using to determine… Read More

  • Zuckerberg: Online Sharing Is Growing At An Exponential Rate (And Users Are Sharing 4 Billion Things A Day)

    Today at a special event at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken the stage to unveil some key new announcements (you can find our live notes and a live stream right here). One of the first things Zuckerberg announced: Facebook has observed the the rate that its users are sharing is increasing at an exponential rate. He explains that if you look at… Read More

  • Liveblogging The Facebook "Awesome" Event [+Video]

    We’re setting up shop this morning at Facebook HQ in Palo Alto, covering a press event that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heralded as “awesome” last week, causing stirs of Facebook anticipation smack in the middle of the Google + launch. While Facebook could pull a fast one, our sources are telling us that the product to be unveiled will be a in-browser Facebook messaging… Read More

  • How To Move Your Facebook Photos To Picasa (Soon, Google Photos) In A Flash

    I’m sure there’s more than one way to easily transfer your Facebook photos and albums to Google’s Picasa service (which will apparently be renamed Google Photos). If you know of a good method for moving from one to the other, do share it in a comment below, but I would like to highlight one that launched very recently. The aptly named Move2Picasa.com website lets you connect… Read More

  • On The Eve Of One Facebook Event, The Spartans Prepare For Another

    Tomorrow morning at their headquarters in Palo Alto, Facebook is holding an event to show off an “awesome” new product. Our sources tell us that product with be the long-rumored Skype integration within Facebook for full-on video chat goodness — just a week after arch nemesis Google unveiled Hangouts as a part of Google+. Given that news has already leaked out, it’s… Read More

  • The Only Backdoor Left To Sneak Your Facebook Friends Into Google+ Is Yahoo

    Mark Zuckerberg may be the most followed user on Google+, but good luck trying to find any of your Facebook friends on Google’s new social service. Facebook is making it difficult for anyone to import their friend contact information into Google+. There is no direct contact import feature such as there is for Yahoo or Hotmail, and Facebook is clamping down on third-party services that… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Is The Most Followed User On Google+

    In what must be somewhat embarrassing for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on Google+, according to the Google+ Statistics counter. The Facebook CEO has 21,213 followers, compared to the Google CEO at 14,798, Google social czar Vic Gundotra at 13,783, Google co-founder Sergey Brin at 11,629, blogger Robert Scoble at 11,389, Google spam… Read More