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New Facebook Feature Released: Cool or Creepy?

New Facebook Feature Released: Cool or Creepy?

Facebook(NEW YORK) — Facebook is thinking about all the ways you can find more friends, including the ones around you. The social network has quietly rolled out a new feature called Find Friends Nearby.Find Friends Nearby, or Friendshake, as Facebook …

Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga’s Ruby Blast Arcade Game Hits Facebook

Zynga/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Another day, another Zynga game to keep you entertained during those boring conference calls. Zynga released Bubble Safari a few weeks ago. Now the social gaming king is announcing a new arcade-style game — Ruby Blast….

Apple iOS 6: A Closer Look at Facebook, Passbook, Apple Maps

Apple iOS 6: A Closer Look at Facebook, Passbook, Apple Maps

AppleBy JOANNA STERN, ABC News Technology Editor(SAN FRANCISCO) – Apple didn’t hold back Monday on its plans for the iPhone and the iPad. Scott Forstall, head of iOS software, demoed 10 new features coming to iOS 6 this fall. There are a lot of n…

Apple iOS 6: Facebook Integration, Improved Siri, New Maps

Apple iOS 6: Facebook Integration, Improved Siri, New Maps

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Apple today showed off iOS 6, the feature-laden successor to its current iOS 5 software for iPhones and iPads. It will bring 200 new features to the iPhone and iPad, the company said, including Facebook in…

Facebook Launches App Center

Facebook Launches App Center

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — It’s about to become much easier to find and install Facebook apps to your Facebook Timeline. The Facebook App Center, announced in early May, will begin rolling out as soon as Thursday night…

Nasdaq Outlines $40M Fund for Facebook IPO Glitches

Nasdaq Outlines $40M Fund for Facebook IPO Glitches

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — The Nasdaq stock exchange announced a $40 million fund Wednesday to compensate investors who were “disadvantaged” by technical problems during Facebook’s rocky IPO on May 18.The Nasdaq OMX …

Dow Down Fourth Straight Day, Facebook at New Low

Dow Down Fourth Straight Day, Facebook at New Low

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After a sharp drop Friday, the Dow closed at 12,101.46 on Monday, down another 17.11 points in trading.The S&P ended the day flat at 1,278.18, while the NASDAQ managed to end the day up 12.53 points to close at 2,760….

Facebook to Allow Users Under 13?

Facebook to Allow Users Under 13?

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook is reportedly working on new technology that would allow children under 13 to use the social networking site while being supervised by their parents.Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall St…

How Much Does Facebook Pay Its Interns?

How Much Does Facebook Pay Its Interns?

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With internships harder to come by in a sluggish economy and unpaid internships typical in many industries, the lucky college students who land a summer gig at Facebook have indeed found a friend. Acc…

Mom Chokes Bully Over Facebook Comments

Mom Chokes Bully Over Facebook Comments

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — A Florida mom said she regretted choking a boy who bullied her daughter online, but said his “nasty” and “disgusting” comments about the girl on Facebook had go…

Your Facebook Photo Is Shaped by National Culture

Your Facebook Photo Is Shaped by National Culture

Two typical Facebook profile photos, one American (left), the other East Asian. Images provided by the Center for Vital Longevity/UT Dallas.(NEW YORK) — Poke around Facebook and you’ll see your friends in all sorts of places: at the beach, at a …

Zynga CEO and the Value of ‘Boring Conference Calls’

Zynga CEO and the Value of ‘Boring Conference Calls’

Zynga(LOS ANGELES) — Zynga, maker of such popular social games as Words With Friends and Farmville, has seen lots of growth with its mobile games, but the CEO of the company, Mark Pincus, isn’t worried about the disappearance of the PC.“I …

Did Mark Zuckerberg Stiff His Italian Waiter?

Did Mark Zuckerberg Stiff His Italian Waiter?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook’s newlywed and newly minted billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg is being criticized after he reportedly skipped out on paying gratuity not once, but twice after dining out with his wife on the co…

Siri, Facebook Improvements Coming to iPhone, Says Apple CEO

Siri, Facebook Improvements Coming to iPhone, Says Apple CEO

Joanna Stern/ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t only speak about how he’d like to see an iPhone made in the U.S. at the All Things D conference — he also spoke about some future product plans, which include an improved Siri…

Dow Climbs into Positive Territory; Facebook Continues to Slide

Dow Climbs into Positive Territory; Facebook Continues to Slide

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An encouraging read on the housing market helped push the markets up to start the week. The Dow closed up 126 points Tuesday, while the Nasdaq and S&P added 33 points and 15 points, respectively.There are more signs t…

Facebook Shares Hit New Low

Facebook Shares Hit New Low

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Facebook shares fell 7 percent to below $30 on Tuesday, the lowest since the initial offering, as options trading on the stock began.The social network has been the worst-performing large IPO in at least a d…

Facebook Working on Its Own Smartphone?

Facebook Working on Its Own Smartphone?

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Facebook continues to beef up its mobile strategy — just last week it launched a dedicated Facebook camera app and it has recently acquired mobile app companies, including Instagram and Glancee.&nbsp…

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Spotted in Rome

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Spotted in Rome

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(ROME) — Where do two newlyweds worth almost $20 billion spend their honeymoon? Rome, apparently.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and new bride Priscilla Chan were recently spotted in the Eternal City enjoying a romantic di…

Did Bono Lose $350 Million or Make $1.7 Billion on Facebook?

Did Bono Lose $350 Million or Make $1.7 Billion on Facebook?

Franck Prevel/Getty Images(LONDON) — When Facebook went public on May 18, the press had a field day with U2 frontman Bono, proclaiming him the world’s richest rock star thanks to the 2.3 percent stake in Facebook owned by his private equity firm, …

Morgan Stanley to Pay Back Investors over Facebook IPO?

Morgan Stanley to Pay Back Investors over Facebook IPO?

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Morgan Stanley, the lead investment bank in the Facebook IPO, might pay money to some retail investors who overpaid when they bought the stock. Published reports say the firm is reviewing orders from …

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