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posted in January 2011
Social network users in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. can now get discounts by checking in at Starbucks, Mazda, and other partner businesses.
CrossOver software lets users run apps on PCs "without paying a dime to Microsoft," said the firm.
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
Robots play a critical -- and growing -- role in modern medicine, from training the next generation of doctors, dentists, and nurses, to comforting and protecting elderly patients in the early stages of dementia. Using robots, medical professionals can make smaller incisions for shorter surgeries, reducing hospital stays and improving patients' prognoses and saving costs. As robots become even smaller and developers continue to further integrate the devices with artificial intelligence, the medi
Pay-per-click service can select users based on job title, company, LinkedIn group.
Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other distros are working on a framework for a universal application installer.
The social network addresses concerns that the 30% cut it takes when game players use Credits will damage developers' cash flow.
The company has tapped Electronic Arts executive Adam Sussman to lead the operation, which will refocus on social media and mobile games.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s startup launches public alpha days after getting an $8 million cash infusion.
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
The April Linux release will include the Document Foundation's productivity suite instead of Oracle's software.
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Version 2.1 Alpha is based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, adds six major features.
Founders of Facebook, YouTube invest in startup that delivers search results in multimedia, rather than links.
In the U.S., the social media site will garner 7.8% of the online ad market, compared with its 4.7% share in 2010, reported eMarketer's annual forecast.
Excluding Skype, eBay achieved revenue of $2.5 billion for the quarter, yielding profit per share of 52 cent and beating analysts' expectations.
Pew study finds 85% of Twitter users, 82% of social networkers, and 75% of Americans donate their time to community groups.
The Nokia toolkit will enable developers to write Web-enabled applications once, and deploy them across multiple platforms.
Refurbished Linux computers and discounted Internet service are being offered in a bid to make the United Kingdom the world's first fully connected nation.
Location service posts code for Rogue, Fully-Loaded on GitHub.
California man faces up to six years in jail for charges related to stealing 230 women's online identities to access information from their email and Facebook accounts.
Royal Pingdom's 2010 year-end report reveals staggering figures about the growth of social media, email, online video, spam, and the Internet overall.
News Corp. is exploring options for unloading the money-losing social media property, said MySpace.
One-fourth of poll respondents expect answers within an hour when using Facebook, Twitter to communicate with companies, finds British study.
The social media company acquired the URL from the American Farm Bureau Federation in late 2010.
Economic incentives, university partnership led Linux developer to continue hanging its hat in the Raleigh area.
The media software's open source license conflicted with Apple's policies, said one of its developers in requesting removal.
Barnes & Noble e-reader mod boots from an SD card and doesn't alter the native Android operating system.
Enterprise social networking vendor hopes to lure competitor's customers with aggressive migration offer.
Social networking site will cut its U.S. staff by up to 50% and virtually close its international operations to try to stem the flow of red ink, say reports.
Colorado attorney general led coalition that faulted the social media site's terms of service for conflicting with state constitutions.
Deal marks the game developer's eighth purchase in eight months.
Fail0verflow says the mod restores the PlayStation's Linux functionality, allowing any program to run without authentication on the gaming console.
While older Americans still prefer the tube, those ages 18-29 are more likely to check the Web to catch the latest news, finds Pew study.
The small social discovery network drove 43% of U.S. page views in December, beating mammoth Facebook's 38% share, reported StatCounter.
Government crackdown on illegal voice over IP services appears to shore up state-run providers. say observers.