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Facebook Tech Chief Leaving Company
2012-06-17 05:55:23

Bret Taylor, who has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Facebook since August of 2009, announced on Friday that he would be leaving the popular social network later on this summer in order to start his own company. Taylor, who according to the Wall Street Journal was in charge of Facebook's platform and mobile endeavors, was the CEO of the social network website FriendFeed until it was acquired by Facebook nearly three years ago. Mike Vernal will take over his platform duties,...

2012-06-15 23:01:22

The Local Newspaper Alliance is a publicist network that reaches national and local newspapers worldwide. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Richard Mahee is the founder of Mahvrick Networks (http://www.mahvrick.com) announced the launch of Local Newspaper Alliance. Mahvrick Networks is a network of blogs, websites, newspapers owned by Mahvrick and partners of Mahvrick Networks worldwide. The objective of the network is to let people have their own “Voice”. The network is...

2012-06-11 23:03:12

eCGlobal Solutions is expanding eCGlobalNet® - its pioneering social network for consumer insights - to Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets. The network´s pre-launch occurred in Brazil in October of last year, and, in the last six months, it has been tested by over 5,000 users. With the slogan “Where consumers meet consumers,” eCGlobalNet® creates a social and collaborative environment, developed by and for consumers. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 eCGlobal...

Facebook's Reign Dominating Social World Map
2012-06-11 14:06:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com If Facebook was a virus, nearly the whole world would have succumbed to it already, according to social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza. Cosenza has created his "world map of social networks," showing what the most popular social network is in 137 countries around the globe, according to a combination of Alexa and Google Trends for Websites Traffic data. His latest social media world map shows that Facebook has gone viral throughout nearly all of the...

Facebook Slump Continues As Shares Close Below $29
2012-05-30 04:48:08

Shares of Facebook´s stock plunged nearly 10 percent on Tuesday, closing at $28.84, a 24 percent fall since the company´s initial public offering at a price of $38 per share on May 18. The decline came on a day when most of the market was higher, with the S&P 500 closing up 14.6 points (1.11%) while the Nasdaq was up 33 points (1.18%). Facebook´s highly anticipated IPO was one of the largest in U.S. history, but has delivered the worst trading performance for its...

Facebook IPO Overshadowed By Multi-billion Dollar Lawsuit
2012-05-19 05:15:44

On what should have been Facebook´s biggest and brightest day, the company´s initial public offering on Friday was overshadowed by an unprecedented $15 billion class action lawsuit filed against the social network for violating its members´ privacy by tracking Internet usage. The action, filed in federal court in San Jose, California, combines 21 cases filed across the US and alleges Facebook violated privacy rights of its some 800 million subscribers by tracking them even...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'