SXSW panelists: Mobile payments poised to take off in US

Mobile payments will become ubiquitous -- really, this time -- in the next few years, according to a panel discussion at the SXSW conference over the weekend.

Facebook adds Interest Lists, steps up rivalry with Twitter

Facebook will soon roll out an "Add Interests" menu option that allows its users to subscribe to content feeds by subject area, the company said on Thursday.

Zynga to launch games platform, invites third-party developers

Zynga will launch its own social gaming platform and open it up to third-party game developers.

Apple's Mountain Lion share menu lacks Facebook option

Apple's new Mountain Lion OS, which was previewed Thursday, includes a sharing feature readily available in most apps, but notably absent from the list of services is Facebook.

Report: Google building home entertainment system

Google is planning to enter the home entertainment market with a Google-branded wireless device that streams music within a house, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Google to pay users to track their movements online

Amid widespread concern about its new privacy policies, Google is now facing criticism over an offer to give users Amazon gift certificates if they reveal their Web activity.

Yahoo ousts half its board

As part of an ongoing effort to recover from a downward spiral, Yahoo said on Tuesday that four board members, including its chairman, will step down.

Facebook IPO filing addresses mobile, e-commerce, salaries

Facebook's application Wednesday to sell shares on the open market includes hints about its plans for mobile use and online payments, along with details on executive salaries.

What Facebook's IPO means for users

Facebook's decision to become a public company is seen as a bellwether for Web 2.0 stock offerings, but what will it mean for the social networking giant's 800 million users?

Facebook files for highly anticipated IPO

Facebook filed papers Wednesday to become a public company, in the most anticipated IPO in a decade, with the company looking to bring in US$5 billion in...