Juan Carlos PerezNews Editor, IDG News Service

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Juan Carlos Perez is a News Editor at IDG News Service, a wire service that covers the technology industry for all of the online and print magazines published globally by International Data Group.

FTC approves Google Buzz settlement

The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to approve an agreement that settles a privacy-violation complaint the agency leveled against Google over its Buzz microblogging and social networking service

Ballmer feels lucky Microsoft didn't buy Yahoo in 2008

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer feels intensely fortunate that his company's $44 billion bid for Yahoo back in 2008 never materialized.

Sean Parker: Google+ unlikely to topple Facebook

Napster founder Sean Parker told an Internet conference that Google would have to deliver a steady stream of innovations and Facebook would need to let its site deteriorate in order for Google+ to become the top social networking service.

Page: Google+ to broadly impact other Google products

Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page made clear on Thursday the lofty expectations the company has for its new social networking site Google+.

Study: After surge, Google+ traffic falls back

Google+ traffic has deflated after a temporary spike following Google's decision to open up the social networking site to everyone, according to data analytics company Chitika.

Google+ APIs get beefed up

After releasing an initial set of basic APIs for Google+, the company is exposing more functions that external developers can access for the tools and applications they build for the social networking site.

Rhapsody buys Napster as it battles Spotify

With its Napster acquisition this week, Rhapsody, the venerable U.S.-only digital music subscription service, is in battle mode as rival Spotify attempts to carry its strong momentum in Europe to America.