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As Facebook switches another wave of resistant users over to Timeline, CIO's Kristin Burnham has been hit with a few common questions. If you've recently switched to Timeline, or are still resisting the change, here are answers to four of the more common questions she's gotten.
Google has opened its Google+ Hangout service to third-party applications, and is adding an apps menu to the video chat application to help people find them.
Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability.
Facebook now automatically displays shared photos at the highest possible resolution for users on a desktop offers a full-screen viewing option.
Twitter has acquired blogging company Posterous, and said its engineers, product managers and others will join Twitter teams working on several key initiatives.
Yahoo is accusing Facebook of copying a range of technologies that the flagging search company invented, in a lawsuit that alleges the social media giant infringes on 10 patents.
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.
A German regional court judge has ruled that Facebook's use of user content and its Friend Finder feature violate privacy laws, and that it must change its terms of service.
Location-based social media service FourSquare has abruptly swapped the Google Maps technology underlying its product for the OpenStreetMap. However, FourSquare's mobile applications will continue to use the Google Maps API due to the tight integration between the mapping components present in iOS and Android.
Zynga will launch its own social gaming platform and open it up to third-party game developers.
Several months after Facebook first started rolling out Timeline to the public, the social network has formally announced Timeline's expansion to brand- and business-focused pages.
Yahoo is threatening action unless Facebook licenses some of its technologies, as other web and technology companies are said to have done.
Facebook is working with mobile operators to make phone-based payments easier and has launched an effort to standardize HTML5.
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.
In a move that's unlikely to sit well with privacy advocates, the FBI has begun scouting for a tool that will allow it to gather and mine data from social networks like Facebook.