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Facebook pushes for HTML5 standards, mobile payments

Facebook is working with mobile operators to make phone-based payments easier and has launched an effort to standardize HTML5.

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.

FBI seeks social media monitoring tool

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.

Weekly Wrap: iPad 3, Mission Control tips, and more

Each week, we round up our most significant stories from the past seven days, mostly because the powers that be refuse to let us write about the biggest news from the week ahead. This week, we covered App Store drama, iPad 3 rumors, and a typical slew of Mac advice.

Remains of the Day: Apropos of something

The first iTunes Match royalties have arrived, and they're music to artists' ears. Elsewhere, one pilot's lawsuit against his airline may not have enough lift for takeoff, and an iOS-based social network apologizes for getting just a bit too social.

EPIC sues FTC over Google's planned privacy changes

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking a court to force the agency to take action against Google.

New social site Pinterest attracts enthusiasm, scrutiny

Just as it enjoys an initial surge of popularity, a new social networking site called Pinterest is also experiencing its first bout of controversy.

Tapbots releases Tweetbot for iPad, updates iPhone app

On Wednesday, Tapbots expanded its Twitter client Tweetbot's reach by bringing it to the iPad, and updating Tweetbot for iPhone to version 2.0 at the same time.

Showyou social video app relaunches with new interface, search

Showyou, an iOS app that aggregates videos from a variety of social networking services, has relaunched with new navigation options to help users find their friends’ media.

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.

Facebook unsure whether it can launch in China

China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company says.

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...

Twitter users: Most tweets are garbage

Researchers from three universities found that even though Twitter users follow who they want to follow on the microblogging service, they say only about a third of tweets are worth reading and that a quarter of them are completely worthless.

Angry Birds comes to Facebook on Valentine's Day

Looking for an interesting Valentine's Day gift? Big fan of Angry Birds?