November 29, 2012 Facebook has a long history of upsetting its users by suddenly announcing a change to its privacy settings. In 2009, as a way to quiet the critics, Facebook set up a system for its customers to vote on changes. If enough of them were unhappy, the company would back down. Now, Facebook wants to get rid of the voting.
November 19, 2012 Scientists have come up with an algorithm to guess how many stars a recipe will receive online. By building "social networks" for ingredients, the algorithms also reveal how we mix and match spices, make dishes more healthful and customize flavor profiles.
November 19, 2012 After the death of Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray, authorities feared there might be violence. So, much of Mumbai was shut down during Sunday's funeral. There were no problems. But one young woman's comment on Facebook questioning the need to shut down the city led to her arrest.
November 10, 2012 Approximately three-quarters of the world's population now have access to a mobile phone, and the majority of those subscriptions are in developing countries. But those phones don't usually have data plans. Now, Google and Facebook are offering free apps on these devices to get users hooked on social media.
October 23, 2012 A larger-than-expected increase in revenue and a smaller-than-expected loss has buoyed investors. The news followed a tough day for other major stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 2 percent.
October 4, 2012 That means that one in seven people in the world access Facebook on a monthly basis.
September 24, 2012 Tech companies like Google, Facebook and Zynga are on a shopping spree. They're buying small startups with innovative products and apps. But many times the buyers don't care about what the small companies were producing. They just want the engineers.
September 20, 2012 Between May 1 and the middle of September, around 275,000 Facebook users posted their donor status on the site. Now the social network has rolled out the feature in Canada and Mexico to spur donations.
September 18, 2012 Some creationists are taking offense at Dr. Pepper's new take on a famous 1965 evolutionary drawing called "March of Progress." And the outrage and "counteroutrage" are spreading across social media.
September 17, 2012 Lower taxes weren't the only thing that attracted Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin when he made his new home in Singapore in May. The World Bank lists Singapore as the easiest place to do business. Increasingly, money and talent are drawn to the city-state's tech sector.
September 11, 2012 In his first interview since Facebook's troubled IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the company's mobile-centered future, his commitment to mission over fun and explained why he doesn't code much anymore.
September 10, 2012 A Canadian mother of five decided to bring attention to the food challenges she and families like her face every day by creating a Facebook group called "Feeding My Family." And now she has more than 20,000 members.
August 16, 2012 What's a professor to do when students are more focused on their electronic gadgets than on class? Commentator and William and Mary professor Barbara J. King writes an open letter to students, and issues them a challenge.
August 2, 2012 Facebook's stock has lost nearly half its value since the company went public. Many analysts are skeptical about Facebook's future as a business. Now it's trying to change the narrative, launching a site devoted to stories showing the different ways people use Facebook. They include a man in India trying to rebuild his life after losing his memory.