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Spotlight: Facebook likes Trend, F-Secure

Facebook being a tempting target, the social network has announced a new partnership with Trend Micro and F-Secure. Facebook will now offer free anti-malware downloads for its users, with automated...

Your coworker doesn't have a crush on you (but spammers do)

File under "devious": Apparently over-eager to sign up participants for its dating service, a Los Angeles app company called Sway seems to have scraped social media sites and then spammed...

Facebook thanks mobile for ad revenue boost while Google struggles

Facebook and Google are ramping up mobile advertising efforts--with varying degrees of success.

Promotions key to mobile commerce success this holiday

Although the nation's retailers reported a disappointing holiday shopping season overall, activity in the m-commerce space continued to grow each year.

Email: The best social network yet

Social networks have taken over the Internet, and since everyone is using them, is there any need for email anymore?  It turns out that email is more important than ever, serving as "the glue that holds the social web together," writes Mike Elgan at  Computerworld.

Large enterprises latching on to private social networks like Chatter

Private social networks are blanketing the enterprise, with hundreds of thousands of organizations having deployed them over the last year and a half, reports Carolyn Duffy Marsan at Network World.

No irony in funding Facebook while keeping workers off it

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) revealed a $450 million investment in Facebook last week, and yet the investment giant still blocks its employees from using the social networking site. Goldman Sachs is in

Email use declining

The use of email is apparently on a decline, according to figures quoted in a New York Times report. The total number of unique visitors from the United States to major email providers like Yahoo and

Are you a tweeter or a memo manager?

Twitter is a 21st century technology that many older workers have not yet adopted. And as it becomes a more popular communication tool, the debate over social networks in the workplace becomes

Google fixes Buzz to deal with privacy

Google launched Buzz with plenty of fireworks last week but quickly made an about face to fix the product after a firestorm of protest about privacy. Todd Jackson, product manager for Gmail and