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It's been a good week for hardware, but a grim few days for social media
17 Aug 2012

H4cked Off: Facebook, consider yourself unfriended

After years of increasing unease over the antics of the social media pioneer, John Leonard is pulling the plug
15 Aug 2012

Analysis: Why would Apple invest in Twitter?

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Reports are circulating that Apple may shortly invest in Twitter, but how would this move fit into the hardware-focused company's strategy?
30 Jul 2012

Twitter blocks Instagram from friend search function

Microblogging platform solidifies its position as content hub
27 Jul 2012

Facebook shares one third down

Failure to capitalise on the growing mobile market exacerbates investors' worries
27 Jul 2012

Facebook to open mobile engineering hub in London

London 'perfect fit' because of wealth of talent
25 Jul 2012

Google second quarter revenues increase 35 per cent

Growth up by a more modest 21 per cent, excluding Motorola acquisition
20 Jul 2012

Betaworks acquires ailing Digg for $500,000

Social aggregating site was worth a reported $200m in 2006
13 Jul 2012

Oracle buys social media platform company Involver

Social markup language developer sells out to software giant, increasing rivalry between Oracle and
11 Jul 2012

Yahoo and Facebook kiss and make up

Firms go from courtroom aggressors to advertising partners
09 Jul 2012

Telefonica signs mobile payment agreement with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM

Direct-to-bill payments capability will be available to subscribers across Europe by the end of the year
06 Jul 2012

Analysis: the return of the browser wars

How important is a browser to the company that owns it?
21 Jun 2012

Amazon and Google seek control of .everything

19 Jun 2012

Facebook CTO departing to 'start a company' with Google engineer

Apps experience seems to tie together founders of new concern
18 Jun 2012

Facebook launches app store to rival Google and Apple

600 apps available at launch
08 Jun 2012

Oracle buys Collective Intellect to expand social CRM technology

Purchase pits Oracle head-to-head, once again, with Salesforce
06 Jun 2012

Google acquires Quickoffice and Meebo

Google must keep acquiring to avoid stagnation, says Ovum's Tony Cripps
06 Jun 2012

Today is World IPv6 Launch day, says alliance of providers [new updates]

Analysts speak out on internet campaign struggling to gain mindshare as IPv4 heads for the buffers.
06 Jun 2012

Facebook's rumoured bid for Opera Software: analysis

Analysts put $1bn price tag on rumoured plans as reports of Facebook 'Buffy' phone also circulate
30 May 2012

Microsoft launches social network, – quietly

Experimental social networking site not intended to trouble Facebook
23 May 2012

Facebook share drop: more than meets the eye (updated)

Last-minute devaluation by Morgan Stanley pre-IPO proves mobile strategy flawed, as Computing explained last week
22 May 2012

Analysis: How will Facebook build a future in mobile?

The social network giant's IPO pitch is centred on mobile. But how will it create a business model in such a hostile environment?
18 May 2012

Opinion: Why Facebook is worth a dollar a year... and falling

Stratospheric valuations aside, what is Facebook really worth? Computing Editor Chris Middleton explains why it has never been free to use
17 May 2012

Facebook advertising failing to click with users, according to new study

Click-through rate for advertising just 0.05 per cent, compared to 0.4 per cent for Google
16 May 2012