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Twitter Launches Own Auto Link-Shortening Feature

San Francisco - Twitter on Wednesday launched its in-house URL shortening service, which will see links pasted by users when tweeting on Twitter.com automatically...

Facebook Debuts Facial Recognition for Photo Tagging

Palo Alto, Calif. - Facebook has quietly launched a new facial recognition tool that can help users tag photos in most countries where the...

WSJ: Low Bids for MySpace Prompt News Corp. to Seek Partnership

Los Angeles - News Corp. has not received any bids for its struggling MySpace social network to its liking, and now appears to be...

Lady Gaga, Google's Schmidt Fund Social Start-up Backplane

New York - Backplane, a start-up co-founded by Lady Gaga business manager Troy Carter that aims to power online communities based around artists, sports...

Twitter Details New Photo Service, Search Upgrade

San Francisco - Confirming earlier media reports, Twitter said on Thursday that it will launch its own photo uploading and sharing service, with images...

Publisher Sites Add Google +1 Content Recommendation Buttons

Mountain View, Calif. - Google has expanded its "+1" content recommendation button and service to publisher websites, which will allow users to click a...

UberMedia Lands $5.6 Million for Social Media Applications

Pasadena, Calif. - UberMedia, a provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, announced on Thursday that it...

Study: More Adults Now Using Twitter, Led by African-Americans

Washington - Significantly more U.S. adults are now using microblogging service Twitter compared with late last year, according to a new report from the...

RockYou Acquires Aussie Social Games Studio 3 Blokes

Redwood City, Calif. - Social games publisher RockYou announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Brisbane, Australia-based developer 3 Blokes. Financial terms of the transaction...

Portalarium Nabs Funding for Social, Mobile Games

Austin - Social and mobile games publisher Portalarium announced on Wednesday that it has closed a second round of bridge financing, bringing its total...