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EU to Probe Facebook Over Facial Recognition Feature

Brussels - European Union (EU) data-protection regulators will look into Facebook's new technology feature that uses facial recognition software to make suggestions of friends...

Paramount Promotes "SUPER 8" Advance Screenings on Twitter

Los Angeles - Viacom's Paramount Pictures partnered with Twitter to promote its new film "SUPER 8" with a series of sneak preview showings this...

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...