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San Francisco’s Zynga Narrows Losses as Game Maker Cuts Costs

February 5, 2013 | 3:59 pm

San Francisco’s Zynga Narrows Losses as Game Maker Cuts Costs

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by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Online games company Zynga said its loss narrowed in the latest quarter even though revenue was largely unchanged as the company cut expenses by laying off workers, closing offices and shutting down older games. The results exceeded Wall Street’s muted expectations and Zynga Inc.’s battered […]

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Facebook Earnings Beat Estimates

January 30, 2013 | 1:15 pm

Facebook Earnings Beat Estimates

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Update: Earnings and revenue beat the street. Shares are down after hours. Bloomberg is tweeting the numbers now. Twitter / BloombergNews: BREAKING: Facebook 4Q adjusted … Twitter / BloombergNews: BREAKING: Facebook 4Q revenue … Twitter / BloombergNews: Facebook mobile revenue at … Twitter / BloombergNews: Facebook 4Q monthly active … Twitter / emilychangtv: Mobile advertising […]

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Video Replay: Facebook Graph Search Announcement

January 16, 2013 | 11:52 am

Video Replay: Facebook Graph Search Announcement

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If you’re interested in watching the big or relatively big or who knows, really, right now how big announcement by Facebook yesterday on its new social search feature, you can see it below. The company did not stream the event live, and we know some of you will want to hear it straight from the […]

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Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

January 15, 2013 | 10:09 am

Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

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Facebook officials announced a new social search feature called Graph Search at a much-hyped press event this morning. You can try it out, sign up to be a beta tester and get a preview here. From Facebook’s website: Graph Search will appear as a bigger search bar at the top of each page. When you search […]

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January 15, 2013 | 9:01 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Mayor Rejects State of Emergency; Facebook Plans Big Announcement; Campos Wants Airport Named for Harvey Milk

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Oakland not ready to declare state of emergency over crime wave (Oakland Tribune) City leaders rejected calls Monday to declare a state of emergency over a surge in violent crime they say is being driven by two warring criminal gangs. The gangs, which authorities refused to name, are responsible for about 90 percent of Oakland’s […]

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Zynga Tries Its Hand at Online Gambling

January 2, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Zynga Tries Its Hand at Online Gambling

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by Sam Harnett It’s been a rough year for Zynga. Faced with plunging stock and revenues, the San Francisco-based social gaming company laid off employees and retired some of its games. But it has a new play for the New Year: online gambling. In a partnership with Bwin, the world’s largest publicly traded online gambling […]

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Instagram Drops Plans to Allow User Photos in Advertising

December 21, 2012 | 7:40 am

Instagram Drops Plans to Allow User Photos in Advertising

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Instagram has announced that it will not change its policies on advertising in its upcoming Terms of Service and privacy policy update. Company co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a blog post Thursday night that the section that had included new language on advertising will remain unchanged from the version that has been in effect since […]

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Interview: Instagram Superstar Richard Koci Hernandez on Terms of Service Controversy

December 19, 2012 | 10:29 am

Interview: Instagram Superstar Richard Koci Hernandez on Terms of Service Controversy

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UPDATE 6:10 a.m. Oct. 21: Instagram has announced that it will not change its policies on advertising in its upcoming Terms of Service update. Company co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a blog post that the policies will remain unchanged from the version that has been in effect since 2010. Read the blog post here. Original […]

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Worried About Facebook? Here’s Who Really Knows Your Private Business

November 29, 2012 | 1:30 pm

Worried About Facebook? Here’s Who Really Knows Your Private Business

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Facebook user-agreement changes and the accompanying uproar about privacy are beginning to feel as common as, say, an Apple product launch. But how big a threat are these changes? KQED’s Forum gathered some smart people: All Things D’s Kara Swisher, NPR’s Laura Sydell and Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Mark Rotenberg to gather insight into Facebook’s […]

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Atherton Gets Cash From Facebook

November 8, 2012 | 11:26 am

Atherton Gets Cash From Facebook

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By Matt Drange, The Bay Citizen Facebook’s move to Menlo Park late last year has created a small windfall for one of the richest communities on the Peninsula. The town of Atherton, a wealthy enclave near the new Facebook campus, received $350,000 from the social media giant last month to allay its concerns over increased […]

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