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  • Opinion: NASA's NuSTAR Conference: Why It Matters

    On May 30th at 10am Pacific (that's 1pm for you East Coast folks), NASA held a news conference to talk about NuSTAR, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array that is being deployed in June to hunt for black holes. As amazing as the NuSTAR itself is, NASA's decision to livestream the event via Ustream with moderated chat--as well as field questions from Twitter (hashtag #AskNASA)--made this an important event to pay attention to.

  • Opinion: Facebook Reins In Spammy Auto-Sharing Apps with New Rule

    If you Facebook news feed is clogged with spammy updates from auto-sharing apps, this might help. Facebook introduced a new rule that won't allow apps to automatically share on your timeline articles or videos unless you have been reading or watching for at least ten seconds.

  • Opinion: Facebook Camera Sucks, But Don't Blame Facebook

    After paying $1 billiondollarsforInstagram about six weeks ago, Facebook recently launched its own Instagram clone, FacebookCamera, and like many people I wanted to check it out right away.

  • Opinion: Move Over Instagram, Here Comes Facebook Camera

    Facebook might have acquired Instagram, but that's not stopping the site from releasing a social photo-sharing app of its own.

  • Opinion: Facebook Gets Google Hangout-like Video Chat via ooVoo

    One of Google+’s most attractive features is the free group video chat service called Google Hangouts. Soon Facebook users will be able to enjoy a similar experience, although no thanks to the social networking site itself.

  • Opinion: Facebook Tests Timeline Redesign

    Facebook's Timeline profiles may be getting a redesign, but this one probably won't trigger a backlash.

  • Opinion: Facebook IPO: Cynics and Comics React

    Tired of watching the tech and financial press fawn over Facebook's initial public offering? You're not alone.

  • Opinion: Facebook Hit with Lawsuit Alleging Privacy Wrongs: Seeks $10K for each Member

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Facebook seeking $15 billion in damages, or $10,000 per member, for violating the privacy of its members.

  • Opinion: Google+: No Comments?

    Google+ now has more than 100 million users, but data shows that once we’re signed up for Google's social networking site, we lose interest in it quickly.

  • Opinion: Facebook Users Should Brace for Fallout After GM Ad Decision

    Brace yourselves Facebook fans for more paid status updates, sponsored stories, App Center, and mobile ads, as the social network tries to prove its worth after getting a black eye from General Motors, one of the largest advertisers in the U.S.

  • Opinion: Four Challenges Facebook will Face After the IPO

    When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports, and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly bigger profit. But the Facebook IPO isn't just about making money; it's also about expanding the network, in pursuit of Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a more connected world. With that in mind, here are four challenges Facebook will face after its public offering is complete:

  • Opinion: Engagio Creates a Universal Inbox for Social Network Messages

    Staying on top of one social network is tough enough. Keeping tabs on two, three, or more is nearly impossible if you try doing it the old-fashioned way--by opening a window for each and toggling between them. Who's got time for that?

  • Opinion: Facebook Users Don't Trust Site on Privacy Issues

    Facebook lays claim to more than 900 million members across the globe and may have a massive initial public offering in the coming days, but a new poll says users have trust issues with the social networking site. More than half of those surveyed, 59 percent, said they had little to no trust that Facebook would keep their information private, according to an AP-CNBC poll. The study also found that 54 percent of the survey's 1,004 respondents would not "feel safe at all" purchasing goods and services through the world's largest social network.

  • Opinion: Twitter's Weekly E-Mail Digest to Feature Popular Tweets, Trending Stories

    Twitter is expanding the reach of its social network right into your inbox. The micro-blogging platform has announced that users now have the option of reading the "best of Twitter" in a weekly e-mail digest.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Potential For Putting User Data to Work Off Network Stirs Debate

    Facebook's desire to further put its user data to work for the social network makes sense because advertising is a major profit driver, and the company is looking to impress investors ahead of its IPO.

  • Opinion: Want Your Facbook Status Seen? Pay Up.

    Worried that your status updates on Facebook aren't finding all the eyeballs you'd like them to reach? Soon you may be able to pay Facebook to give your status updates more visibility.

  • Opinion: Facebook Facial Recognition: A New Take on it Via the Klik App

    Just when you thought you were safe from Facebook's facial recognition software, there's a new app in town using the social networking site to tag photos automatically. It's called Klik, and is every bit as creepy as the facial recognition software that Facebook tried to use.

  • Opinion: Make Your Workout Social (And Maybe a Little Too Public) With Dailymile

    If you took a little bit of Twitter and added in a big scoop of enthusiasm for running, you'd end up with something a whole lot like dailymile. This is a workout planning and tracking service that's heavy on social networking features.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Social Reader Users are Fleeing in Droves

    The Washington Post’s Social Reader app on Facebook is losing members in droves, a fate that seems to have befallen other “frictionless” apps that share pretty much whatever you’re doing on the Internet, whether you like it or not.

  • Opinion: Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Offers Live Broadcasting for All

    Google+ is enabling live Hangouts broadcasting for all its users after the feature was available to a limited number of professional broadcasters. With Hangouts On Air, you can broadcast live video publicly from a Google+ stream, a YouTube channel or embed it on a website.

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