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Obama gets sudden spike in Facebook 'likes'

US President Barack Obama got an exceptional spike of more than one million "likes" on Facebook this week in his battle with Republican Mitt Romney in the social media space, a monitoring site showed.

dateOct 10, 2012 in Internet
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Games play into Facebook's future

As investors agonize over Facebook's future, the online social network used by a seventh of the world's population isn't forgetting the importance of play.

dateOct 08, 2012 in Internet
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Comcast, NBCUniversal get behind zeebox app

(AP)—Comcast Corp. and its NBCUniversal subsidiary are taking a stake in zeebox, the maker of a so-called "second screen" app that people can fiddle with on mobile devices while they watch TV.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Telecom
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Facebook 'poke' gets out the vote

A single Facebook message on a congressional election day in 2010 prompted about a third of a million more Americans to cast their vote, scientists said on Wednesday.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Internet
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Social networks boosts election turnout

About one third of a million more people showed up at the ballot box in the United States in 2010 because of a single Facebook message on Election Day, estimates a new study led by the University of California, ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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