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Social media companies 'friend' politics

(AP) -- Social media companies have "friended" the 2012 presidential contest at a level almost unimaginable just four years ago, hosting debates and sponsoring presidential town halls while remaining indispensable ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Internet
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'FarmVille' creator Zynga to go public

(AP) -- Zynga, the online game maker behind "FarmVille" and other popular Facebook pastimes, is going public, the latest in a crop of high-valued Internet IPOs expected after LinkedIn Corp. showed that the ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Business
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Facebook saga grows with new legal drama

The drama of the Facebook story heightened as a man with a shady past used old emails and a powerful law firm to press his claim to half the online social networking firm.

dateApr 12, 2011 in Business
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Challenging HIV through social networking

Tapping into young people's use of online social networks presents health agencies with a powerful opportunity to help control the rise in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in homeless youth in Los Angeles. According ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in HIV & AIDS
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Amazon invests $175M in Groupon competitor

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it invested $175 million in social coupon service LivingSocial - the latest sign that the online retailer is delving into promising new methods of e-commerce.

dateDec 03, 2010 in Business
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