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The SMILE Conference

PRLog recently reported that The SMILE (Social Media in Law Enforcement) Conference, which will take place in April 7-9, 2010, in Washington. The gathering at the historic 1777 F St. NW building across from the White House will be the first social media conference…

Facebook’s News Feed now protected by patent

The U.S. Patent Office recently awarded Facebook a patent for its News Feed feature.  The patent, applied for in 2006, covers 25 claims. 

The News Feed is an integral part of social networking, which shares news update…

The buzz surrounding Google Buzz

Google recently entered the social networking universe, unveiling Google Buzz on Feb. 9, 2010. The network runs through Google’s popular Gmail service and allows users to update their status akin to Facebook or Twitter, post…

Facebook pictures prevented woman from receiving disability benefits

A woman’s insurance company cut her disability benefits after its agent found photos of her on vacation through Facebook. The action could lead to a lawsuit. The dispute serves as a reminder that one posts on Facebook or any other social networking site is public information, not a private diary.

Facebook ‘poke’ is nothing to joke about

“Poking” is no laughing matter. A Tennessee judge has ruled that an individual using the Facebook app violated an order of protection. The culprit could be punished with up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.

As virtual goods’ sales increase, so do payment and development opportunites

Social networking sites, online gaming sites and apps are continuing to generate rapid growth in the sale of virtual goods, thereby influencing an expanding market for payment options that are becoming available to the consumer. In turn, greater opportunities for apps developers are becoming available.

Lawsuits over Facebook’s Beacon app complicate possible settlements

In what has been developing into a cautionary tale of when good apps go bad, potential class-action settlements in California and Texas surrounding Facebook’s Beacon ad program may substantially affect one another. The outcomes in California and Texas jurisdictions will also play a role in other cases involving Beacon, Blockbuster, and Facebook.

Take Advantage Of The Network Effect

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has advocated that “social networking on the iPhone is a huge opportunity, and the fact that the big guys are ignoring it for now leaves the door…

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