Social Networks Web/Tech

Microsoft + Facebook

The NY Times reports that Microsoft is investing $240 million in return for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook. The Redmond giant apparently beat out Google and Yahoo! The move positions Microsoft in an online advertising battle with Google; “Microsoft will sell the banner ads appearing on Facebook outside of the United States, splitting the […]

Social Networks

Old Ideas Come Back ’round

Once upon a time, when the web was young, I advised firms that the Internet culture was one of sharing. And I told them that if they wanted to connect with customers and potential customers that they should provide something of value on their web sites — some content that was a ‘giving back’ to […]

Personal Technology Social Networks

Facebook Goal: 60 Million By December

The Guardian reports that Facebook has opened a London office and hopes to have 60,000 registered members by the end of the year. This would be “at least 3% growth each week and 200,000 new users every day.” Supposedly, the page views are 50 per visitor per day! I certainly don’t spend that much time […]