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Facebook rejected Microsoft's $15B offer

At a tech conference in Paris on Friday, a Microsoft executive confirmed that the company made a failed bid to buy Facebook three years ago.

Google working on search before you search

Google this week reiterated its interest in being able to give users search results before they even know they want them.

Facebook's Zuckerberg vows to donate his wealth

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire behind Facebook, has pledged to part with a sizable chunk of his fortune for good causes.

Business will get more social in 2011, IDC says

Businesses will increasingly turn to social networking tools in 2011, but there will be fewer social platforms for companies to choose from, according to predictions from IT research firm IDC.

Microsoft exec says Google is 'failing' in the enterprise

Raising the stakes in its war of words, Microsoft today said Google simply doesn't understand what businesses need, and is failing at pushing its way into the enterprise.

Tablets expected to clobber PC sales in 2011

Move over PC. The Apple iPad and other tablet devices are turning quite a few heads and chipping away at your business.

Facebook dethrones MySpace as social network

While the battle may have been won some time ago, MySpace seems to be calling "uncle" in its competition with Facebook.

Zuckerberg talks Facebook Messages, mistakes

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says that in the future, messaging will be much more simple than today's e-mail.

Google CEO not worried about Facebook

The CEO of Google says he's not worried at all about Facebook's new messaging system.

Privacy questions trail Facebook Messages

After Facebook's struggle with one privacy issue after another this year, some in the industry are raising privacy questions about Facebook's new messaging system.

Facebook unveils new messaging system

Killing recent rumours that it's launching an e-mail killer, Facebook today unveiled a new messaging system that will envelope e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS.

Facebook's Titan offers clear message about email's future

Killing recent rumours that it's launching an email killer, Facebook has unveiled a new messaging system that will envelope email, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS.

Yahoo calls 20 per cent layoff report 'inaccurate'

Yahoo is denying reports that the company is in the midst of a 20 per cent reduction of its workforce.

Amazon bows to social networking pressure on pedophile book

Amazon.com may be one of the largest online retailers in the world, but it apparently doesn't want to risk the ire of the world's top social networks.

Google, Facebook duke it out over user data

Things are getting a bit heated between two of the largest Internet companies as they spar over users' data.