Google, thanks to its YouTube property, continued to dominate as the top online video content provider in December, according to the latest data from the comScore Video Metrix service.
Facebook confounded expectations at its much-anticipated Tuesday media event, quieting rumors it would launch its own smartphone, mobile operating system or new mobile services by introducing a new Graph Search tool designed to offer users deeper insight into their social media relationships.
Facebook is at work on a dramatic overhaul of its mobile news feed highlighted by full-screen photo tiles and overlaid text recalling apps like Google+ for iPad and Flipboard, according to TechCrunch .
A Facebook media event scheduled for Jan. 15 is once again fueling rumors the social networking giant plans to unveil some kind of mobile phone initiative, most likely a device built by a manufacturing partner but running a Facebook-designed operating system. The company also is expected to introduce a version of its Messenger application optimized for Apple's iPad tablet.
Comcast launched its Xfinity X1 platform in Philadelphia and the New Jersey region, a spokesman said Friday.
Facebook's mobile social networking application is installed on 70 percent of all smartphones running Apple's iOS but just 40 percent of devices powered by Google's Android, according to data from Enders Analysis' Benedict Evans.
Facebook is adding voice messaging features to its standalone Messenger applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, with VoIP calling features also on tap.
Struggling social games maker Zynga is sunsetting 11 titles, including mobile efforts like Mafia Wars Shakedown , Forestville , Mojitomo and Word Scramble Challenge .
The U.S. Senate quietly changed the rules of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) over the holidays. The move sated demands from Facebook and Netflix to open up more information on what users were watching online but also opened up online video information that previously was somewhat protected.
Revenues from Facebook's mobile advertising initiatives will eclipse its desktop efforts next year, according to a new Merrill Lynch forecast.