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Kodak sells $525M patent portfolio to consortiums led by Apple & Google

12/19/2012, 09:12 am

Kodak on Wednesday announced it has sold its collection of digital imaging patents for $525 million to two groups led separately by Apple and Google.


iTunes digital cards arrive as gift option on Facebook

11/26/2012, 02:11 pm

Starting Monday, customers of Facebook Gifts can purchase iTunes digital gift cards while recommending content to friends and family on the social networking site.


Facebook reaches 1 billion active monthly users

10/04/2012, 08:10 am

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that his social networking service now has more than one billion active monthly users.


Mark Zuckerberg received free iPhone 5 from Tim Cook

10/02/2012, 05:10 pm

In an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's The Today Show, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent him a free iPhone 5, a gesture usually afforded only to important business partners and public figures.


Facebook SDK 3.1 brings native app integration to iOS 6

09/25/2012, 05:09 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced the public release of its iOS SDK 3.1, which leverages the core integration features of iOS 6 like native login and sharing.


Facebook admits HTML5 not competitive with Cocoa Touch

09/11/2012, 08:09 pm

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the company's mobile app strategy of targeting HTML5 as a lowest common denominator platform instead of iOS was mistake that wasted two years of its development efforts.


First Look: Facebook integration in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

08/23/2012, 07:08 pm

Apple on Thursday provided developers with a beta release of OS X 10.8.2, offering a sneak peek into how one of the most talked-about inclusions, system-wide Facebook integration, will work when it launches in a software update later this year..


Facebook launches faster iOS application for iPhone, iPad

08/23/2012, 01:08 pm

Facebook on Thursday launched a long-awaited update to its iOS application that promises major speed improvements over its slow predecessor.


Facebook SDK 3.0 beta released, helps developers prep for Apple's iOS 6

07/11/2012, 03:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday released a beta version of its SDK 3.0 for iOS, calling it the biggest update the company has ever done, with support for Facebook integration in iOS 6.


Facebook to launch faster iOS app in July - report

06/27/2012, 01:06 pm

Facebook is working on a new application for iOS that has been completely rebuilt to address its current, "painfully slow" performance, according to a new report.


Apple filing suggests searching social networks for automatic metadata

06/21/2012, 04:06 am

A newly-published patent application reveals Apple's interest in helping users more easily generate metadata for their files through a process that would automatically cull social network streams and the Internet for relevant metadata.


First look: iOS 6 brings Siri to iPad, adds Facebook integration

06/11/2012, 05:06 pm

This year's iOS 6 upgrade will bring the Siri personal assistant software to Apple's third-generation iPad, and will also add system-wide integration with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.


Apple CEO Tim Cook promises more social integration

05/30/2012, 01:05 am

Even as he admitted that Apple may kill off its Ping social music discovery service, chief executive Tim Cook promised to add more social integration into its other products.


Tim Cook hints at closer cooperation between Apple, Facebook

05/29/2012, 11:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview to "stay tuned" for developments with Apple and Facebook, possibly hinting at plans for a closer partnership between the two companies.


Facebook reportedly hiring former Apple iPhone engineers for phone project

05/27/2012, 10:05 pm

Facebook is drawing upon former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone and the iPad to develop its own phone, according to a new report.


Facebook launches Instagram-style camera app for iPhone

05/24/2012, 04:05 pm

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion, Facebook has released its own Instagram-style picture taking application for the iPhone.


Apple remains most valuable global brand with 19% growth to $183 billion

05/22/2012, 04:05 am

A new survey again placed Apple as the world's most valuable brand, even as nearly half of the top 100 global brands, including rivals Google and Microsoft, lost value over the past year.


'Social Network' scribe signs on to adapt official Steve Jobs biography

05/15/2012, 09:05 pm

Aaron Sorkin, the award-winning writer who wrote the screenplay for The Social Network, has agreed to adapt Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.


Steve Jobs' liver transplant helped inspire Facebook organ donor program

05/02/2012, 09:05 am

A liver transplant that extended the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs by years helped to inspire a new organ donor program on the social networking site Facebook.


HTC profits drop 70%, company cites Apple's iPhone 4S as biggest cause

04/25/2012, 08:04 am

Before Apple posted yet another blowout quarter, rival HTC revealed its profits dropped 70 percent thanks largely to the launch of Apple's iPhone 4S.