social networks

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Facebook makes another multi-million dollar purchase

Facebook continues its buying spree with another multi-million dollar purchase. TechCrunch is reporting Facebook is ponying up between $400-500 million for LiveRail, an advertising company, which focuses on video ads that appear on the web and mobile devices.  The social network announced the acquisition on its website yesterday. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have […]
Friday, July 1, 2011

Entertainment Bits

“Transformers 3”  makes $21 million on Thursday “Transformers 3” is packing them at movie theaters. Yesterday, the sci-fi  flick scored $21 million  — bringing its two-day haul to around $60 million. The question now is how close to $200 million will the film get before the fireworks celebrations wrap up on July 4th? “Thor 2” on the way “Thor ” is still […]
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TIME Magazine’s 2010 Person of the Year

2010 is the year of Facebook. The powerhouse Internet social network cleared the 500 million users milestone last July. Also, the Facebook movie,  ” The Social Network,” hit theaters in October. It was a hit with moviegoers and critics and now has Oscar buzz.   Today TIME Magazine announced, Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is the 2010 Person of the Year. […]
Sunday, October 3, 2010

“The Social Network” most popular at Box Office

  The story of Internet social network juggernaut, Facebook, pulled in the most moviegoers at theaters this weekend. “The Social Network” debuted with an estimated $23 million to become the number one film in the country. The drama is loosely based on Ben Mezrich’s book, “The Accidental Billionaires”  (2009). The story centers on how Mark Zuckerberg, as a young Harvard University undergraduate, founded Facebook in […]
Thursday, August 28, 2008

Aaron Sorkin goes from politics to Facebook

Prolific writer/producer Aaron Sorkin is apparently trying to get some real-life experience for his new screenplay. According to Variety, Sorkin has set up a personal page on the popular Internet social network, Facebook. Sorkin is working on a script about the evolution of Facebook, from its humble beginnings in 2004 as an idea by Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg to more than 60 […]
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Some MySpace users can’t connect

There is a glitch on the popular social network MySpace today. I was talking with a counter clerk in the Central Burbank Library this afternoon and overheard a young man complain to another clerk that the computer he was using, “was broken.” The clerk calmly asked what website he was on. “MySpace,” the man replied. He was then told the […]