ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) in the US said yes to a payback plan of $62 million drafted by Nasdaq OMX Group to compensate companies that lost money over Facebook’s “glitch-ridden market debut”, as Reuters puts it. One of the big losers was market leader Swiss banking giant UBS, which said […]
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The young Yahoo! firm in Rolle, which will move into its specially-built offices in June, is reported by RTS, Swiss public broadcasting, to be laying off “one or two dozen” workers. RTS cites the city manager of Rolle; the company itself confirmed that it has alerted the town to planned layoffs, but […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The new Timelines option for Facebook users that has been gradually rolled out for individuals in recent weeks will be available to companies for their brand pages, starting at the end of this month, according to Ad Age. The date of the new feature’s availability has been the subject of much speculation […]
By William New (republished with permission from Geneva-based Intellectual Property Watch) In an unprecedented action suggesting intellectual property rights have bumped up against an access threshold, thousands of websites have gone “dark” today in protest against two draft anti-piracy and counterfeiting bills in the US Congress that the protestors say would harm freedoms online. The […]
Biggest impact may be on other social media: “sitting on a ton of personal information…doesn’t mean you can monetize it in any way you like” GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Facebook has indeed shared private information with advertisers, a practice it has staunchly denied, according to the US Federal Trade Commission, which has ended a long investigation […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The great tech war of 2012 is warming up, writes Fast Company, meaning that four biggies are stepping on each other’s toes and pretty soon the slug fest will begin, featuring Amazon, Apple, Facebook nnd Google. “There was a time, not long ago, when you could sum up each company quite neatly: […]
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