UPDATED: The trademark lawsuit against Facebook by Timelines.com over the social network’s use of the term “timeline” as the name of its profile design was set to kick off Monday in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, but Bloomberg reported Monday afternoon that proceedings would be delayed until Tuesday afternoon, or postponed until May 7 for a status conference. U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah offered no explanation for the delay, according to Bloomberg.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
Social gifting, which is becoming wildly popular on Facebook, has largely been conducted through gift cards and major retailers. Boomerang wants to make social gifting a local experience. The Chicago-based program is expanding to New York, Indianapolis, and Austin, Texas, offering small businesses and local retailers a chance to get in on the social gifting fun.
Zynga’s days as the top dog in the Facebook gaming world appear to be fading. As challengers such as Kixeye and King.com emerge, taking up more of a share in the Facebook gaming ecosystem, Zynga’s financial stake has decreased. Sister site Inside Social Games reported Tuesday that Zynga has laid off more than 100 employees from its Austin office and plans to close its Boston studio.
“Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.” Readers may remember this motto from former NBC hit series “Friday Night Lights,” but it has also found a home on the Facebook page of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
What’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re following the debate between Facebook and the city of New Haven, Conn., over the latter’s page on the social network.
Print media may be a dying enterprise due to the Internet, but thanks to Facebook, some smaller news sources are actually gaining more exposure. A study of newspapers and websites in Chicago showed that the smaller sites derived one-half of their traffic directly from Facebook.
What do Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and T.G.I. Friday’s in Oslo, Norway, have in common? They were all the top destinations in their respective cities in terms of check-ins on third-party applications using Facebook’s application-programming interface since its August 2010 launch, according to a new post from the social network, Social Landmarks Around the World.
As the Republican presidential primary in Florida gets underway today, Facebook’s U.S. Politics page highlights the role that the social network played in Rahm Emanuel’s campaign.
Chicago police arrested a woman on Tuesday who bragged on Facebook about how she beat up another female on April 22 at a nightclub.