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After 2 1/2 years, Yahoo Inc CEO Carol Bartz was invited to step down with another year left on her contract. The decision from the company's independent board of directors came like a bad breakup: via phone call. At least it wasn't a text message, or a buzz from Yahoo Chat.
Some special interest groups protested the picture when it was first released, but by now, most people seem to have decided it's interesting and not offensive enough to cause a stir. Apparently, it still violates Facebook's terms of service though, and Mark Zuckerberg is having none of that shit
Online social networking sites prove again and again to be the lightning rod the rest of the Internet connects to. As Facebook emerges as the world leader in social networking, Google strives to keep up with, and eventually knock down the super power created by Mark Zuckerberg. With their newest venture, Google+ tries to fix what went wrong with Google Wave; by that, I mean that they hope someone will actually use this. Google Wave was too complex for its own good; but thatís neither here nor there; itís all about Google+ now.
Facebook is now capable of doing what Skype, AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and Meebo have been doing for years: Group and video chats. Itís a technological miracle, to be sure. So now you can finally group chat with people who were either too lazy or not technologically savvy enough to download a program like Skype or AIM; and we all know the type. Group chatting was already available in a sense with the Facebook Groups feature, but now you can set up a chat with multiple friends without setting up an entire group just to pick the movie you all want to go see.
While Justin Timberlake will always be ingrained in my mind as Trey Parker, the sleazy Napster founder he played in David Fincherís The Social Network this latest bit of news doesnít surprise me. MySpace, the company bought by News Corp for 580 million dollars in 2005 has been sold to some tiny-ass advertisement-matchmaking company for under 40 million dollars. Thatís it. Now word has broken that Justin Timberlake will have a stake in the long-dead social networking platform.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating his top 40 spot on Forbes magazine's new U.S. rich list by handing out $100 million to the New Jersey public school system.