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How “Facebook Search” Could Help Google Escape The Antitrust Noose

Article from Search Engine Land about Facebooks possible new search engine. Last week in the Chicago Tribune former judge and scholar Robert Bork (who is also a Google advisor) penned an opinion column arguing that by the accepted standards of antitrust law Google has done nothing legally wrong. Bork says, “There is extraordinary competition in the search…

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How Serious Is Facebook About Search?

An article in BusinessWeek suggests that Facebook is planning a deeper push into search. Will that be limited to improving search for the site — or will it be something more comprehensive? It’s clear that Facebook needs better internal search. Right now the search function at the top of the page is not very useful. Improving Facebook…

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Yahoo Sues Facebook For Patent Infringement

As is being widely reported, Yahoo filed a patent lawsuit against Facebook today in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California. At the center of the litigation are a wide range of claims that cover advertising, the news feed, messaging, social networking and privacy, among others. Here’s a key paragraph from the complaint:…

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Facebook Announces Email Service Launch

Today Facebook announced the launch of its much discussed email service.  So now anyone on Facebook can get an @facebook.com email address. This looks pretty cool actually!  Its not yet available and its by invite only, ** Request your invite ** It sounds like a pretty slick idea and I really like this seamless messaging,…

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