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Facebook is the focus of research on privacy in Europe

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Commissioner investigate activities of the social network outside the U.S. and Canada. 
Advocacy groups complain of privacy practices.

Facebook is the target of investigations in Ireland, where its European headquarters, for alleged violation of laws to protect users’ data, said the “Financial Times” on Friday (30).

The newspaper said the activities of the social network outside the United States and Canada will be reviewed after complaints from privacy advocacy groups.

The groups say they are concerned about how the social network shares on the user’s activities, as well as trace level of the records left by the navigation users.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and creator of the Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and creator of the Facebook

 

The “Financial Times” reports that Gary Davis, Irish Commissioner for Data Protection, said his office will conduct a detailed analysis of the group’s activities.

“The investigation will also examine whether Facebook complies with data protection laws of Ireland,” he said.

Facebook is processed by use of the mark ‘Timeline’, says site

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New page name coincides with the user company in Chicago. 
Function was announced in the last 22 days, at a conference on Facebook.

Facebook is being sued by a Chicago company for use of the mark ‘Timeline’, according to TechCrunch. The social network announced oa new user’s personal page, a sort of timeline, in the last 22 days and named it “Timeline” .

The timelines, company whose Web site allows people to record and share personal or historical events, the new tool claims that Facebook can get to eliminate it from your business.

Zuckerberg shows the 'Timeline' new page  personal Facebook

Zuckerberg shows the 'Timeline' new page personal Facebook

 

“Given the size and scope of Facebook, the use of the mark by Timeline Timelines eliminate the social network and leave the public with the impression that the company is somehow affiliated with Facebook,” the lawsuit says, according to the blog.

TechCrunch says the lawsuit also states that Facebook took you the URL Facebook.com / timelines, which was previously used as a home page of the Chicago company.

Nokia will cut 3,500 jobs and close factories in Europe

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Nokia announced plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of 2012 to adjust its workforce and operations. This is the second major restructuring in six months the company , which faces declining sales and profit. The Finnish company will close the factory that opened four years ago in Cluj, Romania, and cut with it, 2.2 million jobs. The unit cell produces simpler than smartphones. Nokia also announced cut of 1,300 jobs in the service unit that includes digital mapping, Navteq.

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, and Steve Ballmer of  Microsoft, announced a strategic partnership in the area  of early 2011

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, announced a strategic partnership in the area of early 2011

Industrial operations in Salo, Finland, Komaron, Hungary, and Reynosa, Mexico, will be subject to review, with the intention to shift the focus to customers and software. The cuts on Thursday (29) are part of a plan to save more than 1 billion euros, revealed in July.

In its new phase of reorganization, Nokia cut staff in the study area manufacturing and support functions. In the segment of Location & Commerce, the intention is to concentrate efforts in Berlin, Boston and Chicago and elsewhere and stop operations in Bonn (Germany) and Malvern (USA).

 

Microsoft and Samsung sign patent agreement

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Microsoft announced on Wednesday (28) one of the largest patent-related business to Android. The agreement with Samsung provides a cross-license patents from both companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive the right to use the mark related to smartphones and tablet equipped with Samsung’s Android platform. In addition, the companies will cooperate in developing and marketing Windows Phone. 

Agreement provides that Samsung will help  in the development of Windows Phone

Agreement provides that Samsung will help in the development of Windows Phone

 

“Along with the license agreement signed in 2010 with the HTC, the agreement with Samsung means that the two leading manufacturers of Android handsets in the United States have acquired licenses for the patent portfolio of Microsoft, “said the director of Microsoft, Brad Smith, in a post . “These two companies together accounted for more than half of all Android phones sold in the U.S. in 2010.” The agreement will give businesses a greater coverage of technology patents, and will also affect the development of the Samsung devices equipped with Windows Phone, Smith said. “Microsoft and Samsung the opportunity to see the growth of Windows Phone and we are investing to make this a reality,” said Andy Lees, president of the Windows Phone. “We believe in a model where all our partners can grow and profit based on our platform.”

Google + site becomes the 8th most visited U.S. social, survey says

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After social networking site has grown to be open to all interested parties. 
Analysis showed an increase of 1,269% in the number of visits in a week.

The Google site + became the 8th most popular social networking site in the United States in just four days after opening the social network for all interested parties. The data were published by Heather Dougherty, a researcher at Hitwise.

According to Dougherty, the site was ranked 54 in the period prior to opening. On the last day on September 20, Google + has become a social network open to all – rather, it was necessary to have an invitation.

Besides the popularity, the site of the network “has emerged as the third largest category in Social Networks and Forums in the U.S.,” says Dougherty. “Just one day after the site was opened.”

The analysis of the survey also showed that there was a growth of 1,269% in the number of visits to Google this week that ended on Sept. 17 that ended on the 24th.

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