Facebook Named Most Searched-For, Most Visited Site Of 2010

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Earlier this month, Time magazine named Mark Zuckerberg "Person of the Year," and now, although Experian Hitwise isn’t in the business of handing out such titles, it looks like Zuckerberg’s site has become the online equivalent.  Experian Hitwise announced late yesterday that Facebook was both the most visited site and most searched-for term of 2010. The information services firm explained …

Dating War: Plentyoffish CEO Blasts Match.com After Legal Notice

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Renegade entrepreneur and Plentyoffish CEO Markus Frind doesn’t take kindly to legal threats — especially when those threats come from competitor and foe Match.com. After a receiving a letter from Match.com demanding that he “cease and desist” from making “false claims” about its business, Frind published the letter on his blog along with comScore data that shows that Plentyoffish is …

Google Places: Google’s Local Business Center Gets an Upgrade

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Google’s Local Business Center has been renamed “Google Places.” The re-branding effort is accompanied by a handful of new features designed to help local business owners gain an edge in search engine marketing. The name change was made to better tie the business owner dashboard with Place Pages, the Yelp-like local business landing pages that Google launched about six months …

Happy Birthday, Gmail!

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On April 1, 2004, Gmail was launched as an invite-only beta, instantly creating a revolution in the webmail space. Google’s decision to keep their webmail invite-only kept spammers at bay, which led to the overall perception that Gmail is spam-proof. While this notion is far from truth, Gmail to this day does an excellent job of keeping unwanted emails out …

LinkedIn for BlackBerry Released [SCREENSHOTS]

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BlackBerry users, LinkedIn has finally arrived; The business social network has just launched LinkedIn for BlackBerry, version 1.0. The new LinkedIn BlackBerry app, which you can download now online or very soon from the BlackBerry App World app, not only provides users with access to their connections, invitations, and messages, but provides deep integration with BlackBerry Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, …

Steve Jobs Replies: No, iPad Won’t Support Picasa

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Steve Jobs seemingly elected to reply to another question sent to his SJobs [at] apple.com email address yesterday, this time in response to a question about support for Google’s Picasa photo sharing service on the iPad: In short: no, the iPad won’t support Picasa albums or face recognition … and Jobs takes the opportunity to point out that iPhoto does …