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Zapak makes its online games available on Facebook through an app

Zapak Digital Entertainment, which runs an online gaming portal Zapak.com, has launched a Facebook application (Apps.Facebook.com/ZapakGames) that will allow users to play more than 30 different games from Zapak on the social networking site. The application will also allow users to flaunt their gaming skills through ‘trophy cabinet’, a feature that shows the number of trophies won by a user in each game, to friends.

Facebook, Twitter now powerful tools that influence what people buy: Survey

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter and blogging sites have become powerful tools that influence what people buy, according to a report by online researcher Nielsen. The inaugural Asia Pacific Social Media Report states that from China and India to Australia, online reviews are a major influence in buying electronics items, cosmetics, cars and food, among other things.

Facebook To Invest $150 Million, To Hire 500 People in India

US-based social networking site Facebook is expected to launch its India operations from Hyderabad in less than two months. Facebook, which has more than 500 million active users worldwide, including nearly 8 million subscribers in India, reportedly plans to invest $150 million in the initial phases and recruit close to 500 people for running its India operations.

Google to challenge Facebook with new social networking service ‘Google Me’ ?

The web has erupted with a wave of rumors about a new social networking service created by web giant Google. Bloggers are saying the service (which is tentatively called "Google Me") will be in direct competition with Facebook. But is it really a rumor or Google, known for its direct competition behavior and aggressive style of promotion, is working with closed door for its upcoming portal ?

Facebook May Follow Linkedin

Facebook has gone far beyond the quirky college start-up it once was, with revenue around $800 million last year and profit in the tens of millions, according to a Reuters report. But it could do a lot better, and make its critics far more comfortable, through optional premium memberships like Linkedin Business Model.

Linkedin Tops 70 Million Users and 1 Million Company Profiles

Professional social network LinkedIn now has 70 million members, according to the company’s home page. The company hit 60 million users in February, and has been growing fast, especially in international markets. LinkedIn’s network’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, stated in a blog post last fall that half of LinkedIn’s membership is international.

AOL sells Bebo with the loss of 85%

AOL has sold its social networking site Bebo to US-based merchant banking and financial advisory firm, Criterion Capital Partners. The deal was reportedly closed for less than $10 million. AOL had acquired Bebo by paying $850 million in March 2008. with tough market competition from frindster & Facebook, which over run Bebo made AOL to accept the loss of allmost 85%.

What do you check first: Email or Facebook ?

Which kind of Internet user are you: The kind who prefers email and just-the-facts interactions with companies, or the social media-happy brand fan? Or do you find yourself somewhere in between? Do you overcome of the habit of social networking at office place or you are the one who want to join the virtual world first ?

Man’s life to be controlled by Twitter users for one week

You might want to start thinking about that because starting Monday, an advertising recruiter named David Perez will do whatever his Twitter followers tell him to do for one week reported by CNN. There's only one catch to what Perez is calling David On Demand: it must be legal.

Twitter Errors and Downtime Likely to Continue

Twitter’s been having a rough month keeping the service stable, and the micro-blogging service is willing to admit it. For the last few weeks, Twitter has been experiencing constant errors, fail whales and downtime, culminating in yesterday’s extended downtime and today’s high error rate.

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