GLOBAL - WPP Digital is investing US$5 million in Buddy Media, a Facebook management system used by some of the world's leading brands.
GLOBAL - Google has added location-based functionality to its core search engine to present consumers with a list of results and mapping relating specifically to their locality.
GLOBAL - YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley has resigned as chief executive of the video-sharing site but said he will continue to work for the company in an advisory capacity.
GLOBAL - News Corporation is making a last-ditch attempt to turn around the ailing fortunes of social media site MySpace with another revamp of the site.
GLOBAL - Apple chief Steve Jobs used yesterday's quarterly results to launch a tirade against PC manufacturers' plans to launch tablet computers, and the Google Android software that powers many of them.
GLOBAL - Facebook's vice-president of global sales Mike Murphy has said that it more than quadrupled the number of its advertiser clients since the start of 2009 and claimed it has become "absolutely core to marketing campaigns".