A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning.Director David Fincher's much-talked about Facebook biopic, The Social Network, failed to win Best Picture or Best Director at this year's Academy Awards, but it did walk away with three statues for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay. (Also, let's not MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 28, 2011 6:00 AM ET
If you haven't tweeted with him yet, you may soon: Entrepreneur Adam Rifkin has taken connecting to a whole new level. We selected him by scouring LinkedIn to see who was tied to the most top people on Fortune's lists.*
*From 2010 Fortune 500 CEOs, Fortune's 50 Smartest People in Tech, Fortune's 40 Under 40, and Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women.
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The best MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Feb 9, 2011 5:00 AM ET
A drop in the bucket for the search behemoth.
Google today settled the class action lawsuit it earned when it launched Google Buzz without any privacy controls. Google Buzz is a social networking tool similar to Twitter that allows users to share information with their connections. In order to jumpstart users' social graph, Buzz users were automatically, and publicly, linked to people they often Gmail-ed with. That made for some embarrassing connections.
Google (GOOG) MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 2, 2010 4:39 PM ET
Aaron Sorkin's new film The Social Network may be a work of fiction, but it will become Facebook's creation myth. That's not entirely a bad thing.
I've known Mark Zuckerberg for a long time. We first spoke in the fall of 2005, just after his summer sublet had run out in Palo Alto, when he'd taken a semester off from Harvard and was crashing at a friend's Menlo Park apartment. MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Sep 24, 2010 3:00 AM ET
The social networking site is expanding beyond its web domain by introducing widgets to encourage impromptu meet ups. The media shy CEO explains his strategy to Fortune.
Interview by Alex Kantrowitz, contributor
See those Facebook "Like" buttons all over the web? If Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman has his way, his Meetup Everywhere buttons will be next. The New York-based social networking site, which currently has around 79,000 groups of people with MOREAug 17, 2010 1:45 PM ET
Over the weekend, a rumor from a connected source said that Google would be starting up a social network to take on Facebook.
Kevin Rose, Internet personality and Digg social networking founder, tweeted over the weekend that Google has a 'Facebook killer' called Google Me in the works.
Rose hasn't been terribly accurate and might have other fish to fry (Google Buzz competes with Rose's Digg) but he does have a lot MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 28, 2010 4:26 PM ET
The company still has no outside lobbyists even as it faces mounting privacy probes. Is Facebook's Washington strategy too little, too late?
By Anna Palmer, contributor
A recent political attack ad from Democratic candidate Kamala Harris for California attorney general blamed her opponent Chris Kelly, who also happens to be Facebook's former chief privacy officer, for designing the site's "condemned" privacy policies.
"Chris Kelly released your private information," the ad warned over ominous background MOREJun 9, 2010 12:29 PM ET
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks to Jon Fortt about how he has tried to simplify the social network's privacy settings and mollify critics.
(AAPL) (MSFT) (GOOG) (YHOO)Jon Fortt - May 26, 2010 7:46 PM ET
There is a race going on right now among software companies to become the Facebook for the workplace. Jockeying for position are behemoths like IBM (IBM), giants in-waiting like Saleforce.com (CRM), and a slew of smaller companies including Greenplum, Jive, LinkedIn, and Socialcast among others.
With its recently announced acquisition of CubeTree, you can now add SuccessFactors (SFSF) to the list of contenders, and one likely to move to the front MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - May 10, 2010 2:38 PM ET
The YouTube of publishing shows off its Social Plugins
Scribd CEO Trip Adler is betting on the Facebook effect. His document-sharing startup is one of its launch partners for the company's new Social Plugins, a group of features that will help web publishers take advantage of Facebook's social graph to bring more users to their sites and keep them around longer.
Often dubbed the YouTube of publishing, Scribd lets users self-publish text MOREApr 21, 2010 2:24 PM ET
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