Weekly Top Stories Dec 2-8
1. The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011
2. Facebook buys Gowalla
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook has acquired location sharing service Gowalla for an undisclosed sum, according to a source close to Gowalla.
Facebook declined to comment on the deal.
“We don’t comment on rumor and speculation,” a company spokesman said.
Most of Gowalla’s employees, including founder Josh Williams, will move to Facebook’s offices in Palo Alto. The team will work on Facebook’s Timeline feature, which launched at this year’s F8 conference and is gradually rolling out to Facebook’s 800 million members. Read More
3. CATS 1, KIDS 0
By Helen Killer
As you know, we have been trying to buy Christmas presents for kids in the Regretsy community.
We took many applications, vetted them carefully and set about creating a giant gift exchange program, where you could buy a gift for the over 200 children we’re helping.
We raised so much money that we found ourselves in a position of not just being able to send toys, but to send a monetary gift to the families as well. We hoped it might help them make their holiday dinners more special, or maybe pay a pressing bill.
PAYPAL SHUT IT DOWN – Read More
4. The 25 Funniest Autocorrects of DYAC’s First Year
5. Facebook Begins Official Timeline Rollout
Facebook officially took the “beta” label off its much-publicized Timeline this evening [Dec 6], but it’s rolling out the new feature gradually. New Zealand is currently the only country to get Timeline, the company said in a blog post this evening. Other regions will get it in the “near future.” Read More