Facebook Goes Back to the University, A New Spin on Online Charities

Chris CrumIT Management

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Facebook has launched a "Universities on Facebook" page to "help students and campus organizations discover how to take full advantage of Facebook's features to publicize events, distribute content, and foster community and school spirit."

The company has also acquired an interesting search patent for ranking based on click frequency.

With regards to the suit from the guy who claims to own a majority stake in Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg's lawyers are quoted as saying, "They filed this remand motion to harass defendants under the pretext of obtaining jurisdictional discovery into Zuckerberg's private life."

Digg announced its new CEO today - Matt Williams, who has been with Amazon for over a decade. He joins the company as the site is overrun by content from competitor Reddit. Reddit, by the way is showing off its traffic numbers since that takeover.

A site called Endorse for a Cause was launched today. It's described as "a new and easy way to make a difference." This video describes how it works:

Samsung has gathered developers to work on its Smart TV product. The company is holding a Developer Day in San Jose.

According to Engadget, Archos has unleashed five different Android Froyo tablets. They explore these (with videos).

Yedda is being renamed AOL Answers. AOLanswers.com is live. AOL has also acquired Rally Up, according to TechCrunch.

Bloomberg reports that former HP CEO Mark Hurd is leaving the News Corp.'s Board of Directors. He will reportedly no longer serve following the company's October 15 meeting.

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