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Facebook's 750 million users around the world will now be able to chat with each other on camera, after the social networking giant announced a partnership with the internet telephony pioneer Skype.

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Despite the hacking scandal engulfing News international, the woman at its centre remains Rupert Murdoch's favoured lieutenant. But how long can Rebekah Brooks survive as the Queen of Wapping? Andy McSmith gets the story.

Facebook and Skype learn that it's good to talk

Silicon Valley is primed for an 'awesome' launch as the social-networking pioneer hits back at Google+, writes Stephen Foley

Zuckerberg turns the tables on Google rival

The irony is quite delicious. Less than a week after launching Google+, his answer to Facebook, Larry Page, the chief executive of Google, has found that the most popular person on his new social network is his arch-rival, Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The Switch: when is the right time to leap from the corporate environment to entrepreneurship?

Marianne Abib-Pech ponders on the right time to go solo

Brothers' row with Facebook nears finish

Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have signalled the possible end to their long-running dispute with Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

From Facebook to meat hook – Zuckerberg vows to eat only flesh he's killed himself

You don't have to boast the surname Winklevoss or Saverin to get humanely dispatched by Mark Zuckerberg.

G8 summit expected to approve aid package for 'Arab Spring' states

Industrialised nations will promise cash to support democracy in the Middle East

Power of the internet joins nuclear risks and Arab Spring on G8 agenda

Leaders of the "real" and "virtual" worlds will meet, en masse, for the first time in northern France today. At the G8 world economic summit in Deauville in Normandy, the future of the internet will join the Arab Spring, Africa and nuclear safety as an official "problem" on the agenda of the most powerful men, and women, on earth.

Investors beware: is the new dotcom bubble going to burst?

As ever, Warren Buffett puts it best. "If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy," he says. And in bubble 2.0, just like the first dotcom boom and bust more than a decade ago, the world's most famous investor is staying on the sidelines rather then risk being made the patsy.

Brothers fail to quash Facebook court ruling

The twin brothers who accused Facebook and and its founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for the social networking website have lost their attempt to have a US court void a multimillion dollar settlement of their claims.

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