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Facebook Graph Search gets more useful with comments and statuses

Facebook is about to make Graph Search a lot more powerful. Though the service has been able to query fixtures of your social graph — including likes, personal details, and photos — until now it hasn't been able to index what you or your friends wrote in comments or status update. But Facebook is …

Facebook shares soar on analyst upgrade, report of headway in China

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook shares reached new highs Tuesday after an upgrade from an analyst and a report that the social network may have gotten its foot in the door in China.<p>Shares have more than doubled in the last 52 weeks. They were up $1.69, or 4%, to $49.01. Shares hit an all-time high of …

Free Trade

AppleCare+ Now Covers Travelers’ iPhones, iPads, iPods In Any Country Where It’s Offered

Apple made a change to its AppleCare+ plans recently, around the time that the new iPhones were announced. It now allows you to get your iPhone, iPad, or iPods serviced in any country that offers AppleCare+, not just your home locale.<p>This change means that if you’re traveling with your device, …

Microsoft To Offer Cash For Your iPhone With Trade-In Program

Microsoft really, really, <i>really</i> wants you to ditch Apple products for its own – so much that in addition to the iPad buyback program it launched a few weeks ago, the company will start buying your iPhones for cash beginning this Friday. The program will offer consumers a minimum of $200 for an …

Ahead of July Filing, Twitter IPO Designed as “Less Anti-Facebook Than Anti-Old-Twitter”

Did you know Twitter actually filed its IPO documents in mid-July?<p>Or that an investment firm run by Suhail Rizvi will be one of the bigger …

Venture Capital

Now Processing $1B Annually, Swipely Announces A Partner Network To Support Growth

Swipely announced today that the flow of payments through its system has doubled since April, with the firm now processing charges at a yearly run rate of $1 billion. It reported a $500 million annual run rate in April, and a $250 million run rate three months prior.<p>Swipely is notable for its …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …