Daily Archives: April 24, 2010

Paul Taylor

In the Personal Technology section of the paper’s Business Life section this week, we look at the latest laser printer from HP:

“It was a shock recently when I realised a new set of ink cartridges would cost more than half what I had paid for my home office colour laser printer in the first place.” 

Joseph Menn

As Silicon Valley executives, developers and analysts absorbed Facebook’s masterstroke this week, propagating a lightweight “like” button across the internet, most were impressed–some so much that they predicted Facebook would one day overtake Google.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg appears to have learned from past mistakes and avoided setting off a massive outcry from privacy advocates. That means adoption probably will be massive.

But that likelihood is stoking a deeper current of nervousness. The thinking goes something like this: Facebook, which keeps making more user information public, is soon going to know and share a lot more about its 400m audience and where else they’ve been on the Web.