Facebook Inc.’s marketing and advertising encourages users to buy products in stores and online, the social-networking company said in a joint report with researcher ComScore Inc., countering criticism and research that questioned the impact of promotions on the site.
Google Inc. ’s Android operating system is making gains on Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry, Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone in the U.S. smartphone software market, according to ComScore Inc.
Nielsen Holdings NV, seeking to form a company able to measure audiences across TV, radio, the Web and mobile, is negotiating concessions with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that would permit its $1.26 billion acquisition of Arbitron Inc., two people with knowledge of the talks said.
Samsung Electronics Co., facing allegations that it stole tablet computer patents from Apple Inc., says the design for such devices can be traced back to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Online retail sales and payments made by mobile phone increased from a year earlier as shoppers flocked to the Web for deals and made purchases via wireless handsets on the first Monday after Thanksgiving.