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Week in Review

Facebook dominated headlines once again this week, leaving little room for employment-related matters.  The cyber world was abuzz in anticipation of this morning's launch of Facebook's IPO. The final IPO was set yesterday at $38 per share, but trading opened this morning at $42 a share.  While many investors believe this is their golden ticket, others aren't so sure. With a pending privacy lawsuit and an AP poll showing that half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, it remains to be seen what kind of a deal Facebook investors really got today.

Technology and the Workplace
Francesca's CFO Fired Over Use of Social Media (
Use SharePoint on Your iPad or iPhone (CBS News)
The Chronicle of Higher Education Fires Blogger Naomi Schaefer Riley for Mocking University Black Studies Program (Huffington Post)

Technology and the Law
Does Google Have a Free Speech Right to Determine Search Results? (ABA Journal) (Paid Content)
Iran Threatens to Sue Google Over Geography (CBS News)
Texting While Walking Banned In NJ Town (CBS News)
Facebook Sued By Users For $15 Billion Over Online Tracking (Bloomberg)

There's an App for That
Facebook Hits Wall Street, Web Ponders Its Fate (CNN) (ABC News) (CBS News)
As Facebook Grows, Millions Say "No Thanks" (ABC News) (CNN)
Google Launches New Search with Knowledge Graph (ABC News) (CBS News)
Digital Guardians That Help Ease the Fears of Parents (NY Times)
Twitter Tailored Suggestions Aim to Help You Follow More Relevant Users (CNN) (Twitter Blog)

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