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Facebook Timeline Rollout Delayed By Timeline.com Trademark Lawsuit.

  • October 3, 2011 12:22 pm

Ready for Facebook’s new Timeline view? If you haven’t taken the manual approach yet you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. What was supposed to start rolling out over the next few weeks has been delayed until an as of now unspecified date. The reason? Another lawsuit.

The lawsuit was revealed late last week but is already quickly moving along. So far the judge overseeing the lawsuit, Edmond Chang, has ordered Facebook to delay the mass public rollout of Timeline though has stopped short of enforcing a request by Timeline.com asking that Facebook actively block developers from singing on and being able to view the new Facebook Timeline view. With that said, Judge Chang has mandated that Facebook must track how many new “developers” sign up and log in through the Open Graph-powered Timeline feature — a number that is already over 1 million and growing by 100,000-200,000 per day.

Timeline.com’s biggest complain: Facebook’s Timeline feature will “destroy their business”. Ridiculous indeed.

Round-up: Facebook Timeline, Music Sharing, And More!

  • September 22, 2011 4:47 pm


Facebook dropped a bombshell today — many bombshells in fact. The upcoming Open Graph powered Facebook is an entirely new animal that once finely tuned, will revolutionize how we share and interact across the open web.

Two of the biggest announcements today revolved around music and video sharing. The former will see partnerships with a handful of streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio, and Mog while the latter will feature heavy weights Vevo and Netflix to name a few. The most interesting aspect of it all is how music/video content will easily and seamlessly integrate with users’ timelines, how it can be shared between users, and the doors it will open for music/video discovery.

Through all the good news today is a small hiccup — the coveted Netflix integration within Facebook doesn’t work in the U.S. yet. We have backwards, outdated laws to thank for that. But according to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, a bill is already weaving its way through congress with verbiage specifically designated to making Netflix + Facebook 100% legal.

Finally, the hugely hyped sharing app/service, “Color” was reborn today. Soon Android and iOS users will have a much better, re-designed Color app that pulls heavily from Facebook while also deeply integrating with said social network. Specifically, the app makes use of four key features: Feed, Timeline, Friends and Inbox. Basically, think of this new Color as a sort of Facebook-y/Instagram/Picctu mashup for the masses.

There’s so much more to cover, though. So hop past the break and check out the in-depth videos!