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Report: Ben Ling's going back to the Googleplex

Once in charge of Google Checkout, Ling became the marketing guru for Facebook's developer platform before joining Facebook last year. Now he's leaving again--for Google?

By August 14, 2008


Sony Ericsson goes green with Ling and C901 GreenHeart

Sony Ericsson has gone green with two new handsets: the forthcoming C901 Greenheart and the Ling prototype, which aim to make your carbon footprint a couple of sizes smaller

By June 3, 2009


VW Passat Ling Yu hydrogen fuel cell vehicle photos

Volkswagen gave us a chance to drive its hydrogen-powered Passat, developed from its lab in China and used at the Beijing Olympics. This Passat has electrically driven wheels, with an onboard hydrogen fuel cell system to generate electricity.

8 Images By May 20, 2009


Another exec leaving Facebook

Ben Ling, a former Googler recruited to lead Facebook's developer platform product marketing team, is quitting his job at the social-networking site.

By August 12, 2008


Graphing Social Patterns: Facebook aspires to the frictionless platform

Ben Ling, director of product marketing for the Facebook platform, gave a brief peek of the upcoming profile page update at Graphing Social Patterns conference and detailed some new capabilities for the social network's 200,000 developers.

By March 3, 2008


Wearable device punishes inactivity

A wearable set of sensors can tell when you stop moving or thinking and prods you back into activity with a series of unpleasant sensations.

By December 9, 2013


Phone chargers for Africa and 3D-printing in space win Branson backing

Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

By March 13, 2014


Hotel's $500-fine policy for bad reviews gets low marks

The Union Street Guest House in New York faces Internet fury after its policy to fine wedding parties $500 for each bad review goes viral.

By August 4, 2014


Instagram grows in China, despite ban on parent Facebook

While Facebook itself is blocked by the Chinese government, Facebook-owned Instagram is growing fast in that country.

By June 11, 2014


Tiny crystal flowers bloom in a beaker

Scientists at Harvard have coaxed beautiful microscopic crystal flowers to form in a beaker of chemical fluid.

By May 22, 2013