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Facebook hits a milestone

The social network that turned the word "friend" into a verb and popularized the "like button" is turning 10 years old. As Facebook celebrates its birthday, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on what the company has accomplished in a decade and what CEO Mark Zuckerberg has planned for the next 10 years.

By February 3, 2014


GIF wins Oxford's 'Word of the Year'

Oxford American Dictionaries elects the verb form of GIF as the word of the year. JPG and PNG declined to comment.

By November 13, 2012


The meaning of Google

Companies know they've got it made when their brand is turned into a verb. But for how long, exactly? And especially when "Google" comprises more than just "search."

By April 22, 2010


Photoshop, a software industry fixture, turns 20

Adobe Systems' image-editing software is ubiquitous enough to become a verb. But as Photoshop exits its teens, it faces some new challenges.

By February 18, 2010


Radiohead has become a verb

"In Rainbows" is out, has reportedly already sold more than 1.2 million copies (which would dwarf sales of each of the past three Radiohead albums), and fans and critics alike are in awe.

By October 11, 2007


Google searches cause town to change its name

The French town of "Eu" believes it is losing tourism business because Google searches on its name first lead to the European Union and to the past participle of the French verb 'to have'.

By February 25, 2009


Google joins Xerox as a verb

Yahoo may need a Band-Aid or a Kleenex. Its rival has been officially ensconced in Merriam-Webster's--and the OED.

By July 6, 2006


Google wants people to stop googling

Google has said it intends to crack down on the use of its name as a generic verb, in phrases such as "to google someone."

By August 16, 2006