A renovation plan for the New York Public Library building on Manhattan's 42nd Street is being hotly contested. The plan calls for demolishing seven floors of stacks and moving many of the books to New Jersey. Supporters say the plan will salvage a strapped library system; critics say it will imperil the work of researchers.
Audie Cornish talks with Peter Relan, CEO of social media gaming company CrowdStar. The social games company has stopped developing new games for Facebook and is making a strong push into the mobile gaming market.
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference Monday with the announcement of its own maps in the mobile operating system. It's Apple's bid to challenge the dominance of Google maps for all kinds of location-based apps. Maps underlie many important things people do with mobile and up until now Google has had a lock on maps.
Facebook is reportedly considering a way to allow children under 13 to use the social networking site. Stephen Balkam is the chief executive and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, of which Facebook is a member. He lays out steps to help parents protect their children on Facebook.
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