Following on from the introduction of its new Facebook Timeline feature late last month a Chicago company called Timelines.com has claimed that the new Facebook Timeline service will threaten their business and possible force them to close, and has now engaged in to legal proceeding against Facebook.
However Judge Edmond Chang has refused to grant Timelines.com a temporary restraining order on Facebook and declined to stop Facebook users signing up for the new feature through Facebook’s developer program. Which has already seen nearly 1.1 million Facebook users signup to the new feature, with 100,000 to 200,000 more signing on every day.
Timelines.com says that the launch of the new Facebook Timeline feature could “eliminate” their business, but Judge Edmond Chang noted that Facebook has pledged not to broadly launch the feature before the parties appear in court again on Tuesday.
So Facebook’s timeline, which was widely expected to go live this weekend, is for now on hold until at least tomorrow when the parties will meet again to discuss their positions.
Source: Mashable : PaidContent