News bites: 4.74 degrees of separation, says Facebook

The average number of acquaintances separating any two people in the world is not six, but 4.74, according to researchers at Facebook and the University of Milan.

Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who allegedly leaked secret State Department documents to WikiLeaks, will have his first court date, 569 days after his arrest.

Meg Whitman is looking to rebuild Hewlett-Packard.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Joe Wayland, the government's lead lawyer in the case to block AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

Samsung is in final talks with Google to roll out Google TV.