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Mobile Rumours: Release dates galore, including Galaxy Note 4 and Nokia 730

52 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Shiny Shiny

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. Show More Summary

Twitter Testing Easier-To-Use Hashtags

The new feature, seen by The Wall Street Journal in the Twitter app for iOS, added an expanded label to some hashtag searches such as #tbt (Throwback Thursday), #smh (Shaking My Head) or #oitnb (TV series "Orange Is The New Black").

Man Adds Hundreds of Dollars To Gift Cards Without Paying a Cent

54 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

A Springfield, Virginia man is under investigation after telling a coworker he hacked into gift card databases to add credit without paying for it. Muneeb Akhter, 23, claims that he found holes in the software used to load prepaid gift cards and was able to add value illegally, NBC Washington reported. Show More Summary

Backdoor.Gates: Also Works for Windows

We have received reports about a Linux malware known as Backdoor.Gates.Analysis showed that this malware has the following features: • Collects information on the compromised system, such as OS version, hard disk size etc. • Connects to a C&C server for further information. Show More Summary

Facebook faces class action privacy suit in Austria, with most of the world invited to join in

59 minutes agoTechnology : GigaOM

Facebook nemesis Max Schrems is fed up with what he sees as the ineffectiveness of the Irish data protection regulator, so he's launched a mega-suit in his home country of Austria. Sore points include PRISM, Graph Search and generalShow More Summary

Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK

What the HELL is THAT? Review  The new FIAT Panda Cross comes to the UK in September, just in time for a “64” numberplate, and is looking to add a bit of fashion pizazz to the utilitarian nature of the original Panda 4x4.…

The Art of Self-Promotion on Social Media: How to Toot Your Horn Without Turning Your Audience Off

What makes for good self-promotion on social media? Learn why we share a high percentage of our own content on social and why you could consider the same.

Facebook Affects Us Like a Drug

Facebook has experienced overwhelming success like no other website or social network before it. This however, is not a surprise to neuroscientists who have been studying social interactions all over the world. In the past 10 years, neuroscientists have discovered some unusual quirks in the brain that appears to be very socially oriented.

Sky’s NOW TV box finally gets a YouTube app

Sky has announced that users of its Roku-made £10 streaming NOW TV box can now download a YouTube app for the device via the Roku Channel Store for the first time. While it’s not a big update, the addition is significant; the NOW TVShow More Summary

Is Your Facebook Contest Legal?

As more small businesses get involved with Facebook, they’re using contests to engage more of their followers. Unfortunately, not all businesses follow Facebook’s official rules and guidelines for contents; in some cases, failure to follow these guidelines can put businesses at risk of having their Facebook page removed from the social network altogether.

Why Alibaba Wants Kabam

Alibaba Group’s $120 million deal with mobile game company Kabam shows how hard the e-commerce giant is trying to make Chinese consumers spend more time using its smartphone apps.

What We Can Expect to See from Google in the Near Future

When it comes to the massive technological giant of a company that is Google, the burning question is usually, "What will they come up with next?" Here are six areas where we can expect to see more Googleish shine in the coming year...

UK Prime Minister Holds First Ever Startup Pitch At No.10 Downing Street

UK Prime Minister David Cameron played host to the first ever tech startup pitch event at his residence yesterday, entertaining 10 high-growth tech companies, venture capitalists, angel investors and invited guests on a hot Summer’s day in London. Show More Summary

Apple rumours: iPhone 6 release date, more iWatch delays, 5S screen replacement

Those Apple rumours just keep coming, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. Is the iPhone 6 going on sale on 14th October? Previous rumours mentioned vague time periods that might see the release of the iPhone... Show More Summary

The Marketing Department of 2014 and Beyond [SLIDESHARE]

The marketing department of yesteryear can’t be successful in 2014. Today’s highly personalized, highly mobile, highly social, and highly automated world has had radically changed the way brands market to their audiences.

Minister: Sue Mums, Dads, Students To Send Anti-Piracy Message

Just as discussion moves away from the punitive measures that did little to curtail piracy in the last decade, an Australian minister has urged a return. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says that in order to send a clear message,...Show More Summary

3 Tips for Trustworthy Sponsored Content

For publishers and lifestyle websites that target moms, sponsored content can be a powerful marketing tool. Its form can range from quick articles to total site takeovers, and it allows consumer brands to tap into the audience of well-known publishers. As a publisher, how do you ensure that readers will trust and value this sponsored content?

5 Examples of Online Reputation Screw-ups

Ask yourself this: why would a customer share my content? You will likely come to the conclusion that quality is a key point here, but what use is good content if nobody has heard of you, or worse, if they don’t trust you? Not only does your content have to be worth sharing, your reputation must be trusted by users and built up by a solid online presence.

Choose the right monetization model for your blog

Advertising is one of the most common and profitable ways to make an additional income through your website or blog. Here’s a short list of just some of the top platforms out there for monetizing your blog, whether it's a small business blog or your personal blog. Continue reading ?

A Case for Deleting Fake Twitter Connections

As with Facebook, one of the biggest benefits of a large Twitter following is the social proof that the number implies. It is a vanity metric for sure, but one that imparts some meaning to customers. If you delete suspicious connections on Twitter, you also diminish the power of the follower count number. Show More Summary

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