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Get a job: Game Closure is looking for a System Software Engineer

Game Closure is on the hunt for System Software Engineers to help it build the social games that guide the development of its mobile game engine....

Florida developing social media app to thwart next school shooting

Florida officials are teaming up with student software developers to create a new social media application aimed at thwarting the next Parkland-like shooting. State Attorney General Pamela Bondi told President … Click to Continue »

Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election.

How far should U-Va.’s social-media scanning go?

At the University of Virginia, a software system scans the ether for social media messages that could tip police to a threat of potential violence, enabling campus police to intervene before something happens. How far the scanning should go, however, should be carefully thought out given the potential for violating the rights and privacy of […]

Facebook just signed a big 20,000-person contract for its business software product (FB, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Farmers Insurance has brought all 20,000 of its employees on to Workplace by Facebook. Workplace by Facebook is a private version of the social network for businesses. Employees love it because it's so much like the consumer Facebook, Farmers Insurance tells Business Insider. Show More Summary

LinkedIn nudges Sales Navigator closer to mainstream CRM use

Microsoft Corp. subsidiary LinkedIn is continuing to evolve its Sales Navigator software from an extension of the social network into a full-featured sales force productivity application. The latest release bears the first fruits ofShow More Summary

Why GPL violations are bad – Gary explains

The thing about open source software is that it is equally a social contract as well as a legal agreement. That is why companies that break the open source "contract" are immoral and unjust.

DesignEvo: How To Create A Custom Logo With Simple 4 Steps

last monthTechnology : Fromdev

How about creating a logo for your website, social media, company for free and without having to download anything because it's online? DesignEvo is the logo maker software, which is cloud-based and free to use. It offers the tools you...Show More Summary

Ex-Apple designers unveil Caffeine social broadcasting platform for games

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Two former Apple designers are unveiling Caffeine, a new social broadcasting platform for games, entertainment, and other artistic content. The platform is social, real-time, personal, and requires no third-party software or plug-ins. It comes from Ben Keighran, the former product design lead for Apple TV, and Sam Roberts, the former Apple senior user experience designer. […]

Facebook acquires ID verification startup

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the people who buy ads on its network. U.S. lawmakers have expressed alarm at Facebook’s limited ability to know who is […]

Social Media, the “Dopamine Loop,” and the Role of the Software Engineer

Thoughts on the social media and the "dopamine loop", and the role of the software engineer in creating it.

Social Innovation Disinterest Puzzle

Back in 1977, I started out college in engineering, then switched to physics, in which I got a BS and MS, after which I spent nine years in computer research, at Lockheed and NASA. In physics, engineering, and software I … Continue reading ?

A dad-and-son cybersecurity firm impressed investors with its 'unique' software that plays a kind of hide-and-seek with hackers

CryptoMove, a cybersecurity startup led by a father-and-son team, just raised $6 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Social Capital, a venture capital firm founded by ex-Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya. Social...Show More Summary

Facebook will let you turn off facial recognition with one switch

Facebook is letting you decide whether or not you want your face to be recognized. On Tuesday, Facebook released a new setting that lets users easily manage the facial recognition software across the social network, the company announced...Show More Summary

FlowPlay overhauls Vegas World, ditches Adobe Flash for Haxe

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

When Adobe decided to retire its Flash software, it was a big moment for FlowPlay. Fortunately, the Seattle maker of social games had anticipated the demise of Flash, which is scheduled to end in 2020. And today, FlowPlay is announcing it has converted its flagship social casino game, Vegas World, to an open-source, cross-platform development […]

Facebook’s Oculus gives you a VR room of your own

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The social network's latest virtual reality software lets users create a unique room of their own

Facebook’s Oculus gives you a VR room of your own - CNET

3 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The social network's VR company is offering a pre-release version of its latest software designed to let you create a unique space in VR.

Facebook launches Messenger for Kids

Facebook just found a new way to nab younger users. The social network announced Monday that it's launching a new app, Messenger Kids, which allows children to use Facebook's messaging software — the first time the company has allowed...Show More Summary

WeWork Buys Social Gathering Site Meetup

As a company, Meetup has long embraced its position as a small, mission-driven operation. While other social software companies from the Web 2.0 era, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, focused on keeping their users on their sites for as long as possible, Meetup's purpose was always to get people off the internet. Show More Summary

Facebook is expanding its suicide prevention AI

The social media giant will expand the reach of its software to detect whether a user might be suicidal, reports Reuters. The software originally rolled out in the U.S. in March and works by identifying phrases and other clues a user posts on the site that could suggest they are suicidal. Show More Summary

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