Reports this week suggest that Facebook is preparing to launch an e-money service. The Financial Times believes that the US company is weeks away from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that would let users store money on Facebook and use it to pay others. Show More Summary
1. When people act one way on Facebook, and another way in reality.
It’s no secret that there’s little love lost between Google and Facebook, even to those outside the Valley. Google proved this once again today by announcing it has expanded access to +Post ads to all advertisers and that these ads will support Google Hangouts on Air. read more
My, that title sure is a mouthful, isn’t it? That's because in the span of a few short days, we’ve seen the following:(1) An invited review in Neuron on the role of blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and online forums such as PubPeer, PubMedShow More Summary
Facebook has pushed out version 9.0 of its iPhone application today, adding new features to the commenting system among a few smaller changes. The biggest change in this minor update allows users to reply to comments on pages that have enabled that specific feature. Aside from that, administrators will now be able to review and […]
Make no mistake about it, things are heating up in the money transfer sector. After years of almost no innovation, two giants recently announced plans to get into the financial services game. Earlier this week, we heard news that Facebook will be resurrecting its payments ambitions with the launch of a money transfer service in Europe. Today, Walmart jumped...
Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. On computers infected with this trojan, users will see a message when...Show More Summary
When tragedy strikes, it seems everyone has something to say.
Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your precise location to your friends all the time. The optional feature, called Nearby Friends, is built to help you find people around you. You can tailor the options to prevent specific friends from seeing your location. Show More Summary
This weekend, a News Nerd story with the headline "Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin" made the rounds. As of right now, the post has been shared 1,700 times on Twitter and 41,000 times on Facebook. People gleefully shared the news that these ladies of soul, elegance, and attitude came to blows. Show More Summary
Facebook’s newest feature, Nearby Friends, begins rolling out today. The opt-in app addition lets your friends know when you’re close by, with the option to show your precise location on a map, if that’s the kind of thing you want to share with your friends. More »
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. She announced the news that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby during an event in New York today. She told friends and fans on her Facebook page that the baby is due in the fall. Show More Summary
Social: As one of the most frustrating aspects of advertising on Facebook via its normal advertising interface is that it disallows frequency control, the firm is now finally offering some measure of frequency limiting - but only for its video inventory. Media: Various publishers and tech firms are offering display ads priced based on time slot and time [...]
Billionaire philanthropist Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has some sharp things to say about the $1 billion donation to charity Mark Zuckerberg made last year. Zuckerberg, Facebook's co-founder and CEO, gave $1 billion worth of stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in December. Show More Summary
For Twitter, it is good to be the younger sibling in the social media club. It gets to follow in Facebook’s footsteps. It gets to avoid its mistakes. Facebook had to push the boundaries and take in harsh criticisms. Twitter gets the benefit of the doubt and the advantages of hindsight. Case in point: Twitter made it official this...
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and State Senator Katrina Shealy are both Republicans, which may explain a Facebook spat they've been having over Haley's 2011 pick to lead the Department of Social Services, Lillian Koller. Koller...Show More Summary
The social network commonly referred to as the “Twitter of China” saw huge gains during its first day on the market in the U.S during a particularly rough month for both IPOs and tech stocks. Shares of Weibo, a subsidiary of the Chinese Internet company Sina, leapt 19 percent Thursday, from an IPO price of…
Spotify’s Facebook app has been topping AppData’s leaderboards for some time now. It’s the top gainer this week in monthly active users (MAUs), accumulating almost 1.4 million new MAUs. Spotify has over 32 million MAUs, and its DAU/MAU...Show More Summary