Social Media

Twitter to Reportedly Conclude Sale Deliberations This Month

Twitter has told potential acquirers it is seeking to conclude negotiations about selling itself by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on October 27, according to people familiar with the matter. The timeline is hugely ambitious in the context of most mergers and acquisitions, given that Twitter began mulling a sale only last month. It is the clearest sign yet ... Read More »

Facebook Being Investigated in Germany Over Hate Postings

German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday, following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings. The spokesman declined to provide further details. German attorney Chan-jo Jun had filed a complaint with prosecutors in the Bavarian ... Read More »

Can Twitter Become the Next Big Customer Service Channel?

Twitter Inc is seeking revenue outside traditional advertising sales by helping companies develop customer service channels on its platform, according to its most senior executive in Latin America, a testing ground for the new strategy. Guilherme Ribenboim said in an interview on Friday that features launched this week give businesses more ways to automate customer service through direct Twitter messages ... Read More »

Can Anything Prevent Another Internet Shutdown in the U.S.?

An internet shutdown in the Northeastern U.S. happened roughly a week ago, and the experts are looking for ways to prevent this attack from ever happening again. Websites like Twitter and Spotify were inaccessible for thousands of people following the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. DNS, the technical network that ... Read More »

Office 365 Users, GoDaddy Will Encrypt and Archive Your Email

If you use Office 365 on GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY), a new service will protect your email with an encryption and archiving service. The increase in security by GoDaddy and others in the tech industry highlights the threat landscape in the digital environment, which is very high.  Although Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) have served the company well, ... Read More »

Windows 10 Adds New Dimensions with 3D Paint and PowerPoint

If the upgrade of Paint to 3D by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) works, this might be what catapults the technology for mass adoption. For over 30 years the Paint app has remained popular because it is easy to use, and thankfully Microsoft hasn’t forgotten that. According to the company, it will be just as easy to capture, create and share in 3D ... Read More »

Facebook Will Now Insert New Updates Into Your News Feed as You Scroll

Facebook Will Now Insert New Updates Into Your News Feed as You Scroll HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has changed how stories are loaded in the News Feed New stories will be dynamically inserted wherever you are in the feed This is coming to Android first Facebook has just announced an important change to the News Feed, the heart of your Facebook experience ... Read More »

Facebook Sparks Outrage as It Removes Swedish Breast Cancer Video

Facebook has removed a video on breast cancer awareness posted in Sweden because it deemed the images “offensive”, the Swedish Cancer Society said Thursday. The video, displaying animated figures of women with circle-shaped breasts, aimed to explain to women how to check for suspicious lumps. Sweden’s Cancerfonden said it has tried to contact Facebook without any response and has decided ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as a Payment Option

Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as a Payment Option HIGHLIGHTS PayPal announced its partnership with Facebook to start payments service PayPal will notify users and send them payment receipts It will begin rolling out starting the US The payment options on one of the world’s most used instant messaging apps, Facebook Messenger, has now widened. While previously Facebook Messenger only supported ... Read More »

Snap Interactive Wants Judge to Bar Snapchat From Changing Its Name to Snap Inc.

Snap Interactive Wants Judge to Bar Snapchat From Changing Its Name to Snap Inc. Snapchat recently announced that it would now be known as Snap Inc. in a rebranding meant to send the message that the company was “bigger than one app.” But in aiming to broaden itself into a storytelling platform for the likes of Disney and others, Snapchat ... Read More »