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LinkedIn Gets New Look on Desktop — and Bots to Fine Tune Your Feed

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) last week unveiled its largest desktop redesign since the professional social network’s inception in 2002. LinkedIn Desktop Redesign The new desktop design was reportedly built from the ground up with the social network’s new mobile app in mind. The streamlined look is supposed to provide a LinkedIn experience that’s more intuitive, faster and creates more value for users. See ... Read More »

20 Taboo Topics to Stay Away From on Your Company’s Social Media Channels

If you use social media to promote your business online, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into what types of posts to share. But sometimes it can be just as important to consider what NOT to post on social media. Sensitive or taboo topics that don’t really relate to your audience can actually hurt your business if you post ... Read More »

Judy Chan of Urban Airship: 82 Percent of Millennials More Likely to Use a Loyalty Card on Their Mobile Device

Urban Airship, a mobile SaaS company, recently surveyed 2,000 consumers on how their attitudes and usage of mobile wallet technology, like Apple Wallet and Google Wallet have changed.  The findings point to a rapid shift in mobile consumer behavior, including: More than half of those surveyed (54 percent) had already used a mobile wallet pass in one form or another. ... Read More »

Good News for Etsy Sellers: Now You Can Accept Apple Pay on the Web

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) just announced a further simplification of it’ payment process by allowing buyers to use Apple Pay on the web. Before this announcement, Etsy customers had to use the company’s iOS app in order to use Apple Pay. This of course required having to install the app on the phone. As of now, buyers can use Apple Pay directly ... Read More »

The First LG Laptops Are on Their Way to the U.S. Market

LG, the Korean electronics giant known for its smartphones, appliances and tablets is bringing its first laptops to the U.S. market. The company announced the release of the Gram series of laptops in a press release recently. The machines, named Gram to highlight their light weight, are available in 13-inch and 14-inch models. The 13-inch model has 128GB of storage, ... Read More »

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims

FBI Can Easily Spy on Journalists Working in the US, Report Claims HIGHLIGHTS FBI needs two officials’ approval for surveillance Journalists’ phone records can be easily obtained The bureau can also target journalists’ sources Journalists working in the United States of America received yet another chilling reminder of the powers of surveillance the country’s security agencies enjoy. A new report ... Read More »

Mozilla Lays Off Employees Working on Firefox-Powered Connected Devices: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla dissolves team behind connected devices initiative The company has reportedly laid off a team of 50 Mozilla ended development of its Firefox OS for smartphones in 2015 Mozilla, the non-profit company popular for its Firefox browser, has given up on its dream of expanding into connected devices. The company has confirmed that it is dissolving its connected devices ... Read More »

Feds Sue Qualcomm for Forcing Chips on Apple

EARLIER Apple iOS 10 Battery-Drain Fiasco Still Infuriating Users THIS STORY Feds Sue Qualcomm for Forcing Chips on Apple LATER Samsung Brings Android Nougat to Galaxy Phones YOU ARE HERE:   HOME MOBILE TECH THIS STORY Support every customer. Anytime. Anywhere. NEWS OPS By Shirley Siluk. Updated January 18, 2017 10:21AM SHARE ALSO SEE Federal Trade Commission FTC Qualcomm Apple ... Read More »

Google Allo No Longer Features in Top 500 Apps on Google Play

Google Allo No Longer Features in Top 500 Apps on Google Play HIGHLIGHTS Google Allo has seen a drastic ranking drop in last one month Google recently added a chatbot named Lucky to the app The app has consistently dropped out of top 500 in recent weeks It seems like Google’s experiment to simplify messaging and video chats with the ... Read More »

GoDaddy Launches GoCentral for Web Design on Mobile

GoDaddy has launched GoCentral — a new service that combines a mobile friendlywebsite builder with what they are calling “an integrated set of marketing and ecommerce tools” that will ideally help you to create an audience for your business. Interestingly, the new service allows you to design a professional website in under an hour from a variety of devices including ... Read More »