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U.S and India rank lowest on Facebook transparency report

by Eric Brownon April 12, 2014
According to Facebook’s latest government requests report, India is the world’s largest content censor and the U.S is the world’s largest requester of user data. Taken the other way around though, India is second when it comes to knocking on Facebook’s door for user information whereas the U.S made no demands on content restriction. However […]

Goat Simulator getting free content in May

by Ryan Burgesson April 8, 2014
The recently released Goat Simulator will be receiving some free content in the middle of May developers Coffee Stain Studios announced yesterday. Goat Simulator creator Armin Ibrisagic said on their official Facebook page: A lot of people have been asking for DLC with new maps for Goat Simulator, but we would feel bad charging people […]

Turkey now looking to ban YouTube… Again

by Ryan Burgesson March 28, 2014
Turkey’s telecoms authority has taken an ‘administrative measure’ against YouTube because of an audio leak that contains Turkish Officials discussing Syria. I want to try and explain something, the internet isn’t just a hole you can plug and be done with this just creates even more holes and eventually you run out of appendages to […]

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Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Startup Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars

by Ryan Burgesson March 26, 2014
In news that has shocked nearly everyone, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce the purchase of Oculus. Oculus already has big plans [in gaming] that won’t be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this […]

Greg Costikyan’s GDC 2014 rant

by Ryan Burgesson March 24, 2014
At GDC there is a ‘rant’ session every year, this session allows people within the game industry to speak out against trends they find worrying in the industry. This year it was the turn of Greg Costikyan, This year marks the rant session’s 10th anniversary and Greg Costikyan (he also spoke in 2005′s session) took to […]

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Private Photo Sharing Enabled on Facebook’s Updated App v8.0 for iOS

by Eric Brownon March 20, 2014
Facebook has released an updated version of its app for iOS. The focus of the app was to improve the private sharing capabilities. The version 8 app enables users to select the people who will be able to view their photo albums in their feed. The feature which was rolled out by Facebook a few […]

Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase opposed by privacy groups

by Ryan Burgesson March 8, 2014
Privacy groups want US regulators to stop the Whatsapp purchase until Facebook provides more information on what it plans to do with the personal data of WhatsApp’s users. Facebook are adamant in the fact that it will respect the previous user agreements and will be operating Whatsapp as a seperate company. Facebook said in a […]

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If Whatsapp is Worth $19 Billion, How Much is BBM Worth?

by Eric Brownon February 23, 2014
We all are aware of the $19 billion deal between Facebook and Whatsapp, and it has left many of us perplexed; one ought to think to himself of herself, “Are instant messengers really worth $19 billion?” If you haven’t thought of that question, I know one who must have: BlackBerry! After reading about the $19 […]

Facebook Set to Buy Whatsapp for $19 billion

by Eric Brownon February 21, 2014
In the latest round of Facebook-ville, Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly offered Whatsapp founders, Brian Acton and Jan Koum, a whopping $19 billion acquisition offer. In light of the eye-popping offer, Whatsapp founders have agreed to sell Whatsapp. Whatsapp is a cross-platform voice and text messaging app that is available for most smartphones; it can be […]

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Sell Your House Fast Using Social Media

by Gizmoration August 16, 2013
If you decide to sell your house yourself, you have to think big. This doesn’t just mean an ad in the local paper or even a board outside your house. You need to reach thousands of people, most of whom you have never met and the best way to do this is to use social […]
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Instagram Or Vine: The Video-Sharing Battle

by Chris Murphyon July 23, 2013
Instagram recently updated its photo-sharing app and added video as a new way to share life moments. Competing with the video app, Vine, Facebook launched the video feature for Instagram last week. However, Vine and Instagram have a few different qualities to bring to the table. While Vine offers six seconds of video time, Instagram […]
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First Female Only App: LuLu

by Anna Johnsonon June 28, 2013
Lulu is the first ever app designed only for girls. The app connects through Facebook (which eliminates male users), and allows females to rate and review their male Facebook friends. The app has stirred up controversy, but the creator of the app, Alexandra Chong, says it is a misunderstanding. Of course a female only app will cause controversy, but […]

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Nokia Banking Now on Social Media

by Chris Murphyon May 6, 2013
In an effort to undercut the low end cell market, with some Samsung’s retailing at $100, Nokia has introduced the Nokia Asha 210. Designed for the social media consumer lifestyle. The Nokia Asha 210 will retail at around $72, and claims to put your social life front and center with their QWERTY keyboard, dedicated WhatsApp […]
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Zynga Brings New Version of Draw Something

by Anna Johnsonon April 29, 2013
The pictionary-like game “Draw Something” has recently released a second version about a year after being acquired by Zynga. Zynga has been struggling lately in the app market after the first quarter. Zynga has seen most of its success come from games that involve some kind of social atmosphere. Its hit games like Words With Friends and […]

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The White House Now On Tumblr!

by Nick Adamson April 29, 2013
The White House is now on Tumblr! The Obama Administration has always been very tech savvy, even before they took control of the White House and they have always had a strong presence on all forms of social media through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and now most recently Tumblr. Tumblr is a microblogging website which allows […]
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HTC First Features Facebook Home, Exclusively on AT&T for $99

by Eric Brownon April 6, 2013
The Facebook Phone is finally here. Under the name HTC First, the smartphone will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will have more Facebook influence than other smartphones due to the new Facebook Home feature, which basically integrates the social network service deeper into the operating system. See also Barack Obama Unveils $100M BRAIN Project To […]

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IDC Survey Reveals Social Media and Facebook Addiction

by Nick Adamson March 29, 2013
A couple of days ago the IDC (International Data Corporation) released a Facebook addiction sponsored survey that examined the activities of smartphone users in an attempt to demonstrate just how important social media has become in peoples every day lives. The online survey was administered for one week earlier this month amongst 7,446 people that […]
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This is How The New NYC Payphones May Look Like (PHOTOS)

by Nick Adamson March 7, 2013
The ‘Reinvent Payphones’ program challenged designers to bring a futurist look for the NYC payphones. According to Gothamist, in 2009, there were only four payphones in Manhattan (now there are approximately 11,000 payphones in New York City) and Mayor Bloomberg decided to change that. After more than 125 submissions, the winners of this design challenge […]

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Infographic: The Story Behind an Internet Meme

by Nick Adamson January 30, 2013
Internet memes have taken over the internet as it relates to pop culture. Even single pieces of media such as Gangnam Style and Kony 2012 become popular internet memes. Basically an internet meme is something that goes viral. The Merriam-Webster dictionary included the word meme in its Words of the Year list of 2012. A […]

Foursquare for Business App Launched

by Eric Brownon January 29, 2013
Foursquare, the location based social network co-funded in 2007 by Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley, announced Tuesday the launch of a dedicated mobile application for small business owners, Foursquare for Business app, that allows managers to post local updates, view recent check-ins to their establishment, view recent visitors and their tips, share Foursquare updates on both […]

Email Mark Zuckerberg: It Will Cost You $100

by Matthew Lucason January 11, 2013
Do you want to send Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg a message? Well now you can, but it will cost you $100, since the company is testing a new revenue stream that allows people to pay to get their messages read by the big boss. Facebook announced it would be testing the pay-to-message model on some […]