Hashtag Trending – Facebook breached, Zuckerberg’s account deleted?; more privacy problems

Is Facebook losing face over security and privacy problems? The site is the source of a new data breach affecting 50 million accounts. One hacker plans to delete Zuckerberg’s account. And how your

Published on: October 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon has a new store; Samsung chairman indicted; Facebook has access to shadow contacts

First up on LinkedIn: Amazon has opened a new store in New York’s trendy SoHo neighbourhood and it has a bunch of items rated 4-stars or higher on its website. The store, called

Published on: September 28th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the U.S. government might impose on social media companies in the wake of increasing

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Users deleting Facebook app; Twitter and Facebook testify before U.S. congress; 2,000 Slack groups

One quarter of Facebook users are deleting the app, Twitter and Facebook testify in front of U.S. congress, and a full list of more than 2,000 Slack communities. First from Google Trends: One

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook partners with RentSeeker.com to connect to real estate market

Facebook is partnering with RentSeeker.ca to expand its Marketplace to include property listings. A Sept. 5 press release said the social media company is establishing the partnership to help Canadian landlords and property managers

Published on: September 5th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending- Facebook removes misinformation accounts; AI cooling Google data centres; Netflix cutting out Apple fees

Facebook removes hundreds of misleading accounts, Google is using AI to cool its data centres and Netflix hopes to take a bite out of its Apple fees. First up from LinkedIn: Hundreds of

Published on: August 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook, Twitter axe hundreds of accounts, allege groups in Iran, Russia manipulated content

Allegations that Facebook and Twitter are being manipulated by non-U.S. groups have now been extended against Iran after the two social media giants separately announced Tuesday night they have taken down hundreds of accounts,

Published on: August 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Facebook wants to help more local businesses connect with customers

In a year that hasn't gone exactly as Facebook would probably like, the social media giant seems to be taking steps to win back the trust of its users; for example, by trying

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Want your messages to reach a wider audience? Try video games, Facebook suggests

Facebook Inc. has introduced three new ad solutions to its platforms aimed at helping marketers reach a little-discussed but potentially lucrative audience: video gamers. The solutions, which the company announced Thursday, are playable

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook wants to help you limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook

Managers annoyed that their employees are spending too much time on Facebook (and, let's be honest, employees annoyed at themselves for spending too much time on Facebook) will no doubt be pleased to

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal bias. And Facebook and its founder had a really bad Thursday. First up:

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram at least once a month

Around 2.5 billion people use Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or the company's instant messaging app, Messenger, at least once per month, Facebook Inc. has revealed. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the number during

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood