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

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter commit to open source data portability

Several of the world's biggest tech brands announced plans to allow users to transfer their data from one platform to another today, as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook announced they are collaborating on

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto man sues Facebook $500,000 for ‘anxiety’ related to Cambridge Analytica breach

A Toronto resident is suing Facebook for $500,000 in relation to the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach. Alfonzo Mattucci has filed a suit against Facebook Inc., Facebook Canada. and Cambridge Analytica, claiming he has

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Just in time for ‘World Emoji Day,’ Facebook reveals the globe’s favourite emojis

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Facebook has released an infographic revealing the most popular emojis on both the social networking giant's main site and its mobile Messenger platform. Among the facts revealed

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla plans to build a plant in China. Trending on LinkedIn - a former

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

You’re using social media wrong, Sprout tells CMOs

Social media marketing has long become standard practice for CMOs, but are their teams focusing on the right content? The Sprout Social 2018 Index report, released July 3 by the Chicago-based social media

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

These nine companies have acquired the most AI startups

Tech is a concentrated industry, and a recent study by CB Insights illustrates the extent to which this is the case. According to the New York City-based machine intelligence-supported research firm's latest research

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How AI and IoT are helping athletes in this year’s Tour De France – Tech in Sports Ep. 51

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including more World Cup news, an unstoppable Bitmoji-Serena Williams, a prototype mouthguard helps track athlete fatigue through saliva, and more! Plus, we chat with Carol

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How the New York Red Bulls are using eye-tracking technology to improve their play – Tech in Sports Ep. 50

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including who's winning the World Cup on social media, AI at Wimbledon, the Sacramento Kings mine cryptocurrency, and more! Plus, we chat with

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs