Facebook rolls out Privacy Checkup tool to remind users of their settings

Facebook Inc. is launching a new tool that will help users quickly check out and customize their privacy settings. Branded the new feature as Privacy Checkup, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will be

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry unveils plans for monetizing BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Candice So

Vine adds web profiles and a full screen option

Twitter's Vine has just given its users their own web profiles, plus a new TV mode that allows viewers to watch their six-second-long videos in full screen mode. While Vine announced it would

Published on: January 4th, 2014 Candice So

Dandy on a race to build crowdsourced app in 60 days

A startup has kicked off an ambitious project to build a mobile app in just 60 days – one that was chosen not by its own developers, but through a community. Working out

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Internet firms get creative to capture shortening attention spans

Chances are you'll never finish reading this article. By the time you get to the third paragraph, an e-mail notification will pop up and you'll click away to respond to it. Or you'll

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Graph Search: Facebook and Microsoft team up to take on Google’s search dominance

Facebook drew attention to a big “mystery announcement” today and then used the event to announce a new front end to Bing. Graph Search will be the new empty field next to a

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Humans often the weak link in cybersecurity defence

Considering the state of cybersecurity threats these days, many yearn for a simpler time when IP spoofing was the biggest identity theft concern people had in regards to the Internet.A roundup of the

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Google+ way behind Facebook, Twitter in user engagement: study

After a huge initial growth spurt, Google+ isn't gaining much user traction compared with Facebook, Twitter and even Myspace, a new study suggests.ComScore figures show users spent an average of just 3.3 minutes

Published on: February 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook’s terms of service doomed Canadian class-action lawsuit

The law firm representing Canadian members of Facebook in a class-action lawsuit decided settlement was the best option after a Quebec judge determined the case had to be litigated in Santa Clara, Calif.Merchant

Published on: December 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Facebook to settle Canadian class-action by paying lawyer’s fees

Editor's Note: Read an updated version of this story here.Facebook will pay $76,000 to a Winnipeg-based law firm representing nearly half of all Canadians in a class-action lawsuit stemming from privacy concerns.Merchant Law

Published on: December 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Sprouter and Akoha revivals show strong community matters

At the beginning of the month, it looked like strong and committed user communities didn’t mean much for cash-strapped social networking startups Sprouter and Akoha, but now those communities appear to have revived

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canada loses two social media gems

Canada’s online community has taken a major hit this month as two social networking sites with a positive bent had no choice but to shut down after running out of cash. First Sprouter,

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

3 CRM policies you should never adopt

Too often ignored is the CRM data that's about your users: employees who log in and manipulate data every day.There are some user policies that are tempting, but have some nasty consequences. Here

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 David Taber

Twitter tightens grip on third-party developers

Developers working on client applications that replicate Twitter.com's basic user functionality should turn their efforts elsewhere, because the company doesn't want any more such apps on the market.Moreover, developers of existing client applications

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez