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Google+: Down but not out

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Google+ still limps along with less social shares than even LinkedIn, despite having nearly 200 million more users.

IBM Claims Twitter Infringes On At Least 3 Of Its Patents

Posted in Online on 5th Nov, 2013 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
IBM has recently issued a letter to Twitter alleging that it infringes on “at least three U.S. patents” held by IBM.

Americans’ media consumption to soar in 2015

Posted in Games on 5th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
By 2015, average media consumption will be 15.5 hours a day per person.

Google patents robot help for social media burnout

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2013 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Posted in Online on 14th Dec, 2013 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.

Twitter Tests New “Nearby” Feature To Surface Local Tweets From Those Around You

Posted in Software on 15th Dec, 2013 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Twitter is testing a new service called Nearby, which will display geographically local tweets to users.

Eric Schmidt admits Google missed on social and says it’s his fault

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2014 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt looked into the company’s past and said he should have predicted how big social would be.

How Twitter hopes to live up to its spectacular IPO in 2014

Posted in Business on 6th Jan, 2014 05:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Twitter is now a publicly traded company. That comes with some new responsibilities, like narrowing the massive gap between its revenues and its sky-high valuation.

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

Posted in Online on 11th Jan, 2014 05:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Users of Google's Gmail service will soon be able to send messages directly to other Gmail accounts, regardless of whether the recipient has shared their email address.

Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Each Google+ update brings Google closer to taking over the social layer of the Internet, potentially at the expense of user goodwill.

Google could still win social, by redefining what social means

Posted in Business on 5th Feb, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Social is so much bigger than what we’ve defined it: status updates, sharing links, and sharing photos.

WhatsApp reportedly turned down a $10B offer from Google

Posted in Software on 21st Feb, 2014 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
WhatsApp ended up going to Facebook for a deal worth around $19 billion.

The world reacts to Turkey’s Twitter ban

Posted in Online on 22nd Mar, 2014 10:22 PM
by AlexMuller
“We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says”.

Twitter redesign looks like Facebook to many tweeters

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2014 04:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The redesign will be available to a small group of users initially and will be made available across the whole site "in coming weeks".

Google's Cutting Back on Google+

Posted in Software on 26th Apr, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Hot on the heels of yesterday's news that Google Plus mastermind Vic Gundotra is leaving the company, TechCrunch is now reporting that Google's changing its G+ strategy:

Is this the beginning of the end for Google+?

Posted in Software on 3rd Aug, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The photo service is reportedly to be separated from the social network.

Google is catching up to Facebook in social logins

Posted in Online on 10th Jan, 2015 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks.

Google may carve up its struggling social network Google+

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2015 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Photos and Hangouts could be broken out and separated from the main product. But, Pichai said, none of Google's main products will disappear.

A Startup’s Plans for a New Social Virtual Reality

Posted in Software on 13th Apr, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
AltspaceVR is building virtual hangouts that it hopes you’ll use to watch a movie with friends or play a game of life-size chess.

PlanetTech interviews Penny Power OBE, social networking pioneer

Posted in Interviews on 24th Apr, 2015 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Penny Power was among the first to start an online social networking business by founding Ecademy. We interview her about the future of social media:

Google has decided to pull YouTube and Google+ apart

Posted in Online on 27th Jul, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services, even as users of those services complained, Google is now rolling that back.

Nearly half of Facebook’s users only access the service on mobile

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device.

Ice bucket challenge: What's happened since?

Posted in Online on 4th Aug, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
In what has been described as the world's largest social media phenomenon, more than 17 million people uploaded videos to Facebook which were then watched by 440 million people.

Facebook’s Like Buttons Will Soon Track Your Web Browsing to Target Ads

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook’s 'Like' buttons have been logging data on our browsing for years; now the company will start using that data to target ads.

Peeple app for rating human beings causes uproar

Posted in Online on 1st Oct, 2015 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
A new app that promises to let users review individuals has caused controversy before it has even launched.

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2016 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults

Posted in Online on 12th Sep, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Online social interactions could have important consequences for mental health.

Britons will get right to delete online past, minister says

Posted in Business on 9th Aug, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Individuals will have more control over their data by having 'the right to be forgotten' and ask for their personal data to be erased.

algorithm can spot depression based on your Instagram posts

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help.

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