Archive for category: social

Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

TechCrunch reports "Your phone probably already receives AMBER alerts when a kid goes missing in your area. Most smartphones are configured to allow it right out of the box. But Facebook thinks they can help make the system better — and starting today, they’re going to try.". Read More

UK Prime Minister Wants to Ban Messaging Apps Without Backdoor Access
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
UK Prime Minister Wants to Ban Messaging Apps Without Backdoor Access

Gizmodo reports "UK Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that, should he be re-elected, a Tory government would plan to block encrypted messaging applications like WhatsApp and Snapchat unless the government gets backdoor access to users' messages." . Read More

What native video means for Twitter — and its users
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
What native video means for Twitter — and its users

Digiday reports "Get ready to see a lot more video on Twitter. The platform intends to unveil its native video product in the coming weeks, according to a recent report from Recode. Another report from AdAge detailed advertiser-specific video features that the social network has teased in discussions with brands and agencies, including autoplay ad previews and a pay-per-click model.". Read More

Line Releases A Standalone Sticker App For Discovering New Stickers Because… Stickers
/ January 9, 2015 8:29 am
Line Releases A Standalone Sticker App For Discovering New Stickers Because… Stickers

TechCrunch reports "Stickers. They’re big in Asia and going global, don’t you know? Line, a company that makes more than $10 million per month from selling them and also lets regular people submit designs, has so many packs that it created a new app that specifically helps you find new ones.". Read More

Bing tool that translates foreign-language tweets returns to Tweetdeck
/ January 9, 2015 8:29 am
Bing tool that translates foreign-language tweets returns to Tweetdeck

Mashable reports "The Bing-powered translator feature that was removed from Twitter last year has quietly resurfaced — on Tweetdeck only, that is.". Read More

Facebook makes strides in breaking news, but still trails Twitter
/ January 9, 2015 8:29 am
Facebook makes strides in breaking news, but still trails Twitter

Digiday reports "When tragedy struck Paris on Wednesday — 12 people were shot at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo — news of the event was immediately shared on Twitter, as per usual. By early morning on the East Coast, Charlie Hebdo was a trending topic in multiple locations around the world.". Read More

CES Is Becoming a Startup Showcase, and Even Big Brands Are Glad
/ January 9, 2015 8:29 am
CES Is Becoming a Startup Showcase, and Even Big Brands Are Glad

Adweek reports "Where once it was home only to big brand names rolling out their latest product-line updates, today's CES is a showcase for cutting-edge startups.". Read More

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