Calibra is a new digital wallet that you will be able to use to save, send, and spend Libra, a new global currency powered by blockchain technology. Continue reading Calibra, a new global currency, announced by Facebook
Facebook has now added the ability for Android users to turn off the continuous logging of locations in the background. For people who use Facebook for iOS, nothing is changing. Continue reading How to turn off location tracking in Facebook for Android
Abode revealed three critical vulnerabilities in the last week. The zero-day exploit, made public by the dump of Hacking Team’s data and email, was the most publicized but the company also disclosed another two issues that compromises the security of its users. This comes on the heels of many more security issues that involve the browser plug-in. Steve Jobs famously penned his reason as to … Continue reading Facebook Security Chief Says It’s Time to Kill Flash
In a post on its developer blog, Twitter announced it’s doing away with its 140 character limit on direct messages. The change will take place in July. The change in policy is speculated to be prompted by increasing competition from Facebook, which beefed up its own messaging capabilities. Twitter’s added changes to its DM functionality by allowing group messaging as well as allowing any user to … Continue reading Twitter Wants to be Your New Messaging App
As you’ve probably heard by now, Facebook entered into agreements with major news outlets to bring you, the web browsing public, Instant Articles. By major news outlets, I mean The New York Times, National Geographic, The Atlantic , The BBC and The Guardian to name a few. By web browsing public, I mean the people Facebook is trying to turn into being an all-Facebook-all-the-time sort of public…which … Continue reading Facebook is Your New Ministry of Truth
In 1993, Aerosmith released “Amazing”, from their album Get a Grip. It was a huge hit for the band and marked its resurgence in the ’90s. The video was among the first appearances of Alicia Silverstone, who became one of the biggest stars of the decade. Just as big a deal in the video: virtual reality. For the last 20 years, companies promised that VR was just … Continue reading Oculus Rift Headsets Slated for Release in Early 2016: Will We Party Like its 199-Something?
Meerkats on the African savannah are known for their upright postures to scan the horizon for eagles and other birds of prey. In a way, Meerkat the app is looking for something as well, though in this case, it’s on the lookout for an ally instead of a predator. The app could use a friend. Though it was the first one off the lifestreaming-as-app block, … Continue reading Meerkat Pivots to Facebook
In case you needed one more reason to unlike Facebook, here’s something scarier than marketers and the NSA tracking you. The site can now be used to serve divorce papers. At least, it was OK’d by New York City judge Matthew Cooper, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice, when Ellanora Baidoo wanted to cut the knot with Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku. Both were married in 2009, but Baidoo … Continue reading You’ve Been Served…With Divorce Papers…Through Facebook!
In 15 minutes, Scott Galloway (clinical professor of marketing at the NYU Stern business school and founder of think tank L2) examines, analyzes and forecasts the future of what he calls “The Four Horsemen”: Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. There’s a lot to digest in this talk, which could have easily run into a few hours. Galloway is succinct, to the point and offers … Continue reading Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple: Marketing Guru Predicts Winners and Losers