Tag Archives: social media

VIDEO: Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

11 Sep

VIDEO: Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

The ephemeral messaging apps space dominated by Snapchat keeps growing. Now it seems Facebook is adding to the trend again — in a whole new way. In a question and answer section on Facebook, the company now describes how to set a post you’ve published to expire, a process that allows the message to disappear. […]

VIDEO: Twitter Taps HackerOne To Launch Its Bug Bounty Program

4 Sep

VIDEO: Twitter Taps HackerOne To Launch Its Bug Bounty Program

Following security breaches that have shook confidence in many online services, Twitter today announced the launch of its bug bounty program that will pay security researchers for responsibly reporting threats through HackerOne, a bug bounty program provider. Already the program has recognized 44 hackers for helping Twitter close 46 bugs. Twitter actually began working with […]

VIDEO: Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

30 Jul

VIDEO: Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform

Facebook wants to help other businesses sell things, so it’s done selling its own. Facebook Gifts will shut down on August 12th and stop selling gift cards for businesses like Starbucks and iTunes. The social network says no layoffs will occur, and most of the team has already been reassigned to other commerce initiatives.



VIDEO: Twitter Is About To Improve Direct Messages

19 Jul

VIDEO: Twitter Is About To Improve Direct Messages

Twitter is about to make some obvious but much-needed improvements to its direct-messages feature. On Friday night, Twitter announced that it plans to update its iPhone and Android apps, so users can view their entire direct-message history on mobile. Twitter also said it’s planning to streamline the process of deleting direct messages on mobile and […]

VIDEO: Facebook’s IPad App Becomes An Entertainment Hub With New Games And Trending Videos Sidebar

16 Jun

VIDEO: Facebook’s IPad App Becomes An Entertainment Hub With New Games And Trending Videos Sidebar

Over 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days, so the company is helping them discover or re-engage with games through a new home page sidebar it starts testing today on its iPad app. It includes social notifications for native mobile and Facebook web games […]

VIDEO: Facebook Moves To Single-Column Timelines For Pages

5 Jun

VIDEO: Facebook Moves To Single-Column Timelines For Pages

Facebook has announced a plan to revamp the look of Timelines on its Pages, moving to a one-column design more similar to the Timelines on individual profiles. This is a little change, but it illustrates that Facebook is making a concerted push to give itself a streamlined, stripped down look. It also further blurs the […]

VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

18 Apr

VIDEO: Facebook Says ‘Paper’ Users Are Heavy Readers

Facebook says that users of its mobile newsreader app “Paper” are using it a lot. The social network on Friday said the average person who uses the app, which launched in January as the first product developed by its Creative Labs team, looks at a whopping 80 stories a day. But Facebook has given no […]

VIDEO: Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Now Resells Its Encryption And Self-Destructing Technology

19 Mar

VIDEO: Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Now Resells Its Encryption And Self-Destructing Technology

Wickr, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its users — with its app remaining free, and user data never getting sold or accessed by others. But it is starting the process of making money regardless. As Wickr […]

VIDEO: WhatsApp To Add Voice To Messaging Service

24 Feb

VIDEO: WhatsApp To Add Voice To Messaging Service

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service for smartphones acquired this week by Facebook, will soon be offering a voice service. CEO Jan Koum said the voice service will be deployed for Android and iPhones this spring, with Blackberry and Microsoft and Nokia phones coming later. On Wednesday, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in a deal […]

VIDEO: Apple: A $14 Billion Bet

10 Feb

VIDEO: Apple: A $14 Billion Bet

There are many reasons why CEO Tim Cook may have opted to reveal to the Wall Street Journal that Apple bought back $14 billion in stock in the two weeks since delivering holiday financial results that disappointed investors. But the big reason may be, that Apple “is fighting the perception that its best days are […]