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Skype for iOS Gets Mood Messages, Improved Sign-In Process, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Latest update brings mood messages, improved sign-in Update also brings general performance and stability improvements Microsoft last week also updated Skype’s desktop interface Microsoft rolled out a new update for Skype for iOS which brings some new features along with general performance and stability improvements. Most notably, the update brings mood messages and improvements to the sign-in process to make it ... Read More »

Facebook Reportedly Surpasses Google, Microsoft in Terms of Profit Per Employee

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook made $188,498 per employee Microsoft made $52,400 and Alphabet Inc $46,610 per employee Twitter lost nearly $36,000 per employee Facebook has leapfrogged Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet in securing maximum profit per employee in the second quarter of 2017 while Twitter suffered a hefty loss, a media report said. Facebook, which employed 20,658 persons in the past quarter – a 43 ... Read More »

Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is important It believes revealing its DAU growth will lead to an unfair comparison Twitter has added zero users since first quarter Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said “the absolute number of DAUs is less important ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »

How To Avoid Making A Dick (Pic) Of Yourself On Social Media

THOMAS BARWICK “Your social media platforms are actually an extension of your own thoughts and ego.” Managing your own social media is an important skill in the world we now live in. The easiest way to look well, crazy, is to manage it badly. No-one ever gets it right all of the time, not even politicians. Managing your social media ... Read More »

Facebook Stock Hits Record High As Mobile Ad Sales Soar

Facebook surpassed 2 billion active monthly users recently Facebook Inc reported steady and steep quarterly revenue growth on Wednesday, as the world’s largest social network attracted more advertising dollars to its mobile empire, sending its shares to an all-time high. Facebook, which surpassed 2 billion active monthly users recently, owns four of the most popular smartphone apps on the planet: its ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »

When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

Net Neutrality: Facebook, Alphabet Among Tech Firms Urging FTC to Maintain Status Quo

A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook urged the US Federal Communications Commission on Monday to abandon plans to reverse the landmark 2015 rules barring Internet service providers from blocking or slowing consumer access to Web content. The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the net neutrality rules “will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful ... Read More »

Facebook declines Pakistan’s request over mobile phone number link-up

Facebook termed Pakistan’s request to link all accounts to individual phone numbers as “improbable”.(Reuters File Photo) Facebook has declined Pakistan government’s request to link all accounts with the users’ mobile phone numbers, a media report said on Sunday “Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users; mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more ... Read More »