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Facebook Rolls Out New ‘Order Food’ Feature for Mobile and Web

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is showing up for select people in US It appears on web and the app as well The ‘Order Food’ feature is powered by Delivery.com and Slice Facebook is rolling out a new ordering food feature, in a bid to keep users hooked onto its app, and not stray off to another app for other tasks. The ... Read More »

Lenovo will never phase out its own brand in the mobile space

Last November an intriguing report surfaced claiming that Lenovo would give up on using its own brand for smartphones. Instead, it would only sell Moto-branded devices starting at some point in the future. This move was said to coincide with the company’s reorganization of its activities in China. Today however this has been denied by none other than Lenovo CEO ... Read More »

What Canadians will lose out on as the U.S. deregulates the Internet while we’re stuck on ‘net neutrality’

Is the U.S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in a spirited editorial headline last month, summarized it like this: “FCC Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It.” ... Read More »

Elephant Goring To Internet Of Things: Tom Siebel Speaks Out

Tom Siebel is the founder, CEO and chairman of C3 IoT, an IoT platform and applications company. During the 1980s Siebel worked and was an executive at Oracle. A serial entrepreneur, Siebel founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and sold it to Oracle for $5.8 billion in 2006. Shortly after founding C3 IoT in 2009, Siebel was gored by an elephant during a ... Read More »

Facebook to Hire 3,000 Reviewers to Screen Out Violent Videos

Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform. The move ramps up efforts by Facebook to filter content amid growing criticism of the social media giant for allowing the platform to be used to promote violence and hateful activity. “If we’re going to ... Read More »

Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out

The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members. Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members ... Read More »

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages. The security improvement was described as being part of a broader effort to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be. “We’ve found that when ... Read More »

Want clearer skin? These six gadgets can help you out

Clean up your act with these gadgets designed to help you on the road to clearer skin. 1) LUMIE CLEAR ACNE TREATMENT LIGHT Although the initial outlay is quite a whack to the wallet, if you’re in the habit of having regular light treatments to soothe mild acne, this gadget could be a good investment in the long run. Light ... Read More »

Center Stage rolls out new logo, web design in advance of re-opening

Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah discusses the year-long renovations that are almost completed at the theater. (Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun video) Tim SmithContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun You know Center Stage is in Baltimore. Now the whole word will know. Center Stage is now Baltimore Center Stage. The new name, together with a new logo and website, comes as ... Read More »

RingCentral Rounds Out Telephony Features with VOIP

RingCentral recently announced that it is adding VOIP to its line-up, signalling more movement in the hot telephony market for small businesses. RingCentral’s main offering up to now has been a virtual switchboard for small businesses.  That means they provide a software-based auto attendant to answer calls, phone extensions that can be administered from a computer dashboard, Internet fax and ... Read More »