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Twitter Names PepsiCo CFO Johnston, Martha Lane Fox to Board

Twitter named Hugh Johnston and Martha Lane Fox to its board, adding a consumer products heavyweight and a British technology entrepreneur as it struggles to gain traction with a wider global audience. Johnston, chief financial officer at PepsiCo Inc., was named to the audit committee, Twitter said in a regulatory filing Friday. Fox is a member of the House of ... Read More »

Facebook Research Tries to Find Whether Family Influences Job Choices

Facebook has published a research paper based on user data that attempts to correlate your choice of profession with that of your parents. In order to understand factors influencing choices of profession, Facebook’s data scientists Ismail Onur Filiz and Lada Adamic analysed a sampling of 5.6 million parent-child pairs from English-speaking locales. The sample included users who specified a sibling ... Read More »

Kerala Chief Minister Uses Facebook Live to Chat With Voters

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy used social networking site Facebook’s Live broadcast feature to reach out to voters in the poll-bound state, perhaps becoming the first chief minister to utilise the platform to interact with electorate. Chandy, who interacted live with people from different walks of life for 30 minutes from 9pm IST on Monday, was a big hit with ... Read More »

Facebook Activates ‘Safety Check’ Amid Brussels Attack Crisis

Facebook has activated a feature that allows users to easily inform their friends and relatives that they are safe in response to the Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday. The “Safety Check” feature was also activated after terrorist attacks in Paris and the floods in the Indian city of Chennai, among other recent emergencies. Through the feature, more than 950 million people ... Read More »

Brussels Attack: Twitter Users Express Support With Iconic Fountain

The statue of a cheekily urinating boy that has long drawn tourists to Brussels’ city centre took on a new role on the Internet on Tuesday after attacks in the city that killed at least 30 people. The cherubic Manneken Pis, belovedly irreverent icon of the Bruxellois, was shown relieving himself on a Kalashnikov in images on Twitter using the ... Read More »

Twitter May Soon Include an Option to Add Stickers to Photos

Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature with limited users that will allow you to add stickers to photos before uploading. Re/code’s Kurt Wagner reported that Twitter may call the new feature “Stickers”, but added that there are other names under consideration as well, such as Stamptags, Taptags, and Stickits. The report added that more than the stickers in photos, ... Read More »

Facebook Paying Publishers to Use Its Live Video Broadcasts: Reports

At a Facebook Live launch event in Hollywood on Wednesday, Will Cathcart, Facebook’s vice president of product, told Reuters that the company has paid some partners to supply video in order to get Live off to a quick start, although he expected media companies would make money from advertising and other services longer term. Time has been paid to use ... Read More »

Facebook Gets Video Search, Starts Showing Live Videos in Trending Topics

Facebook recently made it easier for people to broadcast videos to friends and groups via theFacebook Live feature. The social platform in its latest attempt to boost adoption and viewership of the service has introduced a video search feature alongside the Live video-focused revamp of its mobile app. It also added that Live videos will now show up in topics ... Read More »

BlackBerry Launches New ‘Web-Based Facebook App’ for BB10, BBOS Users

BlackBerry 10 customers can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The Canadian technology company says that it has worked with Facebook to launch an updated “web-based Facebook app” which people can use to continue enjoying the features of the BlackBerry 10 OS and BlackBerry OS app for Facebook.BlackBerry is now urging users to switch to the mobile Web client as ... Read More »

Video Button to Replace Messenger in Facebook Notification Panel

Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to widen the audience watching live video on its social network. The shift announced Wednesday is part of Facebook’s effort to turn its live video feature into a marquee attraction as more people use their smartphones to record and share snippets of their lives. (Also see: Facebook ... Read More »