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Which Social Media Site Do You Use Most for Business? [POLL]

Social media has become a bigger part of a lot of small business’s marketing and customer engagement strategy since its infancy. Quick question: Does anyone remember creating a MySpace page to promote their company? Sure, some — musicians, mostly — still use that platform but there are so many more popular options these days. And each one presents unique opportunities ... Read More »

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Downloads on Google Play

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram enjoys 500 million monthly users 300 million people use the app everyday It recently introduced ‘Snapchat clone’ Instagram Stories feature Instagram has crossed a new milestone by achieving 1 billion downloads on Google Play. What is more noteworthy is that Instagram is the nineteenth app to do so, joining the scarce billion-downloads club. The social sharing app enjoys ... Read More »

You Can Now Tour Yosemite National Park in VR With US President Obama

You Can Now Tour Yosemite National Park in VR With US President Obama Barack Obama has become the first US President to be featured in a virtual reality (VR) video where he can be seen traverseing through the Yosemite National Park situated in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, also conveying his concerns about climate change. Created by National Geographic, Felix & ... Read More »

WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook to Be Monitored by UK Regulator

WhatsApp Data Sharing With Facebook to Be Monitored by UK Regulator Britain’s data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook under a new privacy policy. The Information Commission’s Office (ICO) said while some users may be concerned by the lack of control provided by the updated privacy policy, others ... Read More »

Microsoft Unveils New Tools to Report Hate Speech

Microsoft Unveils New Tools to Report Hate Speech HIGHLIGHTS Users can now directly report hate speech via online forms Microsoft will also work with governments to remove such content This effort will more directly address hate speech on its hosted services In an effort to curb hate speech and ensure safe online communities, Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company

Facebook CEO Says Group Will Not Become a Media Company Facebook will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm ... Read More »

Twitter to Share Ad Revenue on Videos by US Users

Twitter to Share Ad Revenue on Videos by US Users HIGHLIGHTS Twitter offers revenue sharing to media and entertainment compani New program will offer video creators a 70 percent share of revenue Users would also be allowed to share their videos on other platforms Twitter Inc on Tuesday stepped up its battle to attract video talent to its platform, saying ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this month It has, thus, stirred a controversy among the users Delhi HC has asked govt. to submit replies by September 14 WhatsApp’s recent decision to share user data with parent company Facebook has reached the doorstep of the Delhi High Court, which ... Read More »

EU Mulls Stricter Controls on WhatsApp, Skype

The European Union will in September propose subjecting internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules as traditional telecommunications companies, a spokesman said Wednesday. The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation bloc, is set to recommend tighter privacy and security for services like Facebook-owned message service WhatsApp and Microsoft’s video phone portal Skype. Spokesman Christian Wigand said ... Read More »

Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks ... Read More »