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Facebook Dealt Setback by EU Court Adviser in Privacy Dispute

Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws. Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and has argued that only the Irish data protection authority has the power to police it for its processing of ... Read More »

Instagram Now Lets You Live Stream With a Friend

Instagram on Tuesday announced users can now live stream with a friend. Called ‘going live with a friend’, the new feature can be found in version 20 of the Instagram app for Android and iOS, already live on the respective app stores. The feature will be rolling out globally in the coming weeks, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network said. Detailing the new ... Read More »

Facebook partners with dealership sites to make car buying easier on Marketplace

Image: Facebook Facebook today announced a series of partnerships with auto dealership listing sites to make it easier to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform. Since Marketplace’s launch in October 2016, Facebook has seen a huge upswell in car listings, with the platform already featuring a dedicated vehicles category that lets you search by make, year, milage, and price. ... Read More »

Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be next

On 3 September, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main opponent Martin Schulz faced off in an election debate that many viewers panned as more of a duet than a duel, a far livelier effort was underway on social media. People on Twitter started using the hashtag #verräterduell, which translates as “duel of traitors” and mirrors the claim by ... Read More »

Twitter Testing Tweetstorm Feature on Android: Report

  HIGHLIGHTS Twitter testing feature that will simplify how users post “tweetstorms” Hidden inside the Android app is a way to write a “tweetstorm” The feature is yet to be made available for the public Micro-blogging website Twitter is reportedly testing a feature that will simplify the way users post “tweetstorms” – a series of related tweets posted by a user in ... Read More »

Is Social Media Helping Or Hurting Your Running?

Whether it’s posting race selfies on Instagram or sharing training routes on Strava, runners are more connected than ever thanks to social media. For the most part, social networks are a great way for runners to swap stories, get advice and cheer each other on. But runners should be careful about how they interpret those steady streams of images and updates, ... Read More »

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 »