The social notworking site Facebook has decided that its users really want to talk to businesses through its site.
Facebook rolled out features yesterday that let businesses privately communicate with customers through messages as the Messenger app.
Businesses can now include a “send message” button in ads that appear in Newsfeed that allow Facebook users to click a button and send messages, which are private. more»
Search engine Google is rumoured to be signing up for Samsung’s 3D NAND in its data centres in a move which is similar to its rival’s Amazon.
Samsung’s 3D NAND is currently used in Kaminario K2 all-flash arrays and is being tipped for MacBooks. more»
A British company is claiming that the social notworking site stole its design for a datacentre.
Facebook is being sued by BladeRoom Group (BRG) which that claims the social network stole its technique for building data centres and, perhaps worse, is encouraging others to do the same through the Open Compute Project. more»
The Supreme Court in Delhi has decided that a law which could have people sent to jail for making pretty harmless comments on Twitter and Facebook is unconstitutional.
The judges say section 66A of the Information Technology Act breached the Indian constitution and struck it from the statute book. more»
Cupertino based Apple Inc has decided to ditch HP and Dell to supply its servers and instead is looking to Taiwanese firms to supply its data centre needs.
That’s according to Taiwan wire Digitimes which said some of the local white box server manufacturers have already received orders from Apple for boxes. more»
Facebook has decided to come on out and give people some guidance on what it allows to be posted on the social network.
In a post on its blog, Facebook issued what it calls “community standards” and claims it wants to balance “the interests of its diverse” population. more»
A frenzy of competition from major vendors for advertising revenue including the mobile market means growth between now and 2020 compared to the conventional advertising market.
That’s the conclusion of ABI Research today, which said in a report the competition is between Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others to push adverts at you through your mobile device. more»
Terrorist outfit the Islamic State has decided to take out the heads of the major social media companies for daring to take on the outfit.
On Sunday, an image circulated showing Islamic State supporters allegedly threatening Jack Dorsey, a founder of Twitter, in retaliation for the social network engaging an escalating war against the militant group. more»
A law set to be passed by Chinese authorities would make tech vendors provide the government with encryption keys and put backdoors in systems.
According to Reuters, the law relates to counter terrorism and the legislation is likely to be passed into law in the near future. more»
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street clutched the spaces where their hearts should be after the search engine Google announced that its revenue growth had been stalled by the strong US dollar.
Google’s revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s target thanks to declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. more»
Facebook announced that it will update its news feed software to flag stories that might be false and limit their spread.
The social notworking site has been a key spreader of fake news, including celebrity deaths, fake science reports mostly because some seem to think that “satire” is the same as “made up news”. more»
Social not working site Facebook is worth $227 billion worth to the world and created 4.5 million jobs in 2014.
A report from beancounters Deloitte & Touche, which was commissioned by Facebook, claimed that with 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country. more»
In a bid to outdo Google’s YouTube, Facebook said yesterday it had bought San Diego company QuickFire.
QuickFire is a private company so financial details of the deal are unavailable.
The company makes technology that reduces the bandwidth to look at films online without compromising on quality. more»
Computer scientists believe that Twitter is a good way to aid urban planning and land use.
Brother and sister scientists Enrique and Vanessa Frias-Martinez have ussyed a report suggesting that geolocalised tweets can be used for urban planning. Vanessa is a scientist at the University of Maryland while her brother works for Spanish telco Telefonica. more»