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Jun22, 2018

Instagram announces IGTV to compete with YouTube

We're live with IGTV Social media platform Instagram announced on Wednesday that it will unveil a new application, IGTV, that allows users to produce longer, 4K videos. Currently, Instagram only allows its users to produce 60-second videos – this new…
Jun11, 2018

IHOP’s “IHOb” mystery solved

International House of Burgers Last week, breakfast chain IHOP (International House of Pancakes) rolled out a bizarre yet effective marketing campaign where they changed their name to IHOb on social media. The move got many social media users chattering about…
Jun08, 2018

Congress investigating Google-Huawei ties

Social media and tech firms are in hot water Senator Mark Warner reported on Thursday that his office sent a letter to Alphabet to inquire about its relationship with Chinese technology firms like Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.…
Jun05, 2018

Twitter Joins S&P 500

Don’t sleep on Twitter Five years after its initial public offering, Twitter will join the S&P 500. Twitter will replace Monsanto as the latest company in the S&P 500, a stock market listing of the largest companies traded on the…
Jun04, 2018

Snapchat finally turning the corner?

Unlike a Snapchat picture, the company may not be disappearing Snapchat (SNAP) has been heavily scrutinized since it had its IPO in March 2017, just over a year ago. Since then, its shares have fallen 57% and have seen no…
May24, 2018

Facebook is changing its advertisement policy

Facebook will collect Social Security numbers for political ads Facebook announced last week that it will require the last four digits of a Social Security number, a US address, and a government-issued ID from anyone who wants to run a…
May18, 2018

Senate rules to overturn FCC’s net neutrality repeal

On Wednesday, the Senate approved to overturn an attempt by the FCC to roll back the net neutrality rules created under the Obama administration. The net neutrality bill prevents Internet service providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites,…
Apr29, 2018

Did the scandal actually affect Facebook’s stocks?

Facebook first-quarter reports show that its earnings and shares are all soaring up. The company has far exceeded Wall Street predictions. Despite the horrendous scandal that Facebook had gone through just weeks ago, it seems that the company is still…
Apr16, 2018

Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and…
Apr08, 2018

What New Features is Snapchat bringing to us now?

Snapchat introduces new group video call feature. It allows up to 16 people to participate in one call. Users have been introduced to various kinds of social media platforms in this day and age. This, in turn, leads to a…
Apr05, 2018

How is Facebook affecting your well-being?

The use of Facebook contributes to the levels of stress hormone cortisone. The study required participants to not use Facebook for five days. The Journal of Social Psychology has just published the findings of a research regarding the use of social…
Mar27, 2018

Logging Allegations Come to Light, Facebook’s Public Opinion Sways

Zuckerberg admits to Cambridge Analytica rumor. Facebook says calls and texts logging requires users' permission. Just last week, there was news of Facebook Inc. alleged leak of some 50 million users’ personal information to a British firm, Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge…
Mar22, 2018

Story behind the trend #DeleteFacebook

As a result of last week’s scandal regarding Facebook’s possible leak of our personal information, #DeleteFacebook has become a possible new trend. Rumor has it that Cambridge Analytica LLC, a private British company that utilizes data mining, brokerage and analysis…
Mar16, 2018

Twitter is following in the footsteps of Snapchat

In a generation where smartphones are no longer categorized as a luxury item but a necessity, everyone is on some form of social media. As such, the companies behind these social media platforms are competing to get ahead of one…
Mar09, 2018

Don’t be Alarmed if You Hear Laughter, could be Alexa

Owing to the advancement and innovation in science and technology, we have become the generation that resorts to the utilization of voice-enabled devices in order to complete our daily tasks such as switching the lights on and off, playing music…
Mar06, 2018

Guns vs. Education

Since mass shootings have become such a frequent occurrence, it is no wonder Utica College located in Upstate New York sprang into action the minute they received threats from an individual, presently unidentified, who declared themselves armed with a weapon…
Sep25, 2017

China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the…
Aug10, 2017

Facebook is making moves in the realm of video

In an effort to break into the video entertainment market, Facebook is introducing a new video platform called Watch. The platform will be made available to a select group of Facebook users today. Everyone else will have to wait to…
Jul22, 2017

Facebook to Allow Publishers a Subscription Fee

Facebook is planning a new tool that would establish a means of adding subscriptions to news organizations that publish directly on the social media outlet. The intention behind this new tool is to help pacify the tension the social media…
Jul22, 2017

Beijing Blocks WhatsApp Access in Mainland China

Chinese users have reported trouble regarding the use of WhatsApp instant messaging tool on Tuesday. Many suspect that Beijing is responsible for the issues that are arising as part of its latest regulations on internet use. The issues included involved…
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