Passive Facebook use undermines how a person feels
Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles can have a negative impact on your well-being, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Ubuntu to reach milestone with launch of phone via BQ
Google hits back at rivals with futuristic HQ plan
Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley—which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple ...
German consumer groups warns Facebook over data protection
(AP)—German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.
Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.
Negative posts hurt company's rep, but 'inoculation' may help, says study
When people read negative Facebook posts about an organization, it erodes their trust in the institution and diminishes its reputation. Efforts to "inoculate" readers against damaging messages, however, do appear to mitigate ...
Internet access limited in developing world
Most people in the developing world do not use the Internet, with access limited by high costs, poor availability and a lack of relevant content, a Facebook report said Tuesday.
Facebook claims 2 million advertisers
Facebook said Tuesday it has boosted the number of advertisers on the social network to two million as it launched a mobile app for those managing their commercial pitches.
Yahoo seeking to harvest ad revenue from other mobile apps (Update)
Yahoo will try to harvest revenue from mobile applications outside its own crop of services as CEO Marissa Mayer scours the digital landscape for more growth opportunities.
Snapchat deal would value firm at $19 billion: report
Snapchat, the vanishing-image service, is seeking to raise venture capital in a deal that would value the startup at $19 billion, The New York times reported Wednesday.
Our digital lives mean memories and life online can continue even after death
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
Four email problems that even titans of tech haven't resolved
The email address as we know it was born when Ray Tomlinson introduced the "@" sign in 1977, since which email has continually grown in popularity as a communication tool for work and pleasure – until last ...
When YouTube stars go offline and meet up 'live'
If you thought today's young YouTube celebrities have only virtual contact with their fans, think again. They have taken on something new: real life.
Three of tech's top CEOs to skip Obama cybersecurity summit
The top executives of Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Facebook Inc. won't attend President Barack Obama's cybersecurity summit on Friday, at a time when relations between the White House and Silicon Valley have frayed over privacy ...