Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.
New approach to online compatibility
Many of the online social networks match users with each other based on common keywords and assumed shared interests based on their activity. A new approach that could help users find new friends and contacts with a greater ...
Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart on stock market
Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.
There are better ways to combat piracy than blocking websites
The Senate passed controversial anti-piracy legislation, the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, last night. But it's not so clear whether the legislation will actually achieve its stated ends of re ...
Internet has hidden perils for teenagers – but spying on them isn't the answer
The South Korean government has required that teenagers install a spy app on their smartphones. Having the app is compulsory for teens – their phones won't work unless it is installed. When installed, i ...
Scientists create computational algorithm for fact-checking
Network scientists at Indiana University have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking.
Mobile users 'resist use of ads' in news
As the smartphone becomes the defining device for online news, publishers will increasingly struggle to make money, according to the latest Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of ...
Emoji-only passcode system aims to make online banking safer
Softbank invests $1B in SKorean e-commerce firm Coupang
Coupang, a South Korean online shopping site, has secured a $1 billion investment from Japanese Internet company Softbank Corp.
Facebook opens new artificial intelligence lab in Paris
Facebook on Tuesday announced the opening of a new artificial intelligence lab in Paris to expand a push to make its online social network smarter and more profitable.
Online gambling would benefit from better regulation
The U.S. government's attempt to crack down on Internet gambling is widely seen as a convoluted mess. Yet, more controlled and defined regulation would likely benefit the $41 billion industry and protect ...
Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach
Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give ...
Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling
Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great ...
Physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction; $325,000 minimum bid (Update)
A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000.