How smart are the mobile shoppers who use smartphones?
In the age of the smart phone, how smart are the mobile shoppers who use these almost ubiquitous devices? A study from South Korea published in the International Journal of Mobile Communications hopes to answer that questi ...
Facebook profit down but revenues, user base grow
Facebook said Wednesday that profit in the first quarter plunged 20 percent from a year ago but revenues got a lift from robust growth in mobile advertising.
Online discussion forums good for well-being, study shows
A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them being outdated and prone ...
Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse
Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service.
Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising
The quandary for those who run social media networks is how to make money on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads.
Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers
Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.
Zuckerberg sees 'wild' future for virtual reality
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sees a wild future in store for virtual reality.
Singapore high school maths problem stumps the Internet
A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore's elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it.
Foursquare unveils location-based ad service
Location-based social network Foursquare on Tuesday unveiled a new service that aims to deliver targeted ads to customers "based on the places they go in the physical world."
Team shows how 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
Fifteen years ago, the name "Aiden" was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names. But less than a decade ...
Researchers find social lifestyle also helps mole rats live a long time
Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password
French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing ...
Smartphones boost US teens' connections
It's not just your imagination: most American teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected.
LinkedIn buys education site lynda.com for $1.5 bn
The career social network LinkedIn said Thursday it was buying the online learning site lynda.com in a cash-stock deal valued at $1.5 billion.