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Facebook to allow more graphic news

Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.

dateOct 21, 2016 in Internet
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Rapid Replay feature targets NBA global audience

The National Basketball Association's international fans will be able to watch highlights in near real-time as part of changes to the league's subscription service being rolled out for the new season, officials said Thursday.

dateOct 20, 2016 in Internet
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Plotting Pokemon Go's success

Since the popular game came out this past summer, the number of videos about it on YouTube has skyrocketed. In a demonstration of the incredible power of network modeling, Kirell Benzi, a PhD student at EPFL, catalogued them ...

dateOct 18, 2016 in Internet
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Instagram prepares for more growth

When Pope Francis joined Instagram at age 79 in March, a thought crossed the mind of the tech firm's chief operating officer. For Marne Levine, the moment made the company's value to the world even clearer.

dateOct 18, 2016 in Internet
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Could cryptocurrency help the 'bottom billion'?

Many of the world's poorest poor don't have access to a bank account and yet depend on being able to transfer money across borders. Could digital currency help, ask researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.

dateOct 17, 2016 in Internet
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Pinterest tops 150 mln monthly users

Pinterest on Thursday announced that the number of monthly users soared in the past year to top 150 million, with most of that growth coming from outside the United States.

dateOct 13, 2016 in Internet
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Nude-free Playboy hits iTunes, Google Play

Playboy said Wednesday its nude-free magazine would be offered for the first time as Apple and Google digital subscriptions, as the iconic brand shifts to win over a new generation.

dateOct 12, 2016 in Internet
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Facebook launches intra-office 'Workplace' network

Social network giant Facebook on Monday launched new global product Workplace, a platform that it hopes will replace intranet, mailbox and other internal communication tools used by businesses worldwide.

US cuts cord on internet oversight

The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity.

US prepares to cede key role for internet

The US government is set to cut the final thread of its oversight of the internet, yielding a largely symbolic but nevertheless significant role over the online address system.

Microsoft teams with Bank of America on 'blockchain'

Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Tuesday announced they are working together to make financial transactions more efficient with blockchain technology—the foundation of bitcoin digital currency.

Do people want to talk to bots?

Humans are so passe. Facebook now wants to expand your social circle in its messaging app, Messenger, beyond friends to include robots - or chatbots - that are powered by artificial intelligence, and designed to shop, search ...

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