Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
(AP)—Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.
Twitter spices timelines with unasked-for tweets
Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service.
Snapchat weaves ads into vanishing message service
Snapchat on Friday said it will begin weaving ads into the popular service for sending ephemeral smartphone messages, but promised not to be "rude" to its members.
Vatican's manuscripts digital archive now available online
NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services provider, today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library's digital archive online, enabling people ...
Lawmakers probing NSA face German secrecy hurdles
(AP)—German lawmakers probing the NSA following Edward Snowden's revelations have hit a hurdle: their own government.
Twitpic to shutter service after all
Twitpic on Friday put out word that the service is shutting down after all, apologizing for a "false alarm" that a merger would be its salvation.
The social web of things
Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-Based Communities suggests that the familiar interfaces of online social networking sites might be adapted to allow us to interact more efficiently with our ne ...
If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them
Ten years after the launch of Facebook and eight years after the launch of Twitter, social media has become more pervasive and our use of it more sophisticated. It's no longer a place where we report what ...
Twitter tweets start to sing
Twitter began letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the popular messaging service.
Facebook creates 'Safety Check' tool for disasters
(AP)—Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
Cost of cyber atacks jumps for US firms
Cybercrime costs are escalating for US companies and attacks are becoming more complicated to resolve, a study showed Wednesday.
Researchers' new way of syncing music to video will revolutionise the production of TV ads
A university of Huddersfield researcher has shown that tiny tweaks to the soundtrack can make TV adverts much more memorable, increasing their commercial impact.
Facebook challenging Google in online ad market
For years, Google has been the undisputed leader in online advertising, but Facebook is gaining quickly in the fast-evolving market.