Facebook’s ban of small dating websites won’t be lifted

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is coming under increasing fire for its dating site discrimination policy. As the largest database of people’s relationship status on the planet, Facebook has a unique position when it comes to being able to target single people. It is common practice for Facebook … [Read more...]

Google makes algorithm changes to mobile search in an attempt to improve results

This week, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that it is making some changes to the search results that mobile users receive. The move is an attempt to stop mobile internet searchers from wasting time getting redirected to the wrong place when searching for a specific piece of … [Read more...]

Twitter (TWTR) purchases mobile advertising specialist Namo Media

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is continuing its drive to increase its advertising business. In order to do this, it has purchased Namo Media, a "native ad" content specialist. "Native ad" content seamlessly integrates with sites where ads are viewed, and is designed to be especially effective … [Read more...]

Google will be including Tweets in their public disaster alerts on Google Now

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) made a surprising announcement on Tuesday that it would start including Tweets in its public disaster alerts on Google Now. This marks a major turnaround for Google, as they have not been including Tweets ever since the two companies failed to agree on the use of … [Read more...]

The ability to target users with Facebook ads just got better thanks to Kenshoo

Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) targeted advertising feature has received another boost in the form of a Kenshoo developed product. Kenshoo has launched the new Intent Driven Audiences app that matches clicks on search ads to audiences on Facebook. Until now, advertisers had to deal with a gap … [Read more...]

Twitter isn’t threatened by emerging companies in developing countries

Many in the tech industry have strongly felt that the tech giants in the United States are most vulnerable to companies in the technology sector in developing international countries. Not so, says Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) co-founder Evan Williams. Speaking at the Quartz … [Read more...]

30 million small businesses have active Facebook pages

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is reporting that the number of small businesses with active Facebook pages is up to 30 million, up 5 million from numbers provided just six months ago. Last November, Facebook began counting small businesses in a different category in order to distinguish … [Read more...]

Google Shopping Express offering overnight deliveries

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Shopping Express has begun to amass a cadre of delivery vans which presently fuel the developing delivery service. Google Shopping Express is operating in areas of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. As expected, Google is working to expand those … [Read more...]

T-Mobile says new version of Android will be rolling out soon

The latest version of Android is set to be rolling out according to T-Mobile, who announced the upgrades to be available shortly as an over-the-air download. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has not yet confirmed the Android version update, but providers are already telling their users that … [Read more...]

Facebook creating a software “switch” for Open Compute Project

Years ago, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced that it was embarking on an initiative to enable data center operators to use any number of software options after buying a vendor’s hardware. A novel idea, but little has been heard since this long- ago announcement until very recently, … [Read more...]

Diane Von Furstenberg designs frames for Google Glass

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Glass is bringing the class with new frames. Diane Von Furstenberg has designed new frames that can be used with the powerful and high-tech piece that puts a computer right in front of your eyes. The limited edition frames are sleek, attractive and very … [Read more...]

“Boy Wonder” creates innovative power usage solution for Google data centers

A leading data center engineer at Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – Jim Gao, nicknamed ‘Boy Wonder’ – has developed an amazingly innovative solution for monitoring and handling the company’s power usage efficiency levels (PUE) across its data center network. Following his participation in … [Read more...]

Twitter growth on a decline in the United States and Europe

The growth of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has depreciated markedly in Europe and the United States, The New York Times reported, with its stock plummeting on Friday to its lowest closing price since the company went public. However, the article also notes that Twitter’s increasing … [Read more...]

Facebook Wallet now allows users to send and receive bitcoin instantly

Bitcoin has finally made it into Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ:FB) Wallet. A new startup app called Quickcoin has found a way to transfer Bitcoin, by following a few simple steps. Bitcoin is a popular choice for many people, who want to conduct transactions on the internet, but has not … [Read more...]

Google Webmaster Tools adding a new feature to the “Fetch” function

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working on improving their Googlebot tools, by adding a new feature. The revised Googlebot Webmaster tool, now includes a modified ‘Fetch’ feature. Before the change, the popular ‘Fetch’ feature used to show just an output of code, and the relevant HTML. … [Read more...]

Google launches video series to help developers use compression algorithms

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has launched a new video series aimed at helping application and website developers to use compression algorithms more effectively. The aim is, for the set of three videos, to highlight various ways to make smaller and better apps, and websites. At … [Read more...]

Problems with Windows Phone 8.1 and Facebook

Anyone using Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) through Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 are having a difficult time at the moment, if they have downloaded the latest update. The new version of Windows Phone 8.1 titled is reportedly making Facebook crash frequently. The update has just been … [Read more...]

Google to release 4000 advanced mobile devices (Project Tango 3D)

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is moving ahead apace with its Project Tango 3D advanced mobile vision device. According to recent reports, they are planning on launching a tablet version of the device next month. The initial production run is going to be 4,000 beta units. The new device … [Read more...]

Rumor: Google in negotiations to purchase Skybox Imaging

Rumors that Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is planning to buy Skybox Imaging are gaining traction, with many sources saying that the process has reached an advanced stage. This would be a good fit with Google’s recent acquisition of Titan Aerospace, snatching the drone maker from under the … [Read more...]

Facebook’s revamping their privacy policy

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is finally initializing a thorough review of how Facebook user’s privacy is being approached. A common complaint by many people has been that most users do not realize just how far their private information, such as their date of birth, and telephone number, … [Read more...]