'Facebook' Tag Index

When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 20, 2014
Moves by Twitter, Facebook, Comcast and other companies suggest that abusing and harassing users pays big.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, OK Cupid
It's Time to Bring Back Techno-Optimism
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 20, 2014
The loss of privacy and the constant flood of new gadgets is creating a backlash against technology. But unplugging isn't the answer.
Tags: Facebook, social media, Gadgets, NSA, technology addiction, Edward Snowden
Will the Facebook Bubble Burst In 2014?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 26, 2013
Everybody uses Facebook because everybody uses Facebook. But what happens when they don’t?
Tags: Facebook, social media, google+
Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Launch Newspapers?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 16, 2013
People get their news from social media. Why don't Facebook, Twitter and Google just take over the news business?
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, google+
Why Amazon Can't Compete with Silicon Valley For Payments
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 09, 2013
Amazon launched a new service this week for buying stuff with your Amazon username. Here's why it will fail.
Tags: Facebook, Amazon, ecommerce, Apple
Facebook and Google: "We're Going to Need a Bigger Internet"
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 21, 2013
Zuck, Larry and Sergey want to add 5 billion people to the Internet. Here’s how they’ll do it.
Tags: Facebook, Google, google+
Facebook Quarterly Revenue Climbs 53%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 25, 2013
The social network beat analyst expectations, sending the stock sharply higher.
Tags: Facebook, social network, earnings, revenue, quarterly financials, mobile ads
Facebook Feature Phone App Tops 100 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 22, 2013
The app is particularly popular in developing countries.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, apps, developing markets, feature phones
Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search to U.S. Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 08, 2013
The new feature makes it easier to find information, but also has some worrisome privacy implications.
Tags: Facebook, social network, privacy, Graph Search
Facebook Launches Android App Beta Testing Program
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 28, 2013
Anyone with an Android device can sign up to take part.
Tags: Facebook, Android, mobile app, beta test
Facebook Glitch Exposes Contact Information for 6 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
The problem existed for more than a year before it was found by security researchers.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, security breach, bug, Reader
Report: Google Continues to Dominate Mobile Ad Biz
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 14, 2013
Facebook is a distant second.
Tags: Facebook, Google, search, advertising, report, eMarketer, mobile ads
Facebook Opens Data Center Near Arctic Circle
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
The new eco-friendly facility is located in Lulea, Sweden.
Tags: Facebook, data center, servers, Open Compute
Facebook Adds #Hashtags
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
The social network is copying the idea from Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social networking, hashtags
AAA: Hands-Free Is Still Dangerous
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Siri and other voice-activated technology don't make it safer to use a mobile device while driving.
Tags: Facebook, email, phone, Siri, mobile devices, text, hands-free, AAA
Tech Firms Push for Transparency in U.S. Data Requests
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook want to explain how they comply with surveillance requests.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, government, Surveillance, FISA, U.S., transparency
Feds Tapping Internet Servers at Google, Apple, Facebook, Others
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
The PRISM program is collecting search history, email messages, chat and more.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Apple, Internet, government, FBI, NSA, cyber espionage, U.S.
The New Yahoo is 'Google Lite'. Can It Succeed?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 06, 2013
Yahoo appears to be borrowing from Google's playbook. Will the strategy work for the underdog? 
Tags: Facebook, social media, Yahoo, Google +
Tim Cook Discusses Wearables, 'Gamechangers'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 29, 2013
The D11 event featured interviews with Tim Cook, Mary Meeker, Sheryl Sandberg and others.
Tags: Facebook, Apple, Internet, tim cook, wearable devices, Sheryl Sandberg
Why do Facebook Features Fizzle?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 29, 2013
Facebook users won't try new features--unless Facebook forces them to.
Tags: Facebook, social network, search, Skype, features, google+, Facebook Home
Report: Google and Facebook Both Bidding on Waze
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
The Israel-based company has an app that provides travel-related data.
Tags: Facebook, Google, mobile app, mapping, merger and acquistion activity, Waze
'Facebook Phone' Won't Launch in Europe After All
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
The HTC First has flopped in the U.S.
Tags: Facebook, smartphone, Facebook Home, HTC First
Survey: Facebook, Twitter Listed as Top Enterprise Collaboration Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
Enterprise users may not understand the difference between true enterprise collaboration platforms and consumer social networking services.
Tags: Facebook, software, Twitter, microsoft sharepoint, survey, Salesforce Chatter, ibm connections, enterprise social networking
Report: AT&T Will Soon Discontinue HTC's 'Facebook Phone'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 13, 2013
Anonymous sources say sales of the HTC First have been abysmal.
Tags: Facebook, smartphone, AT&T, Facebook Home, HTC First
Bing Gets Deeper Facebook Integration
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 13, 2013
Now you can comment on Facebook while using Microsoft's search engine.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Microsoft, search engine, Bing
Report: Facebook in Talks to Buy Waze for $1 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 09, 2013
Israeli-based Waze makes social mapping and traffic software.
Tags: Facebook, navigation, social networking, apps, merger and acquistion activity, Waze
Tech Firms in the Fortune 500
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
Apple broke into the top 10 for the first time ever.
Tags: Facebook, Apple, HP, Fortune 500
Facebook Sales Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 02, 2013
The social network’s mobile ad business improved dramatically in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Facebook, social network, earnings, mobile advertising, revenue, quarterly financials
Facebook's Zuckerberg, Sandberg Get Big Payouts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 29, 2013
CEO Mark Zuckerberg exercised $2.3 billion worth of stock options last year, but this year, he'll only make $1.
Tags: Facebook, pay, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Data Center Planned for Iowa: Report
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 22, 2013
With the coasts covered, Facebook looks inland to expand its green computing empire.
Tags: Facebook, datacenter
Facebook Opens up on Data Center Energy Efficiency
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 19, 2013
The social media giant launches near real-time dashboards that offer a look at how efficient massive IT operations can be.
Tags: Facebook, data center, energy efficiency, data center cooling
Why is Big Brother Such a Moron?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 16, 2013
Despite the massive data collected about us online, the Web giants appear to know quite little about us. Is Big Data a myth?
Tags: Facebook, Google, big data, google+, internet advertising, big data analytics
Why 'Emotion' is the New Killer App
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 10, 2013
Your social network, phone and even your TV will soon gain emotional intelligence. Don't worry. Be happy!
Tags: Facebook, social network, google+
Why Facebook, Google and Amazon Have Secret Phone Projects
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 03, 2013
These three companies want to transform the smartphone experience. But how?
Tags: Facebook, Amazon, Google
Russia Begins Censoring Some Internet Content
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
Social networking sites have been ordered to remove some content.
Tags: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, social networking, Internet, censorship, government, Russia
Facebook Announces Android Event
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 29, 2013
Is the social network about to unveil the long-rumored "Facebook phone"?
Tags: Facebook, Android, smartphone, IDC
LinkedIn Gets New Search Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 25, 2013
Experts say the service is becoming more like Facebook.
Tags: Facebook, social network, search, LinkedIn
Microsoft's Bing Gets More Social
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 22, 2013
The search engine is more tightly integrated with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, search engine, Bing, LinkedIn, Klout
Report: Facebook to Introduce Hashtags
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
The move would bring Facebook into more direct competition with Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, hashtags
Employees Rank Mark Zuckerberg as the World's Best Boss
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
SAP's Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe tied Zuckerberg with 99 percent approval ratings.
Tags: Facebook, SAP, CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Glassdoor
Study: Facebook 'Likes' Predict Your Personality
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 12, 2013
By looking at what you've "liked" researchers can tell your sexual orientation, IQ, ethnicity, religion and more.
Tags: Facebook, social network, study
Facebook Unveils New Home Page
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 08, 2013
CEO Mark Zuckerberg compares the site to a "personalized newspaper."
Tags: Facebook, social network, news, home page
Facebook Buys Microsoft's Atlas Ad Service
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
The social network hopes to expand its share of the digital advertising market.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, advertising, merger and acquistion activity
RSA: Google Lashes out at Microsoft Over Privacy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 27, 2013
Facebook, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google debate privacy at security conference -- and it turns out they don't all agree.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, privacy, RSA
Google+ Adds Sign-In Features
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 26, 2013
Soon, users may be able to sign into websites and apps with their Google+ credentials.
Tags: Facebook, authentication, Google, Twitter, social networking, Google+ API
Microsoft: We Were Hacked Too
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 25, 2013
The same attack that compromised systems at Apple and Facebook also infected Microsoft.
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, hackers, cyberattack, hack attacks
Yahoo.com Gets a Facelift
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The heavily trafficked site now features infinite scrolling for newsfeeds.
Tags: Facebook, Web, Yahoo, news, Marissa Mayer
Apple Attacked by Hackers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The same group that hacked faced Facebook appears to have hacked Apple employees' systems.
Tags: Java, Facebook, Oracle, security vulnerabilities, Apple, Mac, cyberattack, hack attacks
Facebook Computers Hacked
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 18, 2013
The attackers exploited a zero-day Java vulnerability.
Tags: Java, Facebook, vulnerability, zero-day, hack attacks
Facebook Scores Legal Victories
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 15, 2013
One court throws out IPO lawsuits; another sides with Facebook in real name dispute.
Tags: Facebook, social network, lawsuit, court, IPO
Facebook Bug 'Breaks the Internet'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 08, 2013
Many websites were temporarily inaccessible due to a problem with Facebook Connect.
Tags: Facebook, Web, outage, Internet, bug
Why Facebook Wants to Track Your Every Move
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 05, 2013
A new report says Facebook will unveil an app that tracks your location 24/7. Resistance is futile.
Tags: Facebook, social networking, mobile, apps, tracking
Study: Most Users Have Taken a Break from Facebook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 05, 2013
Twenty percent of former Facebook users no longer use the social network.
Tags: Facebook, social network, survey, Pew Internet, study
Facebook Revenue Climbs, Earnings Fall
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 31, 2013
The company's stock declined after it released its quarterly financial report.
Tags: Facebook, social network, mobile, earnings, revenue, quarterly financials
Study: Facebook Posts Easier to Remember than Literature, Photos
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 17, 2013
The informal language in social networking posts is easier for our brains to recall.
Tags: Facebook, social networking
Facebook Rolls Out Free WiFi Calling for iPhones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 17, 2013
The latest update to the iOS Facebook Messenger app adds VoIP features.
Tags: Facebook, iPhone, messenger, voice, VoIP, WiFi, IOS, chat, Calling
Facebook Unveils Graph Search
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 16, 2013
The social network's new feature is a big concern for privacy advocates, as well as for competitors like Google.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Google, privacy, Graph Search
The Trouble with Facebook's Graph Search
By Mike Elgan | Article Published January 16, 2013
Graph Search offers a more powerful version of everything Facebook already is, which might not be good news.
Tags: Facebook, search, social media
Instagram Reverts to Previous Terms of Service
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 21, 2012
User outrage has prompted the photo app to change course.
Tags: Facebook, photos, terms of service, Instagram
Instagram Responds to User Backlash over Policy Changes
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 19, 2012
The company co-founder vows not to sell users' photos.
Tags: Facebook, apps, policy, photos, terms of service, Instagram
FBI Takes Down Botnet That Targeted Facebook Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2012
International law enforcement agencies have arrested ten individuals for their part in an $850 million scheme.
Tags: Facebook, botnet, virus, FBI, hack attacks
Facebook Announces More Changes to Its Privacy Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 12, 2012
The site is adding "privacy shortcuts" and tools to review publicly viewable pictures of yourself.
Tags: Facebook, social network, privacy
Facebook and Gmail Go Down on the Same Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 11, 2012
Both services are now functioning normally.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Cloud, outage, Chrome, Gmail, downtime
European Student Group Plans to Challenge Facebook in Court
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 04, 2012
Europe v Facebook is collecting donations to fund their privacy-related lawsuit.
Tags: Facebook, social network, privacy, Europe
Facebook Launches Alternative to Texting
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 04, 2012
Facebook Messenger for Android allows users to send messages to people who don't have Facebook accounts.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Android, mobile, smartphone, text
Understanding Facebook's Monopoly
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 28, 2012
Anti-trust regulators are living in the past. Here's why Facebook is technology's number-one monopoly.
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, social media, LinkedIn, google+
Facebook in Trouble with Consumer Privacy Groups--Again
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 27, 2012
The social network proposed changes to its policies last week.
Tags: Facebook, social network, privacy
Facebook to Use Secure Web Protocol by Default
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 20, 2012
Users will now access the social networking site via HTTPS, unless they purposely opt for HTTP.
Tags: Facebook, social network, HTTPS, privacy, encryption, secure, protocol
Feds Arrest the Man Who Claimed to Own Half of Facebook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 29, 2012
Paul Ceglia has been charged with fraud.
Tags: Facebook, social network, fraud, Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Shares Rise After Better-Than-Expected Revenue
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
The social network has been struggling to appease investors since its IPO, but that may be changing.
Tags: Facebook, social network, mobile, stock, quarterly financials
Mozilla Partners with Facebook for Social API
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 22, 2012
Mozilla begins formal testing of new integration that could change how millions of users interact with the social web.
Tags: Facebook, Firefox, Mozilla
Facebook Rolls Out 'Want,' 'Collect' Buttons
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
The new buttons are part of a new "Collections" feature for retailers.
Tags: Facebook, social network, like button
Tech Comics: "The Facebook Effect"
By Oliver Widder | Article Published October 05, 2012
Social media enables us to all too much about one another. Or does it?
Tags: Facebook
Facebook Reaches 1 Billion Active Users
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 04, 2012
One out of every seven people worldwide visits Facebook in a given month.
Tags: Facebook, social network, Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Smart Watch: A Timely Idea
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 03, 2012
Forget the Facebook phone. Facebook needs a watch. So does Google and Twitter.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Twitter, social media




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