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3 hrs ago |

Apple shares reach 2014 highs, Asian stocks lag

Shares in tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook held hefty after-hours gains on Thursday as their results handily outpaced Wall Street expectations, though Asian markets managed only a mumbled cheer on the news.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Social Software

7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online

In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Keyboards, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks, Social Software, Startups, Computers

10 hrs ago |

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Menlo Park, CA

12 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Stocks: The win streak is over

Wall Street failed to extend its win streak to seven days on Wednesday as investors took their feet off the gas.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Housing, Home Building, Home, Startups

12 hrs ago |

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.


Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Vladimir Putin, Startups, Social Software

14 hrs ago | WFIL-AM Lafayette Hill

12 Ways Christians Can be Less Mean

It was called " When Did Christians Become So Mean? " It seems to me, we've lost some of our civility when it comes to what we post on social media.


Related Topix: Startups

14 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus

Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality

18 hrs ago |

WhatsApp says it now has half billion users

WASHINGTON, April 23: WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by That is up from an estimated 450 million as of late February, as the service's reach expanded rapidly in countries including Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia.


Related Topix: Startups

21 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The 5 Types of People You're Likely to Unfriend on Facebook

Yet because of the news feed , you know more about these people than ever was possible before the advancements of social networking.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, University of Colorado Denver

Yesterday | Mashable

75% of Brands' Facebook Posts Are Photos, Study Says

Ever since Facebook officially launched Timeline for businesses in 2012, brand marketers have found increasing success at engaging their audiences on the social network.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights

Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.


Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff, Startups

USA Today

Teen blogger dying of cancer writes 'final thumbs up'

A British teenager who has charted his fight against cancer on social media while raising funds for charity sent out a a farewell to Facebook followers: "It's a final thumbs up."


Related Topix: Blog News, Startups, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England, Twitter

Mid-Day Mumbai

British parents, kids abusing teachers on Facebook: Survey

London: Some British parents as well as school children - some even aged seven - are abusing teachers and even posting sexual comments on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, a starling survey has revealed.


Related Topix: Startups, Kids, Family

WXIX-TV Cincinnati

Can an app save the planet?

More than half of Americans say they worry about global warming . But what are they doing about it? Probably not as much as they think.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Psychology, Science, Startups, San Francisco, CA

The Star Online

Facebook date ends in murder and suicide

A 22-year-old man shot dead his Facebook girlfriend in Jabalpur, northern India, when he found out she was middle-aged and already married.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, World News, India, Asia

Lancashire Telegraph

Radio producer sent out naked photos pretending to be 21-year-old Blackburn woman

A RADIO producer stole a Blackburn woman's internet photos to use on a dating website and then sent out naked pictures of other women pretending to be her.


Related Topix: Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Marketing, Social Software, Startups, Science / Technology, Internet

Mon Apr 21, 2014

New Haven Independent

Facebook Taunts Led To Murder Arrest

Searching for the man who killed a 17-year-old in a March double shooting, Detective Christopher Perrone followed a tip to Facebook, and found photos of his suspect posing with a gun and bragging about defending his "squad."


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Social Software, Startups

News 4 Jax

Silicon Valley firms accused of hiring conspiracy

A closely watched legal dispute may be coming to a head over an alleged conspiracy by Silicon Valley's biggest companies to suppress their employees' wages.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Intuit, Social Software

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Facebook reportedly plans own mobile ad network, like Twitter

Last week, Twitter launched a new mobile advertising product that borrowed from Facebook.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Twitter, Mobile Marketing

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Stocks flat ahead of earnings deluge

Stocks drifted higher in early trading Monday as U.S. investors got back into action after the long holiday weekend.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups


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