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4 hrs ago | Fox News

Facebook to Kill Gifts in Latest E-Commerce Shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world's largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Internet, Science / Technology, Business News

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

'Spider-Man' fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

Dublin's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money.


Related Topix: Startups, World News

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Futures up ahead of GDP data; Twitter soars in premarket

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as investors sought bargains following a period of weakness and looked ahead to data on economic growth and comments from the Federal Reserve following its latest policy meeting.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Startups

16 hrs ago | CIO

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette believes that pricing ebooks at US$9.99 will boost sales by over 74 percent as the books are highly price-elastic.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Highlights

Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.


Related Topix: Mark Zuckerberg, Startups, Social Software, WebMD, Urban Institute, Technical Services, Mortgage, Personal Finance

JAM! Showbiz

'TMNT' 9/11 poster shell shocks social media

LOS ANGELES Paramount Australia is facing harsh criticism Tuesday after sharing a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" poster that invoked memories of 9/11.


Related Topix: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Napoleon Games, Mutant, _No Company, Video Games, Startups

Park Record

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.


Related Topix: Startups, Privacy, Golden Gate University, Park City, UT

Contra Costa Times

Facebook cofounder's startup Asana seeks to rid work of email

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Mark Zuckerberg

Hindustan Times

Woman in black A mysterious woman strolling busy US highways

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the US Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.


Related Topix: Startups, Gordon County, GA, Ranger, GA


Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

A configuration problem in Facebook's popular Instagram application for Apple devices could allow a hacker to hijack a person's account if they're both on the same public Wi-Fi network.


Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Startups, Social Software, Computer Security, Twitter


Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Privacy

Mid-Day Mumbai

Miffed over fake account, Mahesh Bhatt heads to police

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Buddy: Beautiful smiling dog is out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.


Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Startups, Greenville, SC


Facebook to require Messenger app for mobile chat

If you like to send messages via Facebook when you're on the move, get ready to download a new app.


Related Topix: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg

The Raw Story

It's not just Facebook: OKCupid admits to experimenting with user compatability data

OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service revealed on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.


Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Science, Computer Science, Online Dating

Essexcounty Standard

UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer

Det Chief Supt Steve Worron said: "Since Jim's death we have been trying to reach people he has had contact with.


Related Topix: Startups


Chinese users tire of older social networking sites

Social networking sites in China that are modeled on Facebook are having a hard time holding on to users, with customers like Beijing resident Shi Yunfeng, drifting away to newer services.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups

Daily Mail

Pakistani mob kill woman and 2 granddaughters over 'blasphemous' Facebook comment

Did the Oklahoma City bomber have another accomplice? One man's mystery death in a jail cell and his brother's 19-YEAR quest for justice that could reopen case of attack that killed 168 Unauthorized morgue workers in New York City have been leering at Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy pictures according to whistleblower Barack Obama 'checks out' of ... (more)


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, New York

The Modesto Bee

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Beverages, CocaCola, Automakers, Ford Motor, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google+

Sun Jul 27, 2014

4 Hoteliers

Five Ways the New Facebook Layout Affects Hotels.

Facebook can be a powerful marketing tool, but hotels should be aware of how recent changes will affect their performance on this social media site; Any hotel that is committed to growth understands the potential of Facebook.


Related Topix: Startups, Marketing


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