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Amazon Now 3rd Largest U.S. Company After Surpassing Microsoft Business

Amazon Now 3rd Largest U.S. Company After Surpassing Microsoft

Bruce Marshall February 15, 2018

Amazon.com Inc. knocked Microsoft Corp. off the podium to take over as the third-largest U.S. company by market capitalization for the first time.

Amazon's market value — its closing share price multiplied by the number of shares outstanding...

Facebook Blockchain Token: What Might It Look Like? Networking

Facebook Blockchain Token: What Might It Look Like?

Lamar Kendricks January 23, 2018

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has done very well by Facebook’s centrally managed system. He is worth $71 billion at just the age of 33.

Over the past decade and a half, the social media giant's closed-source algorithm has silently worked...

Tencent's More Than $500B Valuation Surpasses Facebook Business

Tencent's More Than $500B Valuation Surpasses Facebook

Natasha Gilbert November 21, 2017

Chinese internet firm Tencent Holdings Ltd. has just beaten social media giant Facebook Inc. in market value on Tuesday, placing the video game group on the top five list of the most valuable company.

During Asian trading hours, Tencent’s...

Indonesia Warns to Block WhatsApp Over Explicit Content Software

Indonesia Warns to Block WhatsApp Over Explicit Content

Mia Hanson November 06, 2017

The Indonesian government has warned Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp Messenger on Monday of getting blocked in the country if it does not immediately remove indecent graphics interchange format (GIF) images from its service within 48 hours.

The...

Airbnb’s Former China Head Appears To Have Violated Company Code Business

Airbnb’s Former China Head Appears To Have Violated Company Code

Patrick James Rose October 27, 2017

Hong Ge, the head of Airbnb's business in China, has announced to staff that he's leaving the company, making the situation of the company precarious.

Now, the precarious situation in China became more complicated last week after the company...

Snap Lays Off Jobs, Plans To Slow Hiring Business

Snap Lays Off Jobs, Plans To Slow Hiring

Oliver Angles October 23, 2017

Social media company Snap Inc. has laid off jobs in its recruiting division as it looks to slow hiring in 2018.

The social media company said it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, which is an unusual move for a young company with...

Facebook’s Building 8 Head To Leave The Company Business

Facebook’s Building 8 Head To Leave The Company

Nick Alexander-Walker October 18, 2017

The head of Facebook Inc.’s secretive and new consumer-hardware lab, Building 8, is leaving the company after just 18 months.

The social networking giant’s secretive Building 8 lab, Regina Dugan, has left the company to lead a new project,...

Facebook Unveils Oculus Go headset for VR Hardware

Facebook Unveils Oculus Go headset for VR

Andre Parker October 12, 2017

Facebook Inc’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that the social media giant is launching a new virtual reality headset designed to extend the reach of the company’s Oculus technology.

The virtual reality...

Governors, Academics, Hackers Lock Arms to Curb Election Hacking Internet

Governors, Academics, Hackers Lock Arms to Curb Election Hacking

Andre Parker October 10, 2017

US governors, academics, and certain hackers are going arm-in-arm in a new anti-hacking group, whose aim is to prevent the tampering and manipulation of voting machines and computer systems to meddle with the results of future elections in the United...

10 Million People Saw Russian Ads - Facebook Internet

10 Million People Saw Russian Ads - Facebook

Christian Cutler October 03, 2017

Facebook said on Monday that around 10 million people saw political ads allegedly bought by Russian agents, who were trying to meddle with the 2016 US presidential election.

The social media giant also said that it was “possible” that...

Twitter Testing Out 280-Character Tweet Internet

Twitter Testing Out 280-Character Tweet

Riley Eastbrook September 27, 2017

Twitter announced on Tuesday it would begin a test with a random sample of users allowing them to send tweets that are as long as 280 characters which are double the existing cap, in most languages around the world.

The feature is only available...

China Blocks WhatsApp Ahead Communist Party Congress Internet

China Blocks WhatsApp Ahead Communist Party Congress

Andre Parker September 26, 2017

China has broaden its censorship efforts by blocking the Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messaging app in the mainland, as it ramps up surveillance ahead of the big summit next month.

This disruption in the service of WhatsApp is considered a big...

Zuckerberg Outlines Plan, Ensures Election Integrity Internet

Zuckerberg Outlines Plan, Ensures Election Integrity

Andre Parker September 22, 2017

Facebook Inc has decided to overhaul its political advertisement rules and to strengthen its security system against possible political interference attempts.

This comes amid the scrutiny the company is receiving due to allegations that its...

Twitter Meets with US Committee to Probe 2016 Election Internet

Twitter Meets with US Committee to Probe 2016 Election

Christian Cutler September 21, 2017

Twitter has confirmed that it will meet with the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week to discuss matters regarding inquiries into the 2016 US presidential election.

“Twitter deeply respects the integrity of the election...

Leaders Urge for Quicker Removal of Online Extremist Content Internet

Leaders Urge for Quicker Removal of Online Extremist Content

Andre Parker September 20, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged internet giants to take on extremist and/or “terrorist” contents online more rapidly and aggressively.

The British Prime Minister will be accompanied by the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni...

Facebook Launches Video Service Hub Internet

Facebook Launches Video Service Hub

Christian Cutler September 01, 2017

Thursday witnessed the launch of Facebook Inc’s Watch video service to US users, as an attempt to rake in more revenues from advertising, while taking on Alphabet Inc’s Youtube and other similar digital video service rivals.

Watch has been...

Google Joins Augmented Reality Showdown Software

Google Joins Augmented Reality Showdown

Andre Parker August 30, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is set to join the augmented reality clash as it debuts its ARCore on a limited preview starting today. ARCore will be a heavy rival of ARKit, which is Apple Inc.’s own attempt on augmented reality.

The new AR...

Facebook’s 21-Year-Old Wunderkind Heading To Google Business

Facebook’s 21-Year-Old Wunderkind Heading To Google

Tyrone Berry August 29, 2017

Michael Sayman, the engineering whiz that Facebook hired when he was just 18, is heading to a new job at Alphabet's Google a week after his 21st birthday.

At Facebook, Sayman was a product manager who helped the social media giant understand how...

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to Curb Online Hate Crime Perpetuation Internet

Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to Curb Online Hate Crime Perpetuation

Andre Parker August 21, 2017

Online hate crimes will be taken on more vigorously by British prosecutors, according to the updated guidelines issued by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Monday.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecution, announced that the...

Facebook Tweaks to Enrich Users' Experience and Take Down Clickbaits Internet

Facebook Tweaks to Enrich Users' Experience and Take Down Clickbaits

Andre Parker August 18, 2017

Facebook Inc. is now in the process of testing a new feature that is expected to improve its users' experience, and to lengthen the time that people spend using the world's most popular social networking site.

The new feature is labeled as...

Google, Indonesia Agree to Monitor Offensive YouTube Content Internet

Google, Indonesia Agree to Monitor Offensive YouTube Content

Patrick George August 04, 2017

Alphabet Inc.'s Google is working with Indonesia to step up monitoring YouTube video content which was deemed offensive, including material that might incite violence, terrorism or hate speech.

Indonesia and Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed on...

Facebook Working On Video Chat Device Hardware

Facebook Working On Video Chat Device

Adrian Noel August 02, 2017

Facebook Inc. is working on a video chat device for the home, the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab.

Facebook’s reported dedicated video chat device, which is similar to the Amazon Echo Show, will include a...

Facebook Teams Up With Harvard To Fight Election Hacking Networking

Facebook Teams Up With Harvard To Fight Election Hacking

Edward Summers July 27, 2017

Facebook announced on Wednesday it will help Harvard fight election hacking, providing initial funding of $500,000 for a non-profit organization that aims to help protect political parties, voting systems and information providers from hackers and...

Adobe To Finally Kill Off Flash By 2020 Software

Adobe To Finally Kill Off Flash By 2020

Sam Witter July 26, 2017

Adobe announced it will stop updating and distributing the Flash technology for playing multimedia on the web by 2020 after over twenty years serving videos and animations to people over the internet.

Adobe Systems Inc's Flash, a once-ubiquitous...

Google CEO Joins Parent Company Alphabet’s Board of Directors Business

Google CEO Joins Parent Company Alphabet’s Board of Directors

Davis Hamilton July 25, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has joined its parent Alphabet's board of directors, becoming the 13th board member as the appointment is another signal of his rising importance at the company, and the trust the founders place in him.

After more than a...

China Shuts Down WhatsApp Messages Internet

China Shuts Down WhatsApp Messages

Margaret Brown July 19, 2017

Recent reports have shown that WhatsApp messages are being blocked in China raising concerns to whether Chinese authorities have begun to block the functions of the messaging application.

At the beginning of the week, users have raised their...

Snapchat Shares Slump Following Morgan Stanley Downgrade Internet

Snapchat Shares Slump Following Morgan Stanley Downgrade

Dianne Cowell July 11, 2017

Shares of Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc slumped for the second consecutive session on Tuesday after the lead underwriter of its initial public offering Morgan Stanley downgraded its rating on the technology stock.

The stock’s price...

Facebook To Rollout Anti Photo Theft Feature Internet

Facebook To Rollout Anti Photo Theft Feature

Leanne Cray June 27, 2017

After reports from safety organizations from all over the world regarding the rising amount of identity theft cases, Facebook has now began to test out new tools in India that will prevent people from getting someone’s profile picture for whatever...

Google To Expand Efforts In Ending Online Terrorism Internet

Google To Expand Efforts In Ending Online Terrorism

Ryan Thompson June 19, 2017

Following Google’s announcement to start banning annoying ads starting next year, the tech giant has now also announced that it would also start banning extremely offensive videos on YouTube from getting advertisements.

Two weeks ago, the...

Snap Shares Slide On Weak User Growth Internet

Snap Shares Slide On Weak User Growth

Leanne Cray June 09, 2017

Shares of Snapchat’s parent company recently have been sinking by almost 6% after a most recent application download data showed that the daily active users of the application have declined.

Independent application analytics groups also...

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