Facebook is launching a mobile app for reading shared newsfeeds that will compete against the likes of Flipboard, Zite and Google Currents.
Microsoft is joining the Open Compute Project, and sharing the plans and code behind the datacenter servers which power its massive cloud services.
Facebook awarded its highest bug bounty ever to security researcher Reginaldo Silva, who discovered a severe bug in Facebook’s OpenID system which could have been used to take over an entire Facebook server.
Facebook might be seeing an exodus of users given the rise of alternative social networks, leading to a decline of 80 percent by 2017. Should Facebook be worried?
Facebook is finally getting its mobile strategy right with Messenger, which is the most widely-used mobile messaging app. This year the social network is aiming for a bigger share of mobile users’ attention with a series of standalone apps.
Should the exodus of teenagers from Facebook be a concerning trend for investors and stakeholders banking on the viability of the social network’s target advertising system?
Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel now shares the team’s rationale for declining.
Facebook has been accused of eavesdropping on supposedly private messages in order to keep track of user preferences and activity for targeted advertising.
Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released a paper detailing their failure to find evidence of time travel on search engines and social media sites.
Facebook is testing the waters for auto-playing promoted videos. Advertiser videos will automatically pre-load via WiFi and play even without interaction, but will only output sound when clicked.
A recent Nielsen study reveals that Facebook is the top mobile app of 2013. Also on the list are other social networking apps like Twitter and Instagram. Google dominates the top 10 list, however, and is the number one U.S. web brand for the year.
Privacy is a big deal in this age of social networking: online posts can potentially be a source of privacy leaks, even aborted or cancelled posts can be tracked, especially by Facebook.
For three straight years, Facebook has been considered the best place to work, according to an annual survey amongst engineers. For 2013, though, its main social networking rival Twitter claims the top spot.
Facebook has admitted that organic reach may not be enough for brands and marketers to reach their intended audience. Will engagement become more difficult and expensive?
Malicious hackers have stolen some two million passwords from major online services through browser-based malware called “Pony”.
Facebook is introducing a new way for articles to get prioritized in the News Feed, with focus on news sources, plus re-surfacing stories when a friend comments.
As Facebook is close to acquiring Android app insights startup Little Eye Labs, Twitter is also said to be interested in another Bangalore-based startup.
Baby boomers are fastest-growing Twitter demographic (and other interesting social media statistics)
Younger users are more dominant in social media, but baby boomers are currently the fastest growing demographic. With businesses taking different approaches in their social media strategy, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Facebook is reportedly losing the all-important teenage demographic, but COO Sheryl Sandberg says the social network is unfazed.