Facebook's response to Google's announcement of Google+ was just announced and it looks like Facebook is retaliating by adding some expected and some unexpected features. The one feature that was much rumoured was video calls in co-operating with Skype and this turned out to be one of the new additions that will be arriving to
Facebook lovers, hang on to the edge of your seats next week. This is because the world's most popular online social networking service has announced its plans to launch something big and "awesome" during that period, and that it will most possibly be centered around the "mobile or tablet arena". And no, we are not
Facebook has reportedly hired well-known hacker George Hotz, a.k.a. GeoHot. He became famous after jailbreaking the iPhone in 2008 and hacking the Playstation 3 last year, for which he was sued by Sony. But, like several hackers-turned-insiders in recent years, it seems GeoHot has also decided to go legit after all.
Just months before, Facebook reached their 500 million users milestone. However, the social network doesn’t stop there and still piled on having more users. According to a source close to the company, Facebook’s user count has just passed the 750 million mark though the company has not come out to confirm the figure. Probably it is holding
ad:tech Singapore 2011 enters its fourth year today where brands, agencies and publishers come forth to share new ideas, new technologies and know-hows on the digital front. Leading agencies like BBDO/Proximity, Grey Group, Starcom, Dentsu, Omnicom, Hakuhodo and major publishers such as Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Asia, Bloomberg are listed as participants of this event.
This morning, HTC and SingTel have jointly announced the HTC ChaCha, which is designed as the most affordable social phone with superb Facebook experience. The HTC ChaCha has a QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook button, and will be in stores this weekend.
Quite a few interesting apps are being released for Facebook users lately; after the much discussed Reppler app which protects your online reputation, PastPosts is an app which will be spamming you with a daily e-mail telling you what happened exactly a year ago.
Facebook is probably the only place where you can talk to a wall without other people thinking that you are mentally deranged. However, according to Reppler, a social media monitoring service, Facebook users should pay much more attention on what they are talking to a wall about; especially theirs.
According to Swedish newspaper NSD, Facebook is in the final stages of making an agreement with the local city council in Luleå, the largest city in the northernmost parts of Sweden. The city of Luleå is located just south of the polar circle and has a population of about 45,500, yet this could be where
Facebook has added a new security feature, Login Approvals, to provide improved security for its members. A one-time numeric code is needed with the username and password when logging on Facebook from other devices which have yet to be approved.
After tornados hit Alabama in the U.S., many homes have been destroyed. For the survivors, losing precious memories adds insult to their injuries. A lady has found an excellent use for Facebook, digital "lost and found". Read on.
Think that you are well protected by a veil of anonymity when you post messages online to various message boards and social networking sites? Well, think again: law enforcement agencies are hard at work in ensuring that users who frequently intimidate other web users online face the consequences of their actions under the legal system.
After the wildly successful original Facebook contest, BitFenix is pleased to announce BitFenix Facebook Sweepstakes 2. From now until March 9th, users can go to the BitFenix Facebook page and enter the contest by "liking" the page and filling out the sweepstakes entry form. At the end of the contest period, one lucky fan will
In the next round of the highly-anticipated battle between Microsoft and Google, it appears that both IT giants will be taking the fight over to where it really counts: the social media field. And with Google already having drawn first blood with an update to its social search, what does Microsoft have up its sleeves
Facebook today announced the launch of Facebook Places in Singapore. Already available in some countries, Facebook Places allows you to “check-in” and share with your friends where you are and who you’re with, find friends who are nearby and discover new places your friends like – all in real time.
Granted, one can find a 'For Dummies' book for just about every single subject under the sun, but this has got to take the cake. After all, would one even need a book for tips and instructions on how to play a Facebook game that is essentially nothing more than clicking blindly on a Flash
Head over to BitFenix’s Facebook page to enter their special contest by ‘liking’ the page and filling out the sweepstakes entry form. One lucky fan will walk away with the hottest gaming chassis on the planet – a brand new Colossus Venom Edition!
Today, StarHub and Facebook have jointly announced the new Facebook mobile app for Java feature phones. The app is free for mobile pre-paid Happy Stars customers and there is no data access charges for all other mobile post-paid and pre-paid customers till end April 2011.
Facebook users beware. Apparently, the social network giant has announced in its developer’s blog that it will be making user details accessible to third-party applications. Be careful not to divulge too much of your personal information on Facebook, or simply disallow apps to access your data.
MySpace, the former Internet social networking leader, has recently announced massive layoffs in the company. It would cut nearly 500 employees or about 47 percent of its staff. More details inside.