Facebook's latest quarterly results, for the second consecutive quarter, have beaten Wall Street’s expectations.
Google held a special event today where the company announce a massive set of new features for its social platform Google+. From integrating text messages with Hangout to enhanced photo features, Google is adding some serious new enhancements to make its Google+ social platform stand out from the competition. We’re really glad Google isn’t taking the me-too approach to social networking but instead the search giant is building great features that it has mastered over the years.
Fon, the largest global free WiFi network, has launched the first ever WiFi router that incorporates login via the social networking giant Facebook. The new router is expected to boos the company’s expansion plans in the US, a pretty significant market with Facebook users.
These days you do not get to hear much of this, but yes, there’s a new blogging platform available to the general public from today. Called Ghost, the public version was released after three weeks of intense testing after launching to 6,000 Kickstarter backers.
Google just announced upcoming changes to its terms of service that might not go down well with some of the company's users. The new changes will apply from November 11 according to the company. Some of these changes allow Google to add names and images of its users as a part of advertising or in the company's terms "endorsements".
Microsoft made a surprising announcement when it revealed that it would stop participating in the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2012 when the company delivered its last keynote in Las Vegas. CES is the biggest consumer electronics event where a lot of companies launch new products or reveal their upcoming consumer electronics products. Fresh reports from CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) reveal that Microsoft is all set to make a comeback, even though not a big one as yet.
Twitter is expected to make its IPO filing public this week. The micro blogging network had initially revealed its plans on going public on the platform itself, with the announcement set cleverly inside a tweet. Twitter has chosen to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is planning to go public well before December this year.
Social economy trends monitoring platform DataSift has added micro-blog platform Tumblr to its list of data source sites.
Twitter finally took the first step, albeit a small one, on the way to turning into a public limited company. The micro-blog has declared it had filed the initial set of “intent” documents with the US, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), though it was not clear when.
We all know that only about one-third of the world’s total population is connected to the Internet. Social network Facebook and a clutch of global telecom brands have now decided to step in on behalf of the rest “non-connected” citizens of the world by launching an organization today called Internet.org. Its tagline is – “Every one of us. Everywhere. Connected.”