Ever done anything a little woeful, something you’d rather wasn’t plastered all-over your social media, ooops. Facebook’s new search feature, called Search FYI, is either really helpful or really creepy, depending on how you look at it.
Last week, Facebook made it so that anything – possibly everything – you’ve ever posted on the platform is now much more easily searched :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Facebook, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Advertising, Business News, facebook, Mobile Advertising Platform | Comments Off on Facebook Mobile Ads ‘Delight’
Facebook reckons its better than expected first quarter result were in the main thanks to rapid uptake of its mobile advertising platform.
Revenue in the three months to March jumped by over 70 percent to $US2.5 billion, versus analyst estimates of $US2.35 billion. After costs, net profit came in at $US642 million.
Revenue from mobile ads made up almost 60 percent of the total earnings compared with 30 per cent the same time 12 months ago.
Facebook’s active users also grew, hitting 1.28 billion by the end of the period, with just over a billion of those users accessing the service on mobile devices.
However, while the growth in mobile users and ad revenue growth was viewed as a positive development, the company said its still has some way to go to make advertising content relevant to consumers :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 26th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Facebook, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: facebook, Gamer News, Minecraft, Oculus Rift, Oculus VR, Reddit, Virtual Reality | Comments Off on Facebook Plugs-into Oculus VR
Facebook has announced it’s buying virtual reality specialist Oculus for about $US2 billion in cash and shares.
The social media behemoth said it would build on Oculus’s technology, particularly its virtual reality headset aimed at gamers, and seek to develop the technology for other areas such as communications, education, and entertainment.
The deal will see Oculus shareholders receive $US400 million in cash plus 23.1 million Facebook shares in the deal. Facebook called hailed Oculus as the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, with a strong following among developers.
The company has already garnered more than 75,000 orders for the $350 Oculus Rift headset development kits :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 19th, 2014 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Facebook, Hack!, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Facebook Scam, Malaysia Airlines MH370, Online Scam, Yahoo News, Youtube Scam | Comments Off on Scammers Use Malaysia Airlines MH370 As Bait
Scammers are a lowly bunch, they’ll use almost anything as bait to lure in the unsuspecting, the latest scam doing the rounds is targeting people searching for news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, steering them to a fake Facebook page which is designed to generate money for scammers.
According to a blog-post by Websense’s Carl Leonard, the faux Facebook page looks completely legitimate at first glance. “The lure websites have been configured to appear like a legitimate Facebook page, complete with sharing button, suitable graphics, and relevant links.” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook | Tags: Facebook Decline, Myspace, social network site | Comments Off on Facebook Compared to a Disease… about to be cured
Facebook has been called lots of things since it rise to stardom in 2006. According to 2 US researchers however, the social network is most comparable to an infectious disease.
The researchers reckon that the online behemoth is experiencing a spike, right before its decline, they also claim the social network will lose 80 per cent of users by 2017.
Two doctoral candidates in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University made their claims in a paper published online at a scientific research archive, but not yet peer-reviewed.
Facebook losing 800,000,000 user might seem like a fantasy, if history is any measure however it may just happen.
Based on the rise and fall of MySpace, John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler say that Facebook, the largest online social network in history, is set for a massive fall :: Read the full article »»»»
The social network behemoth that is Facebook, is being sued in a US court for allegedly selling details derived from private messages to advertisers without users’ consent.
Documents filed in California as part of a class action lawsuit are claiming that Facebook intercepted and scanned messages for information about its billion users.
The class action is being led by two Facebook users in the US, and is being brought on behalf of all users located within the US who have sent or received private Facebook messages that included a URL (webpage link) in the content of the message.
Facebook accumulates about 200 petabytes of data per year and is currently growing by around half a petabyte a day :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 27th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Amazon, Android, Cult of Apple, Facebook, Google, Hardware, Smartphone, Social Media, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: android, Apple App Store, chrome, Glass, Google, Google 2013, Google Glass Explorers, Google Mobile, Google Play, Google Stock, Google Zeitgeist | Comments Off on Top Five Reasons it was Good to be Google in 2013
2013 marked Google’s 15th anniversary, however the search giant that is Google showed zero complacency, exuding none of the fanfare of previous world-dominating tech monoliths, indeed for many the landmark celebration went completely unnoticed.
For Google 2013 was simply another year, steaming on to solidified its place at the center of almost every arena in internet economy.
In the quadrangle of the internet age, sidled up with Apple, Facebook and Amazon, Google is the only one to have competed in all arenas including: retail, hardware, television, social networking and search. Although it performed better in some arenas – wink wink, Plus Google – it’s a hardship to write-off Google from any of them.
Google’s 2013 success was the result of a largish range of new product releases, acquisitions and long term project coming to fruition. From Google Glass, Chromecast, Play,Moto X and all the way back to it’s roots, search.
The one thing Google hasn’t done is remained still. We’ve rounded up some of Google’s most important moments of this past year, moments that contributed to the giants exponential tech-rise :: Read the full article »»»»