Posts Tagged ‘facebook’
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 28, 2016 under Apps
Much like companies like King believe they have the rights to certain words, Instagram is claiming that only it has the right to have applications with the 'gram' moniker at their end. In an attempt t... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 26, 2016 under Channel
As the American political party nominations build up to a frenzy on the road to the general election in November this year, the tactics of the various politicians and their supporters are turning na... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 26, 2016 under Apps
Ever since Snapchat turned down Facebook's $3 billion acquisition offer in mid-2013, the social network has been hankering for its own share of the Snapchat pie. Evidently it's now decided that: if yo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 14, 2016 under Virtual Reality
In-case you haven't been following the VR scene particularly closely, it was shaken up quite violently in 2015, when Oculus VR was purchased by Facebook. While the parent firm has been rather quiet on... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 13, 2016 under Development
As much as companies have made great strides in improving customer service over the past few years, offering social media responses, live-chats on websites and more localised call centres, they're sti... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 11, 2016 under Competitions
We have another little competition running today over on our Facebook page – the chance to win a STEAM game of your choice! There's no major catch, all you need to do is head over to our Facebook pa... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 7, 2016 under Virtual Reality
When Oculus was first bought by Facebook, the reaction was fairly negative and while things have settled down a lot since then, recently the Oculus Rift began shipping and unfortunately, not everyone ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 25, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Three and a half years on from its initial Kickstarter campaign, the consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset has now begun shipping to consumers. Confirmed by CEO Brendan Iribe on Twitter, the fir... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on March 18, 2016 under Blackberry, Mobile
At this point, BlackBerry is in a tricky position financially so in an attempt to win back some customers, the company launched its first Android smartphone. However, this has led to some companies, l... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 10, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Although the specifics of how Oculus VR's digital store and home-hub platform will work are still mostly unknown, we do know that it can support Facebook. Although unsurprising considering the social ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 4, 2016 under Channel
Facebook, like other major tech firms in the UK is often accused of paying far too little corporation tax. In 2014, despite making more than £840 million through UK advertising sales, it paid just £... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 3, 2016 under Channel
Prosecutors in England and Wales may soon have another charge they can rap arrested internet trolls with: creating fake social media accounts. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is recommending that ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 26, 2016 under Channel
Facebook is playing whack-a-mole with a number of specific groups on its social networking site that claim to be selling weapons in the Middle East. There's even a suggestion that they were supplied b... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 23, 2016 under Security
More tech firms are picking sides in the ongoing battle between Tim Cook's Apple and the FBI over cracking iPhone security for the handset of one of the San Bernardino attackers. This time around thou... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 19, 2016 under General Tech
It looks like Facebook will soon be monetizing its Messenger app with paid advertisements some time in the next few months. Facebook is currently distributing a document to business partners indicatin... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 11, 2016 under Channel
The future of the Twitter social networking service is being called into question after it reported a lack of user growth throughout the fourth quarter of 2015. It also reported a loss of nearly $100 ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 8, 2016 under Channel
As much effort as the police and other authorities put into stamping out the Silk Road darknet market, even going so far as to hand its convicted owner life in prison, not much seems to be being done ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 1, 2016 under Channel
Officials from the Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order military government, are set to meet with executives from Facebook and Korean search provider, Line, in order to discuss censoring ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 28, 2016 under Channel
Despite being one of the world's most valuable companies for the best part of a decade, it's taken a long time for Facebook to earn the kind of money that matches its valuation. Still as advertising o... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 25, 2016 under Security
While it is common knowledge at this point that Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, the company hasn't actually done much with the messenger app until recently. Just last week it was announced t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 21, 2016 under Channel
Although Facebook and Twitter definitely target different social networking activities, the latter certainly has the live-commenting on events down. Facebook may be looking to offer a competing servic... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 20, 2016 under General Tech
Today a US judge ruled that a lawsuit filed against Oculus co-founder, Palmer Luckey, will go ahead. The lawsuit comes from a company known as Total Recall Technologies, which employed Luckey in 2011 ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 18, 2016 under Apps
It has almost been two years since Facebook purchased WhatsApp for a massive $19 billion but since then, the company hasn't really done anything with it or changed the way it operates at all. However,... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 6, 2016 under Virtual Reality
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order, priced at $600 (£530 inc. shipping the UK). This is vastly more than the originally projected $300-$350 cost for the consumer h... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 5, 2016 under General Tech
It looks like Mark Zuckerberg wants to try his hand at being Tony Stark as the Facebook CEO has set himself a goal of building artificial intelligence system to help run and control his home this year... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 4, 2016 under General Tech, Science
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often starts the year off with a particular challenge, one that is publicly announced near the start of it. While previously the founder has pledged to read more books or ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 22, 2015 under Software & Gaming
Adobe's Flash Player is continuing its steady demise with another major blow to its usage: Facebook has now killed off all flash videos on its site. With more than eight billion views a day, the switc... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 22, 2015 under Virtual Reality
Oculus VR has known about virtual reality's chicken and egg problem since day one. Without games and experiences ready to play, nobody would buy a VR headset, but without VR headsets, nobody would de... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 18, 2015 under Channel
Working for the big tech companies has a lot of advantages. Earlier this year Netflix, Adobe and a number of other firms announced that they now offered their employees unlimited parental leave follow... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 16, 2015 under Channel
Facebook has been at the forefront of people using their real names on the internet since its inception. However as time has gone on, it's received more and more pressure from certain groups to allow... more.
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