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Twitter growth stagnates, losses compound, shares tumble

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 million, despite a near 50 per cent increase in revenue. This sent shares tumbling by …

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Thai government wants Facebook to remove ‘harmful’ content

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 their sites. The content it wants removed without fail is anything that could be considered harmful to the monarchy, or …

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Facebook makes its first billion dollar quarter profit

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 on it has improved and it’s increased its usage to more than a billion …

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WhatsApp to start sharing data with Facebook

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 that WhatsApp would no longer require a yearly subscription and now, it seems that the app is …

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Facebook’s Sports Stadium puts all your sports talk in one place

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 service now though with its Sports Stadium, which brings together all of your friends and family, journalists and analysts to talk about sporting …

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Court rules lawsuit against Oculus founder to go ahead

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 to build a head-mounted display, prior to the Oculus Rift Kickstarter in 2012. Total Recall Technologies claims …

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WhatsApp is dropping its subscription and will be ad-free

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, one big change is finally happening- WhatsApp is dropping its annual subscription entirely. WhatsApp’s subscription …

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Oculus Rift goes on sale for £530

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 head mounted display (HMD), but we were warned previously by Palmer Luckey and several others involved in its …

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to build AI to run his home

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- Arnold Schwarzenegger even offered to be the voice of it. Zuckerberg set himself …

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Facebook changes Real Name policy, adds more context

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 for the occasional use of faux-names to cater to different lifestyle choices. To try and have …

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Online racists shamed with billboard screengrabs

We’re not blowing anyone’s minds when we say that some people can be dicks online. Racism, sexism, homophobia – often the internet feels like it brings out the worst in people, even if there are many pieces of evidence to counter that point. Still, Brazil is looking to change people’s …

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Facebook ordered to stop tracking visitors in Belgium

Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all of these companies make their money by tracking their users, figuring out information on them based on algorithms and search choices and displaying adverts to them from partner companies. That’s all well and good for most governments and courts, but Belgium isn’t happy that Facebook is …

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Snapchat daily video views reach six billion

Snapchat is one of the biggest social communication platforms of the past few years and is still growing at an unprecedented rate. As of right now, its users are sending videos that between them all are watched more than six billion times per day. While these numbers haven’t been officially …

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F-Secure director accused of revealing consumer details

Finnish digital security firm, F-Secure, finds itself embroiled in an odd scandal right now. Following the dumping of some 400 names, addresses, places of work and other details of individuals by a Twitter user called MetalGodTokyo, some investigations turned up what appeared to be the identity of the person: Naomi …

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Oculus Rift to sell five million units next year

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is finally coming out next year and it looks like analysts are already predicting big things for the virtual reality headset. According to analytic firm, Suisse, Oculus will sell as many as five million Rift headsets within its first year on the market, …

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Facebook to take on Youtube with new media player

While Facebook might have started its days as a way to share pictures, status updates and pokes, it’s become something much more in the years since. Today one of its biggest facets is the sharing of video, which people can do just as easily as other, more video focused sites. …

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Facebook accused of snooping in the EU

The Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CBPL), Belgium’s data authority, has been investigating Facebook and has now accused it of NSA-style snooping. The Commission has been looking in to the social network for quite some time now and things have only gotten worse since the Snowden revelations. Back in …

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The Zenimax VS Oculus lawsuit is still going ahead

Last year it was revealed that Zenimax would be launching a lawsuit at Oculus VR, which had recently been acquired by Facebook at the time. The lawsuit seemed to be based around the accusation that Oculus stole trade secrets from Zenimax. As you would imagine, Oculus immediately appealed to have …

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Do any of us ‘laugh out loud’ anymore?

Laughing out loud, or “lol”, has been the go to phrase to communicate amusement online (no matter how small) forever. However according to new statistics, that may no longer be the case, with many Facebook users rarely, if ever using the acronym any more, preferring more speech-like “haha” and “hehe,” as …

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