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Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

By 8 September 2014

Facebook has announced a feature in its next update that looks set to directly attack YouTube. The update features a YouTube style counter for public videos. Facebook, on its blog, has boasted having over 1 billion videos viewed each day with more than... >>

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

Shell Oculus Rift V-Power demo shows why Facebook was so keen to buy VR company

By 25 August 2014

Shell is one of a handful of companies to publicly display Oculus Rift content that has no connection to its gaming abilities. And it's the first time we've seen the headset itself adorned in branded colours. The Shell V-Power Oculus Rift experience is... >>

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

Now Microsoft has a Snapchat-like app for Windows Phone, called WindUp

By 15 August 2014

First there was Snapchat. Then there was Facebook's Slingshot. And now there's WindUp, from Microsoft. The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send self-destructing messages... >>

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

Watch these tech execs dump buckets of ice water over their heads for ALS awareness (Update)

By 15 August 2014

You might have seen leaders of your favourite companies pouring buckets of ice water over their heads recently. And if you haven't yet, you will soon. The Ice Bucket Challenge is officially viral. Everyone from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook, to Martha... >>

Facebook crashing on your iPhone? Not anymore as devs drop crashes by half

Facebook crashing on your iPhone? Not anymore as devs drop crashes by half

By 13 August 2014

Facebook on the iPhone has just had a major improvement that should mean it will crash half as often. Facebook's engineering blog has published a statement that says it's tackled an issue which should reduce the crash rate by 50 per cent. The bug has... >>

Facebook may pay you €500 for your data, if you take action now

Facebook may pay you €500 for your data, if you take action now

By 4 August 2014

Until now Facebook, and other online companies, have been helping themselves to your data before selling it on for advertising revenue. Now you can see some of that money. A privacy campaign "Europe vs Facebook" has begun to make sure Facebook is doing... >>

Internet.org is live, bringing free mobile internet to Africa

Internet.org is live, bringing free mobile internet to Africa

By 31 July 2014

Mark Zuckerberg, king of Facebook, has launched his Internet.org service in Africa to bring internet to areas that otherwise couldn't get online. On the face of it this Facebook funded venture is wonderful. Launched in Zamibia initially it'll allow people to... >>

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

Bolt app launches as Instagram's way of taking on Snapchat

By 29 July 2014

Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly launched Bolt, a new messaging app that lets you send brief photo and video messages from mobile devices. A bunch of leaked screenshots from last week revealed Instagram was developing a Snapchat competitor called... >>

Facebook will make you download Messenger after blocking chat in main app

Facebook will make you download Messenger after blocking chat in main app

By 29 July 2014

Facebook will soon make all users in the world download its standalone Messenger app, it's claimed. According to TechCrunch, Facebook began notifying users last spring that they’d no longer have the option to message in Facebook for Android and iOS.... >>

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

Facebook Messenger might soon let you hail a cab with Uber

By 24 July 2014

Imagine you need a cab and decide to use Uber, but instead of opening the Uber app, you open Facebook Messenger. It certainly would be a strange way to get the job done, though it's something seriously under consideration at both Facebook and Uber, it's... >>