WhatsApp Banned In Iran After New ‘American Zionist’ Ownership [Report]

WhatsApp was acquired back in February in a deal worth $19 billion, and according to a recent report, it’s banned in Iran due to alleged racism. Published this past Saturday by Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, the decision was made by the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content. Here’s what Committee Secretary Abdolsamad Khorramabadi reportedly […]

Facebook Introducing New Video Metrics

Facebook rarely talks about its video product, and today announced new metrics that will give Page owners far more insight into how their videos are performing. Rolling out “over the coming weeks,” Pages will soon see video views, unique video views, average viewing duration and audience retention. Video views are only counted if someone watches […]

Amazon Now Lets You Tweet To Add Products To Your Cart

Amazon is making a new feature available to Twitter users that allows you to add products to your cart by replying to a tweet with a special hashtag. Dubbed #AmazonCart, it’s open to customers in the US and UK. Being one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, customers and companies frequently share links to product pages. If you […]

LinkedIn Reports $473 Million In Revenue For Q1 2014

LinkedIn recently passed 300 million users, and today the social network announced its earnings for the first quarter of 2014. Revenue saw a 46 percent jump year-over-year to $473.2 million, and earnings per share were at 38 cents. This is up from analyst expectations of $466.5 million and earnings per share of 34 cents, though […]

Vine Website Receives Major Update, Adds Search And Channels

Vine added a personalized stream to its website back in January, and today launched version 2.0 that now includes all the features users come to expect. After signing in, there’s no longer just a single stream of videos from people you’re following. On the top left, users will notice three familiar icons: The Home button is […]

Rick Astley ‘Rickrolls’ Radio DJs Live On The Air [Video]

Rick Astley is never gonna give you up, and never gonna let you down which is why he played a harmless prank during a recent radio appearance. In case you forgot, Astley is the man behind “Never Gonna Give You Up,” a song released in 1987 that went on to legendary status some 20 years […]

How To Find Out What Social Media Sites Know About You

Social media holds a treasure trove of data not just based on what’s happening around the world, but nearly every detail about our own personal lives. In fact, a study published in October 2013 found that Facebook can help predict when couples are about to get divorced. Today, major social networks have advanced learning mechanisms that know what you’re […]

Foursquare To Focus On Local Discovery, Launching ‘Swarm’ For Check-Ins

Foursquare users have checked in over five billion times since the app launched in 2009, but soon that’s all about to change with a dramatic update. Today, the company announced that Foursquare will shift to being all about local discovery, and a separate app called Swarm will be for checking in to locations. Swarm will […]