Google Beats Facebook, Acquires Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook was reportedly set to acquire drone maker Titan Aerospace last month in a deal worth $60 million, but it appears Google had other plans. Titan creates solar-powered drones that are capable of flying up to 65,000 feet for five years, all while transmitting Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps. Its fleet seemed prime for Facebook CEO […]

Teen Arrested After Offensive Facebook Comment About Death Of 15 Year Old

A 17 year old girl has been arrested by authorities in the Costal city of Swansea in Wales, after she allegedly posted comments that were according to authorities, “grossly offensive” on Facebook about a slain 15 year old boy. James Lock, a 15 year old student was found dead near the Olchfa School on Thursday. […]

Instagram Down For ‘Everyone’ [Update: It Is Back]

[Update: At around 3pm EST Instagram came can online and remains so at this time. Instagram also removed its Tweet about the outage from Twitter] No, it is not just you. Instagram is down for everyone. Instagram’s issues began this Saturday morning. Instagram has confirmed the outage on its Twitter account. According to isitdownrightnow Instagram […]

Internet Ad Revenues Surpass Broadcast TV For The First Time

Internet advertising revenues have surpassed broadcast television for the first time. The figures release by IAB show that U.S. interactive advertising (internet) revenues for 2013 hit an new of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast television advertising revenues of $40.1 billion. The report providex a breakdown of online figures which stated: mobile achieved triple-digit growth year-over-year, rising […]

Facebook Received 28,147 Goverment Data Requests In Second Half Of 2013

Facebook was served with 28,147 government data requests against 38,256 accounts in the second half of 2013. Facebook didn’t release its first public data request report until August 2013. During the first half of the year the massive social network received 25,607 requests affecting 37,954 user accounts. Combined the social network accounted for 53,754 government […]

Facebook Taking On ‘Like-Baiting’ In The News Feed

Facebook regularly rolls out updates to the News Feed, and in its latest change, is further combating spam and an epidemic called “like-baiting.” Like-baiting is defined as “when a post explicitly asks News Feed readers to like, comment or share the post in order to get additional distribution beyond what the post would normally receive.” […]

FTC To Facebook: WhatsApp Must Uphold Privacy Promises

When Facebook acquired messaging app WhatsApp in February, CEO Mark Zuckerberg swore to not interfere with how the app currently handles user data. Today, the FTC cleared the acquisition, publishing a letter addressing both companies, and reminding them that privacy promises must be upheld. From Jennifer Rich, Director of Consumer Protection: “WhatsApp has made a number […]

Paycheck Fairness Act Filibustered By GOP, Democrats Take To Facebook

One of the biggest trending terms on Facebook Trends this morning is the “Paycheck Fairness Act.” The bill, which was filibustered by Republicans for a third time, would have guaranteed equal pay for women and men. The Senate fell just six votes short of guaranteeing equal pay for women. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Barbara […]