08/31/2011, Facebook has decided that they will no longer support the daily ‘Deals’ service that has yet to see action outside of the US, and at least it is rather comforting to know that the closure of this service will not affect check-in Deals that enables Facebook users to obtain access to a bunch of discounts as well as offers in shops or restaurants that they happen to ‘check into’.
08/26/2011, Scammers aren’t very nice people, in case you didn’t already know. They’re constantly taking advantage of the uninformed, seizing every opportunity to con a poor soul into revealing their personal details. One of their most common tactics are to take advantage of major events that draw people to their computers, like in this case – Hurricane Irene that’s scheduled to strike tomorrow. Fortunately there’s a solution to the problem of […]
08/25/2011, After failing to acquire Instagram this summer, it looks like Facebook will be taking matters into its own hands by creating its own filters instead, according to a report from the NY Times blog. According to two engineers working at Facebook who spilt the information, Zuckerberg (Facebook’s CEO) wants his engineers and artists to create more filters before it is officially released to the public.
08/25/2011, Facebook hits yet another milestone according to a report over at ReadWriteWeb, where it states that social networking giant Facebook has managed to achieve yet another Internet milestone – that is, being the first website in the world that actually pulled 1,000,000,000,000 page views – with a dozen zeroes behind the single figure, that translates to a trillion – multiply that by 14 times and you get the idea of […]
08/24/2011, Bloomberg has reported that Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has plans to improve the site and keep it ahead of the competition with the acquisition of even more technology/companies this year. With already 13 acquisitions in the bag this year, the company has its eyes on about 7 more purchases for 2011. Facebook already stands out from its main rivals: Twitter and Google+, but it looks like they’re thinking […]
08/23/2011, After receiving a lot of flak over its image recognition service for photo tagging and the recent competition from Google+, it looks like Facebook is making some changes to the way people can share their posts, photos, and tags. Users will soon be given the ability to decide who gets to view their posts with sharing options that will be more visual and straightforward instead of being buried inside the […]
08/23/2011, Social networking giant Facebook and film studio Miramax have come together to roll out an new app as part of a movie streaming partnership, where this app will be known as the Miramax eXperience. Already live over at Facebook, 20 titles are available for rent Stateside, while the UK and Turkey will get 10 choices each. No idea on why Turkey was selected out of so many other countries, but […]
08/22/2011, Can’t wait until the latest version of Symbian hits your Nokia smartphone? Or looking forward to the introduction of new handsets that run on Symbian Belle? It looks like you won’t have to wait in the dark anymore. Nokia has updated its official Facebook page with a very nice looking countdown and the message “It’s almost time to try something new… something new on Symbian”. With the leaked version of […]
08/19/2011, Cult classic film The Big Lebowski is now available for rent over at Facebook, as it was made available on the social networking giant’s site in conjunction with the film’s release on the Blu-ray format. This comedy can be rented directly from The Big Lebowski Facebook fan page if you’re interested. This is rather interesting – with more than 750 million users on Facebook, it is proving to be a […]
08/18/2011, Remember id Software’s promise to make RAGE for iOS free if it managed to get 100,000 likes on its Facebook page? Well, the target has been met (at the time of writing it has hit over 101,000 likes), and id Software has kept its promise. RAGE for iOS is now available as a free download on the Apple App Store. This move will definitely push the app to the top […]
08/18/2011, Can’t get enough of Facebook? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution for addicts like you. The folks over at Fridgebook have released a set of magnets that lets you effectively turn your fridge into a Facebook wall. Aptly called Fridgebook Magnets The magnets are designed to resemble Facebook items such as wall posts, comments, notes, photos, likes, status updates and more. The magnets also come with blank spaces […]
08/18/2011, Is Facebook really that hack-proof? Apparently, a student hacker was said to have successfully “penetrated” Facebook after performing repeated attempts to illegally access the social networking site’s programmes – at least according to a court heard that was held yesterday. The ruling that comes out from this case will definitely set a precedent since this is one of the first cases of its kind in Britain, where Glenn Steven Mangham, […]
08/17/2011, Soccer fans who don’t have a TV to watch live matches on TV will be glad to know that they have a new outlet to get their fix of the game – Facebook. And no, I’m not talking about some online football game or live score app – Facebook has announced that it will be streaming the first match of the FA Cup live on the social network this Friday […]
08/16/2011, At a presentation hosted by Marie Claire magazine about cyber-bullying and social media today, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s creator), she stated that Facebook might be forcing everyone to use their real names on their profiles. Apparently anonymity leads to irresponsible behavior on the internet (i.e. bullying, harassment) and the social network wants to put an end to that.