Tag: World Wide Web

3
Aug

Pinterest: A new social media platform to promote business

Pinterest is one of the newest social media sites that have managed to gain an immense popularity within a very short since its launch and now it is considered as a gem among all social media sites. This is an intuitive site that allows the users to upload and share images, videos or links that…

28
Jul

Microsoft acquires Yammer for 1.2 billion; what’s coming next?

After a long period of speculation, Microsoft has finally committed 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Yammer, a social network service enterprise for businesses in USA, UK and Canada. This is indeed a great deal for Yammer which was just launched in 2008 and has around 4 to 5 million users.  However, it is actually the…

27
Jul

Virus Outbreak Alert: Twitter “It’s You On Photo?”

Blackhole malware attack spreading on Twitter using “It’s you on photo?” disguise Thanks Graham Cluley at Naked Security If you are a Twitter user please be very cautious of clicking on links that claim you are pictured in an online photo. Malicious links are being spammed out, pointing to Russian webpages that ultimately attempt to infect your…

12
Jul

Facebook Opens App Centre to Canadian Users

In June 2012, Facebook introduced its App Centre in the United States. Since then, the company has been rolling out the App Centre to other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom and – as of July 9, 2012 — Canada. According to a post on the company’s Developer Blog, Facebook decided to expand…

3
Jul

Lose an AMAZING 10 lbs per week, heard on Twitter

We ran across this post on the Sophos’ Naked Security blog today. Lose an amazing 10 lbs. It must be true, it was broadcasted on Twitter.  Be wait, it is just a scam. Graham Cluley posted this YouTube video describing what is happening and how to prevent yourself from becoming another victim of this scam….

26
Jun

Caution: Facebook Scammers at Work

With a user base that’s steadily approaching the one billion mark, it’s no surprise that Facebook is a magnet for scammers. The most recent scam to target Facebook users involved getting them to unwittingly grant access to their accounts. According to Graham Cluley for the Naked Security blog, around mid-June 2012, some Facebook users received…

22
Jun

Is Facebook Losing Face?

When Facebook made its debut on the NASDAQ as a public company, May 18, 2012, it was valued at $100 billion.  Nearly four weeks and a few stumbling blocks later, the company is valued at $74 billion and has left some users feeling disenchanted and maybe even a little disillusioned. From May 31 to Jun….

5
Jun

European Commission Wants to Give Internet Users the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

We all make mistakes. We all do and say things that we wish we could take back. But in today’s world, instead of maybe a few dozen people being privy to a particular faux pas, it could be a few hundred or a few thousand. In the case of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Spike…

25
Apr

Billion-Dollar Baby: Instagram Acquired by Facebook

First the introduction of Timeline, then the announcement of an IPO, and now, Facebook is acquiring another startup.  On Apr. 9, 2012, in a post on his Facebook page, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would acquire Instagram, a photo-sharing app company, for $1 billion. This acquisition is Facebook’s largest to date….

24
Apr

Facebook IPO scheduled in May

Facebook’s been getting a lot of face time in the news lately, not only because it introduced its new Timeline feature but also because it announced it would be going public in late spring 2012. Shortly before celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Feb. 4, 2012, Facebook announced its plans for an IPO. The Menlo Park,…

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