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Posts tagged “Social Media”

6:12 a.m. yesterday

WTW across major social media: Like, follow, link to us

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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Updated March 27

Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz

Twitter Meerkat Live Video ​Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago. Watch the videos, and you might ask yourself, is this really the next big thing?

March 26

Facebook's Messenger app to mix business with more pleasure

Mark Zuckerberg talks Facebook Messenger update In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook Inc. is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build features tailored for the service. By the end of April, Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with merchants and other businesses.

March 25

Facebook's Messenger app adding more ways to connect

Facebook  ​Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications channel as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the company's ubiquitous social network.

March 23

Like, follow, link to us: Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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March 18

Facebook mobile e-pay; Buffett-Airbnb home deal; Adobe new subscriptions; Blue Cross hack exposes 11M; more Kardashian games

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Facebook's app makes for easier e-payments; Warren Buffett's childhood home available for rent; Adobe updates subscription offerings; another Blue Cross hack; and more Kardashian game entertainment is coming.

Updated March 17

Blackberry-IBM-Samsung secure tablet; Cablevision-HBO Now; GSK Ebola update; Facebook's buy; Lyft lawsuit

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: BlackBerry joins with IBM and Samsung to develop a secure tablet; GSK's Ebola vaccine advances; Cablevision hooks up with HBO Now; Facebook's latest buy; and did Lyft cheat drivers?

March 16

Like, follow, link to us: Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 13 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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March 4

Will Facebook make a car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the network

Mark Zuckerberg  Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused."

March 3

Lenovo, Motorola join product parade at global wireless show

High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona,, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo, Lenovo-owned Motorola and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices.

Going virtual  Going virtual

March 3

How to connect the world? Google, Facebook offer contrasting ideas

Connecting the world  Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen -- from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps.

March 2

Like, follow, link to us: Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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February 26

Premium Lock Facebook adds new gender option for users: 'Fill in the blank'

Facebook  Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: "Fill in the blank."

Tags: Facebook
February 23

Premium Lock Like, follow us: Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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February 20

Premium Lock YouTube to release kids-focused mobile app to ease parents' worries

YouTube YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet.

Updated February 18

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why I'm confident that the tech industry is fixing its diversity quagmire

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and award-winning author Vivek Wadhwa believes progress is being made by tech companies when it comes to improving diversity.

Diversity Diversity

February 16

Premium Lock Like us? Follow us? Connect with WTW across social media

WRAL TechWire is social media friendly. From its launch 12 years ago, Local Tech Wire as it was known then has offered a daily email blast. Adding a news feed on Twitter brought on more readers. We've recently added a PM email blast, too. With Facebook, readers have a new channel to follow our news. Now there is LinkedIn as well.

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Updated February 13

Premium Lock Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook  The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in.

February 12

Premium Lock Beware, digital Valentine: That dating app may invite a hack

It's not bad enough that you risk being hacked when you shop or go to the doctor. Now you have to worry about dating apps. So says IBM. In a study released just in time for Valentine's Day, IBM says more than 60 percent of dating mobile apps are vulnerable to cyber attack.

February 11

Premium Lock IBM's new channel team; Zuckerberg court face-off; GSK buys vaccine maker; driverless cars in London; judge backs NSA

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM unveils a new channel team in a bid to boost sales; Mark Zuckerberg is in a court fight with a real estate developer; GSK buys a vaccine maker; driverless vehicle trials start in London; and a judge backs NSA surveillance.

Tags: IBM, Facebook, GSK
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