Posts tagged “Social Media”
The world's largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its "family" of non-Facebook apps like Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
Yahoo says video calls can be better than texts for expressing emotions, but their audio component makes private conversations public. With Livetext, you message friends by typing, just like texting, but you see video of friends without the audio.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Twitter's slow user growth hurts; Yelp financials trigger share drop; CommScope sales fall from a year ago; and the Triangle Cleantech cluster adds a new member.
Customers are more satisfied with social media as news sites fall behind, according to new data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Only a year ago, social media ranked among the worst industries in the Index, but now overtakes Internet news and opinion websites.
Google is taking another step back from its aggressive promotion of Google+, the ambitious social network it launched four years ago. In a blog post, Google said it is eliminating the need to have a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel or to share content.
College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that's only if they aren't using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends' bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
Raleigh-based Expion, a five-year-old social marketing firm with a high-profile list of clients and offices in the U.K. as well as China, has been acquired by San Francisco-based Sysomos. In an exclusive interview, Expion founder and CEO Peter Heffring discusses the deal.
Apple stock slides; Microsoft's $8.4B write-down; GSK suit; Yahoo's loss; Facebook loses warrant fight
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple stock tumbles as it stays coy on watch sales; Microsoft takes a huge write-down; GSK sues a software developer; Yahoo reports a quarterly bummer; and Facebook loses in warrant battle.
Toast Mobile is going to work - officially - with its Toast Together app. The Cary-based startup co-founded by two former UNC football players has raised $200,000 and is moving from a soft kickoff to real business.
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.
Amazon reports that it sold more units on Prime Day Wednesday than on its biggest Black Friday ever. Triangle-based ChannelAdvisor said the Seattle retailer's sales soared 93 percent, although some customers were less than impressed with the event.
The number of Americans who get news from Twitter and Facebook continues to rise - primarily because more of the users of the social networks are encountering it there rather than user base increases, says a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Most consumers understand their Android smartphones may be vulnerable to security breaches, yet few take steps to protect them, says 360 Mobile Security Limited, which develops mobile antivirus applications. In its survey, conducted via social media channels, it found that while 90 percent of Android users rated security very important, nearly half don't even know if they're using a security app.
Denver Broncos kicker Connor Barth, a Wrightsville Beach resident, wants to boot a new company through the goal posts and rack up an entrepreneurial win in the social media space. Barth and Ryan Watts launched the Toast Together app in Wilmington and will be test marketing it in other NC cities, including in the Triangle.
Flippze, a platform to make buying and selling items online safer for college students, begins a tour of Triangle universities today. Created by a UNCW student, Flippze has already garnered some national attention.
More than 26 million Facebook profile photos have taken on a rainbow hue in the days since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is a right guaranteed under the Constitution regardless of a person's sexual orientation. They are using a Facebook-supplied overlay that adds the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow.
Zuckerberg backs AI; Dubai's 3-D printed building; fuel cell boost in Japan; your face on espresso; frothy beer at home
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Mark Zuckerberg backs AI investments; Dubai is 3-D printing a building; automakers boost fuel cells in Japan; your face on an espresso as you fly; and frothy beer made at home.
AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.