When Facebook released its latest quarterly earnings report on Oct. 30, investors were instantly bummed out. Then they were euphoric, and then they were all over the place, until finally they were, overall, pretty pleased. The stock hit $50.57, up .73%, in trading Thursday.
There’s plenty in the numbers to be pleased about: Profit for the quarter doubled compared to the same period last year,... » more
One in three Americans get news through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Thursday.
Almost 80% of those surveyed happen upon news when they are checking up on friends or sharing photos. Heavy news consumers did not describe Facebook as an important source of news, the study found.
"People go to Facebook to share personal moments - and they discover... » more
The Alliance for Affordable Internet sounds like one of those high-minded but futile ideas that go nowhere, slowly.
But then again, maybe it’s not. And the stakes are so high, for both the technology industry and for Civilization with a capital "C," that it’s got to be worth a try.
More than a billion people, about 60% of the world’s population, still lack access to the Internet.... » more
The tech industry can’t be trusted on privacy. That’s the message we’re getting these days – the one we see in headlines about Google Glass and Prism, and in ad campaigns like Microsoft’s “Scroogled.”
We experience it firsthand when targeted advertisements pop up in our news feed or our search results, and when our photos become the stuff of web commercials. Browser cookies, webmail... » more
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter filed its S-1 with the SEC and that means planet Earth is about to be hit with the biggest IPO since Facebook's ill-fated baptism in 2012.
So let's get right to it -- here's what investors need to know about his deal:
Twitter learned a lot from the Facebook mess
First things first -- Twitter seems to have learned from Facebook's IPO debacle, which was... » more
It’s no day at the plage operating a giant, successful, multinational American company, once you’ve run up against some very un-American notions about tax policy from abroad.
Such as the “data tax” on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, about to be proposed by France for adoption by the European Union.
Apparently, France would like to impose a data transmission tax on those companies... » more
If you’re of the mind that what you do online is your business - and your business alone - you should probably get offline.
Unfortunately, unless you’ve learned how to live off of the grid in, say, a floating cabin, the Internet is one of the key weapons in your arsenal of daily survival.
As such, your life post-CompuServe and America Online is stored in a humongous network of worldwide... » more