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WhatsApp, Facebook And Other Messaging Services May Soon Be Banned In The UK

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

It's no secret that terrorist groups know how to use technology. A March headline from The New York Times points toward the Islamic State's adeptness ...

9 Reasons Why Game of Thrones Characters Need Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Brian Hanley

Did you check your Facebook newsfeed? Tyrion Lannister just became friends with Daenerys Targaryen. And Arya changed her professional title on LinkedIn to "Oyster Assassin."

Chechnya Leader Urges Men To Lock Up Their Wives, Ban Them From WhatsApp

Reuters | Kieran Guilbert | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of Russia's southern region of Chechnya has urged men to lock up their wives and ban them fro...

Saudi Men Try to Catch a Date With Their Smartphones

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Venturing on the internet to find love is taken for granted in the West, but online dating has also grabbed the attention of oppressed -- and technologically adept -- Middle Easterners. If it will lead to sexual freedom, or just more secrecy, is another question.

Why Facebook Has the Best Triangle Offense in Mobile

Alex Moazed | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Alex Moazed

They say the best defense is a good offense. This certainly holds true for Facebook. Good offense has afforded Facebook a strong defensive strategy against competitors for the future of social in a mobile-centric world.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...

This Teen's April Fools' Day Joke Totally Backfired, Then It Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

Pranking can be a cruel business. On April Fools' Day, 17-year-old Hayleigh McBay from Scotland decided to mess with her boyfriend, David Clarke, ...

The Israeli Elections Are a Joke -- and Sometimes, They're Even Funny

Omri Marcus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Media
Omri Marcus

The most important element of comedy is timing -- and in Israel, comedy and timing can be friends or they can be foes. No matter how funny the election campaign videos are, we live in a serious, disastrous neighborhood, and sometimes the reality calls for seriousness.

Valuation Without Revenue Unicorns

Sramana Mitra | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Recently, Unicorns with multi-billion dollar valuations without the revenue to justify them have returned with a vengeance. The frenzy started with Facebook acquiring Instagram for $1 billion, and climaxed with the same company acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion.

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

Wordplay Run Amok: Et Tu, TRUSTe?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

TRUSTe did a bang up job establishing themselves as the must have credential that sites paid them well for. You offer eye candy and a pretty little logo to provide a sense of security. Truth in advertising however, requires more than stamps. It demands in this case, annual inspections and that is what TRUSTe promised.

2015 - The Year of the Message App for Consumers and Business

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Something has been missing. The ability to communicate one-to-one privately has been lost in the world of social applications. Many-to-many has a place and is relevant much of the time.

Bye Whatsapp, Hello Telegram (And Later... Bye TG, Hello WhatsNext)

Mark Turrell | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Mark Turrell

Our experience highlights a huge challenge for messaging service providers, and also for the telcos who have relied on text messaging revenue as a source of profits.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Creative Ways U.S. Families Can Bring the World to Them: Options to Promote Student Learning

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

This summer, I went to a party for some graduating high school students and met a young woman who had just landed in Denver after spending eight months in Oman.

Twitter Stock Plummets 14 Percent

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc's efforts to improve user engagement and growth rates are taking longer than expected to gain traction, prompting a wave of ra...

WhatsApp CEO 'Deeply Sorry' For Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend In 1996

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

Koum allegedly frightened her to the point that she would lock herself in the bathroom to hide from him.

Social Media Is Dead

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Beverly Macy

Actually, social media is slowly morphing into Digital Media -- an umbrella that covers Social, Mobile, Web, Games, and Apps.

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

Mobile Connectivity for a Younger America

Ross W. Manire | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Ross W. Manire

In order to better provide the connectivity we all demand, how do we design, build, and optimize communication systems to cater to this exponentially growing video and data need on mobile networks?

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Markus Ziener

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem."

Politics Divides Families, Friends in Hong Kong

Yuen Chan | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Yuen Chan

Social media and the internet may be fueling youthful dissent but it also seems to be driving a conservative pushback from the older generation. This tends to result in one of two scenarios: disputes and hurt feelings, or silence and simmering resentment.

Facebook Plays Short and Long Game with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift

Esmeralda Swartz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Esmeralda Swartz

While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?