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Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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?

Twitter: As a Bluebird on Facebook's Shoulder? Satisfactual!

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jim Treacy

Mark Zuckerberg is rapidly collecting a portfolio of dominant, social media properties - each performing nicely on its' own and become even more powerful if integrated. Twitter sits in that bullseye.

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

Have We Been Digitally Seduced Beyond Comprehension?

Martin O’Leary | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

For a digital junkie, today's world is the equivalent of waking up in Mr Wonka's Chocolate Factory as a repressed chocoholic.

What I've Learned Not to Expect From Morning-After Texts

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

While the "I had a great time" message was a lovely gesture, if "Let's go out again" wasn't implied or directly stated, what was the point? Not responding to my response wouldn't leave me thinking you were a particularly good guy.

64 Billion Messages in 24 Hours: Key Takeaways From WhatsApp's Massively Disruptive Statistics

Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Peter Diamandis

To give you some perspective, that is 10 times the amount sent in the entire US text message industry in one day. That is just insane!

Facebook Really Can't Change WhatsApp's Privacy Policies Now

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

When Facebook agreed to acquire the popular messaging service WhatsApp, some feared Mark Zuckerberg's company would ignore privacy promises made to ea...

Facebook To Force You To Get A Second App For Messaging

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology

Enjoy chatting with your Facebook friends on your phone? Well if you'd like to continue to do so, you'll soon be forced to download an entirely separa...

Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

April Rudin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Technology
April Rudin

The mobile apps young people use today will likely be obsolete not long from now. But those who keep up with the dizzying pace of technology evolution will be much better prepared to engage with clients at their level and in a way they can appreciate.

Infokind

Francis Levy | Posted 06.01.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

Is it possible Facebook is not looking far enough into the future in it's most recent acquisition ("Facebook in Two Billion Dollar Deal for Virtual Re...

Jillian Berman

Sorry, Libertarians: Only The Government Can Stop The Internet From Killing Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy has a technology problem, and it could use an intervention. Every major wave of "disruptive" technology that has hit the economy s...

Bill Gates Sounds Skeptical Of Zuckerberg's Latest Deal

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Technology

Bill Gates sounded a skeptical note about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to pick up WhatsApp on ABC's “This Week" Sunday. Gates seemed ...

Erlang: From WhatsApp To Outerspace

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Bogucki | Posted 03.17.2014 | Huffpost Code

In February, Facebook acquired the company WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp serves over 465 million users and there are over 40 billion messages sen...

WhatsApp's Biggest Promise May Get Broken With Facebook Deal

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.10.2014 | Technology

A pair of pro-privacy groups say WhatsApp could potentially break one of its biggest promises by agreeing to be acquired by Facebook for roughly $19 b...

WhatsApp, Facebook and Human Nature

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.04.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

For almost the entirety of our existence as a species, Homo sapiens have evolved and lived in small groups of less than a couple of hundred people. Facebook just acted accordingly.

Why Did Facebook Acquire WhatsApp?

Quora | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Kartik Ayyar, founder and CTO of a startup that will be launching in 2014, previously the CTO ...

Bianca Bosker

The Myth Of Freedom From Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

When the CEOs of big companies buy smaller startups in a grab for their members, the executives know there’s a very important, very formulaic promis...

WhatsApp With WhatsApp?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook and WhatsApp are perfect privacy partners. Each hand feeds one another with your privacy serving as the main course. The best course of action to take is to look for companies that have built into their app methodologies that truly protect user interest.

The NICE Initiative Ten Takeaways for Female Entrepreneurs, Part 2

Penina Rybak | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"I believe your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength." -- Barbara Corcoran "Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is...

Will Facebook Do an About-Face on Its Puny 401(k) Policy?

Jane White | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Jane White

We have a perfect storm of rich companies deciding to stick it to their employees. There has been little buzz about recent findings that Facebook offered no matching contribution to its employees' 401(k) accounts in 2012 and 2013.

The Secret To Really Achieving The 'American Dream'

Blake Kernen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Teen
Blake Kernen

In case you're in need of a little more evidence that The American Dream is alive and well, here's this.

How to Cope with Your Insane Jealousy of the WhatsApp Deal

Nir Eyal | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Nir Eyal

Wednesday was my birthday. It should have been a great day. My wife and daughter had prepared a delicious breakfast, I had lunch with close friends, a...

Zuckerberg Promises Facebook Won't Read Your WhatsApp Chats

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology

Worried that Facebook is going to ruin WhatsApp? Mark Zuckerberg promises it won't. Facebook's approach to our personal information couldn't be mor...