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Facebook creates ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

A Facebook log is displayed on the screen of an iPad, in this Wednesday, May 16, 2012 file photo taken in New York. Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic "feature" phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. (AP Photo/James H. Collins)

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Facebook worker waits for friends to arrive outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook and Apple, long known for cushy perks such as free meals, laundry service and massages, are among some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies now eyeing reproductive expenses as the next batch of benefits to offer to their employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs?

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Twitter to be used for payments in France

CEO of Paris-based bank’s e-payment unit S-Money Nicolas Chatillon, left, and CEO of BPCE, France's second largest bank group, Jean-Yves Forel, left, attend a press conference in Paris, Tuesday. AP

Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook founder presses Indonesian leader on web access

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, and Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo shake hands during a visit to a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.  AP

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pressed Indonesia’s incoming leader Monday to improve Internet access in the sprawling archipelago saying that his social media network and other sites can help boost the economy.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Zuckerberg in Indonesia for Internet-access push

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a speech during a workshop for application developers in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. AP

On his first visit to Facebook-crazy Indonesia, Mark Zuckerberg met the president-elect, spread the word about his company’s global Internet-access initiative and posted a photo of himself at an ancient Buddhist temple.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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