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Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave at the end of their communication with Japanese astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Koichi Wakata, seen at center on the screen in background, at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Wakata is the first Japanese station commander. Next to Wakata are Russian cosmonaut Michael Tyurin, left, and US astronaut Steven Swanson. (AP Photo/Franck Robichon, Pool)

An unusual “Tweet-up” – a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter – involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

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US regulators warned Facebook Thursday about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping $19 billion.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg the new mobile king

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP FILE PHOTO

Billionaire 29-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stars in the mobile industry’s biggest fair Monday, fresh from his $19 billion (14-billion-euro) takeover of smartphone messenger WhatsApp.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Candy Crush tempts investors with sweet success

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Candy Crush is out to tempt investors with the sweet taste of success while avoiding the sourness left in the mouths of those who bit into social game maker Zynga.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook presents new gender options

Cartoon, February 15, 2014

Facebook on Thursday freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or “intersex” on the social network.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spam drops in 2013, says security software firm

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Could the days of spam or unwanted and unsolicited messages received through email be over?

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook launches ‘Unfollow’ button

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Facebook Inc. launched Monday its “Unfollow” button to allow users to block messages and posts from selected friends without unfriending them.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Twitter used also as tool by activists to oust gov’ts

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It is becoming the preferred social network for American teens. It is an important “second screen” for TV viewers of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Russia threatens to block Facebook over drug ads

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Russia on Thursday threatened to block Facebook for allegedly publishing ads for illegal designer drugs on its website.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy

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Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users’ data and pictures into advertising.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Instagram, other sites go down

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Amazon’s unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook to test mobile payments service

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Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook stock soars after Q2 results beat estimates

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Facebook’s stock is flying high after the world’s biggest social network posted higher revenue from mobile ads and delivered a healthy second-quarter profit that reversed a loss a year earlier.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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