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Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spy agencies track people through Angry Birds

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Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Priests swap sermons for ‘selfies’

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For some of the Philippines’ most powerful clergymen, stepping off the pulpit and into cyberspace felt impossibly daunting until they took their first “selfies” and posted them on Facebook.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

‘Facebook losing its sting’

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Facebook is like an infectious disease, experiencing a spike before its decline, according to US researchers who claim the social network will lose 80 percent of users by 2017.

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

NCRPO chief describes Twitter as ‘wonderful’

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It’s fast and simple. Plus information comes to you every second.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

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Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians

In this Nov. 23, 2012 photo, Osaka Mayor and co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party Toru Hashimoto, foreground center, along with Shingo Nishimura, foreground right, a former member of the House of Representatives, waves to supporters during their party's election campaign in Sakai, Osaka prefecture, western Japan. Hashimoto apologized after saying, and later tweeting, that sex slavery by Japan’s Imperial Army before and during World War II was a “necessary” wartime evil and suggesting that the U.S. military patronize adult entertainment to help reduce sex crimes committed by American troops. AP/Kyodo News

On the Internet, no one can save you from yourself. That is a lesson many Japanese politicians have learned recently in painful, awkward and at times costly fashion.

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

Facebook’s Zuckerberg launches political group

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have launched a political group aimed at changing immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

YouTube says 1 billion people visit per month

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YouTube says more than 1 billion people are now visiting its online video site each month to watch everything from clips of cute kittens to scenes of social unrest around the world.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Love in time of social networking

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Kitty, a preschool teacher, thought she had found the love of her life when she met Bong.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Instagram photo map shows missing iPod

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It could have been an upsetting start of 2013 for Ariane Gonzaga who left behind some of her personal effects inside a cab. But thanks to technology and a mistake by the user, Gonzaga recovered them in no time.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook hacker poses as aunt, cons couple

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Beware of con artists posing as your relatives on Facebook.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook tests $1 fee for messages to non-friends

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Facebook says it is testing a service that will charge users $1 to guarantee that messages they send to people they are not connected to arrive in users’ inboxes, rather than in an often-ignored folder called “other.”

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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