Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature

April 18, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. The “Nearby Friends” feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn’t expect to broadcast their location unknowingly. It will use your smartphone’s GPS system to […]

Teenager Arrested for Threatening American Airlines on Twitter

April 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Dutch police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in Rotterdam after she sent American Airlines a threatening tweet on Sunday. The message became a viral sensation on Twitter after a user who went by the name “@QueenDemetriax_” and identified as Sarah tweeted: “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and […]

Fired Yahoo Exec Gets $58M for 15 Months of Work

April 17, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Yahoo’s recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to hire de Castro as her second-in-command […]

Tencent Brings Popular Game Candy Crush to China

April 17, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Candy Crush Saga is King’s most popular game and the biggest contributor to its revenue China’s internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in a partnership with the game’s creator. The tie-up will give the UK-based King Digital Entertainment exposure to China. The Chinese version of the Candy Crush […]

Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked with Glue Mould

April 17, 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

The researchers fooled the new handset using a mould made out of glue The fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 handset has been hacked less than a week after the device went on sale. Berlin-based Security Research Labs fooled the equipment using a mould it had previously created to spoof the sensor on Apple’s iPhone 5s. The […]

Google’s 1Q Earnings Disappoint as Ad Prices Slip

April 16, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Google’s first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet’s most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas. The results announced Wednesday fell below analyst projections. Google’s Class A stock shed $17.10, or 3 percent, to $546.80 in extended trading. Although it […]

Wal-Mart to Unveil New Service with Electronic Payments Provider

April 16, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Wal-Mart said on Wednesday that it will announce a new service with electronic payments provider Euronet Worldwide Inc on Thursday, but gave no other details. Neither Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, nor Euronet, would comment ahead of a conference call for media, investors and analysts on Thursday morning. Euronet, based in Leawood, Kansas, said in […]

Facebook Said to be Readying Electronic Payment System

April 16, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Social media giant, Facebook is reportedly nearing a deal with Irish authorities that would allow the company to offer its European users electronic payment and remittance services ahead of Apple’s greatly anticipated entry into the market. As part of the agreement, Facebook will be allowed to issue “e-money” to users, who can then transfer the […]

Heartbleed Fallout May ‘Slow’ Browsing Speeds

April 15, 2014 | Tags: , ,

Browsing speeds could slow as websites update security systems to defeat Heartbleed attacks, warn researchers The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug may slow browsing speeds, warns analysis firm Netcraft. The sheer number of sites refreshing key credentials may trigger delays,reported the Washington Post. The updates could force browsers to keep downloading […]

Twitter Buys Social Data Provider Gnip

April 15, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Twitter Inc said it bought social data provider Gnip to provide enhanced data analytics capabilities to its business customers. Twitter did not disclose the price it paid for Gnip. “Together we plan to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments, so that even more developers and businesses big and small around the world […]