Topic: Facebook

Weekend Wrap-Up: Heartbleed Hits the Web; Google Preps Android TV
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Heartbleed Hits the Web; Google Preps Android TV

Happy Sunday, techies. If you've been out of the loop the last seven days, fear not -- the Weekend Wrap-Up is here to get you caught up on the past week's biggest tech stories. As usual, the Wrap-Up comes in two … [Read more...]

Mobile Facebook Users Forced to Download Messenger if they Want to Chat
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Mobile Facebook Users Forced to Download Messenger if they Want to Chat

The Facebook Messenger app has been around for a long time, but it’s not been necessary for chatting with your contacts on your mobile device. To do that, you could simply jump into your regular Facebook app and hit … [Read more...]

Twitter Profiles are Getting a New Look, with Pinned Tweets, Filtering and More
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Twitter Profiles are Getting a New Look, with Pinned Tweets, Filtering and More

Okay, maybe "new" look isn't accurate. How about "borrowed" look? Yes, the Facebookification of Twitter continues. In an announcement posted this morning on the company's blog, Twitter designer David Bellona showed … [Read more...]

Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now
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Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now

Less than a week ago, Facebook stunned the tech world by spending $2 billion to acquire virtual reality start-up Oculus, and the company’s in-development headset, the Rift. The backlash among former Oculus fans was … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Facebook Acquires Oculus; Microsoft Brings Office to iPad
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Facebook Acquires Oculus; Microsoft Brings Office to iPad

It looks like you're trying to catch up all the big tech news from the past week. Would you like some assistance today? Great! There are two ways you can digest the Weekend Wrap-Up; by viewing the video below, or by … [Read more...]

Minecraft Creator “Notch” Cancels Minecraft for Oculus Following Facebook Acquisition
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Minecraft Creator “Notch” Cancels Minecraft for Oculus Following Facebook Acquisition

Here it is, the first causality of Facebook's acquisition of the promising virtual reality company Oculus today. Minecraft and Mojang creator Markus Perrson, better known by his online nickname "Notch", has just … [Read more...]

Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus
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Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus

News broke moments ago that Facebook will spend $2 billion to acquire Oculus, the Kickstarted maker of the Rift, a virtual reality headset that’s had the gaming world talking for the last several months. While not as … [Read more...]

SocialRadar Uses Social Network and Location Data to Help You Navigate Who’s Nearby
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SocialRadar Uses Social Network and Location Data to Help You Navigate Who’s Nearby

I recently sat down with Michael Chasen, former co-founder/CEO of BlackBoard, at SXSW to discuss his brand new app called SocialRadar.  As may have guessed by the name of the app, SocialRadar is a social discovery app, … [Read more...]

whodoyou Mashes Up Yelp and Angie’s List To Offer Recommendations
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whodoyou Mashes Up Yelp and Angie’s List To Offer Recommendations

If you want a recommendation for a plumber, you usually take to Facebook to hear what your friend's have to say.  After all, the best recommendations come from friends.  Now, a new platform aims to collect those … [Read more...]

Facebook Ending Support for Dedicated Messenger Application for Windows on March 3rd
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Facebook Ending Support for Dedicated Messenger Application for Windows on March 3rd

Two years ago almost to the day, Facebook officially launched one of their first dedicated applications for a desktop platform, Messenger for Windows. Since then, the application has gone on to garner a small, but loyal, … [Read more...]