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Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of ...

Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ Encourages Unplanned Meet-Ups in Real Life

Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ Encourages Unplanned Meet-Ups in Real Life

Despite what my Twitter feed may suggest, I’m a pretty private person. I enjoy moving through the world quietly, getting in touch with friends and family when I have time to do so. What I don’t do that often is broadcast where I am. Facebook thinks I’m missing out on a lot of opportunities. That’s why it’s ...

Facebook Wants to Know Where You’re “Traveling To”

Facebook Wants to Know Where You’re “Traveling To”

Serendipitous meetups with friends while traveling make us happy and Facebook wants to be the portal to that joy. So this week it quietly rolled out a new feature that lets you share where you’re “traveling to”. Facebook’s Page mentioned it on Wednesday, so I asked the company which said that after some testing, ...

Facebook Plans to ‘Unbundle’ Its Mobile App

Facebook Plans to ‘Unbundle’ Its Mobile App

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo to discuss Facebook and its future, and much of the discussion centered on Creative Labs, the new internal initiative at Facebook that’s playing more with products outside the core social networking site, or spun out from that experience. ...

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

There’s no shortage of video-focused, Internet-connected boxes on the market and most of them can handle music streaming too. But what if you stripped out the video and concentrated entirely on audio? That’s what ‘social WiFi’ company Fon is doing with its new Gramofon device. Hook a Gramofon box up to your Internet ...

Google Acquires Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace, Beats Facebook to the Punch

Google Acquires Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace, Beats Facebook to the Punch

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a ...

Report: Facebook is Planning an E-Money Service

Report: Facebook is Planning an E-Money Service

Facebook wants to be more than a social network — it is planning to facilitate financial services in the form of electronic money and remittances, the Financial Times reports (as spotted first by Benedict Evans). The report cites sources as saying that Facebook is weeks away from getting regulatory approval in Ireland for ...

Facebook is Hiding Spammy Posts from Your News Feed

Facebook is Hiding Spammy Posts from Your News Feed

"1 like = $1." "1 like = 1 Respect." "If you don't share this, you're literally the devil." We'll bet you've seen the above way too often on Facebook. Thankfully, the social network's now showing these unwanted status updates less prominently on your feed, if the original posts were published by a Page account. The updated ...

Does Your Country Censor Your Facebook News Feed?

Does Your Country Censor Your Facebook News Feed?

Facebook on Friday released its second global government transparency report, covering the period between July and December of last year. Apart from the regular numbers pertaining to government requests for user data, the social network is now — for the first time — revealing how often countries have restricted or had ...

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

Study: Only 1 in 6 People Use Social Media While Watching TV

We see the term the "second screen" thrown around all the time, a concept that refers to the belief that the immediacy of social media across phones and tablets makes television watching a communal experience. The thinking goes that Twitter and Facebook are portals into our consumption habits, allowing us to hurl breathless ...