The announcement that Facebook was entering the world of cryptocurrency through the launch of Libra has certainly sent shockwaves through the tech sphere, with its future as the “global currency” hotly debated.
On the 5th of July 1994, Princeton graduate Jeff Bezos founded Cadabra, an online book store based in the garage of Bezos’ home in Washington.
In an age of ‘Netflix and chill’ it’s easy to imagine linear television being shoved under the covers.
Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has called for “people with serious grievances against social media” to go on strike from social media for two days to “demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience”.
Last year, the number of fixed broadband subscribers passed one billion worldwide for the first time ever.
Head of Instagram, and former Facebook executive, Adam Mosseri has outlined his ambitions to “connect the dots thoughtfully” and introduce in-app shopping to photo sharing platform Instagram, the Financial Times has reported.
Forbes estimated in 2018 that the e-learning industry will be worth £225bn by 2025, supported by a sharp increase in the number of entrepreneurs entering the marketplace.
A misinformation campaign is presenting old terrorism news as new in an attempt to sow discord and uncertainty, according to threat analytics firm Recorded Future.
Facebook has launched an ad transparency tool in Canada to tackle foreign political interference in the country’s upcoming federal election, taking place in October this year.
Tesla has begun blocking its employees from accessing anonymous workplace chat app Blind, according to its developers, in an apparent attempt to protect against employee leaks.
It’s safe to say that marketing teams today are almost unrecognisable to teams a mere decade ago.
US social media giant Facebook has announced plans for GlobalCoin, a cryptocurrency that is set to become the core payment technology on the company’s online platforms.
Journalism in the US has been found to be less objective and more opinion-based than in the past, confirming concerns surrounding the rise of so-called post-truth news, thanks to an analytics tool previously used to identify social media discussion of Islamic terrorism.
Sky customers using Sky Go on their PlayStation 4 (PS4) have been reporting severe streaming errors following the latest software update.
Microsoft Build 2019 has begun with a string of announcements that, according to experts, signal the death knells for Internet Explorer.
With the rise of remote working, plus an ever-increasing number of IoT devices, both businesses and individuals expect constant internet access.
Facebook F8, the social platform’s annual developer conference, is set to get underway today offering the tech giant a rare opportunity to show off its successes.
Ireland’s data regulator has opened an inquiry into Facebook’s failure to securely protect millions of its users’ passwords.
In a surprising turn of events, Twitter’s Q1 results have beat earning expectations, triggering a rise in share prices.
Facebook has admitted it “unintentionally” harvested and uploaded email contacts from 1.5 million people, showing once again a lacklustre approach to user privacy.
The Pinterest IPO value has been met with criticism from experts in the business community after the social media platform’s initial public offering (IPO) exceeded the higher end of the expected range.
The first major study into the use of technologies designed to circumnavigate ad-block software has found the tools are causing publishers damage, as they significantly increase the chance of a user opting to not return to a site.
Overseeing the Facebook empire might be one of the toughest jobs there is at the moment as the social media platform struggles to fight against fake news, political interference and data privacy concerns.
Social media companies could face a raft of tougher regulations to ensure that they protect their users from harmful content online under new proposed UK laws.
The Google+ shut down will begin today, as the search giant concedes that it won’t be able to break Facebook’s social media dominance.
Using private messaging apps is the most popular method of sharing content, according to new research from GlobalWebIndex and We Are Social.
The EU Copyright Directive that encompasses Article 11 and Article 13 is expected to trigger widespread adoption of automated upload filters, however these Article 13 upload filters could see protected content such as memes being essentially banned.
A new browser add-on hopes to convince consumers to turn off their ad blockers and start profiting from use of their own data.
UK MPs are calling for an additional tax on the profits of social companies to combat the “detrimental effect on young people’s mental health and wellbeing”, in the latest call for social media regulation.