Virtual Reality Facebook Demonstrated on Jimmy Kimmel

Facebook announced the acquisition of Oculus VR last year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the time that VR could be a new communication platform. Read more... September 5, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Says 1 Billion People Used Facebook on Monday

Facebook says 1 billion people used its Facebook service in a single day on Monday, August 24. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post. Read more... August 28, 2015

Sir Patrick Stewart Loves the Challenge of Twitter Restrictions

Actor Patrick Stewart says he resisted social media for years. Then his PR people told him he needed to engage with people through social media. Now he loves the medium and he isn't afraid to share. He shared the lobster costume above for Halloween 2013. Read more... August 17, 2015

Google Reorganizes Under New Holding Company Called Alphabet

In a surprising move, Google has reorganized itself into a new company called Alphabet, Inc. Google is one part of Alphabet. The shocking announcement was made in a blog post by Google co-founder Larry Page. He will be the CEO of Alphabet. Read more... August 10, 2015

Facebook Feature to Let Users Prioritize Pages to See First

Facebook announced a big upcoming change earlier today to its News Feed. Facebook will be allowing users to prioritize which people and Pages they want to show up at the top of their News Feed. Read more... July 9, 2015

Facebook Makes Slight Logo Alteration

Facebook has made a slight change to the look of its logo. The most noticeable difference is in the letter "a," which is rounder than before. The updated font also makes the two letter "o" characters rounder and thinner. The letters themselves are all thinner than with the previous look. The updated logo is pictured above on the right with the previous logo on the left. Read more... July 1, 2015

Saudi Blogger to Receive 1,000 Lashes and Ten Years in Prison

A Saudi blogger will receive 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison. The BBC News reports that the extreme sentence has been upheld by Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court. Raif Badawi was charged in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic channels." Read more... June 7, 2015

Vox Media Acquires

Vox Media has acquired the Re/code tech news site. The site was founded by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. They are both joining Vox Media. Re/code will continue to publish news on Read more... May 26, 2015

Two Mountains Read Your Tweets Aloud at the Mountains of Mouthness

Mountains will read tweets to you at the Mountains of Mouthness site. The two friendly mountains have different voices. A text-to-speech engine is used so the mountains can recite tweets. Read more... May 23, 2015

Facebook is Shutting Down FriendFeed

Facebook is shutting down FriendFeed. The social aggregator was popular around the time Facebook bought it in 2009 for around $47 million, $15 million in cash and $32 million in stock. The service was founded by Bret Taylor, Paul Buchheit, Jim Norris and Sanjeev Singh. Read more... March 9, 2015
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