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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 Recode.net

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 recode.net. 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




Page Likes to Decrease as Facebook Removes Deactivated Accounts

Owners of Facebook Pages are likely to see a decrease in the number of likes in the coming weeks. Facebook has warned users that Page likes are going to decrease as it removes deactivated accounts. The company is removing memorialized and voluntarily deactived accounts from Pages' like counts. Read more... March 6, 2015

Google to Ban Most Nude Imagery on Blogger

Google has updated its adult content policy for Blogger. The update is to ban users from publicly sharing images and videos that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity" on the blogging service. Read more... February 24, 2015

Vine Launches Vine Kids App

Vine has introduced a new app called Vine Kids. The app lets children watch Vine videos that the company says are appropriate for a young audience. Read more... February 15, 2015

AOL is Closing Joystiq and TUAW

AOL is closing Joystiq and TUAW as part of a reorganization of its many sites. Both sites were acquired during AOL's purchase of Weblogs, Inc. in 2005. AOL's official squiggle logo is pictured above. Read more... January 30, 2015

Facebook to Filter Hoaxes From News Feed

Facebook has announced it will be removing more hoaxes from the news feeds. The social network giant says these misleading stories are annoying Facebook users. Read more... January 21, 2015

MySpace Still Gets 50 Million Monthly Visitors

MySpace is no longer one of the top social network destinations but it is still generating a large amount of traffic. An interesting article in the Wall Street Journal says the site gets 50 million monthly visitors. MySpace also generated over 300 million video views in November. Read more... January 16, 2015


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