Facebook isn't on the outs among teenagers, at least according to its chief operating officer.
In an interview with AllThingsD published on Friday, Sheryl Sandberg responded to concerns that the social network has seen a drop in its teenage population. Those concerns were triggered a few weeks ago following comments by CFO David Ebersman.
"Our best analysis on youth engagement in the US reveals that usage of Facebook among US teens overall was stable from Q2 to Q3, but we did see a decrease in daily users, specifically among younger teens," Ebersman said during the company's … Read more
Though women's battle for equal pay rages on (thanks Batgirl; see the video below), a new government study suggests tech companies are seeing past gender bias and hiring more women than men.
"Companies have been focusing on getting more women into technology for a long time," Shravan Goli, president of Dice, said. "This year those efforts appear to be paying off … Read more
Does death disrupt your day?
By "your day," I of course mean your Facebook news feed, the place where all news happens and all feelings are expressed.
Some people feel that remembering those they loved doesn't quite harmonize with cat videos, political diatribes, and news of the latest boyfriend, job, or date.
So on Thursday they launched Sanctri, an app that gives bereaved Facebookers their own area for grief, sorrow, and remembrance.
Four million Facebook users will die this year. And Sanctri's co-founder, Jono Milner, believes: "When someone passes away, we don't know how to deal with it on Facebook."… Read more
Update, 4:38 p.m. PT: Instagram originally said that you couldn't take photos in the app. After playing around with Instagram for Windows Phone, we found that you can take photos. For a step-by-step process to shoot and post a photo in the app, check out our full review.
The news isn't much of a surprise, as we've known that Instagram would eventually show up, … Read more
Snapchat users may be snapping past their Facebook counterparts when it comes to uploading photos.
A Snapchat represenative told CNET on Tuesday that the site now processes 400 million snaps per day. That jibes with information given earlier to Business Insider. In contrast, Facebook users upload around 350 million photos per day, Business Insider said, citing a source at Facebook.
But the comparison isn't apples to apples. Among the 400 million snaps, 88 percent of those were sent by Snapchat members to one single recipient, according to a tweet from the company. That figure also includes both photo and … Read more
The line was in reference to Facebook's practice of showing a user's public profile picture, comments, and "likes" with ads. Opponents said the language assumed that minors had previously discussed the terms of the site with their parents or guardians, according to The Wall Street Journal. The issue ultimately landed with the Federal Trade Commission in the form of a complaint.
Facebook argued that the language was not intended to expand its marketing reach.
"We … Read more
Microsoft and Facebook are making it possible for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 developers to add Facebook Login access to their applications.
Microsoft and Facebook announced on Thursday that developers can get access to the documentation and the application programming interfaces (APIs) through Microsoft's Windows Developer, Windows Phone Developer and Facebook developer sites and blogs.
"Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production applications, and for Windows Phone 8, Facebook Login is being launched today as a beta. We expect the beta period to last 60 days or less and encourage developers to try … Read more
Two-year-old Snapchat is playing a high-stakes game of Blackjack, betting that its business won't bust with the turn of an unwelcome card. The company reportedly refused a $3 billion cash buyout offer from Facebook, a decision that may forever define the future of Snapchat and Evan Spiegel, its 23-year-old CEO.
Venice, Calif.-based Snapchat traffics in disappearing messaging -- 350 million of them per day, to be exact. An unknown number of people, youngsters in particular, turn to the smartphone application to do what young people like to do: goof off. Here they send photos and videos, innocent or … Read more