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Google misses with Q4 sales and earnings

Google disappointed Wall Street with its fourth quarter results, missing expectations for both sales and earnings, and growing its advertising business more slowly.

By Zach Miners | 30 January, 2015 08:55

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Google, financial results, social media, internet, search engines

Feds go after operator of revenge porn site

U.S. federal regulators are clamping down on revenge porn, taking aim at a website whose operator allegedly deceived women into sending intimate photos of themselves and then charged them to have the pictures removed.

By Zach Miners | 30 January, 2015 07:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Federal Trade Commission, legal, social media, internet, video

Facebook reports strong Q4 as mobile ad sales keep growing

Facebook continues to reap big rewards from ads placed on people's smartphones, which now generate more than two-thirds of its revenue.

By Zach Miners | 29 January, 2015 09:15

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, financial results, social media, internet, Facebook

Watch the snow pile up in Boston in this awesome 2 minute video

This week's northeast blizzard may have shut down roads and businesses, but it was also beautiful. And serene. And the source of some awesome video.

By Zach Miners | 29 January, 2015 06:58

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, social networking, GoPro, social media, internet, video, digital cameras

Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo will spin off its stake in Alibaba Group to form a new investment company, placating shareholders who wanted more value from Yahoo's share in the Chinese e-commerce giant.

By Zach Miners | 28 January, 2015 09:21

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, Yahoo, alibaba, investments, internet, restructuring

Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

Things are about to get testy between the Snapchat ghost and Twitter's birdie as the popular Internet companies invade each other's space: Twitter has launched a private group messaging feature, while Snapchat added news content.

By Zach Miners | 28 January, 2015 08:35

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, SnapChat, social networking, twitter, mobile, social media, internet

Facebook testing spartan Android 'Lite' service

Facebook is testing a stripped down version of its mobile app that requires far less data, which could help increase usage of the social networking service among people with weaker Internet service or older phones.

By Zach Miners | 27 January, 2015 09:00

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Android OS, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook has blocked some content in Turkey after Turkish authorities said the material was illegal because it was insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

By Zach Miners | 27 January, 2015 07:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, legal, social networking, social media, internet, Facebook

Twitter partners with Bing to add language translation

Twitter users will easier time reading tweets not in their native language thanks to a new translation feature powered by Bing.

By Zach Miners | 23 January, 2015 12:42

Tags: analytics, Internet-based applications and services, bing, social networking, twitter, mobile, social media, internet

eBay, cutting 7 per cent of workforce, looks to spin-off Enterprise unit

eBay will cut roughly 7 per cent of its total workforce, or 2400 workers, and is considering a sale or IPO of its Enterprise unit.

By Zach Miners | 22 January, 2015 12:12

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, e-commerce, ebay, paypal, financial results, internet

WhatsApp arrives on the desktop

WhatsApp is now available for the Web, in a form that pairs the mobile version of the app to a user's desktop computer.

By Zach Miners | 22 January, 2015 08:00

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, instant messaging, WhatsApp, social networking, social media, internet, Facebook

Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Wallet app, a service the company launched in beta six months ago to dip its toes into the burgeoning area of mobile payments.

By Zach Miners | 22 January, 2015 07:08

Tags: amazon, Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, e-commerce, mobile, internet

Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Google and SpaceX could be joining forces to beam the Internet from the sky after Google and Fidelity Investments together invested US$1 billion in Elon Musk's space venture.

By Zach Miners | 21 January, 2015 10:16

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Fidelity, Google, Telephony/conferencing, SpaceX, internet, Internet service providers

Facebook to limit content flagged as false in news feeds

Looking for proof of the existence of Santa Claus? A search on Facebook might not yield much.

By Zach Miners | 21 January, 2015 07:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, social media, internet, Facebook

UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

U.K. regulators have closed their investigation into Hewlett-Packard's botched acquisition of Autonomy, a British software company that HP has accused of inflating its value and of improper accounting.

By Zach Miners | 20 January, 2015 05:47

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Autonomy, Networking, legal, Civil lawsuits, internet, Hewlett-Packard

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