Stories by Zach Miners

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Marissa Mayer knows fashion, and she's bringing more of it to Yahoo with her latest acquisition announced Friday.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 09:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Yahoo, e-commerce, Polyvore, social media, internet, search engines

Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Earlier this month, a security vulnerability in Adobe Flash compelled Google and Mozilla to temporarily block the plug-in from their browsers. Now, Facebook says the problems with Flash could hurt its bottom line.

By Zach Miners | 01 August, 2015 08:15

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

Facebook aims to launch unmanned drone by year-end

At 140 feet, it has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but carries no passengers -- and it's much lighter too, weighing in at no more than 1,000 pounds. And within the next couple months, Facebook hopes to get its drone off the ground on an inaugural test flight.

By Zach Miners | 31 July, 2015 06:07

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social media, internet, search engines, Internet service providers, Facebook

Zuckerberg: Video today, virtual reality tomorrow

When people grow tired of posting photos and videos on social media, what then? Virtual-reality posts, according to Mark Zuckerberg.

By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2015 10:37

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

Facebook revenue surges 39 per cent but costs also soar

Facebook has posted strong sales results for the second quarter, showing continued success in its advertising business, though its costs also rose sharply.

By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2015 07:46

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

Yahoo unveils app for texting with silent video

Yahoo is releasing a mobile messaging app that combines texting with live one-on-one video.

By Zach Miners | 30 July, 2015 03:43

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Yahoo, Music and audio, social media, internet, video

Twitter mulling big changes to how you view tweets

Desperate times call for desperate measures. For Twitter, that could mean a new approach to the way it displays tweets.

By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2015 10:37

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Music and audio, twitter, mobile, social media, internet

Twitter surprises with a sales gain, but user growth lags

Twitter reported a higher than expected increase in revenue on Tuesday, suggesting progress in the company's efforts to grow its ad sales.

By Zach Miners | 29 July, 2015 07:01

Tags: business issues, advertising, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, twitter, mobile, social media, internet

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

The U.S. National Security Agency will lose access to the bulk telephone records data it has collected at the end of November, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced Monday.

By Zach Miners | 28 July, 2015 10:28

Tags: security, nsa, Desktop security, internet, data protection, privacy

Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

Facebook is inviting additional mobile operators to take part in Internet.org, its project to bring Internet access to poorly connected parts of the world.

By Zach Miners | 28 July, 2015 07:52

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

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

Google is severing the ties between its social network and other of its services, so that users will not need to log in to other sites like YouTube using a Google+ account.

By Zach Miners | 28 July, 2015 04:22

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, social media, internet, search engines, video

Facebook prevails in shareholder lawsuit over IPO

An appeals court has ruled that shareholders cannot sue Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg in a case that accused the company of withholding key financial information from the public until after its IPO.

By Zach Miners | 25 July, 2015 06:26

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

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

LinkedIn users now have to wait up to three days if they want a list of their contacts on the service.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2015 10:17

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

YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

As Google prepares to launch a subscription version of YouTube, the move has been endorsed by at least one interested party: YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2015 06:36

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social media, internet, search engines, video, youtube

New York City eases limits on Uber's growth

The mayor of New York City has reached an agreement with Uber, dropping plans for a strict cap on its growth that would have limited the number of cars available in the city.

By Zach Miners | 23 July, 2015 08:26

Tags: Uber, mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, mobile, social media, internet

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