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Facebook still ruling the social media kingdom
Facebook remains the most popular social media platform, while other contenders have enjoyed an increase in usership.
WhatsApp hits 700 million users
WhatsApp now has 700 million monthly active users and those users are sending 30 billion messages per day, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO.
This is why you shouldn't take people's Facebook lives seriously
While you leading a dull existence is most likely true, these amazing lives pasted all over your Facebook feed are most likely not.
Collaboration in the Enterprise: Facebook trumps the rest
The tool you use in your personal life, might just be the next generation of enterprise collaboration tools.
Facebook dumps Microsoft Bing
Social networking giant Facebook has gone its separate ways with Microsoft’s Bing search engine, in favour of its own internal search engine.
Instagram introduces 5 new filters - about time!
Instagram has today announced the release of five new filters, a move to keep up with ever-improving mobile phone cameras.
Countdown to Christmas with our best articles of the year
From gay CEOs, sexist CEOs and mean CEOs to women at the top, disappearing ISPs and our whole office fighting it out on their Fitbits, we’ve had a great year.
ESET and Facebook team up to bolster security
ESET has joined Facebook's anti-malware initiative to provide all Facebook users with the ESET Online Scanner for free.
Wearables hit fashion world with Intel smart bracelet
Wearable technology is tiptoeing into the fashion world after huge success in the health and fitness sector.
Thousands fall each hour for ‘free Audi R8’ Facebook scam
Like-farming Facebook pages use the high number of fans to launch other fraudulent activities. The database of unwary users can also be sold on the black market and used for more targeted attacks.
Social media giving a voice to those without a voice
The ability to help animals has become far more accessible with the use of technology. Apps, websites and social media help people who want to get involved.
Could Facebook Groups be the next Messenger?
If Groups proves a success, it could encourage further sharing between users, creating a third space for communication, next to the News Feed and private messaging.
Soon you'll actually be allowed to Facebook at work
Facebook at Work will be entirely separate from personal accounts, with no information from a user's social profile appearing on his or her professional page, and vice versa.
Social media tracks down thief who stole from youth charity
Footage clearly captures the man grabbing the bench from the charity’s Ponsonby office and taking it to his truck, which is also clearly seen in the video.
"Protecting people’s information and providing meaningful privacy controls are at the core of everything we do, and we believe today’s announcement is an important step."
Facebook's gonna let you control more of the crap you see on your News Feed
Changes will enable users to give more feedback to Facebook about whether they want to see certain posts on their feeds.
Messenger reaches half a billion users, but not by choice
The need for a separate messaging app was that Facebook thought it could provide a better, faster messaging product by separating it, an explanation that has not fully satisfied all users.
Facebook joins the fight against Ebola with three initiatives
Facebook has joined the fight against Ebola with three initiatives to help spread the word and awareness.
Facebook scams target everyone, not just uneducated suckers
Bitdefender has released a two-year study into Facebook scams revealing scammers infect millions of Facebook users with the same repackaged tricks.
Social networks drain smartphone batteries, says AVG
Aside from the usual suspects like games and social media, streaming and even pre-installed apps are the most likely to chew your smartphone or tablet battery and storage.
Sharing photos on Facebook via smartphone has become much easier - and cooler
Facebook is positioning photos as a platform for telling stories, rather than a platform for storing photos
Foreigners denied Facebook and Twitter as North Korea orders blanket ban
The blanket ban ends access to services previously available to diplomatic missions and international humanitarian organisations
Social media key to new growth for NZ exporters and start ups
Social media is becoming an increasingly crucial tool for NZ exporters, and exporters are using this channel in more creative and innovative ways
Facebook jumps on the anonymity bandwagon with new Rooms app
Rooms is all about building identity, but outside of Facebook.