Snapchat to launch Sponsored lenses

Snapchat, the Social media giant is launching a new advertising campaign known as “Sponsored Lenses” to be unveiled on Halloween. This follows the introduction of the “Lenses” feature, allowing users to add special effects to the pictures they share. Snapchat, a video messaging application, was started by Bobby Murphy and  Evan Spiegel as a project for…

Facebook down for the second time in a week

  Facebook the world’s largest social network with 1.39bn monthly active users, goes down millions without access to their accounts  Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2014, initially set up as an exclusive network for Harvard students. Millions of Facebook users failed to access their stored pictures, messages and contact details as they…

Instagram overtakes Twitter by 1m

The adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with images is proving to be true in the world of social media. Instagram is now bigger than Twitter (which has only 304million active users), after their monthly users increased by 100 million in the last nine…

Emphatic Expression of Empathy

  Facebook is thinking of adding “dislike” button to its social network, according the founder Mark Zuckerberg in a Q+A session at Menlo Park California, Facebook headquarters. This is the one way for people to express empathy. A “dislike” button had been constantly requested by some users since the introduction of the “like” button in…

Twitter still losing money despite having over 302 million users

According to inventor and interim CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, 39 year old Jack Dorsey, who wrote a dispatch software at the age of 15, that is still used by some taxicab companies even today,  “We strive for accuracy and fairness”. “ Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect”. Twitter…

Who ditched you?

“Who Deleted Me on Facebook”, a new iOS app in Facebook lets you track your enemy, and are able to know who precisely ‘un-friended’ you on Facebook. We look for someone who we know to be a friend of ours on Facebook and they are no longer on our list of friends. A search for…

Watch out, you are being tracked!

Facebook can recognise you in photos even if you are not looking, as you are being secretly tracked with facial recognition- a computer application for automatically identifying or verifying a person from a digital image or video frame and video source, by providing 3 core vision detection of 83 points of the face, recognition of…

LinkedIn buys Lynda to boost its business content for its 300 million users

LinkedIn has bought Carpinteria, California, US leading online learning business Lynda (founded in 1995) for $1.5bn (£1.1bn), making it the professional networking site’s biggest acquisition to date. Lynda helps anyone to learn business software, coding to business skills, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals, also provides German, French and Spanish language…

Burger King offers to bankroll out Burger and King Wedding

Burger King will pay the wedding expenses for a young Illinois couple named Joel Burger and Ashley King, whose children will carry forward in their last names the ‘lineage’ of the multinational fast-food chain, media reported. Burger, 24, and King, 23, accepted the offer of the Miami-based fast-food chain to sponsor their wedding on July…

“Facebook for android” – integration of WhatsApp and Facebook

After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its ‘Facebook for Android’ app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp by adding a “Send” button on he right hand side with the familiar Whatsapp icon as part of the status action buttons that appear when…