Computerworld Facebook News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:44:58 GMT 2014-04-25T06:44:58Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Facebook buys ProtoGeo, maker of Moves fitness tracking app Facebook is moving into the hot space of fitness tracking by acquiring a Finland-based mobile app maker. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:09:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-24T19:09:00Z Apple CEO Tim Cook steps up on the auction block again Apple CEO Tim Cook is back on an auction block, repeating an offer that last year brought in $610,000 for the Washington, D.C.-based Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:49:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-24T18:49:00Z Facebook launches FB Newswire for social newsies Facebook, looking to provide more valuable news information, is providing a new tool to that will post real-time content related to the day's news. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:16:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-24T17:16:00Z Top vendors join to bolster OpenSSL, other open source projects, after Heartbleed Reeling from the Heartbleed security fiasco, major IT vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and Cisco are backing a Linux Foundation initiative designed to boost open source projects considered critical to the industry. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:42:00 GMT (Juan Carlos Perez) 2014-04-24T12:42:00Z Facebook Q1 sales leap as mobile ad business grows Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:56:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-23T20:56:00Z Google to push mobile app installs in search and YouTube Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers' mobile apps. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:41:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-22T18:41:00Z The imminent age of virtual reality is an illusion When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:48:00 GMT (Dave Elfanbaum) 2014-04-22T13:48:00Z Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:41:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-04-19T12:41:00Z Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:24:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-17T19:24:00Z Sorry, Facebook, Google snatches up drone maker Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-14T19:59:00Z Facebook set to enter e-money market in Europe Facebook is mere weeks away from becoming a registered e-money firm in Ireland, the Financial Times reported. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:40:00 GMT (Loek Essers) 2014-04-14T17:40:00Z AI gets its groove back Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Lamont Wood) 2014-04-14T10:30:00Z Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-04-12T11:15:00Z Facebook's government request report now includes Instagram Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:43:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-11T20:43:00Z What Does a Social-Media-Meets-Virtual-Reality World Look Like? Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus has given virtual reality a major boost. By delivering an altered sense of reality with a social experience Facebook could give users a more compelling reason to come back regularly. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:37:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-04-11T14:37:00Z Facebook is trying to make its News Feed less spammy Posts on Facebook that repeatedly urge users to like, share or comment on them are being targeted in a new effort to reduce News Feed spam, Facebook said. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:40:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-10T22:40:00Z What you need to do about Heartbleed The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-10T20:18:00Z Marketers are losing faith in Facebook In space, they say, no one can hear you scream. Some marketers feel the same way about Facebook. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:34:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-10T17:34:00Z MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50 MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-09T15:00:00Z Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:23:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-04T17:23:00Z Snowden leaks erode trust in Internet companies, government Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's data collection practices have eroded the public's trust in major technology companies -- and in the Internet, a Harris Interactive survey found. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:23:00 GMT (Jaikumar Vijayan) 2014-04-04T11:23:00Z Google Plus Outperforms Twitter (Really) Marketers who ignore Google Plus are missing a worthwhile opportunity, according to a new report from Forrester. Googles social platform delivers nearly double the engagement rate of Twitter, and yet some large brands continue to be lackadaisical with their effort. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:20:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-04-03T17:20:00Z Tip of the Hat: Facebook's Oculus buy a smart move Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a lot of criticism last week when his company agreed to pay $2 billion for a startup still building its first product, the Rift virtual reality headset. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:02:00 GMT (Mike Bucken) 2014-03-31T18:02:00Z Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:00:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-03-29T11:00:00Z 7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload Email, social media, texts. Today's business and project managers have more electronic distractions than ever. So how can busy managers successfully navigate the electronic jungle? Organization and productivity experts share their top tips for beating information overload. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:35:00 GMT (Jennifer Lonoff Schiff) 2014-03-27T19:35:00Z Google, Facebook, others join to upgrade MySQL Facebook has joined a number of other Internet services heavyweights, such as Google and LinkedIn, to better equip the MySQL relational database management system for large- scale work. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:37:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-03-27T17:37:00Z Twitter offers photo tagging and lets you upload a photo 'collage' Twitter users on mobile devices can now tag people in photos and upload multiple images to form a collage. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:56:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-26T22:56:00Z Facebook may lure teen users back with virtual reality promise With its acquisition of virtual reality gaming company Oculus VR , Facebook may have found a way to lure back younger users to the social network. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:02:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-26T20:02:00Z Court dismisses Ceglia's ownership claim to Facebook A federal judge in New York on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Paul D. Ceglia, claiming half ownership of Facebook. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:59:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-03-26T07:59:00Z Facebook's Oculus VR buy is about more than gaming Mark Zuckerberg has seen the future, and it's inside a virtual-reality headset. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:55:00 GMT (James Niccolai) 2014-03-26T02:55:00Z Facebook spends $2B on virtual reality firm, but analysts are skeptical Facebook said late Tuesday that it is shelling out $2 billion to scoop up Oculus VR, a company that makes virtual reality gaming glasses. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:06:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-26T01:06:00Z Open Compute Project chief Frankovsky quits Facebook Open Compute Project Foundation leader Frank Frankovsky, who founded the project with colleagues at Facebook to help foster scalable data centers in large enterprises, has left the social-networking company for an optical storage startup. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:13:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-03-25T19:13:00Z Internet giants can access your data, too Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users against unwanted prying eyes. But while many people fret about unwarranted government access to their data, the Internet firms themselves play by their own set of rules. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:56:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-22T10:56:00Z Facebook's Hack programming language builds code safety into PHP Facebook has released a programming language called Hack, which marries the ease of PHP with the rigorous safety controls of older languages such as C++. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:08:00 GMT (Joab Jackson) 2014-03-20T18:08:00Z Tip of the Hat: Facebook blocks NSA spies -- for now In the wake of revelations exposed in classified National Security Agency documents leaked to reporters by Edward Snowden, Facebook must show its users that their data is safe from the prying eyes of government spies. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:52:00 GMT (Mike Bucken) 2014-03-19T17:52:00Z Facebook holds back on end-to-end encryption If you're a Facebook user and you want the best form of encryption to keep hackers and spies out of your posts and chats, you don't have a ton of options now. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:58:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-19T09:58:00Z Why C-Suite Executives Need to Shine on Social Media Most CIOs -- and other C-suite executives have at least a LinkedIn profile, but social media requires much more these days. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others are no longer exclusively personal, but also reflective of your role in the larger organization. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:09:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-03-18T19:09:00Z How to Use Social Media to Improve Your IT Recruiting Strategy Social media is ubiquitous in today's digital world, so you can bet your next star employee is out there sharing, liking and tweeting. Here's how to leverage social networking technology to effectively target and recruit IT candidates. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT (Sharon Florentine) 2014-03-17T18:00:00Z Desktop search spending to fall this year as mobile grows, study finds The money spent by advertisers on the desktop will decline this year as people continue to reach for their smartphones to search for information, according to new data from eMarketer. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:07:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-14T02:07:00Z NSA denies Facebook snooping; Zuckerberg lays into Obama An article that accused the National Security Agency of impersonating Facebook to spy on U.S. citizens has triggered a denial from the NSA and a reprimand for the U.S. president from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:20:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-03-13T23:20:00Z Video ads come to Facebook An assortment of video ads will soon start appearing in Facebook users' feeds as the company grasps at a larger slice of the lucrative TV advertising market. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:39:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-13T18:39:00Z The paranoid's survival guide, part 2: Protect your privacy on social, mobile and more We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy when messaging and using apps, and while on social media. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Robert L. Mitchell) 2014-03-13T10:30:00Z Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:15:00 GMT (Keith Shaw) 2014-03-12T22:15:00Z Why Software Testing Can't Spare You From IT Disasters Some software bugs are like the cicadia, emerging only under the 'right' conditions and wreaking havoc until they're stopped. Without the right tools, no amount of software testing can stop these bugs from causing a meltdown. Just ask Nasdaq. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:43:00 GMT (Paul Rubens) 2014-03-12T12:43:00Z Social Media Getting More Spontaneous and Less Personal Deliberate status updates are losing luster as quick, impromptu, short-lived activity on social media gathers momentum. If the first phase of social media was a massive effort to share our online identities, this current wave is all about fleeting encounters. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:55:00 GMT (Matt Kapko) 2014-03-11T16:55:00Z Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side As a company that draws more than 2 billion eyeballs per month, Facebook was a fitting harbinger of trends to come at an optical networking conference. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:02:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-03-11T02:02:00Z Snowden advocates at SXSW for improved data security Encryption technologies can be a powerful tool against government surveillance, but the most effective techniques are still largely out of reach to the average Internet user, Edward Snowden said Monday. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:46:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-03-10T18:46:00Z Despite sagging hardware sales, confidence in tech remains high Confidence in the underlying strength of the tech sector as a whole appears to be solid despite some dispiriting news on the hardware front. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:46:00 GMT (Marc Ferranti) 2014-03-07T14:46:00Z Facebook launches redesign with a bit of the old, a bit of the new If you didn't like Facebook's News Feed redesign last year, you're in luck: The social network is trying to change what you don't like with another redesign. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:51:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-03-07T00:51:00Z Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:06:00 GMT (Marc Ferranti) 2014-03-06T22:06:00Z