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Monday: Headlines

10 Sep

I apologize for my absence! The last week has been crazy, but don’t worry I’ve got your Monday Headlines for you!

Several stories about hackers out there. I find these stories very disturbing. I have so much information online. I love social media, but I do worry about sharing too much or someone stealing my identity.

Exclusive: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week

GoDaddy says sites are down; hacker claims responsibility 

What are your concerns? Do you worry about hackers?

Another advancement in online shopping.

You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Physical Goods via Amazon Apps

Finally, a story about the power of Facebook ads

Facebook Ad Reunites Man With His Cat

What headlines are you paying attention to today?

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Monday: Headlines

27 Aug

Hope everyone had a good weekend! Lots of headlines for you, including several about Apple vs. Samsung

Apple vs. Samsung Head Juror: ‘Evidence Was Overwhelming’

The jurors found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents. Interesting to hear the head juror’s inside perspective. Can you imagine hearing this case? How would you handle it?

These Apple Products Have Samsung Parts

The article begs the question: in our world, is there anything that is “original?”

Apple vs. Samsung Continued: Why This War Is Far From Over

The technology giants will continue to battle it out. Both want to make money. Both want to be on the cutting edge. It’s the nature of our capitalistic society. The battle will continue. On a positive note, we, the consumers, will reap the benefits of their war. We will receive better prices and better products as they two compete for the top spot in the technology industry.

In other news:

Twitter removes ability to see what app a user tweeted with

I am fine with this move. I understand that it was free advertising for apps, but I found it annoying – too much information. The only information I really care about is the information contained in the Tweet. I will be curious to see if it effects apps, such as HootSuite or TweetDeck, and their popularity among users.

Meet Facebook’s Oldest User

Who says social media is only for young people? Social media brings generations together. Social media has no age limit, and that’s fine with me! The more people using social media, the more people I get to interact with and learn from. Florence, friend me!

 

What headlines caught your attention today?

Monday: Headlines

20 Aug

Hi all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry for the lack of posts Thursday and Friday. My younger sister is leaving for her sophomore year of college, so most of my time has been spent with her. Have to get in some sisterly bonding before she leaves! Alright enough with the family updates. Facebook has made lots of news today, so all of today’s headlines involve the company.

Facebook’s stock slides; Zuckerberg’s leadership questioned

The reports are nothing new. But today the stock fell to its lowest. Do you think the stock will rebound?

Peter Thiel Sells Almost All His Facebook Stock 

One of the earliest investors of the company unloads the majority of his Facebook stock. The news comes on the heels of Facebook’s share hitting a low of $19.69. Does this news scare you from investing in Facebook?

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition Now Only Worth $735 Million  

The acquisition of Instagram made huge headlines several months ago, but now Facebook’s ownership is less than notable. What will happen with Instagram? How Facebook ruined it?

After reading these headlines, what do you think should happen with Zuckerberg? Should he stay CEO?

Monday: Headlines

25 Jun

Hello and welcome to another week! Here are the headlines from Mashable.com that caught my attention today.

“T-Mobile’s Plans for LTE Get a Big Boost From Verizon”

T-Mobile has bought spectrum, which are essential to all cell phone services and regulated by the FCC, from Verizon. Reporter Peter Pachal writes that this acquisition will allow T-Mobile to launch LTE, a 4G nationwide service. The move allows T-Mobile to compete with Verizon and AT&T who already “have operational nationwide LTE networks.” It sounds like a smart move on T-Mobile’s part. They must make these deals to continue to compete with Verizon and AT&T, the top two cell phone carriers. However, T-Mobile will also have to provide high tech and social cell phones. Verizon and AT&T both offer a nationwide network as well as the beloved iPhone. This combination has led to great success for the two companies. T-Mobile has a long way to go before they can surpass the top tier.

What’s your assessment? Will T-Mobile ever be able to surpass AT&T or Verizon?

“Instagram Gets First Major Update After Facebook Acquisition”  

Facebook bought Instagram (Instagram is an iPhone app that allows users to take pictures and then put a filter over the photo. There are a variety of filters. The filters can make enhance the color of the photo or give it an antique finish) this past spring. It was a big deal (it cost Facebook over a $1 billion) and social media junkies have been anxiously waiting to see how Facebook would transform Instagram. The article provides a positive review of the changes, which include a new home screen. Perhaps the most notable change is how the app works with your iPhone’s camera roll. Chris Taylor says that choosing photos from your camera roll to use on Instagram “is no longer a two-click operation. If you tap and hold the camera button, you’ll go straight there.” While I do not use instagram too often, I am excited to try out the new version.

Have you tried the new version of Instagram? Share your review!

“Yelp Check-Ins Coming to iPhone Maps App”

According to Lauren Indvick, “iPhone users will soon be able to notify their friends of their whereabouts directly from the Maps application using Yelp’s check-in functionality.” As Indvick notes, this is a major threat to FourSquare, another app that allows users to check-in at restaurants, venues, etc. iPhone’s integration of Yelp makes checking-in even easier. Therefore, it is likely to surpass Foursquare in terms of popularity. Only time will tell, but this is definitely a story to keep an eye on.

Which do you prefer: Yelp or FourSquare?

That’s all I have for today. Feel free to share your favorite social media and technology headlines by leaving a comment below.