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Many parents love Facebook, but not because it keeps them connected with old friends — they love it because it helps them keep tabs on their high school- and college-aged children. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all parents using Facebook have joined specifically to spy on their kids, a new study by Education Database […]

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As the popularity of dating apps grows, so too does the rate of such apps being targeted by hackers, IBM warns in a newly released report. IBM’s analysis revealed that nearly 60 percent of the most popular dating apps for Android are vulnerable to attacks that could put personal user information and organizational data at […]

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Powerhouse professional network LinkedIn continues to surprise Wall Street, posting a 44 percent leap in quarterly revenue for its final quarter of 2014. The company’s shares jumped eight percent in after hours trading Thursday, after the company reported revenue for the fourth quarter came in at $643 million compared to the $447 million it posted […]

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Sony PlayStation gamers can now march to a million different beats. Those beats will come thanks to Spotify, the music streaming service, following an exclusive deal between the two. It means the 30 million songs in the Spotify catalog will soon be available to PlayStation 3 and 4 gamers as the service — dubbed PlayStation […]

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Apple shares fell nearly 11 percent Jan. 23 after the company reported first-quarter sales that fell slightly short of analysts’ expectations, despite record holiday sales of the iPad and iPhones. Also causing the dive in stock was Apple’s forecast for the second quarter. Analysts were expecting revenues of $45.6 billion compared to Apple’s more modest […]

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Facebook is the social network of choice for millennials who wish to learn more about local small businesses, a new study by G/O Digital has revealed. Of those surveyed for the study, 62 percent said Facebook was the best social site for researching local businesses before visiting in person. Pinterest and Twitter trailed for behind […]

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Tech companies are the most sought-after places to work, according to a new report from LinkedIn. Google is the most No. 1 employer of choice across the globe, followed by Apple in second place, Microsoft in fourth and Facebook in fifth, the World’s 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014 report has revealed. Also making the top […]

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2013 was a very interesting year for Twitter. The number of users of this micro-blogging site continued to swell. Within just the last year, the number of active users grew by 30 million. However, it also had its share of disappointments. Nov. 7,2013 saw the company going public but the NYSE has not been overwhelmed […]

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AT&T Hacker Jailed for 41 Months A federal judge threw the book at Andrew Auernheimer, known as the AT&T hacker, March 18, sentencing him to 41 months in prison. Auernheimer illegally accessed e-mail addresses and other data belonging to more than 120,000 iPad subscribers from AT&T’s networks. The security researcher’s lawyers’ plea for leniency — […]

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One-third of U.S. adults are more comfortable sharing information online than in person, a new study shows. Conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Intel, the September study shows 36 percent of men and 30 percent of women are more comfortable sharing information online than in person. Teens are more comfortable with online sharing than adults […]

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It is should be a merry Christmas for Facebook sellers this season, a new study has found. Forty-nine percent of Facebook sellers expect their holiday sales to increase from last year, according to a study by Payvment. Only 13 percent expect a drop in sales. “Facebook sellers are continuing to invest in promoting their storefronts […]

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The use of e-mail to reach consumers has not faltered despite the ascent of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. A new study from Experian Marketing Services shows e-mail volume increased 10 percent from the second quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2012. In fact, more than 55 percent of brands […]

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Microsoft is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to grant exceptions to his executive order suspending immigration to the United Sates from Muslim countries. In a letter to the secretaries of State and Homeland Security, the company asks for a case-by-case exception process to be implemented for law-abiding visa holders “with pressing needs.”  The ban, enacted last Friday, means those born […]

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Customer relationship management (CRM) is something that nearly every organization practices, even if they don’t use a CRM platform. CRM is all about knowing and understanding your customers. But the vast majority of CRM is now conducted using CRM software, a technology that has seen significant advancement over the last four decades.  Let’s take a […]

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The prevalence of mobile devices in our society is due in part to the desire for convenience. Think about how many times you’ve been on the go when you suddenly remembered something you wanted to research or purchase. You can’t lug your laptop around place to place, hoping you’ll be near Wi-Fi when inspiration hits. […]

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