Stewart Hicks

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Netflix is reportedly making a live-action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ show

Nintendo fans, rejoice! While the dream of a ‘The Legend of Zelda’ film adaptation may not yet come to fruition, a new live-action Netflix show based on the video game series could be coming to a computer near you.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports the show is in the early development stages. WSJ says …

Fact or Fiction: Can Social Media Improve Customer Relationships ?

Share<p>While 86 percent of companies are comfortable marketing with social tools, only 41 percent use social tools for communicating with customers. …

Customer Experience

The World's Most Popular Site for Pirated Downloads Is Back Online After a Long Outage

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When your Facebook “like” is not a like

Facebook’s not convinced you always mean it when you hit “like.”<p>On a continual quest to make news feeds more relevant to users, Facebook has tapped hundreds of people in the US to vet shared stories in a special version of the social network, hoping to extract insights to complement its news feed …

Mark Zuckerberg

British Army Creates Brigade Of Facebook Soldiers

The British Army has announced the creation of a brand new brigade whose sole task will be to wage a war on social media.<p>The 77th Brigade will …

Social Media

Twitter insiders want to 'shut down the conversation' about getting rid of CEO Dick Costolo

Re/code's Kara Swisher reports that insiders there want to "shut down the conversation around Costolo's efficacy." (Last week, for instance, we saw founder Jack Dorsey go to bat for Costolo.)<p>Investors are mad because TWTR's stock price is in the toilet and there are ongoing concerns about Twitter's …

Social Media

App calculates how likely your plane is to crash

The next flight I take will have a roughly 1 in 4,600,000 chance of crashing.<p>That's according to Am I Going Down? a new iOS app that uses big data to …

Vine Masher Lets You Create Easily Shareable Playlists

Vine’s 6 second video length makes it easy to binge watch dozens of loops at a time, but sharing multiple videos with your friends can be a bit cumbersome.<p>A new tool called Vine Masher makes your life easier by letting you create a linkable playlist. You can also search through mashups other users …

GradeBack lets students grade their university professors anonymously

Over the past year or so, “Tinder for [insert app name]” has become the core pitch for countless digital services — ones that let you rate things by swiping.<p>Now, Israel-based social studying platform Cloudents has launched a new app that can perhaps be best described as “Tinder for university …

Study: Facebook Can Cause Depression

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have found that being envious of your Facebook friends can lead to depression, a finding that should give some of us pause. Based on a survey of 700 students, the study found that users who engage in “surveillance use” – “brows[ing] the website to …

Social Media

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google wants very much to be known as more than just a search company, and over the next year many of its biggest moves will be in other areas.<p>Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. …

Advertising

Twitter Has Lots of Problems, Fab CEO Says in 44-Tweet Storm

Among those problems: The seeming need for Jason Goldberg to "tweetstorm" his points.<p>If you were hoping “tweetstorms” wouldn’t endure into 2015, you might want to look away.<p>Over the span of 44 tweets this morning, Fab CEO and Twitter shareholder Jason Goldberg said Twitter has lost its way. And …

Startups

2014 Gift Guide: Person Who Has Everything

We all have someone on our holiday gift list that, well, is almost impossible to buy for. They either buy themselves everything or just already have …

Warm Your Hearth and Home Digitally with Yule Log 2.0 - The Fox Is Black

Yule Log is a website composed of a collection of short films created by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders, that wants to bring …

Mobile Orders Will Make Starbucks Coffee More Addictive Than Ever

This could get dangerous.<p>Imagine you’re on your way to work. You walk up the stairs from the subway, and your coffee order is put in automatically. You walk into Starbucks, past the line, tell the barista your name, and she hands you your tall latte with skim.<p>Starbucks coaxes more of the world to …

Coffee

Top 25 viral Tumblr blogs of 2014

Tumblr in 2014 was full of art, social activism and many, many GIFs of Taylor Swift.<p>The pop star's personal Tumblr page, beloved among the hoards of …

Google Says Inbox May Never Replace Gmail

The Google Inbox team participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session today, fielding questions from users about its new product and where it’s headed.<p>We don’t know much about Google’s plans for Inbox, but today we’ve discovered that the company isn’t sure it’ll replace Gmail as the default …

Why Facebook Still Wins When We Use Facebook Less

Mobile apps usually measure success by how engaged their users are. Are people coming back at least once a month to their service? If not, there’s a problem. Yet that idea doesn’t apply to the granddaddy of social apps, Facebook.<p>You’d think it would, since recent studies are showing that people who …

Google Plus now lets you pin posts to keep them front and center

Ever crafted a Google+ post that was so important that you just <i>had</i> to make sure people saw it? There's now an easy way to do exactly that. Much like Twitter, Google+ on the web now lets you pin a post to the top of your profile, making sure that people will see your screed even if it's technically …

Millennials Aren't That Different After All

Don’t think you can stand one more article about how millennials are so special and will change everything about the workplace? You don’t have to. After years of the terrifying battle cry, “The millennials are coming! The millennials are coming!” there’s news: Millennials aren’t that different …

Social Media Sites Must Simplify Terms, Say UK Politicians

Social media sites should drastically simplify their terms and conditions, according to a new report from the UK parliament’s Science and Technology Committee.<p>Running the risk of stating the obvious, MPs say the complexity of the terms and conditions means many users aren’t fully aware of how their …

How to stop Twitter from seeing what mobile apps you’ve installed

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/BernardaSV<p>In case you missed it in the run-up to the Thanksgiving weekend, [company]Twitter[/company] is …