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Facebook quietly dumped Skype before launching its own video calling feature

Social media can make a relationship a lot more complicated. Take, for example, Facebook and Microsoft’s Skype.<p>Back in 2011, they were the happiest of couples, telling everybody how they were working together to make video calling in Facebook Messenger a reality.<p>“[Then-Microsoft CEO] Steve …

Health

Lifestyle<p>Cindy Arboleda<p>The 30-year-old model is a body-positivity activist, but she also inspires others to hit the gym and train hard. She just …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Businesses Lose $41B from Bad Customer Service: Here's What to Do

The US is a nation of "serial switchers" — and that lack of loyalty is costing businesses an estimated $41billion a year, according to research from …

Customer Service

Your Website: A Revenue Generating Machine

Content Marketing, Lead Nurturing, Customer Experience Management -- there has been no shortage of discussion lately about how “digital content …

Marketing

Marketing & Sales

May 2018 – It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. A ready reference—based on...<p>April 2018 – …

Facebook Now Lets You Edit Your “Look Back” Movie

Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook would soon let you edit the automatically-generated “Look Back” videos the company had made to celebrate Facebook’s 10th anniversary.<p>Sure enough: they just launched the editor.<p>Almost immediately after launch, many users were complaining about the photos …

Yahoo Confirms It Has No Plans To Update Flickr’s Windows Phone App

Yahoo has no current intention to update its Flickr application for Windows Phone. A user request for the company to both update its extant, but quite dated Windows Phone app, and perhaps build one for Windows 8 (another user requested a Windows 8.1 app separately) was met with a terse, if friendly …

[FIX] “Unfortunately, TouchWiz home has stopped” // Updated 2018

And a message comes out showing: "<b>Unfortunately, TouchWiz home has stopped</b>" I was really annoyed by this error while using Samsung galaxy series that …

Researchers Say Facebook Will Die Off Like an 'Infectious Disease'

Facebook has the same properties as an infectious disease. It has spread infectiously and will die off in a manner that is consistent with …

Microbiology

Striving for Authority - Copyblogger

Everyone wants to play.<p>That kid selling cookies (or is it chocolates) is busy raising money for his basketball team (or maybe a trip to Cuba, I …

Content Marketing

How Social Media is Changing Business — And Your Job Search

A decade ago, businesses didn’t have company Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts or Instagram feeds.<p>In fact, Facebook didn’t exist.<p>When you start …

Kiwi Move Aims to Outsmart All Other Wearable Tech

Kiwi Move is a multi-use activity tracker that aims to replace several other similar devices, and help you with your daily tasks.<p>Designed by Kiwi …

Amazon Patents “Anticipatory” Shipping — To Start Sending Stuff Before You’ve Bought It

Amazon’s plans for autonomous flying delivery drones are so last year. The ecommerce juggernaut is purportedly working on something far more dystopian: pre-shipment.<p>Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they …

On free speech and blogging: The First Amendment applies to everyone, not just journalists

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>When Montana blogger Crystal Cox lost her defamation case in 2011, the decision was greeted by a chorus of cheers from …

FiLIP Is The Smartphone For Kids Too Young To Have A Smartphone

Sometime around the middle of last year I first heard of the FiLIP. The device is billed as a wearable smart locator and phone for kids, which is an accurate description, but doesn’t fully capture the value it provides. The reality is that the FiLIP is an invaluable device for kids on the go.<p>What …

10 Extremely Cool Twitter Tricks For Newbies

If you’re one of the 600 million plus registered users on Twitter, you may be searching for some helpful hints on how to make your experience more …

Social Media

Experts: Healthcare.gov still dangerously easy to hack

One such vulnerability exposes users’ personal information, including full names and email addresses<p>Despite highly touted improvements to Healthcare.gov's functionality, the site many Americans are using to sign up health coverage under the Affordable Care Act still has crucial cybersecurity …

OptimizeMe Launches to Make Sense of your Quantified Self

There are plenty of ways for us to record data about our activity levels, but what does that data mean? OptimizeMe is a new iOS app launching today that attempts to find out.<p>You can import data from movement tracking app Moves and log your time spent on a range of activities natively in the app, …

YouTube Rolls Out Olympics Hub

NBC has the Olympics streaming rights locked up for the rest of the decade. So YouTube is going for the next best thing.<p>On Tuesday, the Google-owned …

Snapchat hires Washington lobbyist after user database leak

For months, Snapchat ignored a security team's request to address a couple of security holes. That changed when SnapchatDB! posted users' partially obscured phone numbers, reportedly to raise awareness. That database leak prompted the startup to acknowledge the privacy breach, and, apparently, to …

Welcome to MeetAtTheAirport.Com, the Worst Idea on the Internet

When you're at the airport, don't you want to meet the other stressed-out travelers around you? No. But if you did, MeetAtTheAirport.com would surely provide you with a useful service, right? Wrong again.<p>The holiday season is finally upon us, meaning over the coming weeks many of you will have time …

Online Dating

Facebook Without The Cool Kids

It’s not just an attractive advertising demographic that Facebook is losing as teens take their mercurial attention elsewhere in a sullen search of what’s cool. Facebook <i>sans</i> the cool kids may well be taking a substantial knock to the accuracy of its data, too.<p>A study of Facebook use among …

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

Wearable technology set to take the workplace by storm

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Like the PC, mobile phone and tablet, wearable technology is poised to change how organizations collect, access and use …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …