Social Media

Facebook's newest record: 2 billion users
June 28, 2017 at 7:59 am

Facebook announced today it's reached a major milestone: it now has 2 billion monthly users. The social network was on the cusp of the double-billion mark for several months, and today CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it official in - what else - a Facebook post. "As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially…

Microsoft Overhauls Skype to Compete With Snapchat and iMessage
June 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

Microsoft Corp.’s Skype helped pioneer modern video conferencing and instant messaging. But its power has taken a backseat in recent years to the convenience of communicating via nearly ubiquitous social networking applications like Snap Inc.’s Snapchat and Apple Inc.’s iMessage. To stay afloat, Skype announced an end-to-end overhaul of the service Thursday -- with iMessage…

Facebook takes out full-page newspaper ads to help U.K. citizens detect fake news online
May 8, 2017 at 8:01 am

Facebook’s role in the spread of so-called “fake news” has been under greater scrutiny in recent times, with many believing that the social network played a decisive role in both the U.S. presidential election and the U.K.’s EU referendum. And this is why it, among other technology companies, has been investing in initiatives to show…