All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Data’

Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. government. Facebook and Google, most notably, went on the offensive – demanding the U.S. government that they be allowed more …

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Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live

Facebook’s newest and most efficient and sustainable data center is now live. The data center in Luleå, Sweden has just begun to handle live traffic from around the world, according to Facebook. The Luleå data center is Facebook’s first center outside the U.S. Facebook first announced the data center way back in October of 2011. Facebook said that they chose …

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Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature phone shipments – which will top out at 889 million. Looking forward, NPD says that global smartphone shipments will break …

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Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort

Twitter has just announced that data visualization company Lucky Sort has just joined the flocked. Terms of the deal have not be released. Lucky sort is a two-year-old data analytics service that “makes huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize and visualize.” According to a post on their website, Lucky Sort says that several team members will be moving to …

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Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center To Be “Among the Most Advanced of Its Kind”

Facebook has officially announced a brand new data center in Altoona, Iowa, which they say will be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind” when it’s completed. The data center will be built with the same Open Compute Project server designs and outdoor-air cooling system of Facebook’s other data centers, but the company says that improvements …

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Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that finds businesses everywhere offering deals and specials in celebration. For instance this year, Foursquare gave small businesses an incentive to …

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Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages

After testing the new feature back in January, Facebook has officially launched their new action-based statuses that let you share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with a fun little emoticon. And and automatic link to the relevant Facebook page, which is the key aspect of this new feature. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out the new sharing option …

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Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months

Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over young social media users? According to some data from an bi-annual survey, the answer is yes. And it’s not that social media in general is losing its cool factor, it’s that other networks like Twitter and even Instagram (owned by Facebook, of course) are stealing Facebook’s mojo. The data comes from Piper Jaffray’s 25th …

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Pakistan’s Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting to Its Customers

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has announced that its prepaid customers can tweet away – for free. “Data charges for accessing Twitter have been made ZERO …

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Facebook’s Gay Marriage Support Map Looks Exactly How You’d Expect It to Look

As you may remember, Facebook was painted red on Tuesday as marriage equality supporters changed their profile pictures to a red and pink equals sign to show their support of the cause. The image was shared by the Human Rights Campaign’s Facebook page, who repurposed their normal blue and yellow logo to show support for same-sex marriage as the U.S. …

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Facebook Trails Only Email and Web Browsing in New Mobile Use Survey

A new IDC Research report, sponsored by Facebook, looks at the various ways in which people are using their mobile devices during a typical week. The study, which looked at the mobile habits of nearly 7,500 18-44-year-olds over the course of one week in March, found that just under half (49.4%) of the U.S. population is using smartphones – about …

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Facebook: More People See Your Posts Than You Think

The question of how Facebook decides how many people see the content that you post has been a pretty volatile topic over the last few months. Basically, Facebook has been accused to limiting the reach of people and page’s normal posts in order to force them into using Promoted Posts, thus generating revenue for Facebook. Facebook adamantly denies all of …

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