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Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages
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Are your private messages being read by Facebook? On Dec. 30. 2013 Michael Hurley and Matthew Campbell filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook “has systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private …

Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App
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As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog …

UFC: Silva Recovering From Injury; Return Unsure UFC: Silva Recovering From Injury; Return Unsure

UFC watchers were stunned last night as they watched Anderson Silva’s leg shatter while throwing a kick. The anticipated mixed martial arts rematch between former champion and record holder Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman got off to an exciting start, …

Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study
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With decade-old MySpace now considered part of the ancient history of the internet, it’s little wonder that questions are now forming over whether Facebook has long-term staying power. As the internet (and especially mobile platforms) have grown, Facebook has become …

Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll
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Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling …

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Choke Back Video Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Choke Back Video

Hooray for social media– through the magic of humanly errors in judgement, we learn way too much about people by just sitting there on the computer. A return from their lapse of clarity (or a frantic call from their publicist) …

Shailene Woodley Speaks Out Against “Cheeky” Tagline Shailene Woodley Speaks Out Against “Cheeky” Tagline

In more Controversial for the Sake of Marketing Success news (no, not another Miley article), an upcoming movie entitled The Fault in our Stars has just released a beautiful poster for a likely tear-jerker involving two teens with cancer falling …

The Wolf on Wall Street: Doing Well Despite Raunch The Wolf on Wall Street: Doing Well Despite Raunch

Among the eight movies that opened on Christmas Day, Variety tells us that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is coming out near the top, which is no small feat with The Hobbit being its main competitor. The Wolf …

Serena Williams: AP Athlete of the Year for 3rd Time Serena Williams: AP Athlete of the Year for 3rd Time

It has just been announced by the Associated Press that the powerful tennis player and one of the most ferocious competitors in any sport has won her third The Associate Press Female Athlete of the Year award. Serena Williams received …

Irvington Shooting: NJ’s Unsolved Christmas Tragedy Irvington Shooting: NJ’s Unsolved Christmas Tragedy

The Star-Ledger tells us of a shooting outside of a strip club in Irvington, New Jersey on Christmas morning that left three men dead and two wounded. A bouncer was first killed in the line of duty a little after …

Roger Federer’s Life is Getting Better-er Roger Federer’s Life is Getting Better-er

You’ve heard the song, right? Top-ranked tennis player Roger Federer has been doing more than breaking Grand Slam singles title records and providing us eye candy since Andre Agassi’s retirement– According to an excited tweet from Roger himself, it looks …

Roomba Vacuum to be Acquired Next by Google? Roomba Vacuum to be Acquired Next by Google?
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We may have been a little off with the high-tech expectancies of The Year 2000, but with the introduction of iRobot’s Roomba Cleaner, we’ve gotten a little closer to that grand Jetsons Lifestyle we’ve all been waiting for. Accompanied by …

Twitter Is Doing A Lot To Make Its Ad Platform More Appealing Twitter Is Doing A Lot To Make Its Ad Platform More Appealing
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2013, without question, has been the year that Twitter started taking advertising seriously (obviously a higher priority being the year it went public as well), and it might just be the year where your business should start taking it seriously …

Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of) Facebook ‘Dislike’ Button Now A Reality (Kind Of)
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Facebook users have long begged for a dislike button, because honestly, there’s a whole lot of content to dislike in the News Feed. Facebook has always resisted, however, opting not to spread negativity throughout the world’s largest social network. Well, …

Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing Instagram Direct Launches For Private Photo Sharing

Instagram announced the launch of a new private photo sharing feature called Instagram Direct. It operates pretty much like the Instagram experience that people are used to, but lets users share photos with specific recipients. “From how you capture photos …

Twitter Adds Broad Match To Keyword Targeting Twitter Adds Broad Match To Keyword Targeting
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Earlier this year, Twitter launched keyword targeting for its ad platform, enabling advertisers to reach users based on words in their recent tweets and in tweets with which they’ve recently engaged. Now, Twitter is launching broad match for keyword targeting. …

Facebook Gives New Buttons To Everyone, Makes Embeddable Posts Customizable Facebook Gives New Buttons To Everyone, Makes Embeddable Posts Customizable
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Back in the summer, Facebook launched embeddable posts. Last month, the company began rolling out new Like and Share buttons: Facebook has some news related to both of these announcements. Embeddable posts are now customizable. You can now set the …

You May Never Get That ‘New’ Facebook News Feed You May Never Get That ‘New’ Facebook News Feed

So you know that “new” News Feed Facebook unveiled back in March and began rolling out? If you haven’t gotten it by now, there’s a strong possibility that you won’t ever get it, or at least not exactly. That is …

Look At How Facebook Referrals Have Skyrocketed This Year Look At How Facebook Referrals Have Skyrocketed This Year

Just over a month ago, Facebook introduced the new Like and Share buttons, which have been rolling out slowly (though perhaps not as slowly as some Facebook updates). Facebook said it had seen a “favorable increase” in likes and shares …

Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update Facebook Gets Its Own Panda Update
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As reported earlier this week, Facebook has made some changes to how it ranks content in the news feed, putting a greater emphasis on content quality. The update may have a significant impact on how visible your site’s content will …

Facebook For Business Expands, Will Start Regular Blog Series Facebook For Business Expands, Will Start Regular Blog Series
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Facebook announced that it has expanded Facebook for Business, its site for news and info about marketing with Facebook, into eight new countries: Korea, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Brazil. The site has also launched in 11 new …