Facebook Poised for Slowest US Growth Ever in 2021

Facebook is poised to experience its slowest US growth ever in 2021, dropping to a mere 1%.

Google Rolling Out End-to-End Encryption in Messages

At long last, Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in its Android Messages app.

Volvo First Automaker to Pursue Fossil-Free Steel

Volvo is working with Swedish steel maker SSAB in an effort to move to fossil-free steel for automotive production.

Oracle Beats Guidance on Strong Cloud Performance

Oracle reported its quarterly results, beating guidance as a result of strong cloud results.

Mobile Phone Buyers Prefer Touchscreen Interface

While text messaging continues to be the top motivating feature for mobile phone buyers, American consumers are increasingly purchasing handsets with touch screens or QWERTY keyboards, according to the latest report from The NPD Group.

The report found all 10 of the top-selling mobile phones purchased in the fourth quarter of 2009 came with a touch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, or both.

Facebook Fixes News Feed, Still Irritates Users

Facebook has responded to a news feed issue that users have been experiencing and bellyaching about. On its Facebook Page, the company posted:

"We’ve heard from many of you who are seeing a delay in your News Feed posts. We’ve fixed this issue and you should see your News Feeds gradually return to normal. Thanks for your feedback."

Age Differences Between MySpace and Facebook Users
comScore’s recent digital year in review reveals that the MySpace demographic has gotten younger over the last year whereas Facebook’s 24 & under crowd decreased and its 25-34 year segment increased.
 
An analysis of demographic composition of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter users revealed important differences that reflect their appeal to various audiences.

3D Printer Can Make You Anything

When WebProNews hit Vegas for the CES 2010 conference, we came across a number of new and interesting gadgets.

The MakerBot’s CupCake CNC is a 3D printer/fabricator that can make just about anything you want. As long as the object you desire can be made out of ABS plastic and stays in a size range of 4″x4″x6".

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