Apple Maps Apparently Use Much Less Data Than Google Maps, So There’s That

Ever since Apple abandoned Google Maps for their own maps in iOS 6, well, it hasn’t been good (to say the least). There have been big problems with Apple’s maps product, including broken landscapes, mislabeled locations and landmarks, and all…

Facebook Is Tracking What You Buy to Provide Marketers Better Ad Analytics

Facebook’s already tenuous relationship with its users over privacy and the sharing of personal information has a new wrinkle, as it looks like Facebook has waded into the retail sales tracking business. According to The Financial Times, Facebook has already…

Wolfram Alpha Shows You A Whole Lot Of Personalized Facebook Data

Wolfram Alpha announced the launch of a pretty cool new personal Facebook analytics tool. All you have to do is type “facebook report” into Wolfram Alpha. Just click the button that says “Analyze my Facebook data,” allow it to access…

The Facebook Beast Ingests 500+ TB of Data Every Day

If Facebook’s underperforming stock value has made you think that the social media giant is withering away into nothingness, think again. The network is still a well-oiled machine, a beast of data processing that has some impressive numbers to back…

Visualizing A Pizza Delivery Driver’s Route in New York City

One of the newer trends of the web concerns taking reams of data and adding some sort of visualization to it. We’ve seen it with Twitter use during the Japanese earthquakes and with 56 years worth of tornado data to…

Facebook: Despite Alarmist Statuses, We Still Don’t Own Your Content

Facebook has taken it upon themselves to comment on a recent viral status update that you may or may not have seen floating around your parts in the past couple of days. The status varies a bit, but usually takes…

Study: IPhone Users Hog All the Data

The Huffington Post is reporting a study that finds iPhone users comprise 80 percent of the top 10% of data users. The report comes from consulting firm Analysys Mason, who revealed that among the smartphone users that fall in the…

Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet

The image you see above is not the visualizer from Windows Media Player 6. It’s a chart that shows how many links containing Open Graph tags have gone through through Embedly. The image illustrates a massive 42 percent of all…

Dad Shoots Daughter’s Laptop Over Facebook

In Albermarle, North Carolina, a fed-up father took his frustrations out on his daughter’s laptop after reading her Facebook page. On Wednesday, Tommy Jordan shot and killed his daughter Hannah’s laptop in a domestic tit-for-tat battle he and his 15-year-old…

Twitter Hands Over User’s Data To Police

Twitter cooperated with Boston police yesterday. The online social media giant handed over a subscriber’s information regarding a Twitter account tied to the Occupy Boston protest. Back in December, a subpoena was sent to Twitter requesting information on several Twitter…