Twitter gets serious with Big Data, acquires data seller Gnip

Mellisa Tolentino | April 16th

Twitter has announced the acquisition of Gnip, one of the world’s largest and most trusted providers of social data.

In a statement, the microblogging site said it's plan was to make its data


Will you trust Facebook with YOUR money?

Mellisa Tolentino | April 15th

Would you trust someone who freely sells your most private information, such as your phone number, email address, place of work, friend's names and so on, to look after your money? If the answer


Twitter invades desktops with real-time notifications

Mellisa Tolentino | April 11th

Twitter has played a huge role in disseminating real-time information during major events like elections and in times of disasters. Journalists leverage the simplicity of the platform to deliver bite-size news or even


Facebook gets strict: Download Messenger or stop chatting!

Mellisa Tolentino | April 10th

In January, Facebook announced a 49 percent year-over-year increase in its number of mobile daily active users. Then, in its Q4 2013 earnings report, it said that its mobile daily active users had


Twitter rolls out new look for desktop

Mellisa Tolentino | April 9th

Reports surfaced in February that Twitter was quietly testing a new design for desktops, with a handful of people given early access to test the new interface.

The redesigned Twitter seemed to put


Twitter is developing multi-tenancy database to support 6,000 tweets per second

Saroj Kar | April 8th

As Twitter is now considered the global platform for public conversation, the company’s storage requirements have grown as well. In recent days, Twitter experiences something on order of 5,000 to 10,000 tweets a second (see the...»

Twitter acquires Cover: It’s about to get seriously in your face!

Mellisa Tolentino | April 8th

In October 2013, an app called the "Cover Lock Screen" launched as in beta for Android devices. Cover is an odd kind of app that makes your lock screen more useful, because it makes


New Facebook infrastructure, key acquisitions towards connecting the globe

Mellisa Tolentino | April 7th

Facebook has about a billion monthly active users, making it the most used social networking platform in the world.  Yet despite its high number of monthly active users, Facebook has yet to hook all


NSA leaks: Now you can view all of Snowden’s documents in one place

Mike Wheatley | April 7th

Since Edward Snowden first stunned the world by lifting the lid on the NSA's PRISM spying campaign, we've seen no end of leaks about the different ways it's been gathering intelligence on the world's internet...»

Google takes on Amazon & Roku with Android TV

Mellisa Tolentino | April 7th

Google is planning something big for televisions, but it won't be nearly as big as Google TV.

A report from The Verge this weekend states that it's acquired