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There have been lots of back-to-back privacy scandals on Facebook for the past years, including a spread of negative news that won’t stop. However, the company’s earnings sheet tells a different story. Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings report indicates that the social media giant did a double. It exceeded revenue expectations and as well had massive growth in users. As of December 2018, Facebook daily active user base was over 1.52 billion, according to the report. This is about 9 percent increase year over year. Facebook also recor...
Dropbox is acquiring electronic signature start-up HelloSign for $230 million in cash. The company announced on Monday. Dropbox HelloSign acquisition marks the largest deal Dropbox has done since it was established in 2007. With HelloSign’s technology, Dropbox's technical capabilities can now be expanded enough to compete with both Adobe and DocuSign. The file hosting service firm will now include functionalities that can potentially lure more big businesses, placing it in a strong position to compete with the likes of Apple, Google,...
Mental-health problems aren't just limited to adults. According to a nationwide report published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 1 in 20 children in the United States were diagnosed with anxiety or depression between 2011 and 2012. The reported numbers are climbing suggesting anxiety and depression are associated with school problems and high parenting aggravation. It can be hard to recognize these conditions, known as “internalizing disorders,” often because the child is too young to communicate. Researc...
IKEA announced a partnership to sell a custom line of smart speakers with Sonos in 2017. Even though it’s not clear what the furniture company could venture into, there’s a confirmation about when. The IKEA Symfonisk line will kick start this August. IKEA and Sonos made the joint announcement in an intensely orchestral video shared by Variety. Although both companies didn’t give away what the speakers will look like, however, they both seem to have something different coming. Rather than a speaker that is placed on bookshelves, these...
Microsoft’s Bing search engine has become inaccessible in China, according to a report from the Financial Times, making it the latest American technology service apparently blocked in China. Internet users within mainland China earlier on Thursday started having difficulty accessing cn.bing.com whereas the site was very much accessible to users outside China at the same time. For all who tried to access the website within China, it showed one clear message: “This site can't be reached”. Some anonymous sources have confirmed Bing ban ...
Microsoft may have made marks in mainstream PCs, but Google has inarguable supported education in the US by far, having built a range of cheap laptops and learning-made-easier platforms. Well, Microsoft is making efforts to close this wide-growing margin. Together with its partners, which include Acer, Lenovo, and Dell, the tech giant at the BETT education conference announced seven (7) cheap laptops for students to tackle the onslaught of equally-affordable Chromebooks. The cheap laptop prices range from $189 to $319 and that includ...
France’s data watchdog has issued a €50 million fine (about $56.8 million USD) to Google for failing to comply with GDPR, it announced on Monday. The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) said Google made it impossible for users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is used, in particular with regards to ads personalization. The fine marks the first time a major tech company has been penalized under GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on 25 May...
Microsoft Windows mobile platform users have been advised by Microsoft to make a switch to either Android or iOS phones. Windows Phone’s support page had a change on Friday, first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft. Microsoft has announced that from Dec. 10, 2019, it will stop providing Windows mobile updates for free. This practically means that no more new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or technical content updates for Windows Phones. The company further stated that just a few ...
Windows 7 is still running on many PCs despite being succeeded by Windows 8 in 2012 and later Windows 10 in 2015. This is not surprising. Most users are either lazy to make the switch or yet to be appealed by the Windows 10’s service model. There is no doubt about the slight difference in the way the operating systems are operated. People with seriously aging memories won’t want the trouble of having to adjust to a new model. But these excuses won’t matter anymore soon. Microsoft has announced it will no longer provide free support a...