Facebook budgets $3m to production of original TV-quality shows

Social media giant, facebook Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by...

Twitter rolls out major upgrade to its platforms, users mocks

Twitter Inc said it would roll out a series of tweaks to its website and mobile applications from Thursday to further simplify the microblogging...

Instagram to add label for paid product endorsements

Photo-sharing app Instagram plans to roll out a feature on Wednesday that will make it easier to label posts as paid promotions, taking what...

About ₦13.4 billion lost to media advertising: report

More than 40 per cent of media advertising expenditure by companies in the country last year were unaccounted for, according to a report by...

G7 calls on web companies to boost efforts to remove extremist...

The world's seven major industrialised nations on Friday called on internet service providers and social media to increase their efforts to remove extremist content,...

The Zuckerberg visits wife high school

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. The 33-year-old billionaire and his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped by Quincy...

Facebook will recruits 3, 000 in fight against violent video problem

Facebook Inc will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent...

Google to curb fake news with ‘fact-checking labels’

In its ongoing bid to combat fake news, Google follows Facebook in announcing new technology to help curb spread of misinformation. According to Guardian, Google...

Mozilla, facebook, others to promote news literacy with $14m

Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism. The nonprofit,...

UK minister frowns at ‘encryption on social services’

Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British...

Chinese blocked from accessing Pinterest

China has blocked one of the few Western social media sites that had remained accessible to its population: Pinterest. The site has followed the example...

Microsoft is shutting the social network you have little or no...

So.cl, the little-known and probably much-forgotten social network project from Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division, is closing down. The service was launched in late 2011...

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