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WhatsApp launches web messenger for browsers

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But Apple Mac users won't be able to use it due to 'platform limitations'
22 Jan 2015

RSA Insurance Group: 'We want to be the world's first truly social insurer'

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New RSA Group head of social media explains how building communities for customers can benefit both sides
13 Jan 2015

Facebook challenges YouTube's video dominance with QuickFire and Wit.ai acquisitions

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Start-ups gain huge audience in Facebook deal, as social network aims to encourage users to ditch YouTube in favour of its own service
09 Jan 2015

Facebook acquires voice recognition firm Wit.ai - but can it be trusted to respect our privacy?

Palo Alto firm that 'turns speech into actionable data' likely to be used to target adverts at Facebook users
06 Jan 2015

Oracle acquires Datalogix

Companies who advertise on Facebook use Datalogix to measure in-store sales generated from their ad campaigns
23 Dec 2014

Insurance firms expect to acquire digital start-ups to give them a competitive edge

But many acquisitions are just 'exploratory', and a fifth of firms are yet to put together a digital strategy at all
08 Dec 2014

MPs call for social media firms to simplify terms and conditions on data use as Twitter reveals plans to track users' apps

'Most people click yes to terms and conditions contracts without reading them, because they are often laughably long and written in the kind of legalese you need a law degree from the USA to understand,' says Andrew Miller MP
28 Nov 2014

Computing's top 10 tech stories of the week: Facebook at Work, Azure outages and good news for BlackBerry

What were the big technology news stories of the past seven days? Read on, to find out
20 Nov 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

Facebook at Work to compete with LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft

Users can keep their personal and professional profiles separate if they prefer
17 Nov 2014

Was GCHQ's Robert Hannigan right or wrong to call on tech firms to help with terrorism threat?

Two Computing journalists butt heads over whether GCHQ should be assisted, or condemned
06 Nov 2014

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

Backbytes: America – a nation of online trolls

One-quarter of Americans admit to being online trolls – terrific work, America!
27 Oct 2014

Opinion: The Nadella controversy has highlighted an opportunity gap, not just a pay gap

The founder and CEO of EasySharePoint - and Microsoft Virtual Technical Solutions Professional - Suzy Dean examines the real issues in the wake of the Redmond boss's recent gaffes
23 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Apple and Facebook with frozen egg on faces

Silicon Valley companies pay for female staff to freeze their ova
15 Oct 2014

Edward Snowden warns over Google and Facebook's 'dangerous services'

Web giants paving the way for NSA, and GCHQ – who Snowden accuses of running a domestic surveillance programme in which 'anything goes'
13 Oct 2014

Facebook considering move into healthcare, claims report

But do long-suffering users want more, or less, from Facebook?
03 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Facebook profits soar as mobile advertising grows to 62 per cent of revenues

Facebook's stock price quadruples in two years as mobile advertising push pays off
24 Jul 2014

Facebook number one social network for phishing attacks

Kaspersky Labs warns Facebook users remain vulnerable to cyber criminal phishing
16 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

Goodbye C++. Hello F#?

Development environments are shifting from 'C family' languages to functional tools in response to cloud and mobile
11 Jul 2014

Facebook acquires video advertising firm for 'more relevant' customer targeting

Social media giant pays around $500m for LiveRail
03 Jul 2014

Backbytes: Will Facebook make lab rats of us all?

Can internet companies like Facebook influence our voting behaviour? Err, yes, it would appear so...
01 Jul 2014