Latest Social Media articles

Facebook eyes mobile payment service for Europe - report

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E-money service would enable users to make payments and transfer funds to others
14 Apr 2014

ING Bank selects HortonWorks ahead of Cloudera in a bid to exploit big data

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Dutch bank wants to cut costs and improve services by replacing ageing data warehouse with a Hadoop data platform
04 Apr 2014

Sell Hack, the email-revealing LinkedIn plug-in, shuts down... for now

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Browser extension shuts down after a cease and desist order from LinkedIn but vows to return after "record signups"
02 Apr 2014

Hadoop Summit 2014: $50bn of big data market in 2020 will be driven by Hadoop - IDC

Forrester Research finds that 81 per cent of large organisations are "interested in Hadoop"
02 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: eBay, TfL and others use social analytics to improve customer service

Major organisations in different industries are monitoring social channels to improve their services
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Youth social media oversharing “a real challenge” for workplace data privacy

Solicitor Robert Bond tells Computing's Big Data Summit 2014 about a time a work placement girl almost revealed a confidential deal to Facebook
27 Mar 2014

Are businesses sold on social media analytics?

Not everyone is convinced by the business case
11 Mar 2014

Facebook’s Instagram 'signs $50m advertising deal' with Omnicom

Deal could see likes of Pepsi, Microsoft and AT&T posting videos and photos on mobile photo-sharing app
10 Mar 2014

Customers big up Dynamics as Microsoft updates apps at Convergence 2014

Updates aimed at easing integration and enhancing functionality of 'customer centric' companies, says Microsoft
04 Mar 2014

Stop using WhatsApp now that it has been acquired by Facebook, warns privacy regulator

Facebook will exploit users' data as it attempts to monetise its services, according to Thilo Weichert
21 Feb 2014

Debenhams: Social media analysis is helpful, but not when it is computer generated

Retailer tells Computing that its own staff analyse Twitter and Facebook comments
14 Feb 2014

Debenhams, B&Q unconvinced by social media analytics

No buy-in on sentiment data which leads to the unknown, say retailers
13 Feb 2014

Mobile ads help boost Facebook revenue 63 per cent

53 per cent of advertising revenue comes from mobile compared with nothing two years ago
30 Jan 2014

Google enables Gmail users to email their Google+ contacts

Move raises privacy concerns and may initially swamp users with unwanted emails from social media contacts
10 Jan 2014

Microsoft buys Parature to boost Dynamics CRM platform

Self-service knowledge base and social media integration aimed at helping organisations to better connect with their customers
08 Jan 2014

Facebook users sue company over privacy

US plaintiffs allege Facebook illegally mines private messages for competitive advantage
03 Jan 2014

Several UK banks hit by cyber attacks in last six months – Bank of England

Cyber attacks have revealed vulnerabilities which could be significant, report says
28 Nov 2013

Trust in IT is lower in UK than in China

45 per cent of all survey respondents have no faith in their organisations’ IT infrastructure
22 Nov 2013

Twitter shares leap 73 per cent at stock market debut

Twitter now valued at £19bn after just one day's trading on the New York Stock Exchange
08 Nov 2013

Facebook: The kids are getting bored - but the revenues are still going up

Social networking giant Facebook admits that teen interest in the site is tailing off as it unveils record revenues
31 Oct 2013

‘We’ve been a big data organisation for more than 20 years’, Thomson Reuters CTO

James Powell explains how a massive and complex organisation is being made more agile through social media
17 Oct 2013

Facebook users no longer able to opt out of appearing in search results

Privacy feature removed with Facebook claiming it was 'broken' and 'confusing'
11 Oct 2013

Facebook to build cushy $120m housing complex for employees

Residents can leave their dogs at the pet spa while they laze around the pool after an exhausting yoga session
04 Oct 2013

Education needed to stop hackers exploiting web users’ 'scary' data sharing

People need to be more guarded over personal information they share online, WorldPay's Darren Dance tells Computing
30 Sep 2013