NEW YORK (Reuters) – Early birds hoping to find a prime spot to experience the annual descent of the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square began to converge on Saturday, reveling in a century-old New York tradition that will unfold under an unprecedented blanket of security.Read more "New York’s Times Square heats up ahead of New Year’s Eve revelry"
An Illinois law is proving a thorn in Facebook’s side as a class action lawsuit, alleging mishandling of biometric information, moves toward trial. The latest developments in the case have the social network objecting against releasing or even admitting the existence of all manner of data, but the plaintiffs aren’t taking “objection” for an answer. […]Read more "Facebook stalls in lawsuit alleging its facial recognition tech violates Illinois law"
Despite its ups and downs, social commerce has experienced huge growth in recent years. While adoption among brands and certain consumers is on the rise, social commerce still faces significant roadblocks in the form of consumer sentiment and general reluctance. A report from Sumo Heavy Industries examined this continued resistance. According to the report, fifty […]Read more "Consumers Uncertain of the Validity of Social Commerce Transactions (Survey)"
PALM BEACH, Fla./ MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.Read more "Trump praises Putin for holding back in U.S.-Russia spy dispute"
Donald Trump is back to fanning the flames of his love affair with Russian president Vladimir Putin. In a tweet (with no spelling mistakes!), Trump praised Putin’s decision to wait on expelling any U.S. diplomats from Russia in retaliation to President Barack Obama’s sanctions announced Thursday. Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I […]Read more "Our absurd political reality summed up in one tweet"
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.Read more "Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel"
App notifications-they’re bad! But app notifications that are basically advertisements? Actually the worst! Facebook doesn’t care. It’s urging users of Messenger, one of the social network’s Snapchat clones, to open the app and enjoy a variety of “festive frames and stickers” this New Year’s Eve. SEE ALSO: Facebook Messenger’s latest attempt to hijack your social […]Read more "Facebook is incredibly thirsty for your eyeballs this New Year’s Eve"