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Am I insured when Obamacare dies? 

Ad Wars: Facebook's Atlas Takes On Google

Friday, 31 October 2014 03:40
On Facebook’s earnings call this week, management stunned investors with plans to ramp spending as much as 75% in 2015, more than double the 35% analysts expected. Why the spending spurt? Maybe a decision Facebook made about a year ago to expand from one core blue app to a vast collection of apps, many performing single functions. Young users want the latest apps and tend to manage circles of friends by separating them onto different…

Facebook Leads Social Traffic, Pinterest Second

Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:29
Social media marketing is one of the most effective ways to increase traffic to your website. But forget sites like Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon and LinkedIn. A new report reveals that Facebook and Pinterest — and maybe even Google+ — are your safest bets. Content sharing and amplification platform Shareaholic released this week its quarterly social media traffic report, indicating that Facebook drives the most traffic to websites, with Pinterest being its strongest contender. Google+, though…

Cramer: Facebook, IBM, Google, Twitter face-off

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:14
Now, in contrast, let's look at a few former market golden children. Remember when IBM's five-year plan was to buy back shares, and Wall Street was head over heels in love? Well, it turns out that got them to the lowest rung of the S&P 500. How about Twitter? "All I can say after listening to its call is that I wish it had a plan, let alone a five-year plan. How about a five-month…

Cramer: Facebook face-off with IBM, Google & Twitter

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:14
Now, in contrast, let's look at a few former market golden children. Remember when IBM's five-year plan was to buy back shares, and Wall Street was head over heels in love? Well, it turns out that got them to the lowest rung of the S&P 500. How about Twitter? "All I can say after listening to its call is that I wish it had a plan, let alone a five-year plan. How about a five-month…

Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:09
Getty Images Facebook chief security officer Joe Sullivan says that people like Mike Arpaia are hard to find. Arpaia is a security engineer, but he’s not the kind who spends his days trying to break into computer software, hoping he can beat miscreants to the punch. As Sullivan describes him, he’s a “builder”—someone who creates new tools capable of better protecting our computer software—and that’s unusual. “You go to the security conferences, and it’s all…

Unmasking Yelp Users Would Hurt Free Speech, Warn Google and Facebook

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:09
By Jacob Gershman @[email protected] @[email protected] Hadeed says his business, Hadeed Carpet Cleaning of Springfield, Va., suffered following a string of negative online reviews.Matt McLoone for The Wall Street Journal Google, Facebook and Twitter are warning that giving companies the power to unmask anonymous Yelp reviewers would strike a blow to Internet free speech. “The right to speak anonymously would be greatly diminished if those who objected to anonymous speech could readily employ civil discovery to…

Facebook spending gets thumbs up from analysts - if not investors

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:06
By Tenzin Pema and Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) - Another day, another quarterly report from a technology company that disappointed investors. Facebook Inc's shares were set to open about 6 percent lower on Wednesday, a day after the company revealed aggressive spending plans for 2015. But analysts were taking a more upbeat view, saying the heavy spending will drive long-term growth and reinforce the social networking giant's market dominance. No brokerages cut their recommendation on the…

Google Fit Takes on HealthKit With Detailed Fitness Tracking

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:04
Less than two months after the launch of Apple's Health app, Google has emerged with its own answer: Google Fit. Available now, this free fitness app uses your Android phone and a variety of compatible wearables to provide a detailed view of your everyday exercise activity. Whereas Apple's Health aims to measure every imaginable health parameter from blood pressure to sleep, Google Fit is all about, well, getting fit. Without any accessories required, the app…

Six Alternatives to Google and Facebook in the Battle for Online Privacy

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:53
A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection - but how secure are you really online?(REUTERS/Mal Langsdon) Business and public sentiment towards Facebook and Google's use of private, sensitive data is growing increasingly negative as they develop more products to harness and sell personal information for a profit.

Yelp backed by Facebook, Google, Twitter in anonymous reviews case

Monday, 27 October 2014 20:38
Internet heavyweights including Facebook, Google and Twitter are taking the side of popular review website Yelp in a Virginia Supreme Court case to be heard Tuesday that will consider whether commenters who anonymously criticized a prominent local carpet-cleaning business must be identified. The case, scheduled to be heard in Richmond, has drawn national headlines and is being closely watched by First Amendment advocates as well as prominent Internet companies for the impact it could have…
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