Stories tagged: Facebook
Mon., May 23, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Facebook drops news outlet input in ‘trending topics’ review
Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network, a move adopted after a …
Sat., May 14, 2016
Froma Harrop: Can we face away from Facebook?
The Facebook takeover of so much of our time, meanwhile, has dulled us to its business agenda, which relies on entering one’s mind and moving the furniture.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Facebook delivers the scoop on how it delivers the news
Will “Trending topics” become a “trending” topic on Facebook? The social media giant on Thursday pulled back the curtain on how its Trending Topics feature works, a reaction to a …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
Facebook accused of manipulating ‘trends’
What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives?
Wed., May 11, 2016, 9:19 a.m.
GOP presses Facebook over links to conservative stories
Senate Republicans on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Facebook after reports that former company staffers excluded links to conservative political stories.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
How creating new Facebook stock will keep Mark Zuckerberg in control
When Facebook Inc. announced its first-quarter earnings Wednesday, a few things were clear: The number of users on the social network is climbing, its ad revenue is soaring and its …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Curt Schilling fired by ESPN for Facebook comments
ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video
Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety of businesses by sending them direct …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video
Facebook is rearranging the notification panel on its mobile apps in an effort to widen the audience watching live video on its social network.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Spokane game developers seek to ride new wave of virtual reality excitement
Anna Czoski and Lew Strachman co-founded Novawake Studios to explore the potential of virtual reality technology. Their projects, which are loosely defined as “video games,” can be experienced at the …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Mom shot by 4-year-old was apparent gun rights advocate
A northeast Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
Microsoft to ship developer HoloLens for $3,000 in March
Microsoft says it will start shipping a developer version of its augmented reality device, HoloLens, for $3,000 on March 30.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs
Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Facebook’s ‘like’ button gets ‘angry’ and ‘sad’ as friends
Facebook has been testing alternatives to “like” in about a half-dozen countries, including Ireland, Spain and Japan. On Wednesday, Facebook started making “haha,” “angry” and three other responses available in …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Facebook updates Messenger app to handle several accounts
Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth
Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Facebook shuts down medical marijuana pages in New Jersey
Three of New Jersey’s five medical marijuana dispensaries have had their business pages shutdown by Facebook, cutting off what advocates call an integral place for customers to learn about which …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 12:10 a.m.
Facebook updates with live video for iPhone users
Oversharers, rejoice. Facebook is now offering you a way to share even more of your life on the social network – for those times when a photo or recorded video …
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Facebook now offers live video for iPhone users
Facebook on Thursday introduced the ability for its U.S. users on iPhone to broadcast video live from their smartphones to friends (or the broader public) on the service.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Front Porch: Gingerly stepping on the Facebook bandwagon
Stefanie Pettit joins Facebook… and kind of likes it.
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 3:46 p.m.
Police find wanted man thanks to his Facebook posts
A man was arrested for assault Thursday after reportedly making posts on Facebook admitting to the incident and posted a picture of himself holding the weapon allegedly used in the …
Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 8:43 a.m.
Stocks open flat on mixed earnings
U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in early trading Thursday, following mixed quarterly results from companies like Facebook and Whole Foods.
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
Beyond Facebook’s ‘Like:’ 5 ways you might soon emote on social media
NEW YORK – Sometimes “Like” just doesn’t cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow? Facebook is going “Inside Out” on the …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Ex-NFLer Jonathan Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times
MIAMI – Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with …
Thu., July 30, 2015, 12:40 p.m.
Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service
MENLO PARK, California — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year of a solar-powered drone with the wingspan of a Boeing 737, the next stage of its …
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Father launches Bread Tie Challenge to erase stigma of depression
Joe Martin’s son Josh was a quiet leader – “the anti-bully,” he said – with a great sense of humor. He was “a ball of fun,” Josh’s best friend Dean …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Woman’s road to health inspires others
Irene Gonzales did her milestone 50th birthday so big she landed on NBC’s “Today” show Aug. 8 to share her infectious enthusiasm with the entire country. Like many baby boomers …
Thu., July 17, 2014
Eastern picks up Arizona State transfer cornerback Rashad Wadood
Arizona State’s loss is Eastern Washington’s gain as the Eagles picked up another Pac-12 transfer who is expected to immediately help out at cornerback after both starters from last year …
Sat., July 5, 2014
Froma Harrop: Author’s intent key in free speech case
An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife’s “head on a stick.” He goes on: “I’m not going to rest until your …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Sandpoint-based Kochava tracks app downloads, usage for advertisers
Companies around the globe are creating apps that allow users to shop, play games, connect, manage bank accounts, share photos or watch videos on their mobile devices. Kochava, a Sandpoint …