Facebook’s ”Home” – Embrace and Extend?

So, the usual rumours about Facebook making its own (smart)phone turn out to be somewhat premature… http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/05/facebook-home-apple-google/ After all, why go to all the trouble of making your own phone, when you can just ‘hijack’ an existing one? This reminds … Continue reading

Is Facebook Finally Losing It?

Facebook became popular because users liked the sharing of ‘friends’ information, especially among their family groups, but since those early days, every move the company makes seems more and more to be for the benefit of Facebook itself, and the … Continue reading

The Death of Privacy.. Schadenfreude* Alert!

And now for some festive comic relief.. Zuckerberg’s sister has been whining about the ‘sharing’ of one of her ‘private’ photos, originally posted on – guess where – Facebook!    She naïvely assumed it was ‘private’, but apparently a Facebook-friend-of-a-friend had … Continue reading

New Year – One to Watch in 2013..

GoPro – the makers of HD ‘sports’ compact video cameras – have gone from strength to strength in the last year or so.   In 2011 they acquired Cineform – who develop high-end video encoding software: http://support.cineform.com/entries/20000142-cineform-acquired-by-gopro And recently, Foxconn – … Continue reading