Monday, June 25, 2018
Redactor's Choice
You are here: Home / Categories / Media & Social Networks (page 4)

Media & Social Networks

Starbucks named fifth most admired company worldwide

starbucks (1)

Starbucks is the only traditional brick-and-mortar retail business to be included in the top 10 list. The rankings, which Fortune has published since 1983, are compiled by surveying thousands of executives and securities analysts about the corporate reputations of about 1,500 companies — the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune's Global 500 database with revenues of at least $10 billion. The selection was narrowed down according to the highest-revenue companies in each of 52 industries — a ... Read More »

Business Is Embracing Internet Of Things As Most Important Technology, Says New Study

iot (1)

To better understand the current state of the IoT, Forbes Insights partnered with Hitachi Vantara to survey more than 500 senior executives around the world who are leading IoT initiatives within their companies. A new report, “The Internet of Things: From Theory to Reality—How Companies Are Leveraging the IoT to Move Their Businesses Forward,” sponsored by Hitachi Vantara, highlights the key findings from this research, and addresses the following issues: Is the IoT still an aspiration or is it becoming an operational reality? How is the... Read More »

Facebook’s alternative news feed might make it more ‘meaningful’ – but it’s all about business

fb

On the face of it, the decision may seem like corporate suicide. Why would Facebook, one of the world's most powerful companies, deliberately harm engagement with its own product? The answer, critics suggest, may lie beyond Zuckerberg's stated desire to "fix" Facebook, and in fact be a smart business decision. The proposed changes include drastically altering the news feed, filtering posts from publishers so they no longer distract from those shared by friends and family. The Facebook chief executive says this will encourage more "meaning... Read More »

Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts

apple (1)

It has contacted customers based in China, advising them to examine new terms and conditions. They include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud. Apple said it had made the move to comply with the country's cloud computing regulations. iCloud accounts registered outside of China are not affected. 'Strong data privacy' The Chinese cyber security rules, introduced in July last year, include a requirement for companies to store all data within China. The firm, Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (G... Read More »

Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

add (1)

Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on Saturday asking the company to consider developing software that would allow parents to limit children’s phone use, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday. Jana and CalSTRS also asked Apple to study the impact of excessive phone use on mental health, according to the publication. CalSTRS and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Jana and CalSTRS together control about $2 billion (£1... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg vows to ‘fix’ Facebook

mark (1)

Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since 2009. Facebook launched in 2004. Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread. Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political ads in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential vote. Mr Zuckerberg said he intended to focus on "important issues", which he listed as "protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that t... Read More »

Macron proposes anti-fake news election law

macron (1)

Emmanuel Macron has said he will overhaul media law in France this year to fight the spread of  "fake news" on social media. Since he was elected last year, the French President has criticized Russian media in particular, openly accusing TV channel RT of sowing disinformation about him via its website and social media during the presidential election. "If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation," Mr Macron told a news conference on Wednesday. Mr Macron said the legislation would concern social media platforms,... Read More »

Gambling-style apps offered on Facebook without age checks

child (1)

The company behind thousands of the UK’s fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is offering gambling-style apps on Facebook without age checks, prompting allegations that children are being exposed to the risk of addiction. Earlier this month, the industry watchdog warned that more than 60,000 children were either gambling addicts or were in danger of becoming hooked. Experts have warned that games mimicking real-life gambling are the “number one risk factor” for developing a problem later in life. Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, who ha... Read More »

#MeToo, #TakeAKnee and #Covfefe: Hashtags that dominated in 2017

tag (1)

In 2017, Twitter also increased its character length for tweets from 140 to 280, giving the platform's 300,000 active users an opportunity to express their opinions in even more detail. From #MeToo to #TakeAKnee vie #Covfefe here are some of the hashtags that have emerged in 2017. #MeToo One of the most prominent hashtags of 2017 inspired a global movement of men and women to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. In 2007, the US activist Tarana Burke started the Me Too movement that would be rekindled in 2017 by the hashtag ... Read More »

Obama warns against ‘irresponsible’ social media use

harry (1)

He warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. His successor Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter, but Mr Obama did not mention him by name. Mr Obama was quizzed by Prince Harry on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. The ex-president said those in positions of power should be careful when posting messages, warning that social media is distorting civil discourse. He expressed concern about a future where facts are discarded and people only read and listen to things that reinfo... Read More »

Scroll To Top