Facebook ‘Trending Topics’ Highlights Fake News StoryAfter reportedly laying off the editorial staff of its “Trending Topics” section in favor of an algorithm, Facebook is facing new controversy after the section highlighted a false news story.
Instagram To Begin Showing Photos In Order Of ‘Relevance’Instead of showing users the most recent posts first, the mobile photo-sharing app says it will give higher priority to posts that each user is likely to care about most.
Twitter Tweaks Timeline In Search For More UsersTwitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
Columbia Law Professor Argues That Google Is 'Degrading' Search Results To Bolster Its Own PropertiesThe study concluded that Google is "reducing social welfare, leaving consumers with lower quality results and worse matches."
Two Powerful Earthquakes Did Not Hit Northern California, Automated Quake Alerts Fail USGS, LA Times After Deep Japan Quake
Instagram Deletes #LoveYourLines Post Promoting Beauty In Women's Stretch MarksWhen Hannah Moore posted pictures of the stretch marks on her pregnant stomach, within minutes her photos were deleted and Moore's Instagram account was shut down, citing a violation of the sites "nudity and violence" rules.
Google Changing Search Algorithm On Mobile DevicesGoogle is making some major changes to how their search algorithm ranks websites when you search from your mobile device. Some tech analysts are calling it "Mobilegeddon", but Larry Magid says there's ways to make your site compliant.
European Union Threatens To Slap Google With $6 Billion Fine Over Alleged Antitrust ViolationsGoogle is battening down the hatches after the European Union issued a formal list of grievances accusing the Mountain View-based company of abusing its power as the world's most dominant search engine.
Bay Area Learning Centers Use 'Moneyball' Formula To Ensure Students Get Admitted To Top-Ranked CollegesA Bay Area group of learning centers is using techniques more associated with baseball statistics to get students into the nation's most competitive colleges.
How Does Netflix Decide What To Recommend To You? How does Netflix decide between offering you the past seasons of 'Breaking Bad' or the latest Adam Sandler direct to DVD comedy? A select group of employees - who get paid to watch everything - help the company filter all of that content so that it can be matched to what you like.
Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.
Larry Magid: Facebook Changes Algorithm For News FeedFacebook is changing the way it decides what appears in your news feed. What some people may not realize is that they might not see every post their friends make in their News Feed.