Facebook downtime was a half million dollar glitch

$500,000 is the ad revenue that Zuckerberg and co missed out on as the site outage spread. Chump change.

LinkedIn digs deeper into recruitment with dedicated app

40% of LinkedIn users are mobile. And a lot of them are on the career development merry-go-round. Now they have an app all their own.

Apple's ‘City Tours’ in Maps unearthed by iOS 8 developer

In iOS 8 a new features allows a user to play the tourist, stop off at landmarks and tour the city.

This week’s Facebook outage is a reminder that we live in an applications economy

Facebook is at the heart of delivering applications to a generation of content-hungry consumers, who expect short, intense experiences and flawless execution when they engage with brands.

XX or XXX? Phone etiquette jumps the shark

If you are one of those people who likes to end your texts with a lot of kisses be warned that one kiss too many could kill your social mojo.

Intel could bring ‘kill switches’ to laptops

Intel has been working on a project that uses RFID technology to provision, track and monitor devices such as laptops, hospital equipment or other devices – the system could also be used as a kind of kill switch for devices that are either lost or stolen.

Surface Pro 3: Approaching the Perfect Balance of Laptop and Tablet

Surface 3 showcases that if you want a device that does two things it has to do at least one of them well.

Facebook trims app to fit emerging markets

Facebook engineers have gone all the way to Africa to research ways to make their Android app more usable in areas where service is limited and handsets less robust.

Intel gets into messaging with Pocket Avatars

Yesterday Intel announced that they are getting into the messaging world with the release of Pocket Avatars an app that lets you pick a cartoon-like substitute to deliver your messages.

Oh no, Yo! Say it ain’t so! Two letter messaging app hacked!

It’s hard to believe that the Yo app even exists or that people actually download and use it but apparently it has been hacked.

UK court rules Nintendo infringed on Philips patents

The England and Wales High Court ruled on Friday the Nintendo’s Wii game controllers used technology patented by Philips.

iWatch, Apple's 2.5 inch wearable, is in mass production

Apple is on target for an October launch of its smartwatch according to sources.

Streaming World Cup games could be clogging up businesses

Web traffic on YouTube grew by 32% during the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. This time Brazil is hitting corporate networks even more severly.

Chinese signal jammer retailer fined by FCC

Garnering the largest fine ever levied by the FCC, Chinese electronics vendor CTS Technology has been fined a record $34.9 million for selling illegal signal jammers to U.S. citizens.

Microsoft and Google adding kill switch to smartphones

Both Microsoft and Google have announced that they will be adding a kill switch feature to their next generation smartphones. The move really is a ‘no brainer’ since it makes sense and the laws are coming anyway.

Amazon’s Fire Phone 4 hits, a miss, and a wild card.

Noted industry analyst Rob Enderle says Amazon's Fire Phone is an impressive device.

Mobile gaming a $28.9 billion market by 2016

Juniper Research predicts 38% growth over the next 2 years.

Will the iPhone 6 predict the weather? Could be.

The gossip mongers of the web think that the iPhone 6 will have a barometer just like a Galaxy Nexus.