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  • Typical tweet shorter since character length doubled

    October 31, 2018 2:51 AM 105

    Twitter says the typical length of a tweet in English actually dropped by a character to 33 SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter on Tuesday, October 30, confirmed that a year after doubling the character limit for tweets, the average length of messages fired off in English actually got a smidge shorter. The news promised to allay concerns that raising the character

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro priced at P49,990

    October 26, 2018 3:04 AM 110

    The standard Mate 20 will go for P40,990 MANILA, Philippines – Huawei has announced pricing for its new flagship series, the Huawei Mate 20, which was unveiled earlier this month in the United Kingdom. The standard Mate 20 will be priced at P40,990 while the Pro will be P49,990. The Pro has a number of improvements over the standard Mate 20. The Pro has a crisper

  • Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe leaves Facebook

    October 23, 2018 6:48 AM 96

    MANILA, Philippines - Brendan Iribe, CEO and co-founder of virtual reality (VR) company Oculus, announced his departure with Facebook today. “So much has happened since the day we founded Oculus in July 2012. I never could have imagined how much we would accomplish and how far we would come. And now, after six incredible years, I am moving on,” Iribe

  • Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

    October 20, 2018 1:11 AM 124

    Britain's former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg says Facebook faces complex issues such as 'the balance between free speech and prohibited content' British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday, October 19, he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures

  • Tumblr patches data-exposing privacy bug

    October 19, 2018 5:01 AM 98

    Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed' MANILA, Philippines – Tumblr disclosed on Wednesday, October 17 (October 18, Manila time) it had patched a bug on its site that could have exposed the information of some of its users, though they said there

  • Portal use may affect ads you get on Facebook-owned services

    October 17, 2018 9:40 AM 100

    Data gleaned from Portal use could, technically, be used in ads on Facebook-owned services, but it's unclear if the company will go ahead and do so MANILA, Philippines – Facebook's Portal video-calling devices will not have ads on it, but using the new device could potentially affect what ads you see on other Facebook-owned services, the company explained

  • Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

    October 17, 2018 7:40 AM 93

    The update makes 'low quality sites' which copy other news sites’ content appear less prominently on the platform MANILA, Philippines – Facebook said on Tuesday, October 16, it will now downrank sites which scrape and publish stolen content on the News Feed. “Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts that link out to low-quality

  • YouTube down across the globe

    October 17, 2018 1:49 AM 92

    The site is down in the US, Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and various countries in South America and western Europe MANILA, Philippines – YouTube is suffering some downtime as of Wednesday morning, October 17, Manila time. Reports on the website saw a spike at around 9 am, with a peak of about 2,237 reports. Over the hour, the reports

  • Every major announcement at the Huawei Mate 20 launch

    October 16, 2018 12:50 PM 117

    Huawei's new consumer products for the final quarter of the year have been announced HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. There's plenty to tease for the arrival of the Mate 20. Image from Huawei's Twitter. MANILA, Philippines – After Samsung, Apple, and Google have unveiled their best and brightest in the year's second half, it's now Chinese giant Huawei's turn to wow us with their

  • User data of Donald Daters app for Trump supporters leak out

    October 16, 2018 8:58 AM 97

    The names, photos, personal messages, and access tokens for accounts using Donald Daters are exposed MANILA, Philippines – A security researcher found issues with a newly-launched dating app marketed toward Donald Trump supporters, allowing one to grab data, photos, and messages of registered users within a short amount of time. The researcher said there