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Max Schrems, Europe Versus Facebook Take Aim at Safe Harbor Agreement Between U.S., EU - Posted November 21, 2014
Austrian law student Max Schrems and his ... [AllFacebook]

The Rise and Fall of Instant Messengers [Infographic] - Posted November 7, 2014
Internet communication has come a long way since the first emails and instant messages. For many people, social networks rule the day -- but how has instant messaging grown in tandem with their rise? An infographic from WhoIsHostingThis.com looks at the history of the IM. First came ICQ, a product from Israeli... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tech Firms Offer Egg Freezing | Google Takes on Amazon - Posted October 15, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype Qik: Microsoft's Ephemeral Video-Messaging App - Posted October 14, 2014
Snapchat's popularity, especially among the younger demographic, is fueling a trend towards the ephemeral. Microsoft's Skype is the latest to capitalize on this, introducing Skype Qik for Android, ... [SocialTimes.com]

REPORT: Facebook Messenger Is the Top Messaging App in the U.S. - Posted October 2, 2014
Despite all of the unhappiness about being ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: BuzzFeed Scores Investment | Facebook Messenger - Posted August 11, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Digital VOD Release Of Feature Film 'Affluenza' Promoted Via Slingshot Contest - Posted July 9, 2014
Slingshot, the photo- and video-sharing application ... [AllFacebook]

Has Skype Missed Out on the Mobile Opportunity? - Posted June 12, 2014
Let's be honest, Skype mobile apps have always been mediocre. For years, users have reported a host of problems including poor call quality, login and sign out errors, dropped calls and more. And the very people experiencing the pr... [SocialTimes.com]

New Calling Apps Could Render Traditional Carriers Obsolete - Posted May 27, 2014
App makers are increasingly finding ways to undercut the traditional cellular service provider models. SMS messaging has been slumping as messaging apps grow in popularity. The writing is on the wall for the standard text message -- with an always-on Inter... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Video Ads | New Twitter Account for India's New Prime Minister - Posted May 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Skype Winning the Fight For Millennials? - Posted April 1, 2014
In the war for the coveted attention of millennial users and viewers, many companies make a big deal about how many they've managed to capture. The idea that millennials are leaving Facebook has been firmly in place for the better part of a year. So who's really cornering that market, and... [SocialTimes.com]

How To Go Back To Facebook's 'Old' News Feed - Posted March 18, 2014
The ink is barely dry on Facebook's redesigned News Feed, which it is still in the process of rolling out, an... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Miracle on the Hudson Tweet | Viddy Acquisition - Posted January 16, 2014
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REPORT: Facebook Spammers Raking In $200M/Year - Posted August 28, 2013
Despite continuous efforts by Facebook to curb spam, it still repre... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Say Goodbye to Google Reader | Vine Kindle Fire App - Posted July 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Europe Versus Facebook Files Prism Complaints - Posted June 26, 2013
Student group Europe Versus Facebook has tangled with the social network bef... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: 9,000-10,000 Requests For User Data From U.S. Local, State, Federal Governments In Six Months Ending Dec. 31 - Posted June 17, 2013
For the six months ending Dec. 31, 2012, Facebook received between 9,000 and 10,000 requests for user data from U.S. government entities at all levels, local and national, related to between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts, outgoing Facebook General Counsel ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Continues To Deny Involvement In Prism; Facebook, Google Ask Attorney General To Allow Them To Disclose Number Of Secret Data Requests - Posted June 11, 2013
Facebook continued to take steps to deny any involvement in the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the g... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Restores Access To Tumblr Page Obama Is Checking Your Email, Blames Automated Response - Posted June 10, 2013
With the uproar over the National Security Agency's Prism initiative, in which the NSA allegedly obtained direct access to the servers of Internet companies including Facebook, Google... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg: 'We Hadn't Even Heard Of Prism' Before Thursday - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg responded Friday to claims that the site had granted the U.S. government access to its servers. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: No Government Organization Was Provided With Direct Access To Our Servers - Posted June 7, 2013
Facebook responded to the ... [AllFacebook]

MyPermissions Launches App Privacy Certification Program - Posted June 6, 2013
MyPermissions, an Israeli Web and mobile app company, today launched a Trust Certification program that requires app developers flagged by its users for good privacy practices to sign a legally binding agreement not to share personally identifiable information about users with third parties. The certification program builds on M... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Xbox One | Social Media Helping Tornado Victims - Posted May 22, 2013
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Social Media Newsfeed: Oklahoma Tornado Captured on Social Media | It's Official: Yahoo Buys Tumblr - Posted May 21, 2013
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Facebook Director Of Corporate Communications Larry Yu Announces Departure - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

Links to Pretty Pictures on Skype Actually Send Users' Machines on Goose Chase for Digital Money - Posted April 5, 2013
With the all-digital currency bitcoin rising in value, hackers have redoubled their efforts to get at the money. Earlier this week, they hacked into a bitcoin bank. Today, Kas... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Google Reader | March Madness - Posted March 18, 2013
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email.   Petition to Save Google Reader Reaches 100,000 Signat... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Apps Among The Most Popular On Android, IOS - Posted March 7, 2013
Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both... [AllFacebook]

Skype To Let Users Send Each Other 3-Minute Video Messages - Posted February 15, 2013
Skype has begun testing a new feature allowing users to send short video messages to contacts that aren't available to chat. According to Ina Fried of AllThingsD, the Microsoft-owned ... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype Gift Cards Now Available on Facebook and Skype Shop - Posted February 13, 2013
Skype just made gifting a lot easier for its users. The Microsoft company updated its service today with a new e-gift feature, allowing users to send each other Skype credits on PC and MAC. Users c... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Social Media Newsfeed: Happy Birthday, Facebook | Twitter Acquisition - Posted February 5, 2013
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Microsoft Must Be More Transparent About Skype Privacy, Say Rights Groups - Posted January 25, 2013
Several dozen rights groups have issued an open letter to Microsoft, asking the company to disclose how Skype user data is handled. Among the groups are Electronic Frontier Foundation, Hermes Center for Digital Human Rights, Reporters Without Borders, the Guardian Project, Egyptian Initia... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Wants To Speak With Poke Users - Posted January 10, 2013
Facebook is poking around into what users of its recently released ... [AllFacebook]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [TVSpy]

AP Stylebook Updates Detail How To Handle User-Generated Content - Posted January 2, 2013
The Associated Press Stylebook is on a tech kick with its latest updates. Among the new additions, according to a note to online stylebook subscribers: Android, circles (as in Google Plus groups), flash mob, ... [10,000 Words]

Browser Extension Msn4FB Brings Features From Windows Messenger, Skype To Facebook Chat - Posted December 10, 2012
The developer behind Timeline Remove and ... [AllFacebook]

$10,000 Twitter Giveaway For Teachers From Skype Santa - Posted December 6, 2012
If you're a teacher fond of using technology in the classroom - or if you know one - you'll want to check out this give-away. "Skype Santa" is giving away $10,000 in Microsoft products to the teacher who tweets the most creative contest entry! Skype ann... [AllTwitter]

Skype Poised to Roll Out Video Messaging - Posted December 5, 2012
Changes to Skype's terms of use indicate that the messaging and VoIP client will soon feature video messaging. Users will apparently be able to record and send short video messages to other Skype users. Currently, video only works in real-time conversations. ... [SocialTimes.com]

33 Awesome Hidden Skype Emoticons & Smileys - Posted November 30, 2012
With Skype for iPhone and iPad hitting over 120 million downloads earlier this month, we thought now was the perfect time to compile a list of fun hidden Skype emoticons. Skype already has a bunch of fun preloaded emoticons for you to choose from, like... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tumblr Analytics | U.N. Twitter Typo - Posted November 30, 2012
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Skype Releases Version 3.0 for Android Devices - Posted November 20, 2012
Skype today released an upgrade to the phone call and messaging service that will make it more compatible with the Android tablets that will soon be flying off the shelves for the holiday season. Here's what reviewers have to say about ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Obama Tweet | Facebook Gifts | Google Search - Posted November 7, 2012
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Windows Live Messenger Merging Into Skype - Posted November 6, 2012
As part of a planned phase-out of Windows Messenger, the service's users can now reach their contacts using Skype, Microsoft said today. Messenger users who sign in to the latest version of Skype using a Microsoft account... [SocialTimes.com]

What Are The Most Trusted Facebook Apps? - Posted November 6, 2012
Not all Facebook applications are created equal. While some only require basic information to function, many more want to know your location, access your photos, and post on your behalf. Which apps can you trust? MyPermissions, which helps users rid their social media lives of dangerous apps, shared with AllFacebook the... [AllFacebook]

Rumor: Microsoft to Replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype - Posted November 5, 2012
Microsoft will soon be replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype, according to a report by The Verge. The company is expected to retire the instant messaging service and integrate it into Skype in the next few months. Th... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft Revamps Twitter, Facebook, Skype Apps for Windows Phone 8 - Posted October 29, 2012
The Windows Phone 8 platform is here, and along with it, Microsoft has announced updates to its mobile apps for Twitter, Facebook, and Skype. According to a report by ... [SocialTimes.com]

Report: 77 Percent Of Data Generated By Facebook Mobile Apps Goes To Five Sites - Posted October 23, 2012
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network's mobile app... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Horses and Bayonets | Facebook Earnings | Twitter Tests - Posted October 23, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Violentacrez Interview | Facebook Gifts | Skype Swells - Posted October 19, 2012
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Facebook Customer-Care Combination: Lithium Technologies Acquires Social Dynamx - Posted October 9, 2012
Consolidation hit the social customer-care sector Tuesday, as ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Staffing | LinkedIn Ruling | Facebook Offer - Posted October 9, 2012
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Hackers Use Skype's IM Service to Spread Malware - Posted October 8, 2012
A worm is sending messages through Skype instant messaging service, according to the security firm Sophos. The messages, which exploit Skype's API to proliferate, pose as links to photos o... [SocialTimes.com]

Want To Host A Video Chat? Check Out Spreecast - Posted September 6, 2012
If you've ever wanted to (or plan to) host a video chat, you've likely considered using Skype. You may have even considered using a Google+ hangout, a la Hollywood - but there's another alternative you need to explore: Spreecast. Combining the best of... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter API Changes | Instagram Update | New Ustream App - Posted August 17, 2012
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Semantic Start-Up Travels Road To Gaining Third-Party Developer Interest - Posted August 9, 2012
Many semantic start-ups hoping to bring their platforms and APIs to wider public notice among the development community do so by crafting the first applications to leverage their technologies themselves. That's the case with Kudos Knowledge, which has created Enliten, a personal newspaper using its Semantic Social Intelligence (SSI) technology to... [AllTwitter]

Semantic Start-Up Travels Road To Gaining Third-Party Developer Interest - Posted August 9, 2012
Many semantic start-ups hoping to bring their platforms and APIs to wider public notice among the development community do so by crafting the first applications to leverage their technologies themselves. That's the case with Kudos Knowledge, which has created Enliten, a personal newspaper using its Semantic Social Intelligence (SSI) technology to... [semanticweb.com]

Amid Mixed Picture For VC Investments, Silk Gets More Seed Funding - Posted August 1, 2012
Just as reports are coming in that venture-backed companies based in Europe recently have raised more money but in a fewer number of deals, word comes from the team at Amsterdam-based Silk that its latest seed round has brought in an additional $1.6 million. According to new analysis fr... [semanticweb.com]

Watch What You Say on Skype -- Company Fixing Bug That Sends Instant Messages to Wrong Person - Posted July 17, 2012
If your IMs on Skype are MIA, don't worry: the company is working on fixing a bug that's been sending people's instant messages to the wrong contacts. Some of Skype's IM users had reported that after a crash, the last instant message they had entered or sent was delivered to the wrong... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Murder Video | New Yahoo CEO | Romney Storify - Posted July 17, 2012
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Six Ways to Use Skype for Video Conferencing [Infographic] - Posted July 16, 2012
Skype made expensive international phone calls a thing of the past when it debuted in 2003. Since then, the company has added things like video conferencing, instant messaging, and file transfers to the mix, making it a powerful communication tool for people who want to keep in touch remotely. This infographic... [SocialTimes.com]

Wanted by FBI, Fugitive Reaches Out to WRC Reporter - Posted July 16, 2012
After WRC's Shomari Stone reported on the case of a man who is currently wanted by the FBI for kidnapping his two children, the fugi... [TVSpy]

Facebook Testing Call Button For Video Chat - Posted June 15, 2012
Do you remember the big announcement about Skype's integratio... [AllFacebook]

Michelle Obama on Pinterest | Expanded Tweets Now Include Video, Audio, Stories | Klout App Gets Swipey - Posted June 14, 2012
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Facebook Apparently Hacked | Flipboard for Android Coming | Skype-Windows 8 Integration - Posted June 1, 2012
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Facebook Smartphone in the Works? | Apple Rejects Flattr Apps | Wayne Coyne Talks Twitter - Posted May 29, 2012
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Shareholders Sue Facebook | Disqus Adds New Features | Oracle Acquires Vitrue - Posted May 24, 2012
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Make Funny Faces With Skype Humoticons Facebook App - Posted April 27, 2012
Integration with Skype has provid... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's IPv6 Preparation | Skype For Xbox | YouTube's Copyright Case - Posted April 23, 2012
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Skype Added its Own Group Messaging Service: GroupMe - Posted September 21, 2011
One of the "big things" for major non-carrier players to do this year, it seems, is to have a group messaging product in their consumer tools checkbox. Google started things going with the Google+ Huddle group messaging feature (renamed to Messenger this week). Facebook launched Facebook Messenger soon after. And, now,... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype for iPad Initial Impression: Space Wasting UI. But, Users Are Happy - Posted August 2, 2011
After a false start last night, the free Skype for iPad app is now available in the iTunes App Store Skype for iPad is Available. Oops! It Disappeared (Social Times) ... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype for iPad is Available. Oops! It Disappeared - Posted August 2, 2011
This has been the week of having mobile services and apps appear and then disappear. I noted earlier that iCloud was accessible using non-developer accounts for a short time. And, the long... [SocialTimes.com]

Tools Round Up: Facebook and Skype; Radian6 and Twitter; JT and MySpace - Posted July 6, 2011
Facebook has announced a partnership with Skype that will bring video calling to the social network's 750 million users. Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Skype for... [PRNewser]

LIVE: Facebook Launches Video Chat And More! - Posted July 6, 2011
Facebook has announced the much-anticipated video chat, along with chatting in groups, both made possible through integration with Skype. Beta versions of these products are available on the site already, so if you've had a chance to try them out, we'd love to see your opinions in the comments section. ... [AllFacebook]

Skype for Android 2.0: Video Calling for 4 Phone & 0 Tablets - Posted June 30, 2011
Skype 2.0 for Android finally adds video to voice calls. It can also send SMS text messages. But, the big deal is video calling, of course. Skype 2.0 for Android: Say hello to video calling Unfortunately, Skype for ... [SocialTimes.com]

Messaging Apps Impact On Text Messaging - Posted June 10, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has an article today in which it suggests that Internet-based messaging apps like the Blackberry Messenger and the newly announced Apple iMessage are threatening text messaging serv... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype: A Coming of Age Story [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted May 25, 2011
Like all of us, it began as a mere twinkle in the eye of its creators. In less than 10 years, Skype has matured to the pride of its Swedish, Danish and Estonian parents, and has just been sold for $8.5 billion to Microsoft. In this fantastic infographic by... [SocialTimes.com]

I Sold it on eBay! - Posted May 16, 2011
Hat fanciers 'round the world, get your credit cards out. As of Monday morning, there will be just five days left to bid on ... [PRNewser]

Tools Round Up: MyMediaInfo, Cision, ContentAide, and Skype - Posted May 10, 2011
MyMediaInfo has added an international media database to its offerings. The database includes information about journalists and other media contacts in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa. The ... [PRNewser]

Users Can Breathe Easy: Skype Releases Update for Android App - Posted April 20, 2011
If you're a Skype Android app user, you can breathe easy; Skype has released an Android update which addresses the flaw reported earlier this week. Friday April 15th, and independent Android specialist discovered a flaw in Skype's Android app. This flaw allowed third party apps on the same mobile device to potentially... [SocialTimes.com]

Android Skype User Data Could Be Accessed By Malware - Posted April 18, 2011
You may recall that back last month there was an issue of 21 apps containing malware in the Android Market that were eventually removed by Google. Google even executed their ability to remove the apps from phones of people who unwittingly installed the apps. If you had Skype installed on your... [SocialTimes.com]

Warning: Skype Android App Security Flaw Revealed - Posted April 18, 2011
If you're a Skype Android app user, take a deep breath; your security may be compromised. Skype has confirmed that a flaw in their Android app may allow hackers access to confidential information via third party applications. Late last week, independent Android specialist Justin Case at AndroidPolice.com was trying out a l... [SocialTimes.com]

Skype for Android with Video Call Support for HTC Thunderbolt is Unofficial - Posted April 13, 2011
Skype is, by far, the dominant Voice over IP (or Voice over Network) player in the world. Perhaps because of their dominance, Skype has make some logic defying decisions in recent years. For example, Skype for Android was initially only available for Verizon Android phones in the U.S. Skype completely removed... [SocialTimes.com]

On-Demand Music Startup Rdio Raises $17.5 Million - Posted February 4, 2011
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That Winner Can Download A Lot More Apps - Posted January 24, 2011
Apple announced this weekend i... [PRNewser]

Skype buys Qik - Posted January 7, 2011
Skype CEO Tony Bates announced Friday that the video communications company had made its first startup acquisition with the purchase of Qik, a... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Rdio to Combine Social Music Service with Sonos Multi-Room Music System - Posted January 6, 2011
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What a Difference a Year Makes: Foursquare Hires PR Firm; Grows Up? - Posted November 5, 2010
Last October, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley ... [PRNewser]

Trinity Broadcasting Network Spreads Its Gospel Across All Platforms - Posted October 15, 2010
Faith-based cable channel Trinity Broadcasting Network wants to spread its message 24 hours per day, seven days per week, on every possible platform, and chief of staff ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Hidden Skype Emoticons, Smileys - Posted June 12, 2006
Did you know that Skype have hidden emoticons? No! Below is a list of the all hidden emoticons that I know and use chatting with my friends. How to use hidden emoticons? Actually it is pretty simple - you just need to enter the smiley code while chatting with your friends -... [SocialTimes.com]

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