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Five Charts Showing How Chat Apps Joined the Social Media Mainstream

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp took many tech watchers by surprise; not least because of its eye-watering $19 billion price tag. But after an initially sharp intake of breath, analysts and other tech giants appeared to endorse the move...

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

Mobile World Congress Is About Everything but the Phone

James Connelly | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Amongst the sleekest handsets and most technical toothbrush you've ever seen, there were also some real initiatives to put technology to good use at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona: increasing accessibility, aiding healthcare and supporting the developing world. As the conference hall doors close behind me for the final time, I begin to digest the impact of this year's theme - 'What's next'.

Modern Technology Has the Potential to Save Lives

Sophia Salenius | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech
Sophia Salenius

Mark Zuckerberg's vision for Facebook and WhatsApp could scupper a unique opportunity in human history to improve the fortunes of mankind on a scale not seen since the discovery of penicillin. His plan to monopolize modern communication on his social networks, if successful, will consign telecoms companies to the history books.

Caricature Of Mark Zuckerberg In German Newspaper Branded Anti-Semitic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung has been accused of anti-Semitism after it published a cartoon depicting Mark Zuckerberg as a hook-nosed oct...

Facebook Ditches Email For Good

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

What'sApp will quickly grow to more than a billion users, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said. The mobile phone application was bought by Fac...

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

Gavin Megaw | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Megaw

The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary. But it is a clear guide to the power that digital media tools hold.

How Much Has Social Media Changed Your Life?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Think about it. Social communication is affecting a lot more than just your ability to get anything done because you want to tweet just one more time... this is the social society.

Let's 'Lookback' At Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook is today celebrating a decade in existence - at least. So while Facebook looks back at you via your own customised video, let's take a lo...

Facebook's 10th Birthday: Will You Be Celebrating?

Jessica Brown | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jessica Brown

I gave Facebook my golden years, but what has Facebook ever given me? It has facilitated a lazy approach to keeping in contact with people. Who wants a thoughtfully-written postcard when they can just pop open a message? It has normalised nosiness. It has led my being constantly reminded of those I don't keep in contact with anymore but can't quite bring myself to 'unfriend'.

Does Facebook's New App Make Its Old One Obsolete?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled 'Paper', its brand new reading and sharing app. And the early reactions suggest it's a winner - good enough, in fact, to kill of...

Who Will Be Clever Enough to Be Britain's Next Mark Zuckerberg?

John Nickson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
John Nickson

We are suffering from a lack of leadership, something the Victorians had in spades. By failing to give significantly, the new rich are failing to set an example and inspire those who will follow them. Government makes noises about encouraging more philanthropy but most politicians follow focus groups rather offer leadership...

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Internet To Help Identify Horrifying Spider

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had a problem he needed the web to answer, recently. But if you're assuming he turned to Facebook for help, you w...

A Good Deed in a World of Austerity

John Nickson | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
John Nickson

Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook's founder, is a billionaire twenty times over and you might think he could spare the odd billion. He clearly agrees but what is significant about this donation is that it is the first time that a philanthropist under the age of 30 has made such an enormous gift...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Sells 40 Million Shares To Pay Tax Bill

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has sold around $2.3 billion of his shares in the company, in order to pay a tax bill. Zuckerberg owns around a third ...

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Has Strong Views On Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg has said immigration is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time". The Facebook CEO spoke out about the "heartbreaking" ...

Tinder Bueno?

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

There's a new app that's been making waves in the world of dating for some time now. "Oh great" you think "another thing to distract me while I'm taking a dump". But no, this app will bring about the downfall of the Human Race.

All 1.2 Billion Facebook Users On One Page

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

A website claims to have placed every Facebook account picture ever uploaded on its homepage, at once. 'TheFacesOfFacebook' is an interactive colla...

Zuckerberg: US 'Blew It' Over NSA Spying

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech

The US government "blew it" in the row over "spying" on users of social media, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said. "It's...

Mark Zuckerberg Aims To Get World Online

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to make internet access available around the globe by launching a new initiative to make getting online mor...

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Account Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Tech

A frustrated computer expert went out of his way to prove a point to Facebook, after the social media giant ignored his multiple warnings about a secu...

The Next Internet Wunderkind...Granny

Shannon Edwards | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

The pensioner as entrepreneur is nothing new. Harland David Sanders (aka, Colonel Sanders) started Kentucky Fried Chicken when he was 65 years old (today a $15 billion company) and Ray Kroc was 52 years old when he started McDonalds (which, at revenues of $38 billion - including franchise stores - actually makes it the 68th biggest economy - larger than Ecuador).

How Nerds Became Rock Stars

Andrew Tipp | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

Something strange has happened. Basically, nerds rock. No, I'm not talking about how it's suddenly okay to like comics, Star Trek and thick-rimmed glasses. This isn't about superficial hipster geek chic. I'm talking about a genuine, meaningful cultural shift.

'Leftist Fat Cat' or Teachers' Saviour? Interview With NUT General Secretary Christine Blower

Hannah Gal | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

Following my interview with Michael Gove's department, I present the very same questions to Christine Blower, the National Union of Teachers' general secretary.

It's Time to Lean on Facebook

Judi Sutherland | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Tech
Judi Sutherland

Facebook is quick to remove other types of 'hate speech'. If a user posts something homophobic, racist or anti-Semitic, it tends not to stay there very long. However there is a major chasm in the law, and it is in the area of gender. Certainly under British law I have not been able to find any legislation that covers hate speech towards 51% of the global population; women.