Social Media

$19 billion for WhatsApp? Not so crazy

When Facebook paid a sum that could end up totaling $19 billion - yes, with a "b" - for WhatsApp, a lot of people thought that was an eye-popping amount of money. But Amir Efrati, senior reporter for TheInformation.com, tells WTOP it wasn't such an unbelievable price - in fact, someone else was offering more.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:17pm EST
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Review: Mobile app shows where to find friends

Review: App for tracking people's location could be friendship magnet or stalker's best friend

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:20pm EST

Is Internet risk to young people real or hype?

Today is Safer Internet Day. One topic will be distinguishing the differences between risk and harm to young people.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 07:53am EST
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Game over: Flappy Bird grounds itself

The developer of the challenging, frustrating and addicting game Flappy Bird has pulled the game off the market in a mysterious move.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 03:37am EST

The keywords to get you dates online

Ever wonder why your online dating site isn't getting you dates? You might be using the wrong keywords.

Sunday - 02/09/2014, 05:56pm EST

Study shows people are more dependent of their smartphones

New study shows that dependency on smartphones has gone way up.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 10:39am EST

Are you addicted to your phone?

Researchers are trying to determine how much time phone users spend engaged with their devices. And, a new app attempts to quantify why many have a "phone jones."

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

On Paper, Facebook prettier, more graceful

Facebook's new mobile app, Paper, is a graphically-pleasing alternative to the regular Facebook mobile experience. Will it render the original obsolete?

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:28am EST

Happy birthday, Facebook: Social network celebrates 10 years (Video)

Facebook celebrates a big birthday Tuesday, marking a decade since Mark Zuckerberg launched the social media network from his Harvard dorm room.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 09:26am EST

Before the Internet, how The Beatles went viral in 1964

Long before the phrase "go viral" was coined, The Beatles quickly went from being virtual unknowns in America to sensations. A Beatles historian and record executive explains how it was done.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:11pm EST

Pilot program against cyberbullying to begin

Pilot program against cyberbullying to begin with educators

Friday - 01/31/2014, 07:12am EST

SocialRadar: Who's nearby and how do you know them?

The just-launched SocialRadar app, developed by a DC-based company, is a real-time way to identifies people nearby and remember how you know them.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:54am EST

Detecting Super Bowl threats like finding needle in haystack

Sunday's Super Bowl poses an immense challenge for security officials, particularly in analyzing the flood of available data to discern a legitimate threat.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 08:27am EST

Two revenge porn bills weighed in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers are considering two bills that would increase penalties for revenge porn.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 07:02am EST
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Declutter your tablet, phone in 5 easy steps

It's too cold to think about it, but it's nearly time for spring cleaning and that applies to your phone and tablet, too.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:33pm EST

Revenge porn victim fights, waits, heals

Holly Jacobs, whose racy photographs were published online by an ex-boyfriend is hopeful Maryland will soon make revenge porn a felony.

Friday - 01/24/2014, 09:39am EST
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Ted Leonsis' vision on tech and sports: Wow fans

Ted Leonsis, CEO of the company that owns Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Verizon Center, believes exposing fans to groundbreaking techhnology is an important way to "make sure people want to continue to come to arenas, and that they're wowed."

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 08:35am EST
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Data Doctors: Can I remove the Share option in Facebook

Is it possible to remove the Share option in Facebook, so nobody can share your status or photos? Data Doctor Ken Colburn has the answer.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 07:00am EST

Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient'

Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient'

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 08:00pm EST

25 worst passwords of 2013: Is yours on the list?

For the first time, "password" has been unseated from the top of the annual compilation of worst Internet passwords, but the compilation of the the Worst Passwords of 2013 shows many people still make things easy for crooks.

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 04:18am EST
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