Are two mobile apps better than one?

Facebook is probably the only social networking giant that figured out how to grow profits through a mobile channel. Sure, Twitter is a great mobile app, WhatsApp has a massive user base, and

Published on: August 6th, 2014 Chris Lau

Google adds satellites to global Internet plans

First it was high-altitude balloons. Then it was solar-powered drones. Now, Google says it will launch a fleet of high-capacity, low-orbit satellites to bring wireless broadband Internet access to the 4.8 billion people

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Leading from the front: top women in tech

The IT sector can take credit for including more than its share of the most powerful women in the world. Forbes has released its annual list of the "100 World’s Most Powerful Women,"

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Android’s heart bleeds

I had planned to take a closer look at Google Chromecast (and some of the alternatives), but something happened on the way to the word processor: the Heartbleed bug was splashed across the

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Facebook eyeing silicon photonics for its network

Rapidly ramping network traffic is a big issue for many enterprise organizations and data centre, but for social networking site Facebook which has to deal with more than 1.2 billion active user monthly,

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good news is that the deal will cost  Facebook “only” US$4 billion in cash.

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau

Facebook’s Zuckerberg seeking carrier partners

Here’s an offer that might interest Canada’s mobile phone service providers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is looking for three to five phone companies to partner with him in an initiative to provide free

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Suit against Facebook serves as privacy warning

Businesses with a social media presence should pay close attention to a privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook for allegedly sharing with advertisers, user data obtained from private messages on the social networking site,

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Six things to expect in the IT world in 2014

Readers often get lured into reading predictions for the New Year, on the premise that a new year brings a new start. When a new year begins, perhaps corporations reset business plans, revise

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Chris Lau