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Retailers must prepare for social media revolution
Retailers need to ensure their back end operations are fit for purpose if they want to cash in on Instagram.
Hands-on review: The beauty of Adobe Premiere Rush
A good photographer will tell you that you need to follow the four main principles; lighting, lighting, lighting and lighting.
Facebook launches dedicated home for its Gaming
"All of our work on the Facebook Gaming team adds up to helping build the world's gaming community."
AA, Vodafone, How to DAD explain how to text and drive... sort of
How to DAD is the star of a driver distraction video that explains some of the more…. Unconventional ways to keep yourself away from your phone while driving.
Cybercriminals earning over $3billion annually exploiting social platforms
Social media platforms contain up to 20% more methods by which malware can be delivered to users – e.g. through adverts, shares, plug-ins – than comparable sources.
Social media can improve lives after a disaster
"It’s created a community of people who feel more connected, more accepted and more informed."
Facebook cracks down Ukraine-based fake accounts
Facebook has stamped out two massive fake account networks that appeared to originate from Russia and the Ukraine.
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Hootsuite's five social trends marketers should take note of
These trends should keep marketers, customer experience leaders, social media professionals and executives awake at night.
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
Exclusive: Why social media platforms are so vulnerable to cyber threats
Social media breaches, including the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook incident, accounted for approximately 56% of total records compromised in the first half of 2018.
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
Social media key to understanding sustainable tourism
“This is an exciting research opportunity to harness the power of social media analysis and artificial intelligence techniques to gain valuable insights into visitor perception, which can in turn inform industry practices and policy-making."
Study finds social media for businesses is more than just marketing
Social media is not an afterthought for businesses that know how to use it – in fact, it can bring benefits including community engagement, client support, and market insights.
Trustwave releases facial recognition tool for pentesters
Social Mapper takes an automated approach to searching popular social media sites for names and pictures of individuals.
How to secure your business against social media hijacking
Australian businesses and organisations’ widespread use of social media puts them at high risk of being hacked.
Facebook to bridge distances with new ‘Watch Party’ feature
Effectively, participants of a Watch Party can watch videos from anywhere (live or recorded) and interact with each other at the same time.
Social media cafes and bubble tea - 'Instagrammable spaces' are coming
Starting from the end of July, New Zealand will have its own new prototype ‘social media’ café designed specifically for social media lovers.
Why email still makes for a great business tool
Email is not going away, if anything, businesses are becoming more reliant on email.
Scams, scams, and social media: The security pain points catching Kiwis off guard
A new research report further supports the stark reality of just how many scammers are trying their luck on New Zealanders.
Antivirus solution protects privacy in the era of social media
What measures are you taking to secure your social media accounts?