Social Networks

Quora rolls out Verified Profiles, starting with President Barack Obama

Quora rolls out Verified Profiles, starting with President Barack Obama

The question-and-answer social network Quora has finally started rolling out Verified Profiles, beginning with the US President Barack Obama. On Monday, Obama became the first person to get the big blue check of authenticity on the Quora network when he answered two questions related to the Affordable Care Act.

Facebook announces new programming language – ‘Hack’

Facebook announces new programming language – ‘Hack’

Popular social network Facebook has recently announced Hack - a new programming language which combines the ease of PHP and the painstaking safety controls of C/C++, Java and other traditional programming languages.

Facebook rolls out Messenger beta program

Facebook rolls out Messenger beta program

In an official post released on Monday, social network Facebook has revealed that it is rolling out a beta program for Facebook Messenger.  The move implies that interested users who want to contribute to Facebook's bug-test of the Facebook Messenger app will get an early access to a pre-launch version of the messaging app.

Facebook commences gradual rollout of TV-style ads

Facebook commences gradual rollout of TV-style ads

In a recently released online post, Facebook's product marketing manager Susan Buckner has revealed that the social network has started rolling out TV-style ads to the News Feeds of its users. The move underscores Facebook's apparent efforts to grab revenue from the money-spinning TV market.

Twitter hit by service outage for nearly one hour

Twitter hit by service outage for nearly one hour

Popular microblogging service Twitter experienced a service outage on Tuesday. The outage, which took down the Twitter service for nearly one hour, began at around 11am PST/2pm EST.

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