Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest

04 Dec

You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, but there are thousands of users that do know and do care – and their votes are as useless as Democratic votes in Mississippi.Like previous Site Governance votes, Facebook is letting users weigh in on proposed changes to the site&rsq.....

Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers

30 Nov

If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now forcing reviewers to log in in order to post.When users post a review for an app, movie, album, or any other item available in the store, their Google+ profile wil.....

Is Bing Right About People Getting “Scroogled” By Google?

29 Nov

This week, Bing launched an attack campaign against Google, called “Don’t Get Scroogled“. It’s a dig at Google Shopping, the product of Google’s recent transition from the free-to-list product search offering to a paid inclusion, ad-based Google Shopping model. Bing insists “Scroogled” is about Scrooge, rather than implying that people are getting “screwed by Google,” as the word would suggest, and as the Urban Dictionary definition would .....

Apple Loses Major Trademark Dispute In Mexico

04 Nov

Since 2003, Mexican residents have been serviced by telecommunications company iFone. Apple started selling the iPhone in the country in 2007 and registered its own trademark. The Cupertino-based company then brought legal action against iFone in 2009, and iFone sued right back. In this case, Apple should have settled right out of the gate.A court in Mexico City handed down a judgment last week that sees Apple lose an injunction that would have allowed the company to keep selling iPhon.....