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More Facebook Users Turning Into Gamers
2012-08-15 06:35:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most may see it as a place to hang out and catch up with friends, Facebook is actually growing into a hub to play games, according to a TechCrunch report. The social network said that over 235 million people play games on Facebook, which is an 8.4 percent increase since January 1.  In all, Facebook has a total of more than 900 million members. Facebook said it drove its users to Apple's App Store and Google's Play...

2012-08-14 23:01:21

The social recruiting platform reaches 100,000 users less than 18 months after launch. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Bullhorn, the global leader in online recruiting software, announced that its pioneering social recruiting platform, Bullhorn Reach, welcomed its 100,000th user. The growth of Bullhorn Reach, the only platform that helps recruiters truly leverage their social connections to find and connect with the best talent, can be attributed to the increasing value derived from...

Facebook Tool Helps You Report Phishing Scams
2012-08-10 06:57:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook wants to know if people are receiving phishing emails that seek to trick members into revealing their personal account information. The social network has launched a new email account -- phish@fb.com -- that accepts reports of any such phishing attempts, saying they will “investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate.” “We will then work with our eCrime team to...

2012-08-09 23:01:41

Hollie Blue Inc. hosted its first of several events in preparation for the launch of their new website, a social network and online expo dedicated to health and sex. The sensual themed event, called ℠Fifty Shades of Blue´, attracted many couples who explored fantasies and strengthened their relationship. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 In preparation for the launch of a website dedicated to health and sex, Hollie Blue Inc. hosted a sensual event called ℠Fifty...

2012-08-09 10:27:24

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recipe and coupon network Just A Pinch Recipes announced this week that its recipe database, which is comprised of only recipes posted by users, topped the 100,000 mark. In just two years, real home cooks utilizing www.justapinch.com have created the largest and fastest growing database of user-posted recipes anywhere. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/CL54717 ) "In keeping a laser focus on the home cook by creating the first...

83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Illegitimate
2012-08-02 14:50:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook said in filings published this week that it has more than 83 million illegitimate accounts on its social network. Of the 955 million active accounts, Facebook wrote in its 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities Exchange and Commission that 8.7 percent of them are not legitimate profile pages. The undesirable accounts included fake names intended to be used for purposes that violate the terms of services, such as spamming....

Mobile Growth Could Mean Revenue Drop For Facebook
2012-08-02 08:11:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Facebook users continue to adapt to using their smartphones to access the social network, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff have new problems confronting them. According to Facebook's 10-Q SEC document posted on Tuesday, the social network has seen a 23 percent increase in its mobile traffic from March to June. The problem Facebook faces is that its mobile advertising cannot generate income like its desktop version software. So, the...

2012-07-27 02:26:18

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnecTV, the fastest growing social network designed for all TV and sports fans, today announced the launch of "Watercooler," a 24-hour chat destination for everything trending on TV. Staffed with leading experts and on-air hosts from news, sports and entertainment, ConnecTV's Watercooler premieres with the gold medal team of Greg Louganis, Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, and Eric Fonoimoana, as they dive into the conversation with insights and...

2012-07-24 06:24:49

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayUp, the first social network app exclusively for sports fans, socializers and gamers, announced today the launch of PlayUp 3.1, becoming the first international fan engagement platform where Olympic fans worldwide can socialize over the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Fans across the globe can follow almost every competition that takes place throughout the duration of the Games, which commence on July 27 and run through August 12. With sports fans...

Airports In Honolulu, LA, NY Could Influence Pandemic Spread
2012-07-24 06:20:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2003 SARS outbreak. 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic. These are just a few of the public health crises that have arisen in the past decade. To better understand how new bacteria or viruses could spread around the world with the help of air travel, epidemiologists and scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) looked at how location can affect high infection rates....