Netflix performance on Comcast, which had been deteriorating for months, finally got a little better in February according to Netflix’s latest speed rankings. Netflix streamed at an average of 1.68Mbps on Comcast in the US in February, up from 1.51Mbps in January.
Twitter said in a blog post on Sunday that 93,788 protected accounts — streams that are not ordinarily visible except to those that user follows — were viewable via text messages and push notifications as far back as November 2013.
The newly announced second building at Facebook’s data center in Sweden, will be the first of the social network’s data centers to be built using its new rapid deployment data center concept, which leans on modular and lean construction principles
“With more than a billion people using Facebook and engaging in real-time conversations during these moments, it’s important for us to work closely with media companies to help them tell these stories”.
The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, has launched a free music streaming service called Milk Music. The service, currently only available on its Galaxy range of smartphones in the US, includes over 200 radio stations and 13 million songs.
Today the social network is unveiling its latest design for News Feed, which takes learnings from its failed trial and applies them to a familiar but fresh design that it plans to roll out globally over the next few weeks.
The average cost to advertise on Twitter’s website and mobile apps dropped 18% in the last three months of 2013, the company just disclosed in its annual report. Total revenue still grew last quarter as more advertisers bought more ads to show more users.
Twitter has changed its terms of service to ban sexually explicit Vines, specifically prohibiting videos of sexually provocative nudity, obviously aroused genitalia, sexually graphic art or animation and clips of sex toys being used erm.. as intended.
The Echo Nest uses a database of more than 30m songs to provide music recommendation, audio fingerprinting, and other services. The Echo Nest’s core product is a database of the characteristics of 30m songs, put together automatically through a mixture of techniques.
Facebook will become what experts say is the first private company in the country to bankroll a full-time beat cop, establishing what could become a blueprint for many more similar partnerships.