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Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts

Associated Press - 2 hours 27 minutes ago WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide's account.

  • Couples using Facebook enjoy stronger bonding IANS - 11 hours ago

    New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Not just shopping together, couples who spend time together on Facebook tend to share a stronger bond and enjoy a longer-lasting relationship than … More »Couples using Facebook enjoy stronger bonding

    New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Not just shopping together, couples who spend time together on Facebook tend to share a stronger bond and enjoy a longer-lasting relationship than those who avoid seeing each other online, an interesting study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that couples who …

  • Lovato thanks fans for support after dog's death IANS - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato expressed her gratitude to fans for their outpouring support after the death of her beloved dog Buddy. With the image, Lovato … More »Lovato thanks fans for support after dog's death

    Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato expressed her gratitude to fans for their outpouring support after the death of her beloved dog Buddy. With the image, Lovato wrote: "We can't thank you all enough. Love you all tons and ton." In line with Lovato, her beau Wilmer Valderrama took to Twitter to thank fans for …

  • America Offline? 15 Percent of US Adults Don't Use the Internet LiveScience.com - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Email, Facebook, cat videos — these are just a few of the things that 15 percent of American adults are missing out on every day because they don't use the Internet. … More »America Offline? 15 Percent of US Adults Don't Use the Internet

    Email, Facebook, cat videos — these are just a few of the things that 15 percent of American adults are missing out on every day because they don't use the Internet. However, that 15 percent is a huge reduction from the percentage of Americans who did not use the Internet in 2000, according to a new analysis of survey …

  • Twitter news yet to gain popularity among traditional media IANS - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    London, Aug 1 (IANS) Despite its growing popularity, half of the most popular news on micro-blogging site Twitter are still not being covered by traditional news media … More »Twitter news yet to gain popularity among traditional media

    London, Aug 1 (IANS) Despite its growing popularity, half of the most popular news on micro-blogging site Twitter are still not being covered by traditional news media sources, researchers report. To understand this, the team employed a new methodology that used Google news service which detects which "trending topics" …

  • Battling addiction? Get sober with this 'social' app IANS - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    New York, Aug 1 (IANS) If you are struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addictions, here comes a smartphone app that aims to help by connecting you to a social … More »Battling addiction? Get sober with this 'social' app

    New York, Aug 1 (IANS) If you are struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addictions, here comes a smartphone app that aims to help by connecting you to a social network of sober people. It also offers a messaging platform and other features similar to what are available on popular social networking platforms like …

  • Facebook CEO to be a father soon IANS - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    New York, Aug 1 (IANS) CEO of social networking giant Facebook Mark Zuckerberg declared that he and his wife Prisicilla are soon going to be parents to a girl. "We have … More »Facebook CEO to be a father soon

    New York, Aug 1 (IANS) CEO of social networking giant Facebook Mark Zuckerberg declared that he and his wife Prisicilla are soon going to be parents to a girl. "We have already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives across the globe- Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and …

  • Shamers on the prowl in social media jungle
    Shamers on the prowl in social media jungle AFP Relax - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The killing of a Zimbabwean lion by an American dentist is a vivid reminder of how, in this era of social media, it's a virtual jungle out there. Big game hunter Walter … More »Shamers on the prowl in social media jungle

    Shamers on the prowl in social media jungle

    The killing of a Zimbabwean lion by an American dentist is a vivid reminder of how, in this era of social media, it's a virtual jungle out there. Big game hunter Walter Palmer joins a growing list of individuals -- famous and not so famous -- who have been publicly, even ruthlessly shamed on Twitter and Facebook, the village …

  • Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch
    Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch AFP Relax - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago. Maler and fellow 20-somethings named their team "Move Fast and Brick … More »Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch

    Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch

    Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago. Maler and fellow 20-somethings named their team "Move Fast and Brick Things" in a merging of a Facebook hacker-mindset motto "move fast and break things," with a reference to brick blocks that are well-known obstacles in …

  • 11 killed in Colombia military plane crash IANS - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Bogota, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Eleven Colombian air force personnel were killed when a plane went down in the northern province of Cesar, the military said. The crash took … More »11 killed in Colombia military plane crash

    Bogota, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Eleven Colombian air force personnel were killed when a plane went down in the northern province of Cesar, the military said. The crash took place on Friday and he first official report about the crash came from Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos who said on Twitter that 12 people had died. …

  • Basketball: Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach AFP News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George … More »Basketball: Kings name Nancy Lieberman assistant coach

    The Sacramento Kings have become the latest NBA team to hire a woman as an assistant coach, appointing Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman to work alongside head coach George Karl, it was confirmed Friday. Lieberman will be only the second female assistant coach with an NBA team following the appointment of Becky Hammon at the …

  • Stop taking klia2 defects lightly, lives at stake, Rafidah tells MAHB The Malaysian Insider - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz slammed Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) for playing down the defects at klia2, saying that MAHB was being "naive and callous" … More »Stop taking klia2 defects lightly, lives at stake, Rafidah tells MAHB

    Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz slammed Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) for playing down the defects at klia2, saying that MAHB was being "naive and callous" in brushing aside concerns over defects in the new budget terminal. Posting on her Facebook page, the AirAsia X chairman said lives are at stake as airlines …

  • A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle
    Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did … More »Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore

    A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its 'Mavens' growth strategy. The company has been focusing on four areas — mobile, video, …

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter
    Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post … More »Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook's Zuckerberg and wife are expecting a daughter

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby. The co-founder of the world's largest social network used a Facebook post Friday to announce that Chan is pregnant ...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California
    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook … More »Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl

    Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was …

  • Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain
    One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo … More »One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome

    Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. The foursome -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson -- posted a video message on Twitter announcing the new single. In …

  • FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing David Price of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
    Price's Toronto arrival delayed by flat tire Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — David Price's arrival in Toronto has been delayed by a flat tire, a story that played out on Twitter with Blue Jays fans offering to rescue the stranded … More »Price's Toronto arrival delayed by flat tire

    FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing David Price of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, July 30, 2015, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    TORONTO (AP) — David Price's arrival in Toronto has been delayed by a flat tire, a story that played out on Twitter with Blue Jays fans offering to rescue the stranded pitcher.

  • Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared
    Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and … More »Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared

    Tough week for social media stocks _ no one is spared

    It hasn't been an easy week in social media, despite double-digit revenue growth from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Investors are looking beyond headline numbers and finding reasons to sell. Not even ...

  • North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black … More »North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black protestors aren't "productive good citizens" with jobs, like whites.

  • Twitter adds four Indian languages IANS - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported Indian languages to six. Hindi and Bengali have been available for a year now, the social media … More »Twitter adds four Indian languages

    Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported Indian languages to six. Hindi and Bengali have been available for a year now, the social media company said in a blog post. According to Twitter, these four languages were partially translated by a community of Twitter users via the translation cen …

  • Chinese nationals, who were jailed for illegal logging, walk out of Myitkyina prison after being released during an amnesty in Myitkyina
    Freeing of Chinese loggers riles Myanmar citizens Reuters - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    By Tim McLaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's newspapers and social media users reacted with anger and disappointment on Friday to the government's … More »Freeing of Chinese loggers riles Myanmar citizens

    Chinese nationals, who were jailed for illegal logging, walk out of Myitkyina prison after being released during an amnesty in Myitkyina

    By Tim McLaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's newspapers and social media users reacted with anger and disappointment on Friday to the government's decision to include 155 Chinese in a mass amnesty, just eight days after they were jailed for illegal logging. News journals slammed the freeing of the …