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Facebook Stock Plummets After Earnings Announcement

Facebook was once flying high, but not right now.  The company’s stock took another nosedive today after earnings reports showed that the company’s growth was only a fraction of what analysts had expected.  The stock was down 14% in early trading, dropping to $22.98.  This is Facebook’s first earnings report as a publicly traded company and hasn’t gone over for ...

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Afghans Turning More Toward Social Media for Activism

With insurgents and coalition troops relaying victories over Twitter, both sides of the War in Afghanistan have increasingly turned to social media networks as a means of quickly spreading propaganda and information. Now a group of Afghan journalists and free speech activists aim to use the same means to surpass government roadblocks to individual exchange. Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar, executive director ...

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Facebook Expected to Post Massive Losses After Disastrous IPO

Facebook is expected to lose a ton of money.  The company once flew sky high and appeared to be able to do no wrong, but that can change in a flash if you do an IPO that goes flat in a matter of days.  The company’s shares closed on Friday at $28.76, which is $10 below the price at which ...

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Being Secretly Stalked on Facebook? Now, You’ll Be able to See Who’s Been to Your Page

Facebook just made a major announcement that will forever modify the privacy settings for consumers of its product.  The company says that very soon, users will be able to track those who’ve been to their group pages and may eventually do the same thing for personal profiles. This move would be huge, since it would significantly adjust user habits.  If ...

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Stephanie Humphrey’s Latest App: Where Your Kids Can Eat Free

In this latest installment of “A Matter of Life and Tech,” Stephanie Humphrey shows you two apps that can really make a difference in your life.  First, there is an app that shows you have to get gas at the lowest prices.  In this economy, saving money can be critical, so having this information on your phone can be crucial. ...

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Study: More People are Getting Their News from YouTube

A recent study shows that Youtube is become a major source for news. Viewers are turning to the site for eyewitness videos during times where major events and natural disasters are occurring. On Monday, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released their study, in which a team examined 15 months of the most popular news videos on ...

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Why the Founder of Victoria’s Secret Threw Himself off a Bridge

The Victoria’s Secret show costs more than $10 million to put on and is hailed as one of the most important fashion shows in the world.  What is not so known about the company is the tragic story of its founder, Roy Raymond.  Raymond started the company after being influenced by a shopping trip he’d just taken with his wife. ...

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Stephanie Humphrey: Is Mobile Technology a Distraction in Church?

Techlife Expert Stephanie Humphrey digs into an interesting conversation about technology and church.  With the increased use of various mobile devices and technology in the general population, we have to wonder if any of this belongs in church.  If you’re listening to Pastor Smith give the “good word,” is it helpful or harmful for you to be clicking away on ...

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Facebook is Trying to Make the Resume Obsolete…But They Could End Up Telling All Your Business

You really can do everything that you need to on Facebook these days. The social media site plans to launch its own jobs board, an action that could ultimately make the resume a thing of the past. “I don’t ever have anybody come in and hand me a paper resume,” says Gretchen Gunn, a principle at MDG Services in Stockton, ...

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Get Real MSNBC: Digg.com Sold for $16 Million, Not $500 Thousand

After a blog owned by MSNBC came out claiming that Digg.com was sold for just $500,000, other sources are starting to sprinkle a bit of truth onto the craziness.  Techcrunch and other outlets are now stating that the real value of the deal was closer to $16 million, which makes more sense for a company that some once thought to ...

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