How To Download Facebook Paper on an iPhone

Facebook's Paper app is on the app store starting today, but strangely, it's still absent from search, making it hard to find. No worries. We've got the link to the app. Simply click on that link from your iPhone's web browser, and you'll be taken to Paper's download page in the app store. From there, just tap the install button, enter your password, and you're one of the first people to use paper. The link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-stories-from-facebook/id794163692?mt=8 Always be the first to know on the latest technology. Sign up for our newsletter. … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Snapchat Hackers Friend 4 Million Users [And show their work to the CEO of Snapchat]

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Young hackers Ash Bhat and Ankit Ranjan just hacked into Snapchat, and friended 4 million users. After getting their project up and running, they showed it to Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat. We talked to Ranjan, who gave us the whole story. According to Ranjan, Bhat came into the HackTech hackathon at Caltech thinking “I want to piss off a company”, and because of the user data made available by the recent hacking, they decided to try Snapchat. It wasn't too surprising that they were successful, given their credentials. Bhat was one of 150 students given a full scholarship to Apple's exclusive … [Read more...]

Facebook Engineer Mocks Princeton Study

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Recently, Princeton published a controversial study claiming the imminent demise of Facebook. In response, Mike Devlin, a Princeton data scientist, wrote a scathing and sarcastic criticism of Princeton's research methods. Rather than address the Princeton study directly, Devlin applied the Princeton logic to Princeton's own Google trends data (the data they used to predict facebook engagement), and predicted mockingly "Princeton will have only half its current enrollment by 2018, and by 2021 it will have no students at all". From here, Devlin's satire only gets more creative. Next, … [Read more...]

Exclusive: Mark Cuban Talks Snapchat Acquisition Offer

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For reasons I’ll explain later, I found Snapchat’s actions this week unfathomable, so I went seeking advice from the most expert man out there on the subject of acquisitions: Mr. Mark Cuban (Shark Tank, Broadcast.com). I’m on a role with exclusives this week, although this one’s pretty succinct. As many of you may know, Mark Cuban’s fortune comes from a site called Broadcast.com (an internet radio pioneer), which he founded. Cuban orchestrated one of the most well-timed acquisitions in history, selling Broadcast.com to the then-massive Yahoo for $5.7 billion, right before the .com bubble … [Read more...]