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2015 technology industry graveyard

Cisco, Microsoft, Google, and others bury outdated technologies to move ahead with new ones

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Twitter CEO to developers: We messed up

At the Twitter Flight conference, Jack Dorsey attempts to set a clean slate with disgruntled developers

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Fake LinkedIn profiles lure unsuspecting users

Hackers create fictional people on LinkedIn to engage in industrial espionage and social engineering attacks

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Facebook gives Android a kick in the byte code

Facebook turns its attention to the Redex project for optimizing Java bytecode to improve Android optimization

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IBM Watson will know what you did last summer

A new API called Visual Insights can analyze your images and videos on social networks


SocialRank focuses on data mining followers instead of content pulls in all of your followers from Twitter and Instagram, giving you control to see who your followers really are, segment them and do things with them.

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Instagram surges past Twitter to become 2nd biggest social network

Instagram and its owner Facebook now own the top of the social networking world

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New social network aims to find news tech pros really care about

Exclusive social sharing site Quibb gives tech pros a space to connect with like-minded users to find, share, and comment on industry-specific content

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Twitter shuts down apps for deleted tweets, gives politicians new control

Twitter said the apps, Diplotwoops and Politwoops, violated its developer policies

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao tries to calm furor with huge 'mea culpa'

After controversial firing of moderator Victoria Taylor, Pao admits 'we screwed up' and promises greater responsiveness to user concerns

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo steps down

Co-founder Jack Dorsey will take over chief executive duties in the interim as the social network seeks a new leader

Reddit bans five groups on its site for harassment

The website had warned in May that harassment would not be tolerated in posts

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Despite Google Photos’ arrival, Google+ still lives

Far from ringing the death knell of Google+, Google exec says the social network is in a 'renaissance' of new thinking

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets, including photos contained in them, will appear on mobile devices depending on the search

Twitter turns to Apple for help distributing its tweets

Tweets might begin appearing in Spotlight searches on Apple devices, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said

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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully

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Public shaming and Internet bullies on parade

Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, and today's media outlets, public humiliation is moving at the speed of the Internet, and there's no stopping it

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