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Report: Facebook Planning E-Money Service in Ireland



Facebook is moving closer to becoming more of a checkbook, at least according to one report.

The Financial Times reports that Facebook is “weeks away” from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service in which users can store money on the social network and transfer funds to one another.

The electronic money service would work throughout Europe, according to the report. Facebook is also looking to partner with several startups…

Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert’ Derby Begins, and Any Show Can Win



Comedy Central is leaving all formats on the table when it comes to filling the 11:30 timeslot that becomes vacant at the end of 2014 with the departure of Stephen Colbert — including, but definitely not limited to, another topical talk show in the style of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

The process of finding that show may mirror the short-leash experiment the network tried when The Colbert Report debuted in October of 2005, with no more than an 8-week commitment. Had Colbert fizzled, the…

Networking Equipment Makers Scramble to Patch Heartbleed



It’s not just websites that are vulnerable to Heartbleed. The OpenSSL encryption library at the heart of the massive Internet bug is in use other places, too — including network hardware such as routers and switches.

Networking vendors Cisco, Juniper Networks, F5 Networks and Fortigate have all issued security alerts, disclosing that some of their products are affected by Heartbleed.

Cisco and Juniper both…

The Social TV Revolution Isn’t Here Yet



Twitter mentioned the word “television” more than 40 times in the paperwork it filed to go public last year, and for good reason. The social network has doubled down on product updates and acquisitions to ensure that it becomes the second screen for TV viewers

Likewise, Facebook has tried to take a page from Twitter’s playbook and partnered with a social TV analytics group — one that Twitter later acquired — to show off how its massive user base engages with and discusses television…

Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ Confirmed for PlayStation 4



Sony’s The Last of Us is coming to PlayStation 4 in a “remastered” version, according to a banner on the company’s website spotted Wednesday morning. Sony confirmed this via email shortly after the leak.

The harrowing tale of survival in a monster-infested world was released last June exclusively for PlayStation 3. It received rave reviews and was one of the top-selling games of the summer.

Now, it looks like studio Naughty Dog will…

Twitter Fights For Mainstream Adoption With Facebook-ish Updates



During Twitter’s first earnings call as a public company in early February CEO Dick Costolo emphasized that his goal is “to reach every person on the planet.”

“In 2014,” he added, “we’re focused on building a Twitter that is truly accessible and valuable to everyone.” What better way to do that than by borrowing some of the look and feel from the social network that’s come closest to that goal: Facebook

Twitter unveiled a new…

The 6 Most-Used Social Networks on Mobile in the U.S.



Every social media company knows that enhancing the mobile user experience is necessary for a network’s success. But among all the app updates, bug fixes and design changes, how much time do users actually spend on social media with their mobile devices?

According to a new report from comScore, Instagram users in the U.S. spend 98% of time with the network on mobile — which isn’t very surprising, considering the platform was originally mobile-only and is innately conducive to mobile device…

Report: Google Eyes Its Own Wireless Network



Google wants to be your future wireless carrier, a new report suggests.

Google executives are in talks to offer its own wireless service in regions where it already offers its Google Fiber Internet and TV service, according to The Information.

This could potentially bring both voice calling and Internet connection to mobile devices, adding to Google’s growing collection of product offerings.

By becoming a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Google…

Ukraine to Get Its Own Social Network — Once the DDoS Attacks Stop



Ukraine may soon get its very own social network, Mashable has learned, but its debut is being delayed by ongoing DDoS attacks.

The social network, which will live at WeUA.info (slogan: “We live for Ukraine), was scheduled to go live Monday night, but has not been able to launch due to a sustained attempt to keep it offline.

“We have not opened the website for the public yet, although we are already seeing very strong DDoS attacks,”…

Pavel Durov Resigns As Head Of Russian Social Network VK.com, Ukraine Conflict Was The Tipping Point

Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte.com, has announced on his VK.com page that he has stepped down as the head of the social network — Russia’s largest, with over 100 million users — after he said that it became “increasingly difficult” to run the social network after ownership changes put pressure on the company preserving its freedom of speech ethic. Read More