Author Archives: Abmuku.com Staff

Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours?

Over 250,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Was Yours? Twitter announced Friday on their company blog that thousands of accounts were hacked.  According to the post, over 250,000 accounts were compromised and it’s uncertain what kind of information was obtained.  Twitter is resetting passwords for users that were impacted by the breach but no news has been…Continue Reading

Facebook’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Beat Expectations But Wall Street Still Skeptical

Facebook’s Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Beat Expectations But Wall Street Still Skeptical: Facebook beat its earnings estimates handily with revenue increasing 40 percent year-over-year.  The largest social media company in the world with over 1 billion users is doing a better job at monetizing mobile.  Today the company announced fourth-quarter revenue of $1.59 billion which…Continue Reading

Will The Blackberry 10 Be The New “Crackberry”?

Will The Blackberry 10 Be The New “Crackberry”? Probably not- but wait…. Ok. There’s a bit ‘much ado about nothing’ over the new Blackberry 10 according to the analysis we’ve done with ToryCapital.com along with some anecdotal evidence.  We’re not betting against the Blackberry 10 but the iPhone 5 had a hard time selling, so…Continue Reading

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests For 2012, Will Others Follow Suit?

Google Makes Public Government Data Requests 2012, Will Others Follow Suit? Governments continue to ask Google for more data about its users, with more than two-thirds of requests in the U.S. made through a subpoena, which usually doesn’t require asking a judge for a search warrant.  Google is being transparent and it’s good for the…Continue Reading

Dissecting Apple’s Bad Quarter Ended December 2012 – Is Growth Gone?

Dissecting Apple’s Bad Quarter Ended December 2012 – Is Growth Gone? Apple shares were dumped by investors yesterday after it reported a lackluster quarter with less than 50 million iPhones sold.  Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones which was much less than expected. The negative news seems to be a trend with Apple as investors sell…Continue Reading

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group To Expand Local Data Offerings

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group To Expand Local Data Offerings: Foursquare is expanding its offerings.  The social media check-in site announced a deal today with Voice Media Group to get event data on the Foursquare network.  The strategic deal allows Foursquare to use some of Voice Data Group’s reviews in cities and categories it…Continue Reading

LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Users Milestone Globally

LinkedIn Reaches 200 Million Members Globally: LinkedIn has reached a major milestone this week.  The largest social media networking site for professionals has just hit the 200 million user mark globally.  LinkedIn went public late in 2011 and unlike recent IPOs from the likes of Angie’s List and Facebook, LinkedIn’s stock has been on a…Continue Reading

Facebook To Unveil Something Brand New Tuesday January 15, 2013 – What It Could Be

Facebook To Unveil Something Brand New Tuesday January 15, 2013 – What It Could Be: Facebook is planning to unveil something brand new next week and it’s creating some serious buzz about what it could be.  Facebook sent out press invitations in a similar way Apple creates excitement for its new products and the speculation…Continue Reading

Foursquare January 2013 Privacy Policy Changes, Allow Full Name Viewing And Historical Check-In Data For Businesses

Foursquare January 2013 Privacy Policy Changes, Allow Full Name Viewing And Historical Check-In Data For Businesses: Will the privacy policy changes fly? Foursquare will be making some new changes to its privacy policy this month.  The idea is for data to become more useful for businesses and the privacy policy now changes how users can…Continue Reading

Notre Dame Is Beating Alabama In The Social Media Game Before The BCS Showdown Tonight

Notre Dame Is Beating Alabama In The Social Media Game Before The BCS Showdown Tonight: Notre Dame University will be playing Alabama tonight in Miami for the BCS Championship 2012-13.  The hype for the game is immense with some online betting parlors claiming this will be the most wagered on game in history.  In the…Continue Reading

Rumor: Twitter Will IPO In 2014

Rumor – Twitter Will IPO In 2014: The rumor milling is getting stronger that Twitter will soon be going public.  Twitter, the social media platform that limits users to 140 characters or less and has been growing alongside Facebook with the expansion of the sector and reports yesterday state the company could sell shares to…Continue Reading

Youtube Deletes Over 2 billion Video Views From Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records

  Youtube Deletes Over 2 billion Video Views From Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records: Youtube deleted over 2 billion views from videos on its channels from the top music labels recently.   Universal Music Group, Sony/BMG and RCA Records each lost millions of views as YouTube, owned by Google, deleted views obtained by…Continue Reading

AppData Claims Instagram Lost 25 Percent Of Daily Active Users Due To ‘Selling Pictures Problem’ – 2 Reasons Why

AppData Claims Instagram Lost 25 Percent Of Daily Active Users Due To ‘Selling Pictures Problem’ – 2 Reasons Why: AppData claimed today that Instagram lost 25 percent of its daily active user due to the selling pictures problem it had last week.  Instagram changed its privacy rights and users beleived their pictures could be sold…Continue Reading

Amazon Tops Christmas Day 2012 Most Visited U.S. Retail Sites

Amazon Tops Christmas Day 2012 Most Visited U.S. Retail Sites: Amazon tops the U.S. in Christmas Day 2012 sales by far.  Amazon continues to be the best retailer online and was doing approximately 300 orders every second at its peak this year.  Walmart was second in U.S. visits based on Experian Marketing Services data from…Continue Reading