• Appy Last Year: Total Hours Spent With Apps Near Trillion
    Consumers can't enough of their apps -- and, as illustrated by a new report from App Annie, there are many ways to measure their mobile obsession. Last year, total time spent on apps approached one trillion hours -- with global users spending an average of two to three hours per day with the software, the app tracker finds.
  • IPhone Sales Down, Profit Up For Q2
    What do you want first, Apple fans -- the good news or the bad news? Getting the bad stuff out of the way, the tech titan sold fewer iPhones during its fiscal second quarter compared to the same period last year.
  • Twitter Considers New Revenue Streams
    In another bid to boost its bottom line, Twitter is pondering a premium Tweetdeck-like service for professionals willing to pay for social insights. "We're exploring several ways to make Tweetdeck even more valuable for professionals," a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
  • Android Finally Takes Top OS Spot
    It's the end of era. Yes, for the first time ever, Android has bested Microsoft Windows as the world's most popular operating system, according to fresh findings from Web analytics firm StatCounter.
  • Facebook Puts 'Freebooters' On Notice
    The social giant is improving its Rights Manager tool, including further automating the process of detecting and deleting stolen video. Now, rights owners can instruct Facebook's system to take specific actions whenever it finds matched content on its platform.
  • Facebook Redoubles Efforts To Fight 'Information Operations'
    Expanding its war on "false news," Facebook just released a broad plan to stop bad actors from spreading misinformation on its platform.
  • Facebook Touts Instagram's Growth
    Another day, another milestone for Facebook's favorite son. Yes, Instagram has surpassed 700 million monthly active users, the Facebook unit announced on Wednesday.
  • Influencers Set For $1B+ Payday On Instagram, Despite FTC Warning Bells
    By 2019, the sponsorship money Instagram influencers get is on pace to more than double -- from about $1 billion this year to nearly $2.4 billion -- according to recent estimates from Mediakix. Unfortunately, the Federal Trade Commission is threatening to spoil the party for influencers if they don't do a better job of disclosing their financial arrangements with sponsors.
  • 'NY Times' Finally Joins Snapchat Discover
    Does The New York Times joining Snapchat Discover lend an air of respectability to a new platform, and breathe new life into an aging publisher? That's obviously what the partners are planning -- but only time will tell.
  • Samsung Sets Google Play Music As Default Player
    Starting with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- which just made their domestic debut -- the South Korean tech giant will also be inviting users to upload as many as 100,000 songs to Google Play Music... for free.
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