With the all-digital currency bitcoin rising in value, hackers have redoubled their efforts to get at the money. Earlier this week, they hacked into a bitcoin bank. Today, Kaspersky Security reports that a malware scheme on Skype is taking over users’ machines to help them hunt for the currency online.
Facebook Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Supreme Court Filings (AllFacebook)
Facebook joined the growing list of companies expressing their support for same-sex marriage, announcing in a post on its LGBTQ@Facebook page that it will submit briefs on the topic to the U.S. Supreme Court. The social network said it would post links to its filings on the LGBTQ@Facebook page when they become available.
Quora will allow its users to share content with unregistered users when they share through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, the company said today.
Quora Will Host Blogs (SocialTimes)
The question-and-answer platform Quora will leverage its extensive set of topics to host blogs, the company said. Questions and answers are already categorized by topic, and writers who move into blogging will use the same 300,000 topics to categorize their blogs.
The question-and-answer platform Quora will leverage its extensive set of topics to host blogs, the company said today.
Foursquare published a map displaying its last 500 million check-ins, which it says it amassed over the last three months. With the world map, the company is making a not-so-veiled claim for relevance in the wake of a critical report released earlier this month by PrivCo, a financial research firm that specializes in private companies.
Quora Says it Will Expand Beyond Question-and-Answer Format (SocialTimes)
In a end-of-year blog post, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo hinted that the question-and-answer platform will move into “other formats” in an attempt to bring more knowledge online and searchable. “Today Quora is largely questions and answers, but that is not the ideal format for all knowledge. Other formats will gradually be added as we scale up,” D’Angelo wrote.
In a end-of-year blog post, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo hinted that the question-and-answer platform will move into “other formats” in an attempt to bring more knowledge online and searchable.
New App Optimizes Your iPhone Videos for YouTube (SocialTimes)
Monday YouTube announced a new app for iPhone and iPod touch called YouTube Capture that optimizes the camera on your device for shooting and uploading videos to YouTube. YouTube Capture is designed to simplify the process of shooting mobile video and uploading it to YouTube, allowing you to shoot, touch-up, caption and share videos to YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter in just a few clicks.
The question-and-answer platform Quora rolled out changes to its user experience today to better deliver questions to users who may be able to answer them.