Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday. Facebook, which had not previously given such an estimate, said in a statement that […] Read more »

Software-defined storage: Users reveal the best (and worst) features

There is no standard definition of software-defined storage, but it typically involves decoupling the management software from the storage hardware (vs. the tight integration of traditional storage products). The goal is to make it easier for administrators to flexibly manage a variety of storage devices via software and automated policies. To read this article in […] Read more »

Apple Music for Android now has a widget, which leaves iOS users wanting

Apple Music for Android now has a widget, leaving iOS users swooning. It’s a simple addition; all you can do is control the playback. But the ability to pause, play and skip tracks without actually entering the app is a very Android feature. If you’re interested, here’s the full changelog: Add songs from the Apple […] Read more »

Google is teasing Android users over the name of its newest OS

Google definitely wins against Apple when it comes to naming versions of its operating systems. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai hinted in December 2015 that the company might be turning to its users for help naming Android N and it looks like he wasn’t being flippant after all. As Android Police reports, a number of users have […] Read more »

Former Vodafone boss backs India’s music-streaming service Saavn as it hits 18M users

Mumbai-based music-streaming service Saavn announced Thursday that former Vodafone chief executive Arun Sarin has joined as an investor and strategic advisor. The news comes less than three months after the company announced $ 100 million in fresh funding. At the time, it said it was adding one million new users per month, with 14 million in total. As of today, […] Read more »

Following Google’s lead, telecoms and users can join in the fight against robocalls

For the first time, Google joined the legal fight last week against robocalls. It filed suit against a search engine optimization firm in California for robocalls that promised better results from its search engine. It also set up a new Web page for reporting robocall scams. But even mighty Google can only do but so […] Read more »