Amy’s Baking Company and Bistro was featured on a recent episode of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares, but were dumped from the show because Ramsey of all people, thought the owners were total assholes. Demonstrating this short temper for the whole world to see, owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo took to Facebook to aggressively and dickishly respond to some negative comments.
Facebook held a press conference today to announce their big secret Android phone thing and it wasn’t any hardware, at least not from them. Instead, they unveiled the new Facebook Home Android skin, that takes your normal boring Android, makes it look nicer, gives it a new app launcher and makes keeping up with your friends on Facebook quick and easy and really really good looking.
Back in 1999, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was just 15, and like many at the time, had his own Angelfire page. Like all Angelfire pages, it wasn’t pretty, but it was something.
Every time Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth, people expect him to announce a “Facebook phone”. And when last week, Facebook announced an upcoming mysterious Android project, it might have been safer than before to assume it might be hardware. But wrong again… it’s most likely a Facebook-centric Android home page for your Android phone.
The emoticon has been around in some form since the early days of the world wide web, and there’s no shortage of emoticons out there. For the web and for mobile phones, there are thousands of emoticon apps to use in your everyday chatting. But Facebook thinks they, along with Pixar illustrator Matt Jones and a little bit of Charles Darwin, think they can take emoticons to the next level.
For the last couple of years, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have seen the writing on the wall and have been desperately trying to refine their search engines to deliver more targeted, more personal results based on your likes and dislikes, trying to make search more like what you would get from Facebook. Because it was only a matter of time before Facebook entered the search engine realm…
Yesterday, Instagram (owned by Facebook) introduced a change in user policy that has gotten pretty much everyone pissed off. All those photos you’ve uploaded to Instagram? Instagram and Facebook have now declared those photos are theirs and they have the right to sell them or do whatever without ever telling you, without your permission, with no opt-out.
UPDATE: Looks like Instagram has already scrapped that idea.