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Facebook has figured out how to circumvent ad blockers

Online advertising is a controversial yet necessary evil that both publishers and end-users must contend with. Ads provide the revenue that most websites and online services require to operate. Without money coming in, publications and service providers can’t pay their…

Facebook is shutting down its Paper news app

Facebook has announced that it is calling time on its standalone news reading app Paper. Introduced in 2014, the iOS-only application was well-received by critics but ultimately failed to attract a large audience.

Google+ turned five and nobody noticed

Google launched its fourth attempt at a social network, Google+, on June 28, 2011 on an invite-only basis. The search giant’s answer to Facebook gained loads of traction early on, amassing more than 20 million users in just three weeks…