General consensus? A no-no move. So many people seem to be fleeing FB anyway for any number of reasons but often because it is becoming the anti-thesis of how people want to interact digitally and a new level of consideration and respect that is required by new thinkers. These comments seems to indicate that this issue is really about social trust. In a theory explored well by Roderick Kramer , we find that motives are often weak guides for outcomes. The public seems to be very much aware of FB's motives. Now, all we have to do is see how much longer the dance actually lasts. There's a valuable lesson here for any and everyone involved in tech!
Facebook began allowing users in the U.K. who are older than 18 to play a new bingo game using real money. The game is called Bingo & Slots Friendzy. The social network takes in 30 percent of the money collected by the app. Facebook created the app because gambling is very popular in the U.K. It’s also heavily regulated. According to reports, this online gambling would turn Facebook into a $100 billion-revenue company.To the comments!
This is the beginning of the end for Facebook ... This is a desperate attempt to find something that people actually want to join FB to use. … A product that people use reluctantly does not have a long shelf life.
There's goes any moral decency. … The morals of what this will contribute to the masses. This is going to ripple throughout to various other areas … which will ripple to mobiles, and soon... consoles. … These guys are not taking responsibility for their actions and what it will do to society.
… It seems positive code for people sat in their bedrooms, away from their wives, partner, kids or in fact anyone else, playing in a virtual world. … The question of conscience and moral codes only really kicks in when money is involved. ... How long will it be before we see an 'adults only' area of Facebook?
So, the Apple critique continues. Love it or hate it, people will probably be checking for this device. But the move to up the ante in the number of releases per year is tellling, and consumers seem to be optimistic yet wary. What's it mean for Apple? That the company will have to continue to challenge itself in new ways to remain in position. Funny that economics seem to make no impact on new phone releases, though. Hmmmmm......
Apple is reportedly planning to officially introduce its new iPhone on Sept. 12. A September release would be slightly ahead of Apple's established one-iPhone-per-year pace. Slightly larger screen and a smaller dock connector are among the new features that are speculated the new device will have. Another expected feature is NFC technology that would make it easier for shoppers to make payments through their phones. The iPhone is still the most popular handset in the smartphone field, but Google's Android is catching up in terms of sales. Lots of talk on this one.
I'm looking forward to the next iPhone release but let’s face it: … NFC, better notifications, better processor … is what everyone is doing today. … Apple is falling to follower status. The 4S was absolutely nothing to brag about. ... The last time Apple showed everyone "how it was done" was a few years ago.
Like every other device in the world Apple uses their rivals to build their products. Let's take away Apples orders for Samsung products and see how well Samsung does. … No company manufactures their entire product start to finish
iP4 user here who is likely to get the next iPhone. … The leaked images are meh, but I expect what will get me is the whole package. ... I really do think android phones are winning (dominating) the feature wars... It would be nice to see something that puts the wow back in the iPhone, but sadly I don't expect it this September.