The new service will enable Facebook users to click on a link and be taken to a page where they can enter into a live chat with a suicide prevention specialist. There is also a reporting link where users can alert Facebook, if they see something on a person's profile that causes them to think that the person is in severe distress. Facebook will send a message to that person to encourage them to contact the Lifeline.
Welcome to the second installment of our favorite Instagram photos from Crave readers.
Yesterday, we saw some great shots from around the world, and today's gallery is no different, with submissions from Canada, Wales, and Aruba. This time around we went with a water theme, so in the slideshow below, you'll see H2O in some form or another.
We'll be back tomorrow with another set of awesome photos; in the meantime, enjoy the two galleries below. … Read more
Best Buy's fiscal third quarter wasn't stellar and heavy promotions took a toll on profit margins. The company's biggest challenge may be doubling down on online sales as it tries to fend off Amazon, which is a big electronics threat.
The focus on e-commerce was evident on Best Buy's earnings conference call. Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn portrayed a company that's transitioning to a multichannel strategy.
As I mentioned earlier, we took a number of actions to drive our business including--running effective promotions across multiple channels; significantly expanding our online assortment; and ensuring … Read more
Mobile devices have surpassed magazines and newspapers in grabbing our time each day, says a new study from market researcher eMarketer.
On average, U.S. consumers now spend around an hour every day with their mobile phones, a 30 percent rise from last year.
In contrast, people are spending only 44 minutes a day reading newspapers and magazines, a small drop from last year. But the results stemming back from 2008 show a sharp rise for mobile devices and a steady decline for print publications.
Despite the popularity of mobile devices, people are still spending much more time watching TV … Read more
Apple has significantly expanded iTunes availability across Latin America, it announced today.
The company singled out Brazil in its announcement, saying it will offer more than 20 million songs to customers in that country from every major music label. In addition, Apple says the service will include tracks from local artists, such as Ivete Sangalo and Marisa Monte.
Apple's App Store, as well as podcasts and iBooks, were already available in Brazil.
To further sweeten the pot, Apple is offering customers in Brazil access to "thousands of movies to rent or purchase" via iTunes. The available movies … Read more
Those of you who use Google Blogger can now share your latest blogs with your Google+ followers.
Linking your blog to your Google+ account will display a Google+ share box after you post your latest content, according to Google's blog. Already prefilled with the necessary details, the box contains a a teaser of your blog that you can then share with your Google+ circles.
Hark! Lark is adding new personal sleep coach software to its silent alarm clock and sleep tracker that you wear on your wrist.
Tracking how much your arm moves as you sleep, Lark sends data via Bluetooth to an iPhone app indicating how well you're sleeping. When it's time to wake up, the device gently nudges you awake with vibrations. This is especially helpful for people who wake at a different hour than their partner or roommates. Now, with today's software launch, you can not only track how you sleep but you can get personalized advice on … Read more
The Apple TV might still be a hobby, but it's the king of the set-top box market, researcher Strategy Analytics says.
By the end of the year, worldwide set-top box sales are expected to hit nearly 12 million units, the research firm said yesterday. Apple is expected to sell about 4 million Apple TV units this year, giving it 32 percent market share and the lead against countless other products vying for control in that space, including Roku's line of devices.
Apple launched its latest Apple TV last year. The device allows users to stream movies, television shows, … Read more