Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference Monday with the announcement of its own maps in the mobile operating system. It's Apple's bid to challenge the dominance of Google maps for all kinds of location-based apps. Maps underlie many important things people do with mobile and up until now Google has had a lock on maps.
Facebook is reportedly considering a way to allow children under 13 to use the social networking site. Stephen Balkam is the chief executive and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, of which Facebook is a member. He lays out steps to help parents protect their children on Facebook.
The Wall Street Journal says the days of "wild user growth appear to be over" at Facebook. The Next Web says Facebook is "eating the world" (except for China and Russia). Taking a closer look at the numbers, both stories can be right.
The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.
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