Facebook is now bigger than Amazon, by market cap

Apparently pokes and Likes beat e-commerce and drones. Facebook is now more valuable than Amazon, at least by market value. Facebook’s market cap topped $170 billion this week, while Amazon’s market cap has dipped below $165 billion, according to data provided to Mashable by FactSet Research. The social network’s stock hit a new high this week, following a strong December quarter earnings report, in which it handily beat revenue estimates [...]

Google Glass eyewear lets winking snap pictures

  San Francisco — Google Glass announced updates to the software in its Internet-linked eyewear to allow users to snap pictures by winking. The new feature, which promises to escalate privacy concerns already being voiced about the high-tech gadget, came as one of an array of improvements. “We’ve got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the [...]

How does Facebook actually rank your friends ?

Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network. This affects the order of results when you start typing a name into the search box, the people that appear in your Friends pane when someone visits your profile, whose content shows up in your News Feed, and pretty much any list that displays who you interact with on the [...]