Can social media messaging platforms increase workplace collaboration and productivity?

Social media messaging can improve the nation’s productivity and enhance collaboration in the workplace. However, it can also lead to bullying if communication remains un-policed, according to latest research. A survey of 3,047 workers commissioned by online job search company totaljobs found that as many as four out of five employees believe that apps such as…

The Digest: Obama calls for stronger data privacy… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Barack Obama calls for stronger data privacy laws | BBC News "US President Barack Obama has unveiled new proposals on how consumers' personal data is handled. Mr Obama called for legislation that will require firms to inform customers of data breaches within 30 days as well as protect students' information. He said identify…

Web-based WhatsApp: Coming soon?

Could the developers of WhatsApp be working on a web based version that will run in a web browser? That's what some hidden code suggests. According to Cool Smartphone, some coders on code-sharing website Github have been tearing apart the latest Android release of the popular messaging app, and have spotted some interesting references. Note…

The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…