Facebook is rolling out a Trending News section on mobile, now with its own link

 Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section on mobile that includes its own link in the app’s main navigation. This follows the company’s earlier announcement this spring of a redesign for Trending Topics, an increasingly important part of Facebook’s social network, where it tracks the news stories that are buzzing across its service. That redesign is… Read More

Facebook password stealing software comes packed with a trojan that steals your passwords

 Facebook malware is nothing new, but an emerging threat offers some unique karmic retribution. In an unpublished report, security researchers at Sydney-based LMNTRIX Labs have identified software advertising itself as a Facebook password stealer that injects malicious code in the background once downloaded, making the user vulnerable to having their own credentials stolen. “This appears… Read More

Rothy’s, whose ballet flats are all over Facebook and Pinterest, has raised $7 million in funding

 You’ve likely seen them plastered across your social media accounts, if not on someone’s feet in San Francisco where the company is based: attractive women’s flats in bright red with black soles, or bright red with pink stripes and blue detailing, or a gray camo pattern with a red sole.
Rothy’s, available online only at the company’s site, seem to be everywhere… Read More

Facebook begins testing Stories on the desktop

 Great news, folks. Facebook Stories, the shameless Snapchat clone that sits above the News Feed on Facebook’s mobile app, is now rolling out to Facebook’s desktop site. Here, the Stories feature is no longer at the top of the page, but is instead off to the right side, where it’s at least a bit less intrusive. A small question mark icon appears in the Stories module, as… Read More

Garrett Camp’s latest Expa project, Mix, aims to curate the web

 There is surely no shortage of content out there on the web, but for many of us, that can actually be a problem. Twitter is great for real-time information, and Facebook is great for seeing what your friends are sharing, and newsfeeds like Flipboard are awesome at pulling together content based on your interests. But Mix, the latest project out of Expa, and led by Garrett Camp, is looking… Read More