10 things you should know about tech and social this week


We want to make being in-the-know on all things digital, social and tech as easy as possible. Here is our top 10 rundown to keep your tech IQ above par. Rest easy, busy one. We’ve got your back.

  1. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer just celebrated her one-year anniversary with the company and shares have been up more than 70%.

  2. In case you didn’t know it already, stores are watching how you shop online.

  3. If you use the private car service app Uber, then you’ll be pumped to learn that you can now split the fare when you share a ride.

  4. Two high profile Facebook employees are leaving the company, VP Of North American Sales Tom Arrix and Gowalla Co-Founder Josh Williams.

  5. Using Reddit’s API, FTW: Reddit Insight delivers analytics on subreddits, users and posts

  6. Chromebook shipments are expected to double or even triple those shipped in the first half of the year. Why? Because Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Samsung Electronics are all reportedly ready to launch new Chromebooks.

  7. The world’s first Instagram Video movie trailer was released to the world. It’s for the upcoming film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and it’s aptly titled, Jobs The Film.

  8. There is a false FBI Ransomware targeting Apple’s Mac OS X users. Here’s how to not fall victim and remove it.

  9. Yahoo, thanks to a court order, gets to release information about how it fought PRISM. They’re the first company to do so.

  10. Analysts at Forrester have forecasted that $2.1 Trillion will go into IT spend in 2013 and the U.S. will lead the way.

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