Articles by Kris Holt

Kris Holt

Kris Holt is a Montrealer by way of a small city in Scotland. He has a master’s degree in English and is a former newspaper sub-editor, video games reviewer and sports writer. Aside from being a tech and social media advocate, Kris is a movie nerd, television fiend and likes to think of himself as creative. He would also like you to know he is far less mean then he looks in his photo.

STUDY: Facebook Has 57M US Mobile Users, Mobile Social Media Audience Grows 37% In Past Year

businessman smartphone The results of a new study into mobile Internet usage shows that the number of Americans who are accessing social networking services and blogs using their mobile device has risen by 37 percent over a 1-year period. It was also discovered that Facebook has 57.3 million mobile users in the U.S. According to comScore, which carried out a study on data from the... Read more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tops Fortune 40 Under 40 List

mark zuckerberg featured Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has risen to the top of yet another major list as he has been named the hottest young business star on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list for 2011. Zuckerberg has moved up one place to take over the top spot from Marc Andreessen of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. As Andreessen is now 40, he is no longer eligible... Read more »

LinkedIn Launches Japanese Support, Opens Tokyo Office

linkedin developer featured LinkedIn's international expansion has reached a new market as the professional social network is now available in Japanese, while it has opened its new office in Tokyo. This is the 4th country where LinkedIn has opened offices in the region. According to Arvind Rajan, managing director and vice president of Asia-Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn, Japan has one of the... Read more »

Google+ Will Soon Allow You To Use A Pseudonym Instead Of Your Real Name

google plus badges featured Following months of discussions over the issue of identity on Google+, you will soon be allowed to use a pseudonym instead of your real name on the social network. Google's Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra revealed the plan at the Web 2.0 summit, which is being held in San Francisco this week. In July, we reported that Google had been deleting... Read more »

Adam Levine Slams FOX News On Twitter, Followers Have Mixed Reactions

adam levine featured Adam Levine has again spoken his mind on Twitter. This time around, FOX News is the subject of the Maroon 5 singer's anger as he asked the cable news network not to use his band's music in the future -- in a rather blunt way. He tweeted, "Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil f***ing channel ever again. Thank you." Back in August, Levine hit out at the... Read more »

Facebook Updates Messenger Mobile App, Launches BlackBerry Version

Flickr Facebook has rolled out an update for its Messenger app on iPhone and Android devices. The app offers several new features including the ability to see which of your friends are online. The social network has also launched a BlackBerry version of the app. In addition to seeing which of your friends are online and which are using their mobile devices, the updated... Read more »

Detective Banned From Sharing Work Life On Twitter After Tweeting Photo Of Murder Victim

Flickr A Los Angeles detective says that he was banned from sharing details about his work on Twitter after tweeting a photo of a murder victim. Sal LaBarbera, who has served on gang and homicide squads for 24 years, shared a photo of Oscar Arevalo lying dead on a curb after he was fatally shot during a gang dispute. Arvelo's body was covered in a blanket and was... Read more »

STUDY: The Number Of Facebook Friends You Have Is Reflected In Your Brain Structure

Flickr Scientists from University College London (UCL) have revealed the results of a fascinating study in which it is suggested that people with lots of Facebook friends have a slightly different brain structure than those with fewer friends on the social network. The researchers claimed that those with the highest number of friends have more gray matter in the regions... Read more »

LinkedIn Launches New Classmates Feature To Help You Connect With Fellow Alumni

linkedin featured LinkedIn has launched a new feature that aims to help you keep in touch with your friends from college or university. The Classmates feature provides insights and networking for alumni of colleges and universities all over the world. The tool offers insights about fellow alumni from your school, whether or not they were in the same graduating class as you. It... Read more »

Spotify Launches BlackBerry App

spotify featured Social music streaming service Spotify has made its debut on BlackBerry with the preview release of its app for the platform. The company's 6th mobile app is full of all the Spotify features that you'd probably expect to have access to from a mobile device. You'll have access to Spotify's full catalog of millions of songs from your BlackBerry, along with offline... Read more »
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