Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Parts for the Nintendo 3DS, which went on sale on Sunday at $250 in the US, cost the Japanese console maker just $100, according to analysts. A “teardown analysis” by IHS iSuppli prices the bill of materials for the handheld at $100.71, with the 3D upper screen and lower touchscreen accounting for a third of the bill. Read more

This time last year, Twitter wrote a somewhat smug blog post trumpeting its success in tackling spam. It had reduced the percentage of tweets that were spammy from a peak of almost 11 per cent in summer 2009 to less than 1 per cent in February 2010, it said. Everyone was very pleased.

Fast forward a year, and it seems that the spammers are starting to stage a comeback. Read more

Facebook is trying to entice a new generation of advertising executives to tap consumers’ emotions through social advertising rather than obsessing over the traditional clicks and conversion rates. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Facebook is in talks to hire Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama’s former White House press secretary, to help manage the company’s communications, according to the New York Times’ DealBook. The talks come ahead of the social network’s planned initial public offering next year.

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