In an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries, Facebook-backed Internet.org announced that it is launching a new Android app in Zambia that gives Airtel customers access to a handful of online services on their mobile phones without incurring any data charges. “Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular [...]
This month two new social networks were launched that share their profits with users for posts which go viral and attract advertisers. Instead of keeping the earnings for themselves, Bonzo Me and Bubblews provide unique ways for their users to make a buck for the material they share. The approach followed by these two new [...]
Facebook tests new ‘buy’ button to let users purchase products that are advertised on its social network
Social network Facebook is testing a new buy button on its website to facilitate users to purchase products that are advertised on its social network. The new service represents Facebook’s latest efforts to help businesses accelerate their sales through the world’s largest online social network. The company said in a statement that the button will [...]
Social Networking Giant Facebook currently has over 1.2 billion users around the world and the company is now targeting the next billion or several billion population living in the emerging nations who do not have access to high speed internet, and thus find it difficult to easily access Facebook. Recently, Alex Sourov, an engineer from [...]
With reports of security breaches at companies and revelations of government spying on citizens becoming common, the popular social media site Facebook has now changed directions. On Thursday, the Menlo Park, Calif, based company announced that it would give a privacy checkup to its nearly 1.28 billion users all over the world. The company’s latest [...]
Not so long ago, the ‘Godfather of New York Tech’, Fred Wilson predicted that Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020, to which Apple Executives paid no heed. Nonetheless this time it is something different. Executives in Apple Campus will be sweating in worry and fury today, for after sitting on the [...]
Rumors surrounding Facebook secretly building a smartphone have been going on around since 2010. Now for the first time, a report from the Patent Bolt blog claims that Facebook is working on developing a device that would stand out from other products. The Patent File was originally submitted in 2001 by Lead Facebook Engineer Matthew [...]
Last week, at TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in New York, former TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington spoke to Wilson on the future of tech companies. Referring as the ‘Godfather of New York tech’, Fred Wilson was asked by Michael Arrington to predict the future of internet companies that will be most valuable in 2020. Wilson said that Apple [...]
Major technology companies like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and others have reportedly decided to cease the practice of quietly yielding to the demands from the government for personal, private email or other online data, stating that users have a right to be notified in advance when their information is targeted by law enforcement. The tech [...]
Facebook Exceeds Wall Street’s Expectations: Half of the Internet now uses Facebook, Profits Tripled, New CFO named
Social network giant Facebook reported on Wednesday that its profits almost tripled in the first quarter of 2014 which was hugely driven by a surge in advertising revenue. The web giant boasted that its mobile user base surpassed the one billion milestone. In its earnings call, Facebook reported that first quarter revenue rose by 72% [...]
Google Inc., has acquired solar-orbital drone marker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook had been eyeing for months to compliment Project Loon which aims on delivering wireless internet to remote parts of the world. Facebook on the contrary settled for a 20$ million deal to purchase a U.K-based marker of solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles company named [...]
Using Facebook or Google log-in credentials to access Yahoo services will soon be a thing of the past as the web giant will require users of Yahoo’s services to create a Yahoo ID, rather than using third-party social network logins. The first service to require a Yahoo log-in will be its Sports Tourney Pick’Em, which [...]
In an interesting business move, social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly going to acquire Titan Aerospace, the maker of a solar-powered high-altitude drone that can stay in the air for five years at a time. With these drones Facebook plans to offer an online connection to the five billion people who don’t have access to internet or [...]
The flagship of Social Networking – Facebook, is now letting users customize their gender from 50 different options. Facebook seems to be moving in the right direction by embracing sexual orientation fairness and making significant changes towards ending gender based polarization and biasness. Users now have the option to distinguish them as a female, male, [...]
If news bytes by people in the know-how at Facebook Inc. are to be believed, a high-net-worth-navigation app called Waze is likely to be acquired for an astounding $1 billion. Waze is a free-to-use navigation tool for mobile devices and popular in more than 193 countries.
Facebook has been declaring that it will remain free for a long time. It still is, however if you want friends to see your posts you have to pay. Facebook has just announced that it is implementing new feature that enables its users in the U.S. to promote post.
Facebook has kept people waiting for months for its shares to finally go public. There are many others who have been trying to get a few shares in the secondary markets hoping for Facebook shares to pop out of the gate.
Angry Birds, the most downloaded mobile app of 2011 has finally made its debut on the world’s leading social networking site, Facebook. And Facebook is feeding the Angry Birds with its likes on The Valentine’s Day. Well, Facebook seems to have given its worldwide fans a great Valentine’s Day surprise, with launching Angry Birds, the wildly popular pig-flying game.
Facebook will be able to file its Initial Public Offering as early as Wednesday, to sell stock in an open market. facebook’s debut is likely to be the most talked-about IPO after Google in 2004. This is generating curiosity as well as expectations among the public for what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts for a U.S. company.