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Facebook increased contractors’ minimum wages to $15 per hour

Popular social media company, Facebook Inc. recently raised minimum wages of Menlo’s cafeteria staff and janitors. The company has announced on Wednesday to raise a minimum pay scale of $15 per hours for low-income workers. Workers will receive additional 15 days of paid sick time and vacation leave, and US $4,000 for parental leave. Facebook’s […]

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Facebook Inc. Unveils Instant Articles With 9 News Launchers

Facebook Inc. is partnering with nine news partners to launch Instant Articles that will directly post their articles on social media sites. Now, Facebook users will be able to read their favorite news post on social media sites and can also view news feeds from their mobile handsets. Reportedly, FB’s news launchers include The New […]

Facebook aims to host full content from news publishers with Instant Articles

Facebook aims to host full content from news publishers with Instant Articles

In a new initiative called Instant Articles, social media network Facebook plans to bring full news articles straight to a user’s news feed rather than merely offering links that lead to news and videos. Facebook is reportedly in talks with some of the leading news publishers to host their content directly from Facebook. In return, the […]

Facebook adds free video calling feature on Messenger app

Facebook adds free video calling feature on Messenger app

Earlier, video calling feature in Facebook was only available with the PC users. Now with the latest update, the social networking giant has introduced free video calling in its mobile messaging platform as well. According to reports, the new feature is currently available to only Android smartphone and iOS users and connections are device-agnostic, one […]

WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp messaging app adds end-to-end encryption between Android devices

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned massively popular messaging app is now encrypting text messages by Android users, boosting efforts by technology companies to shield consumers from hackers and government spies. The change is the result of a partnership with Open Whisper Systems to use TextSecure protocol so messages can’t be deciphered when stored or traveling between […]

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Facebook updates its privacy policies to make it easier to understand

Facebook updated its privacy policies on Thursday, making it easier for the 1.3 billion users of the social network to take control of their own privacy. The social network launched a page called Privacy Basics, which tells users how to manage settings to make sure they have the level of privacy they want for their Facebook […]

Facebook creates 'Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

Facebook creates ‘Safety Check,’ a tool to connect with family during natural disasters

One of the first things that often happen when a natural disaster occurs is the total breakdown in communication. People desperately try to ascertain the location of loved ones and any service which helps them in their quest can only be of benefit. Facebook has added a new feature that allows users notify friends and […]

The standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users keeping their identity hidden from that user or to the world by using pseudonyms.

Facebook is working on a new app that allows users to interact anonymously

According to a report in the New York Times, Facebook is reportedly working to launch a mobile app that allows users to interact with each other anonymously, similar to apps such as Secret and Whisper. According to the report, the standalone app could be released within a matter of weeks and allow people to communicate with other users […]

Facebook’s Internet.org Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

Facebook’s Internet.org Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

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 […]

Bonzo Me pays users up to 80 percent of the earnings it receives from revenues of user generated posts.

Social media’s changing trend, users get paid for profitable posts

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 […]

Members on desktop computers or mobile devices can make use of the buy button to purchase goods directly from participating businesses through their advertisements or other posts on the site.

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 […]

Facebook Improves Android App For Emerging Countries

Facebook Improves Android App For Emerging Countries, Thanks To A Trip To Africa

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 […]

Facebook tweaks privacy policies for new users to make posts less public

Facebook tweaks privacy policies for new users to make posts less public

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 […]

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

Google Replaces Apple as World’s ‘Most Valuable Brand’ of 2014

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 […]

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Facebook Smartphone Patent Revealed: Touchpad on the Side & Lots More!

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 […]

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Apple won’t be among the top three companies by 2020

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 […]

Tech firms to routinely notify users of secret data demands

Tech firms to routinely notify users of secret data demands

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 […]

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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% […]

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Google Buys drone maker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook was eyeing for months

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 […]