We all know Facebook has primarily being a social network. However it seems that the company has other interests as well, and recently it was discovered that together with Summit Public Schools, Facebook has developed an educational software called the Personalized Learning Plan.
Best of all, it seems that Facebook wants to do their part for society by giving away the software to public schools who want to use it. This isn’t so much about students learning particular topics online, which they do, but rather how the education is delivered. Instead of students coming into class for lectures, the content of the class and its assignments are all posted online. Read full post →Facebook Giving Away Educational Software To Schools
A couple of years ago, Google announced that they would be acquiring Waze. It was an interesting purchase given that Google already had Google Maps, but the idea of crowd-sourced traffic data appeared to be a bit too appealing for Google to pass up. Not to mention there were reports that Facebook was eyeing the company as well.
However it seems that at that time, Waze’s product might have been hyped up the wrong way. Recently Waze has found themselves in hot water when a lawsuit was filed against them by traffic information app maker PhantomAlert. According to the company, they claim that Waze had copied PhantomAlert’s database for traffic light information and incorporated it into their own product. Read full post →Waze Accused Of Stealing Traffic Data Ahead Of Google Acquisition