03/06/2014, A couple of weeks ago, Facebook had the industry in a frenzy when they announced that they would be acquiring instant messenger app, WhatsApp, for a whopping $19 billion, making it several more times more expensive than what they paid for Instagram which was $1 billion. In a way this is a good move for Facebook as they would acquire one of the world’s most popular and most used instant […]
03/06/2014, After having shunned its radical News Feed redesign, Facebook today started rolling out an updated look for News Feed which it hopes that users will give a warm welcome. The update is quite obviously focused on cosmetic changes, majority of the text will now be displayed using new fonts, Helvetica for Macs and Arial for Windows PCs. Stories and posts are now displayed in a “card” arrangement that is reminiscent […]
03/05/2014, Facebook might be the “platform” where some of the zanier things have happened in the past, such as a man losing $80,000 because of a Facebook update by his daughter, and the social network could also be a platform where illegal gun sales are planned. Having said that, the social network giant intends to crack down on such planned illegal gun sales in a move that will hopefully prevent criminal […]
03/04/2014, For those of you who are rocking to the Windows Phone platform and cannot get enough of Facebook, here is some good news for you – Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone has finally arrived, where it will offer users the comfort of seeing Facebook’s familiar chat experience, albeit on a far smaller screen this time around compared to your desktop computer or notebook. Some of the features that will come […]
03/04/2014, Yahoo, Google, Facebook: these are some of the big names of the tech industry and not necessarily friends with one another. Yahoo and Google provide similar services that compete against one another, and Facebook’s own service is a competition of Google’s Google+ to a certain extent. That being said, all three have somewhat managed to co-exist with one another peacefully, at least until a recent change that Yahoo will be […]
03/04/2014, Sharing is caring, so goes the saying, but the latest Facebook Paper update really does try to capture its spirit. The app was released last month and it became quite popular, primarily due to the fact that it presents users with another way to keep up with their Facebook feeds, design and the fluid user experience is certainly its salient feature. The latest update encourages users to share Facebook posts […]
03/04/2014, Back in 2013, Google revealed one of their projects which was dubbed Project Loon. It wasn’t short for “loony”, but short for balloon which is what Google deployed in far-flung areas where internet access might not be so readily available. Basically what these balloons do is provide internet access to hard to reach places through a small antenna which then communicates with a smaller antenna on the ground. It is […]
03/02/2014, We would have thought by now that most people using social networks should probably be aware of the things they post. Even private posts are still visible to those you allowed to view it, meaning that it isn’t truly private in the strictest sense of the word. While we have seen Facebook status updates and Twitter posts that have gotten people fired, a teen by the name of Dana Snay […]
02/27/2014, Boy, it is not too long after we brought you word that Facebook Messenger for Windows would shut down this coming March 3rd, and here we are with word that on the very same day itself, Facebook Messenger for Firefox, too, would also shut down. This similar kill date points to the sentiment at Facebook, that the social networking giant is not too interested in working on desktop apps. Facebook […]
02/27/2014, Those who use the standalone Facebook Messenger for Windows desktop client on their PCs today got a message from the social network in the client itself. Facebook has confirmed that it is shutting down this standalone client because it can no longer support it. Monday, March 3rd is the day when Facebook Messenger for Windows ultimately bites the dust.
02/26/2014, Contrary to the plethora of reports in the media that Facebook outbid Google for WhatsApp by offering an eye watering $19 billion, it appears that the popular cross platform messaging service didn’t receive a bid from Google in the first place. This comes directly from Android chief and Google SVP Sundar Pichai, so its safe to say that these comments have weight to them.
02/25/2014, It was in January last month when Trending was introduced in order to highlight the global conversations which occur on Facebook. Well, a month after that, there is a new method for folks to check out conversations concerning topics that they are interested in. Just how does this work? From now on, whenever a Page tags a different Page, one is able to show the post to some of the […]
02/25/2014, Billion dollar acquisitions in the tech industry are nothing new, but they rarely catch the attention of people who don’t usually follow industry news. A recent acquisition has got everyone talking though, and it makes sense why, considering Facebook decided to buy WhatsApp for an eye watering $19 billion. Analysts have questioned the value, critics hold the view that Facebook paid too much. However Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, believes that […]
02/24/2014, You might be a company like Facebook which is huge enough to spend a whopping $19 billion on an app like WhatsApp ($16 billion in cash and stock, with an additional $3 billion in restricted stock for WhatsApp employees) would not be able to put a foot wrong. Actually, no company is infallible, since there are humans running the show from behind. Remember Facebook’s email service? It seems that the […]