04/24/2012, Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it has 901 million users and is well on the way to hitting the 1 billion mark by the end of this year. The information came from a statistic in the company’s amended S-1 filing. Other interesting details of note in the filing were that the social networking website receives 3.2 billion comments and 300 million new photos added on a daily basis. The filing also […]
04/24/2012, While it has been possible to add video links that are playable within Facebook, it was not possible to embed Facebook videos onto other websites i.e. blogs since the social networking website does not provide embed codes like YouTube or Vimeo. However it looks like that could change in the near future. This is thanks to the folks over at Netbooknews who were tipped by their friends at Reqvu about […]
04/24/2012, In February, the Facebook app for Windows Phones got an update to version 2.3 which brought about a new design as well as better performance. This time around, the team behind the Windows Phone Facebook app claims that it has been listening to feedback from users via comments, emails and other information from the Windows Phone Marketplace which point to what users want the most out of their Facebook application.
04/23/2012, Microsoft and Facebook must have spent plenty of time around the negotiating table before arriving at a decision that enables them to make this particular announcement today – that is, Microsoft will assign to Facebook the right to purchase a portion of the patent portfolio that it recently picked up from AOL Inc., where Facebook will have to dip into its deep pockets and pony up $550 million in cold, […]
04/23/2012, So we know that RIM complied with the Indian government’s request to setup Blackberry servers in the country, but now it looks like other tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter may very well have to follow suit if they hope to make their services available for visitors from India. According to a report from the Hindustan Times, India’s union law ministry is currently looking at a solution that […]
04/20/2012, Facebook’s new Data Center in North Carolina has now gone live and is online. The company’s custom internet infrastructure has begun serving life traffic as off Thursday. The alleged server farm will provide the social networking giant with the additional information technology capacity that is needed to support the growing number of users which currently total up to more than 850 million.
04/19/2012, 20 year old Kentucky coal miner was arrested this week after he allegedly siphoned gasoline from a police car and thought it would be funny to put the photo up on Facebook. In the photo, he is holding the hose in one hand and flipping off the camera which was held by his girlfriend, Joan Sandlin with the other. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking and spent the […]
04/19/2012, BranchOut has come out of nowhere in the past 2 years and is trying to beat LinkedIn at its own game. LinkedIn the famous corporate social networking site works exactly as it says it does, it is an absolutely perfect replacement for Facebook in the corporate world. BranchOut on the other hand is an app of Facebook but it seems that their similar modus operandi of enabling people to use […]
04/17/2012, Something tells me that the Listen button over at Facebook might soon be popular enough to spawn off a line of zany prints and peripherals which will feature the Listen icon, although it really depends on the success of its implementation. The social network giant just introduced a Listen button that features prominent placement on musician pages in order to turn your social networking experience into one that will let […]
04/16/2012, Facebook covertly improved the user profile photo segment by allowing it to be larger on Timeline, and some folks look at this move as a knee-jerk response by Facebook as Google updated their own social network, Google+, to sport larger photos in one’s profile just a few days earlier. Prior to Facebook’s silent update, a photo measured 130 x 125 pixels, and will overlay the user’s Timeline Cover image. This […]
04/16/2012, Jack Dorsey, Executive Chairman of Twitter was given a lot of criticism when he allowed a company that he had personally invested in to go into the open arms of Facebook. Apparently, Dorsey did try to Twitterize the photo sharing application, Instagram but their bid did not succeed. A story from the New York Times set aside a small part at the end of the long article just for Twitter’s […]
04/13/2012, Facebook, the world’s largest social network and with plenty of cash at their disposal (having picked up Instagram for $1 billion recently), continues to make waves in the industry, with one of the more light hearted moments involving painting the company’s headquarter’s roof with a gigantic QR code which can be seen from high above the sky. This is what occurred at its “Space Hackathon,” which is a mini-celebration as […]
04/12/2012, Facebook’s Timeline is a love it or hate it affair, and StumbleUpon decides to embrace it by introducing the Facebook Timeline app. According to a StumbleUpon spokesperson, the whole idea behind Timeline integration is short and simple, where it is “based on our finding that many of our users find Stumbling more enjoyable when the things they discover become social objects”. Since the way Timeline works fit into that model […]
04/12/2012, Facebook decided to expand the “Download Your Information” feature by throwing in additional data categories with hopes of appeasing privacy advocates, but it seems as though this bit of effort has failed to achieve the desired result. Despite updating the “Download Your Information” tool which enable users to access some of the information that Facebook collects and stashes them for a wider breadth of data, their latest effort is still […]