04/25/2011, Leaked earlier by the NYTimes (the page has been removed, but is back for good), the “Groupon-like” service Facebook Deals is set to launch at midnight. Like its competitors Groupon and LivingSocial, this is a group-buying service that will offer deep discounts to buyers, under the condition that the transaction reaches a critical mass of users. Just like Groupon, Facebook will send deals via email. However, it also plans to […]
04/25/2011, With Facebook starting to dominate every aspect of the internet, it comes as no surprise when they implement new features to make life for their users much easier. If you use Facebook enough, chances are you’re part of a group that you actively participate in to discuss issues or your favorite topics. If you came across something interesting on the internet and you wanted to share it with your friends, […]
04/25/2011, Remember the T-Mobile Bobsled service we announced a week ago for making calls to Facebook users? Well it looks like it was launched prematurely. If you try to make a call with the app now, it won’t work. According to their Facebook page, T-Mobile has temporarily suspended the Bobsled service. Here’s what the announcement says:
04/20/2011, Gameloft, the creator of many mobile phone games for different platforms has decided to expand its horizons and create games for Facebook. One of their established 3D first person shooter franchises, N.O.V.A. has made the transition from the tiny screen to the big screen. The company as announced the release of N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance: Elite on Facebook.
04/20/2011, The military seems to be relying a lot on games recently. It was only the other day where they released ACTUV Tactics, a tactical submarine game/crowdsourced simulator for them to collect data about tactics that work and don’t work. Now, they’ve just announced the release of a new game aimed to recruit undergraduates to the Royal Navy.
04/19/2011, T-Mobile has just announced a new app called Bobsled by T-Mobile. Similar to Jajah that was announced last week, Bobsled will allow users to make calls to their friends on Facebook for free. But instead of making calls from a cellphone, Bobsled allows users to make free calls from their computers to other Facebook users on their computers as well.
04/19/2011, Earth Day Network and Facebook have announced in a collaborative effort, they have created an app to inspire people around the world to take actions to reduce their impact on the environment. Called Billion Acts of Green, the app has been released online on the world’s most popular social network, Facebook. The app allows users to write a pledge about what they will do to help save the environment. From […]
04/15/2011, A woman from Colorado has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for the death of her 13-month-old son due to neglect. Her reason? She was playing Café World on Facebook while she left him to bathe on his own for 10 minutes. The boy died of drowning. The woman told the court that she normally left her kid to bathe on his own as she wanted him to […]
04/14/2011, Reebok has just launched a new app that attempts to help you stay fit through the power of social networks – and peer pressure. Called The Promise Keeper, you use the app to schedule when you plan to have your next run. The app will then inform all your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter about when it will take place. When it comes to the day of your […]
04/13/2011, One of the main problems about free VoIP or phone call solutions nowadays is that it requires both parties to have the same app in order to work. Well the folks at Jajah have come up with an interesting solution to the problem. Since most of the internet-connected world is on Facebook anyway, why not make use of it? Called Jajah, this free app will allow users to call anyone […]
04/11/2011, It does seem as though Mark Zuckerberg and gang can go on with their billionaire lives, as Facebook Inc. picked up a victory in a court decision that enforces the settlement of a lawsuit which claims company founder (Mark Zuckerberg himself) actually stole the idea for what eventually ended up as the largest social networking site, with more than 500 million users and still growing. According to a three-judge panel […]
04/08/2011, The so-called “Facebook phone” from UK has finally gone up for sale. After being previewed and then officially announced in February, folks in the UK can now get their hands on the device. This Android 2.2 phone packs a 3.5″ (480 x 320) display, an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, FM Radio, 5 megapixel camera GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. The phone with have Facebook completely integrated with the device – a […]
04/07/2011, Social networking giant Facebook has plans to go greener, and they intend to do so by increasing the energy efficiency of its data centers worldwide thanks to the Open Compute Project. The Open Compute Project is actually an initiative that intends to share the technology it developed for its own data center in Oregon. According to Facebook, this technology has managed to result in a 38% increase in energy efficiency […]
04/07/2011, According to reports online, the US federal government is getting rid of the 5-color terror alerts and replacing them with 2 levels: elevated and imminent. In addition to simplifying the warnings given out, they will be resorting to communicating with the public through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Though don’t expect to be alerted about every single threat as soon as it happens – if the results of […]