News tagged ‘facebook’

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift For US$2 Billion

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift For US$2 Billion

Facebook has just announced a deal that will see it buy virtual reality headset makers Oculus Rift for US$2 billion in cash and stocks, with another US$300 million depending on Oculus Rift's performance.

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.

Thursday, 20 Feb 2014

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for US$19 Billion

Facebook just announced on its blog that it will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion.

Monday, 3 Feb 2014

Facebook Readies Paper, a New Content Reader Mobile Application

Facebook Readies Paper, a New Content Reader Mobile Application

Facebook has announced Paper, the company’s new content reader application. This first product from the Facebook Creative Labs allows content from your Facebook News Feed to be presented in a new UI. In addition, excerpts of news articles from Time and other well-known publications are included.

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014

Facebook: Open Compute Has Saved Us Over US$1 Billion in Three Years

Facebook: Open Compute Has Saved Us Over US$1 Billion in Three Years

According to Facebook, its Open Compute project has saved it over US$1 billion in infrastructure and energy costs over the last three years.

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

Researchers Claim Photo Sharing on Social Media Could Destroy Your Memory

Researchers Claim Photo Sharing on Social Media Could Destroy Your Memory

Researchers from Fairfield University claim that people who often take and share photos on social media do not engage in cognitive processing. This results in a condition called the "photo-taking impairment effect".

Friday, 15 Nov 2013

Snapchat Turns Down US$3 Billion from Facebook

Snapchat Turns Down US$3 Billion from Facebook

Snapchat has reportedly turned down a US$3 Billion all-cash offer from Facebook. The messaging app, which is only two years old, seems to holding out for a better valuation.

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Facebook Testing New Messenger Update That's More Chat, Less Facebook

Facebook Testing New Messenger Update That's More Chat, Less Facebook

Facebook is currently testing a new update to its Messenger app for Android, that's designed to distance itself from Facebook's main application. Improvements to the app have also been made to let it send and receive messages faster.

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013

Facebook Graph Search Now Combs Through Statuses and Comments

Facebook Graph Search Now Combs Through Statuses and Comments

Facebook Graph Search gets a usability boost with a new update, allowing it to include statuses and comments in its search results. Hit the link for more details.

Monday, 16 Sep 2013

Gemalto Brings Facebook Messenger to All Mobile Subscribers

Gemalto Brings Facebook Messenger to All Mobile Subscribers

LinqUs Facebook for SIM comes pre-installed on the SIM cards of mobile operators offering the service, and requires no data subscription or app download by the end user.

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