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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.

Monday, 9 Sep 2013

Instagram to Monetize with Ads Soon

Instagram to Monetize with Ads Soon

Instagram is preparing to monetize its business, and that might mean its 150 million active users will be seeing ads in Instagram within the year. The team at Instagram aren't clear on how ads on Instagram will look like, but are learning from the mobile mistakes that its parent company, Facebook, has made in the past.

Monday, 26 Aug 2013

Instagram Acquires Video App Luma

Instagram Acquires Video App Luma

Instagram recently announced that it had acquired video app Luma, which allows users to shoot, share and add stabilization to their videos. The app also includes some post-processing features like live filters, as well as the ability to post-process videos.

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013

Facebook to Aid Mobile Games Discovery with New Publishing Program

Facebook to Aid Mobile Games Discovery with New Publishing Program

Facebook has just announced Facebook Mobile Publishing, a pilot program aimed at helping small to medium game developers take their products global. Facebook will responsible for utilizing its sizable reach and resources to help promote and market these games, in exchange for a cut of the profits.

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search, Here's Why You Should Revisit Your Privacy Settings

Facebook Rolls Out Graph Search, Here's Why You Should Revisit Your Privacy Settings

Facebook is rolling out its internal Graph Search engine to all users. Graph Search has been in limited beta since the beginning of the year, it allows users to search across Facebook very much like how you'd use a search engine like Google. Here's why you should revisit your privacy settings.

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

The new Facebook 5.0 app for Windows Phone 8 features an overhauled UI, improved navigation, and timeline, just to name a few, with Facebook chat being built into the Messaging app on the Windows Phone as well.

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