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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.

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.

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