Facebook Records 1 Billion Users Glued To It On Thursday; Plans To Develop Video Copying Protection On Cards Too

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Facebook has set a record on Thursday with one billion people using the network within one day’s span. This is a high for the social network and its co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg posted that it is an important milestone. The easier way to state this will be to simply say that one out of seven people around the world used Facebook on Thursday. The Facebook Success Figures Zuckerberg’s vision to bring together the entire world via this social network is slowly achieving fulfilment and he has gone on record saying that these figures are way more essential than the financials or numbers Facebook weighs on a daily basis. According to Facebook’s earnings update revealed in July, the number of active users hiked up to 13 per cent on a monthly basis from the 1.49 billion figure last year, in addition, the total number of active users on the mobile [+more]

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Some Worthy Words Of Advice From Mark Zuckerberg To Apple!

Some worthy words of advice from Mark Zuckerberg to Apple!

Mark Zuckerberg seems to have entered into a war of words with Apple and its CEO Tim Cook. This happened after Cook criticized advertisement-supported businesses such as Google and Facebook for ignoring the needs of customers. He pointed that for Facebook and Google, the customers were merely products. The business models of Apple and Facebook are quite contrast and this could be one of the reasons that top level executives of both these companies have decided to rough it out publicly now. While the business of Facebook hovers around collecting personal information of users and selling it to advertisers, so that they can generate business, Apple sells hardware products and uses little personal data. Cook has been using this point to his advantage and has been making public appeasement on the topic. He says that users should be going for Apple products if they do not want their personal information [+more]

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Facebook To Use Drones To Beam Internet From The Sky: Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on his way to achieving the motive of connecting people worldwide using the world wide web, even for those who live in remote areas. Even then, it is said that internet is not available till date in numerous places. For this sake, he has declared a solution to the problem. He has now announced that Facebook is working with Internet.org to conduct experiments with drones that would make it possible to beam internet towards a particular area from the sky. Facebook as well as Internet.org have now been working in many ways to connect the entire world with internet and they are working extremely hard on it. Also read: Facebook Steals Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister’s Privacy The team comprises leading experts in the field of aerospace and communications. The Ames Research Center and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab are also part of their innovative experimentation. Internet.org launched [+more]

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It Could Be A Case of Big Fish Eating The Small One: Why Would Facebook Buy Whatsapp?

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has announced its plans to buy fast-growing messaging service Whatsapp in a $19 billion deal in cash and stock. This is an unprecedented purchase as the deal one can consider closest to this was done by Microsoft when they bought Skype at a price of $8.5. Incidentally, Facebook also took over Instagram at only $1 billion last year, while Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten bought Viber at a modest $ 900 million. So, why would Facebook buy Whatsapp, and at this price? Industry insiders and M&A experts say that Facebook acquisition of Whatsapp–even Instagram–suggests their inability to develop such good apps. This deal is more than the amount Facebook raised in its own IPO and has left investors worrisome. Many recent news reports and jokes floating in cyberspace suggest that Facebook was turning into a network for the ageing. Its population of active teenage users was fast depleting. [+more]

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Not Just A HTC One And Samsung Galaxy S4 Thing Anymore, Facebook Lord Is Coming With Stunner Of A Phone

It’s been a while since we heard about how Facebook was busy working on bringing out a whole smartphone of its own. Given how most of the activity on this popular social network comes via mobile devices, it’s not surprising that Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has decided to take the plunge into the technology space directly. But in a world where Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile OS’s reign supreme and a bunch of others like BlackBerry and Windows Phone fight hard to occupy a distant third place, do we really need yet another smartphone that stands out so much? And as addicted as we are to Facebook, do we really need a completely dedicated Facebook smartphone? Or is an Android or iOS Facebook app more than adequate? Facebook is trying to expand beyond being just a social network that keeps you connected with your friends. With its active push for [+more]

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Go Zuckerberg Go! Facebook Amps Up Its Energy With A Pulled Together And Polished News Feed

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Like we said before, March 7th was the date when Facebook got a major makeover, and from the first look, we’re quite impressed! A redesigned NewsFeed that focuses more on the images and gives more power to the users for customization should not just keep the users happy, but could also spell good news for the advertisers. Mark Zuckerberg wanted Facebook’s NewsFeed to offer a better story design, more choices and consistent experience on mobile devices as well as PC browsers, and looks like this will get him there. In Zuckerberg’s words, Facebook’s trying to give its users “the best personalized newspaper” possible, which is “intricate, rich and engaging”. Users now get larger images displayed on their NewsFeeds, in addition to larger maps, news articles, app information, etc. Users can also choose to sort their feeds in a chronological order or be more selective in getting updates about the different [+more]

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Facebook’s Getting A Brand New Newsfeed On March 7th – Be Prepared To Get Bowled

It’s been a while since Facebook revamped its look. While we’re not expecting a drastic change like last year’s Timeline update, there definitely is a new look coming for the Newsfeed section of the popular social network. So, how different would it look when you login to Facebook a few days from now? New design for the mobile app’s newsfeed: Things are going to get a lot more colorful on Facebook’s mobile app. The plain blue and white background could give way to a newsfeed with multiple sections that would highlight important updates for you. We could get separate sections for news and photo updates and newer gestures for navigation too. Video advertisements: Ads have been the main source of revenue for Facebook, and it’s only going to get more prominent in the future. Zuckerberg’s creation will soon begin featuring video ads on users’ newsfeeds, starting from April. They won’t [+more]

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The Real Deal With Facebook Graph Search: Would Zuckerberg Send Google Search On A Long Vacation?

Finally, the much rumored and much awaited answer from Mark Zuckerberg to Google’s search is here. Facebook is calling it the graph search, and if you’re still confused about what the big deal is, read on to know more about how the graph search will affect your life. But the real question that’s on everybody’s mind is if it will change the way we look up stuff on the internet? Will it cause us to reduce our dependence on Google, the search engine giant? One of the key differences between the good old Google search and this new Facebook graph search is the concept of looking for links versus looking for information that is liked by people in our networks. Yes, it does mean that search is going social, but in a bigger way than Bing and even Google has managed to take it. Google did try this with the [+more]

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Facebook Vs Google: Graph Search Feature Puts Two Biggies In Tug Of War

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a Graph Search feature on his social networking site on Tuesday for users and stakeholders alike. This development is a leap for Facebook as it tries to give something that would add to its breath of offerings. Facebook Graph Search will offer more engagement to users and seek them to spend more time on it. This development has put Facebook in competition with the search giant Google. With this new search you will be able to look for people, interests, photos and places. As part of Facebook, the search will be aligned to your network and surroundings, making it more relevant. With this feature, users will be able to look through restaurants suggested by friends or places people around them have travelled to. You will also be able to scroll through pictures from different timelines. However, this is not an all-purpose search and therefore, [+more]

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