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Mark Zuckerberg

Want to Work at Facebook? Act Like a Boss

In the recently released Forbes List of the richest people under 40, 5 people, did or do work for Facebook.  They include Facebook CEO...

Whatsapp now has 700 million monthly users

Whatsapp now boasts of 700 million users monthly. At least that is the figure co-founder Jan Koum shared on his Facebook page yesterday. Whatsapp was...
Airtel Free Facebook

Developing: Facebook And Safaricom Clash Over Free Facebook With Airtel

Facebook and Airtel partnered sometime back to get more users access the internet for free on mobile. The plan is to get some sites...

KEeping It Local: Windows Phone Apps for Kenya| The Weekend Collection

As mobile landscape in Kenya transitions from “dumb” feature phones to smartphones, the importance of apps with local content grows every day. Apps enable...

Instagram unveils Bolt, a new photo messaging Snapchat-like app

It appeared by mistake a week ago as an in-app ad to some Instagram users and we've been crossing our fingers ever since to...

Facebook’s Snapchat competitor Slingshot finally available to everyone

Slingshot has been around for a while (yes a week is a long time in tech) but only available to users in the United...

Here’s how to follow the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Social Media

The World Cup is upon us! Yes, when we simply say World Cup you know which one we mean. Not the Athletics World Cup...
Flickr

Yahoo Pulls The Plug on Flickr’s Facebook and Google Sign-ins

Yahoo must have got it's feet now and gonads enough to drop support for it's services by Google and Facebook. This is via allowing...

Facebook Introduces “Nearby Friends” Feature That Lets You Track Friends’ Precise Location

Facebook has introduced a new optional feature named “Nearby Friends” for its Android and iPhone mobile users. Launching the feature 4 days ago, Facebook...

FTC Cautions Facebook, WhatsApp on User Privacy

WhatsApp's main pull to IM users has been the promise of privacy. Ahead of the close of its deal with Facebook, both companies have...

“Taking Selfies” Now Considered a Mental Disorder

The act of taking a "selfie" is now considered a mental disorder. "Selfitis" according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the obsessive compulsive desire...

How Social Networking Sites and Web Browsers would look as Human Characters

Now imagine with me for a second that all the social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Foursquare et al had a...

Facebook’s Virtual Insanity, Taking Virtual Reality Beyond Gaming through $2 Billion Investment in Oculus VR

Facebook's investment into Instagram and WhatsApp was in an area where the company already has experience, messaging. Much as the company's interest in Oculus...

Telegram Messenger app now has 35 million users

Since Facebook splashed $19 billion in cash and stock options to get Whastapp under its wings, it has been a blessing in disguise for...
Facebook Deep Learning Face Verification

Facebook’s Deep Learning Face Verification AI Performs As Good As Humans

Facebook's Artificial Intelligence team is using deep learning to create a software that will perform facial verification. DeepFace can identify whether unfamiliar faces in...

Not Yet Whatsapp: Facebook Blocked from the $19 Billion Whatsapp Deal

Privacy Lawyers in the US have asked the US trade regulator, Federal Trade Commission, to halt Facebook $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp. Filing the...

Facebook Messenger comes to Windows Phone

Back at MWC, there were two announcements that of interest now that messaging apps are the in-thing after Facebook splashed $19 billion in cash...

Nokia, Facebook pilot SocialEDU Project in Rwanda

Facebook pilot SocialEDU is designed to bring education to Rwandese students through the internet. Nokia will supply hardware to be used in the project...
Whatsapp growth

Here’s Why Facebook Paid $19 Billion for Whatsapp

By now you have heard the silly joke: Why should Facebook sink in $19 Billion for WhatsApp when it can be downloaded for free?...
WhatsApp Facebook

What Options Does WhatsApp Have Looking Ahead?

Facebook made history on Wednesday 19th February 2014 acquiring WhatsApp for $16 billion in what is seen as one of the most expensive tech...

Facebook Acquires WhatsApp for $19 Billion

  Facebook has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of...

A ‘Sympathize’ Button May Soon Be Coming to Facebook

Many features on Facebook - Facebook Chat, friend suggestions, Timeline profile pages - have been created at the company's hackathons. At one such event,...

Google, Microsoft, Facebook Partner for Internet Bug Bounty Program

The Internet Bug Bounty born of a partnership involving Google, Microsoft and Facebook. The program will offer cash prizes to anyone who is willing...

Blackberry’s long list of potential buyers

Blackberry Ltd is up for sale through an auction. The Blackberry board put up the "for sale" signs sometime back and the beleaguered company has...
htc first

Facebook working with Samsung after HTC First fail

HTC First is not selling as well as the guys over at Facebook would love it to, and it's their baby, just like the...

Government Cracks Down on Hate Speech in the Social Media

Three Facebook page administrators are being sought by the government for engaging in hate speech. Administrators of Nyanza si Kenya, Luo Nation and RIP...

Georgia Student Breaks Into Home to use Facebook

CBS Atlanta this week reported that an 18-year-old girl broke into a home located in Athens, Georgia to use the internet. The girl was...

Web Newcomers in Developing Countries get First Taste of Internet Through Facebook and Google

Facebook and Google are determined to give Internet newcomers the first tastes of the Web. In a bid to bring cost-effective internet access to...
Who has seen your post groups

Facebook extends “who’s seen this” to groups

If you use Facebook you might have noticed that there was a feature introduced some time ago that allowed you to tell whether someone...

Enterprise Collaboration Platforms going social Vs. IT Security and Privacy

Enterprise collaboration platforms are having a hard time meeting workers’ new expectations for how they share information with colleagues. Consumers today can share specific information...

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