Facebook will buy WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion

February 20th 2014, 12:09 by Christian

WhatsApp named its price and apparently Facebook agreed to pay it. The social network giant will pay no less than $19 billion for what is now the most popular cross-platform messaging client. The purchasing price will be divided in cash and stock – ($4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock, and additional $3 billion […]

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Because why not, that’s why! When you’re Mark Zuckerberg and your company is the second ad seller in the world, after Google, then you can sell a couple of your stakes for a mountain of cash. The founder of the popular social network is about to sell 41.4 million ‘Class A’ shares and use the […]

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Facebook brings auto-playing videos in the news feed

December 12th 2013, 14:24 by Christian

This is one of the biggest and most controversial moves made by Facebook lately. The decision to introduce auto-playing videos in its news feeds will surely create some havoc among users. Still, the change is almost complete and it will soon roll out to all mobile users as well as on Facebook.com. For the time […]

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In the latest light of unsanctioned spying and general breaching of privacy by government agencies all over the world, especially of the National Security Agency in the US, users have gotten more and more worried regarding their privacy in the online environment. Led by Google and Microsoft, eight of the biggest tech companies in the […]

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BBM gathered 20 million iOS and Android users in a week

October 30th 2013, 12:08 by Christian

The days of the SMS are pretty much gone, since the world is packed with free communication apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Hangouts and iMessage. BlackBerry Messenger is yet another option, which until not so long ago, was only available for BlackBerry users. Promises were made that both iOS and Android users will have […]

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The study was recently published by the Public Library of Science, conducted by Ethan Kross (University of Michigan) and Philippe Verduyn (Leuven University, Belgium), and it comes to show that the more time you spend on Facebook, the less satisfied you are with your life. This is great news for those (few) people who resisted […]

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Check out which are the top downloaded Android apps

September 2th 2013, 14:27 by Christian

The info has been gathered by our friends over at tech blog Digital Inspiration, which used data from the Play Store itself. So, which are the top downloaded Android apps? Google’s Gmail, YouTube and Google Play services apps lead the way, followed by Maps and Facebook. These five apps have an install base between 500 […]

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Although Google+ hasn’t been around for that long, it’s already established an important position in the social network club. Currently, it surpassed Twitter and now represents the second most popular social network website, obviously after Facebook. According to our source, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter are the most used social platforms. Apparently, Google+ has the strongest […]

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We have to admit that these reports are unconfirmed, but more and more voices claim that Facebook is planning to buy face recognition company Face.com, for about $100 million. This deal would allow Facebook to implement the face recognition technology of Face.com, in order to automatically tag the people in photos, thus sparing you the […]

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Facebook will buy Instagram for a cool $1 billion

April 10th 2012, 16:52 by Christian

This is the probably the most interesting news of the week – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company plans to buy the photo-sharing app Instagram. Obviously, there are some standard regulatory approvals to be made, but other than that, the deal is already made. Both Kevin Systrom (CEO of Instagram) and Zuckerberg confirmed […]

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