Facebook started as a small social network, and has now grown into a multibillion user company that has dipped its feet into many fields. Facebook has invested in internet access by drones, has bought large social networks (Instagram and Whatsapp), and has even bought companies that are spearheading the development of new technologies (Oculus). Continue reading Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to all Android users
As the Internet evolves, and becomes more consolidated, there are still a few titans left standing from the old days of the Internet. These gems are few and far in between, and include the likes of Google and Amazon. Facebook is among these titans of the Internet, and has withstood the test of time and consumer interest, becoming the biggest social network that man has ever envisioned in the process. Continue reading Facebook is unstoppable: $300 billion evaluation and 800% video growth
WhatsApp is currently the fastest growing messaging application, as it is showing impressive signs of growth that are much more than its closest competitors, such as Facebook’s Messenger, which has been stagnating on 600 million users. Continue reading WhatsApp well on its way to hitting 1 billion Users: Now has over 800 million users
Facebook has a deep, deep obsession with Snapchat. It has tried unsuccessfully to buy Snapchat several times and then finally released an app which offered disappearing messages, just like Snapchat in 2012. It was named Poke.
But Facebook was late to the party, Poke never really pulled users away from Snapchat. Facebook finally shut down Poke recently.
But now, it seems Facebook is ready to challenge Snapchat again, this time with an app named Slingshot, according to a report by The Financial Times. Continue reading Facebook making Snapchat competitor
Moves is a fitness tracking app that has seen success in both app store. It reportedly has been downloaded over 4 million times and has a four star rating (Five being the highest).
Facebook has acquired Moves, which Moves had proudly announced on its blog. Continue reading Facebook acquires Moves, a fitness tracking app
WhatsApp down for 3 whole hours, 210 minutes that is, 3 days after it was acquired by Facebook for 19 billion dollars . Many took to Twitter and Facebook to rant about it, claiming Facebook was the reason for the outage. Continue reading Whatsapp down for 3 hours, 3 days after Facebook acquisition. ( Now working again)
You may have heard in the news that teens are leaving Facebook in droves and switching to other services like Whatsapp and Snapchat for communication. Facebook, evidently concerned by this, has bought up Whatsapp for 16 billion dollars, with additional 3 billion dollars in stock units for the employees. We will give you a minute to let that sink in. This might possibly be one of the biggest acquisitions in history. Continue reading Facebook acquires Whatsapp for USD 19 Billion