No Basic Free-Dom for Facebook as India’s TRAI Votes for Net Neutrality

No Basic Free-Dom for Facebook as India’s TRAI Votes for Net Neutrality

In a landmark ruling that is expected to have a global impact, India’s telecom regulatory authority, TRAI, has finally sided with Net Neutrality and has banned differential pricing for digital content, and this would also mean a strong blow to the Facebook’s Free Basics scheme that the company had spent a huge fortune on advertising in the country. This new […]

     
 
 

WhatsApp and Gmail Now have 1-Billion Active Monthly Users Each

WhatsApp and Gmail Now have 1-Billion Active Monthly Users Each

WhatsApp has been known for its unparalleled reach and the loyal customer base it enjoys, now the messenger has joined the Billionaires club with monthly active users exceeding 1 Billion in number. The announcement came directly from Jan Koum who is currently heading WhatsApp, he further revealed that 42 billion messages are being sent through WhatsApp daily alongside 1.6 billion […]

     
 
 

Facebook Takes on Periscope and YouTube, Opens Up Live Video for All US iPhone Users to Start With

Facebook Takes on Periscope and YouTube, Opens Up Live Video for All US iPhone Users to Start With

Last year, Facebook had announced the Live video feature available for celebrities and verified pages so that they could stream things to their fans directly. Now it seems that Facebook will be launching the Live video feature for more people in order to let them connect with the family, friends and followers in a better way. This new feature will […]

     
 
 

Facebook Poised to Dominate India

Facebook Poised to Dominate India

Facebook currently isn’t the most liked company in India, thanks to the Net Neutrality debacle the company is entangled in. However as a company, Facebook has been doing pretty good for itself. On August 28 last year, one billion people accessed Facebook in a single day for the first time, and by comparison, Twitter’s monthly active user base is just […]

 
     
 
 

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Time for Facebook to Switch ON the WeChat-ification of WhatsApp?

Chat apps have become more than just a medium of communication. This is probably best demonstarted by WeChat whose massive user base in China, uses the app for more than just messaging. WeChat is being used for booking movie tickets, transferring money, hailing rides, playing games and a host of other activities as well. WeChat has provided tools (mostly APIs) […]

 
     
 
 

Facebook Instant Articles Rolls Out in Asia for iOS

Facebook Instant Articles Rolls Out in Asia for iOS

Facebook has announced that Instant Articles has gone live for iPhone users across Asia. Instant Articles is a new vertical from Facebook that will bring content from selected publishers to the users along with a couple of extra other features. The Instant Articles made its debut on Android in India a couple of weeks ago, the rollout for Android will […]

     
 
 

Mr & Mrs Zuckerberg Pledge 99% of their Facebook Shares to Charity, But With a Catch

Mr & Mrs Zuckerberg Pledge 99% of their Facebook Shares to Charity, But With a Catch

Mark Zuckerberg, the Social Media mogul and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the arrival of their first child, and unlike other parents, the celebrations didn’t just stop there. Mark and his wife will be donating 99% of the shares they own in Facebook to charity which are currently valued at $45 billion. The latest philanthropic effort of the couples will […]

     
 
 

Facebook Gets Personal, Wants to Help You Out with Breakup Aftermath

Facebook Gets Personal, Wants to Help You Out with Breakup Aftermath

Facebook has been bringing about a few of changes to its platform and is evolving rapidly, now the social media giant wants to help people with their breakups and support them through the tough phase. Facebook has already started testing tools to assist people on how they are going to communicate with their Ex. This action is triggered when the person […]

     
 
 

Facebook Wants to Take on SnapChat with its Very Own Self-Destructing Messaging Feature

Facebook Wants to Take on SnapChat with its Very Own Self-Destructing Messaging Feature

The social media seems to be going through a phase of mishmash as services like Twitter and Facebook are borrowing each other’s features. Twitter did it by replacing the Favorite button with the Like button and Facebook now has taken a leaf from Snapchat’s playbook and is apparently testing out a self-destructing message feature. The disappearing messages can be turned […]