Facebook has announced its third quarter numbers, with solid results across the board. Facebook’s monthly active user count (MAU) is now up to 1.55 billion users – up from 1.49b in the second quarter.
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Internet tech companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Yelp, and Twitter only exist because you, the user, patronize them. HowMuch.net has broken down what one person using the services of these companies is worth to that company.
Facebook has built an actual plane. The 140-foot, solar-powered, unmanned Aquila will serve as a flying Internet hub that will provide Wi-Fi access to parts of the world where connectivity is lacking.
Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.
What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence? Oh, you know, telepathy.
Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.
According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.
Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology. The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.
This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month. Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.
Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, says that stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications.