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April 21st, 2014 at 8:26 am

Facebook and Google are drooling over drone companies

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Interest in Titan Aerospace and others is not just about the “next billion” Internet users.

Last month it seemed as if Facebook would acquire the long-range solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace and use its technology to deliver Internet to remote areas of the world. It was ostensibly a hedge against Google’s balloon-driven Project Loon and the possibility that Google, rather than Facebook, would connect the “next billion” Internet users.

 

 

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March 31st, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Zuckerberg explains why drones are better than balloons to deliver internet access

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Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers.

Facebook and Internet.org revealed their intentions last week to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites. Their plans drew the inevitable comparisons to Google’s Project Loon, which would field fleets of balloons in the Earth’s stratosphere. The similarities weren’t lost on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

 

 

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February 21st, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What’s the matter, cat got your tongue?

Quote of the Day: “Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not by much.” – Buddy Hackett

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February 15th, 2014 at 8:33 am

Facebook watches how you watch TV

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80% of Facebook’s TV “chatter” comes through mobile devices.

Facebook competes with Twitter in the budding social media analytics market with their trove of user data. In a report produced in conjunction with SecondSync, a social media television analytics firm, Facebook breaks down anonymized user data surrounding television shows by a variety of measures such as types of interaction, demographics, device and genre.

 

 

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January 31st, 2014 at 11:46 am

Top 5 business tech trends to watch in 2014

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There are several critical technology trends that are likely to affect your business in the year to come, from connected devices to new security concerns to a more demanding and discriminating user base.

 

 

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December 21st, 2013 at 8:15 am

Google’s ad revenue per user is way ahead of its rivals

Analyst Ian Maude has tweeted a great chart. Maude says, “Thinking about Twitter monetisation- ad revenue per user under 1/2 FB and 1/3 LinkedIn- lots of headroom for growth.” And that’s certainly one way to look at it.

 

 

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December 11th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Facebook’s most talked about topics for 2013

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Facebook’s 2013 Year in Review looks back at the stories, trends, and events that were shared most across the social network this last year. The year in review details the most talked about topics globally and for individual countries. It also shows the life events people felt most compelled to share.

 

 

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December 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am

Only 1% of online Black Friday sales were driven by social media

Only 1% of orders on shopping sites came from people who visited a social network immediately before.

Online sales on Black Friday hit another record this year. Social media only played a relatively small role — at least when measured directly, according to the latest data from IBM.

 

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November 13th, 2013 at 11:14 am

Our best defenders against Big Brother may be Google and Facebook

The big online companies are calling for urgent reforms to protect us from having data intercepted.

Over a few weeks’ worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive malevolence and the futility of the struggle was not.

 

 

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October 6th, 2013 at 9:20 am

The internet needs to be 100 times more affordable: Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world together to promote the “Knowledge Economy”. Internet.org, is a group that Zuckerberg started in partnership with mobile-device makers Samsung, Nokia, and Qualcomm, and they have released a video highlighting his plan to interlink the next 5 billion people.

 

 

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