Internet has a lots of impact on our daily life. Since morning to evening we connected through it by many ways like google, facebook, twitter, whatsapp and many other websites. Due to its high impact, we cannot think our life without it. But still around 60% people round the globle live without internet as they reside in interior area or island where internet connectivity is rare or due to its expensive cost.
Facebook takes an initiative to build fast internet connection at very low cost.UK aerospace team has designed an aircraft called Aquila.
@Scale is a series of technical conference for engineers who work for scaling of data ie. large-scale storage systems and analytics. These events held throughout the year after some time interval. Engineers across the globle participate in this conference to make a strong scalable system, who works for million or billions of data. This community brings technical people together to openly discuss the challenges which they faced during development.
Messenger has increased its importance as people share their personal and professional information on it. Sometimes they share very important information as bank account password and other on messenger which can create problem if seen by any other. Facebook was using plain text for messenger, messages on facebook was not encrypted. So, it was easier for hacker to read messages.
Facebook develops a technology automatic alternative text or automatic alt text which is based on artificial intelligence to help millions of blind people to see images through screen readers. Now blind people can enjoy and share their moments on facebook.
Facebook launched FB Newswire on April 24, 2014. It is mainly used by journalists who searches a lot on social media to aggregates all news published on social website mainly on facebook by individuals and organizations. Facebook manually searches all news published by every individuals or organizations and publish it in fbnewswire page
Facebook new features to search nearby friends helps to find your friends near to you. It is currenly supported in android and IOS for US only. It is an optional features, user can on and off any time to this features
On March 25,2014, Facebook announced to acquire Oculus VR for around $2 billion. This includes around $400 million in cash and 231 million Facebook shares. Also an additional $300 million earn-out in cash will be given incase it reached certain milestones.
Facebook announced to acquire WhatsApp along with its whole employees on February 19, 2014, when WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum joined Facebook board of directors.
WhatsApp is mobile messageing system, used to send message to any mobile IPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia free of cost. It has 55 employees including its founder. It is used by around 450 million people. Around 1 million people register it everyday.
Facebook is going to open his fifth engineering team in Boston. Facebook already has its engineering
team in Menlo Park , Seattle, New York, and London. Among these Facebooks's headquarters is in Menlo
Facebook launched new tools for TV broadcaster to integrate facbook post to their post. Broadcasters can show real data which user is posting on facebook to their live show.
Now a days everyone want to be a part of facebook. People talk about politics, news, sports and many personal and private issue on social network like facebook.
Facebook gives lots of features to their followers, which everybody appreciates. Before few days facebook launched hashtag, embedded post, etc. It helps people to make a firm relationship with facebook.