Facebook and New Mexico Governor has officially announced on Wednesday, september 14,2016 that social media giant plans to open the next data center in Los Lunas, New Mexico. A statement from Facebook said that they plan to start construction of 510,000 sq-foot center as early as next month and the facility should be online in 2018.
When the Los Lunas facility opens, it will join other data centers that Facebook has opened over the years, including Clonee, Ireland (which should open by late 2017 or early 2018); Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Forest City, North Carolina; Lulea, Sweden; and the original site in Prineville, Oregon. Los Lunas data center will be seventh data center globally and fifth in US
After launching the Messenger Platform few months ago, millions of people in over 200 countries have been engaging with businesses on Messenger each day in new and exciting ways - from better customer service, to more sophisticated brand and commerce experiences, and receiving news from trusted sources.
Facebook today enhanced its Messenger platform by integrating its payment mechanisms for chatbots with the most popular financial service providers. During an onstage interview at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Facebook vice president and Head of Messenger David Marcus said you will now be able to make payments from inside Messenger using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Stripe, PayPal or Braintree.
Facebook has recently launched a trending section in the right side of the home page for any web users(currently not available for the mobile users). Trending was launched in 2014 to help people discover interesting and relevant conversations happening on Facebook based on their interests. Trending is a list of topics and hashtags that have recently become popular on Facebook. This list is personalized based on a number of factors, including Pages you've liked, timelines, your location and what's trending across Facebook. The trending in Facebook are grouped in 5 categories : All News, politics, Science and Technology, Sports and Entertainments.
US President, Barack Obama has taken up the features in a virtual reality (VR) video where he can be seen traversing through the Yosemite National Park situated in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, also conveying his concerns about climate change.
Take in the president's remarks as you explore every angle of the incredible surroundings of Yosemite, including El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite Falls, and the Merced River.
Facebook At Work- a corporate service for companies launched by Social networking giant Facebook. Facebook has started to come out a new approach to collaborate the coworkers effectively and productively through 'Facebook At Work'. Facebook has reportedly launched an office-focused app on the web, android and iOS. 'Facebook At Work' - a fabulous tool to open up and to keep connected within the colleagues in its own company and geographics. It is completely different from the personal facebook account. In a full secure way, associates within the company, from the CEO to the retail store employees can be able to get the updated news posted in this platform. 'Come work with us and do what you love' - main motive of this development.
Facebook is very popular for social networking site. People can get in touch with their relative, friend as well as they can create their own group. Facebook has mission to connect the people, where people can share their technical stuff with each other's to make a difference. To achieve this mission they have to treat the people as their employee. It will help to understand their technical stuff, background, abilities and many other characteristics.
Oculus has announced that online pre-order of Rift is available from retailers in Europe and Canada and shipping and in-store availability will begin from September, 20 priced at $599.99 and demo expriences will also be rolling out across Europe and canada over the next several weeks. The pre-order will be available from a range of stockist partners.
The Opening Ceremony of Summer Olympics Games, RIO 2016, prompted 109 million interactions from 52 millon facebook users and 52 million interactions from 21 million Instagram Users. Facebook will provide a global stadium where people can connect and get the updated information about the World's biggest sports moments. People can cheer up to their favourite player or team throuh this platform. Facebook mentioned in an email to the social media that 15 million users had 40 million interactions in Brazil, 12 million People had 23 million interactions in U.S. Across the globe, 52 million people had 109 million interactions related to the opening ceremony.
The Open Compute Project(OCP) foundation will host a series of engineering workshops in 2016 to build and grow the OCP Community. First day of this event will take place from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm on 30th August, 2016 at Facebook in Menlo Park, Califonia. The Open Compute Project(OCP) Foundation is an organization which was founded in 2011 by Facebook, Intel, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Andy Bechtolsheim. You can know more about OCP community at http://opencompute.org/participate
An integral part of marketing, advertisements are public notices designed to inform and motivate. Their objective is to change the thinking pattern (or buying behavior) of the recipient, so that he or she is persuaded to take the action desired by the advertiser. Ads should be relevant, well-made, useful and helping to find out new products and services and introduce a new experience. But ads are not working always in this way.
Facebook has just launched their 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Program. Applications are invited for Facebook Fellowship Program available to Ph.D. students gloablly who has already enrolled in accredited universities in any country. International and Domestic students can apply for this program.
Facebook has designed and developed a 3D-360 video capture system. Some important points as below:
- It has capacity to capture high resolution video
- The system also known as Facebook surround 360
- It is also well known for production-ready 3D-360, foe hardware and software video capturing
- It will be available on GitHub this summer.
- The design for camera hardware and software code will be available on Git repository for developers, which will help to promote the product
Aquila is first solar - powered unmanned aircraft, design and developed by facebook. The idea was come in the mind due to internet.org commitment. Intenet.org has promised to provide cost-effective internet to all community worldwide. Currently around 1.6 billion people don't have internet access which is 60% of the global population. As of now, remote areas are connected through the existing technologies like optical fibre, microwave links. Facebook has developed the Lab to build new technologies (aircraft, satellite and wireless communication system) to solve the connectivity problem. Now internet is affordable to hundreds of million people where it is harder to reach people.
Facebook has joined with TIP (Telecom Infra Project) to solve the coverage issue and achieve future connectivity requirement. TIP is focussing on vendor-specific component of network infrastructure. TIP member is working hard to create a new space on the earth. They wanted to deploy the new topology across the globe. They are contributing specs in terms of hardware and software. TIP is also working on 5G enabled networks worldwide by using new topology to solve the specific connectivity challenges.
Recently Facebook has designed and tested wireless access platform. Access platform is open source platform having aim to provide cost-effective, improved connectivity features in the remote area across the globe. An open source wireless access platform will support wide range of communication option from 2G to LTE (High Speed Wireless communication media for mobile). Facebook has planned to work with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) member.
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.
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