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Facebook hires Google Exec. Regina Dugan to Lead Its New Hardware Division Called “Building 8”

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On Wednesday, Facebook unveiled its’ research lab to develop hardware products and hired a top Google executive to lead the effort, underlining the social-networking company’s broadening technology ambitions. The new head Regina Dugan — a former Pentagon research chief who joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google in 2012 and who helped shape such Google initiatives as Project Tango (3-D mapping capability… Read More »

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What can we expect from Facebook F8?

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Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 is starting in San Francisco today. Over the course of the next two days we’re expecting to see a range of announcements coming from the social media giant, including updates to Messenger, Instagram, virtual reality and live video. The main focus, similar to what we saw at Microsoft’s Build last month, is expected… Read More »

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Facebook to support SMS, multiple accounts in Messenger

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Facebook’s Messenger app will now support multiple accounts on the same device. The company announced the new feature as it said that it was also testing if the Messenger app could replace the user’s default messaging app on a smartphone. It also said that the multiple-account update comes in the light of more and more… Read More »

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WhatsApp reaches the billion-user milestone

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Mobile messaging app WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has crossed the billion user milestone globally, with an addition of 100 million users in the last five months. “As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with… Read More »

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Facebook reaps big from digital advertising

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Facebook announced a 52pc increase in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares up 13 per cent in after-market trading. Facebook’s dominance in mobile advertising helped to allay Wall Street concerns over its heavy investments in messaging service WhatsApp and virtual reality unit Oculus,… Read More »

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Former Twitter Product Head Kevin Weil Joins Instagram

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Barely a week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that VP of product Kevin Weil was leaving the company along other key executives, it has now emerged that Weil has landed a new job at Facebook-owned Instagram as Head of Product. The Facebook-owned image-sharing network has apparently been courting Weil since last year, and it’s… Read More »

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Facebook launches new hub for sports fans

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Social networking giant Facebook has launched Sports Stadium – a dedicated place to experience sports in real time with your friends and the world. The feature is called Facebook Sports Stadium, and though the company says it will add other sports to it, right now all you can keep up with is content related to… Read More »

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