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Facebook to Buy Messaging App WhatsApp for $19 Billion

  In what is being termed as the biggest internet acquisition in more than a decade, Facebook Inc. (FB), the world’s largest social network, has agreed to buy the fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for as much as $19 billion in cash and stock. The deal includes $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash and… Read More »

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Twitter Shares Plummet 23% On Market Opening

Twitter has lost almost a quarter of its value after shares plummeted on the market opening in New York. Around £6bn was wiped within minutes of trades commencing. The dramatic loss comes after investors sold shares over fears of its long-term profit making ability. Late on Thursday it revealed a full-year 2013 loss of $645m… Read More »

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Facebook Sets Expiration Date for Controversial Ad Feature

Come early spring and Facebook will shut down a controversial ad feature that got the company in legal trouble over privacy. In a message posted in the company’s forum for developers, the social network said that it would sunset the ad program, known as Sponsored Stories, on April 9. For users who don’t want their… Read More »

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Facebook buys Indian tech start-up Little Eye Labs

In what marks its’ first acquisition in India, Facebook has acquired Bangalore-based startup, Little Eye Labs. Little Eye Labs builds mobile app analysis tools for developers and testers to help analyze data of the behavior of the app, including how much power, data and memory that an app is using which makes it a major… Read More »

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Tips On Improving Your Facebook Ads Results

A lot of online marketers find it difficult, how to fine tune Facebook ads to serve them better. If you have been wondering about this question for a long time now, then this article is certainly meant for you. Below is a list of pointers that you may keep in mind in order to make… Read More »

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Facebook develops ‘sympathise’ button

Facebook has devised a “sympathise” button as an alternative to the “like” button for use in certain situations. If a user selected a negative emotion from Facebook’s list of feelings in a status update then the “like” button would change to “sympathise”. A Facebook engineer said at a company event that the button had been… Read More »

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Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, Chief Executive… Read More »

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Mass hack affects almost 2 million Internet accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn

The passwords of nearly two million Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and LinkedIn users have been stolen in a massive hack that has occurred over the past month. Researchers at a cybersecurity company called Trustwave have found that a virus is capturing login details for some of the internet’s biggest websites including Facebook and Gmail, reports CNN… Read More »

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Apple buys social media analytics firm Topsy Labs

Apple has bought social media data analytics firm, Topsy Labs for a sum that is rumored to be close to $200m. This marks Apple’s second acquisition in weeks after it announced that it had bought Israeli firm PrimeSense, which specialises in making 3-D motion detection technology. Topsy is one of several firms that have been… Read More »

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