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Facebook’s Aquila internet drone completes first test flight successfully
Jul21

Facebook’s Aquila internet drone completes first test flight successfully

Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of beaming the internet to the nooks and crannies of the world is gradually becoming a reality. Called Project Aquila, the move will enable Facebook beam the internet to millions of people in remote areas. It involves a solar-powered aircraft that will fly over remote areas for months. Aquila, which is an unmanned aircraft, has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and stayed airborne for 90 minutes and performed to...

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Selena Gomez worth $550,000 per social media post
Jul21

Selena Gomez worth $550,000 per social media post

According to D’Marie Analytics, a company that specializes in analyzing celebrity brands on social media, Selena Gomez is the most powerful influencer on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. In a list that also includes top celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Kendall and Kylie Jenner; the report estimated Gomez’s social media posts to be worth $550,000. According to Adweek, D’Marie Analytics’ data helps brands to...

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Facebook Messenger reaches 1 billion monthly active users globally
Jul20

Facebook Messenger reaches 1 billion monthly active users globally

Facebook has every reason to say thank you to everyone that has made its popular Messenger app a huge success since inception. The company on Wednesday announced it has reached a milestone; with the chat app hitting 1 billion monthly active users globally. This achievement makes the Messenger one of three very popular apps to achieve such fit. Wednesday’s milestone underlines Facebook’s dominance of the mobile app world, where it...

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Facebook integrates Instant Articles technology into Messenger
Jul15

Facebook integrates Instant Articles technology into Messenger

Facebook wants to keep everyone busy and engaged when using its chat app, Messenger. Many features have been added to the app to keep users busy and engaged. Only a few days ago, the company announced a set of new privacy features including chat encryption, and self-destructing (messages disappear after set time). On Thursday, Facebook gave us one more reason to keep using its chat app. The company announced that Instant Articles has...

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Yahoo introduces finance, news and weather bots to Facebook Messenger
Jul09

Yahoo introduces finance, news and weather bots to Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is fast becoming one of the most useful chat apps good for many reasons. Just when you thought the app couldn’t get any better than it already did, Facebook launched what it called bots. The launch of Facebook Messenger bots received a lot of positive reviews from millions of users across the world. Businesses and individuals have been using bots to great advantage—things are a lot easier using bots because they run...

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Israeli Minister Holds Facebook Partially Responsible for Latest Attacks
Jul03

Israeli Minister Holds Facebook Partially Responsible for Latest Attacks

The Israeli government has accused Facebook of complicity in ongoing violence in the West Bank. The country’s police minister said the social media company is guilty of favoring the Palestinians against Israel after sustained attacks claimed the lives of a 13-year old and a father of 10 murdered in a drive-by shooting, reports Bloomberg. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said a lot of young Palestinians incite against Israelis on...

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