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What Tech Companies Might be Acquired by Facebook This Year

June 8th, 2017 - Filed under Business

Behemoths like Facebook, Google, and Apple, make it to the top of the news every day. While sometimes, it is about new products and inventions. Sometimes, it is in the business section, related to acquisitions and mergers. Facebook’s most recent and most impactful acquisitions include Instagram and Whatsapp. These social media and chat apps are still free, but Facebook is looking forward to making billions worth of fortune from these two (the process has already begun). Facebook bought Instagram for around $1 billion. Whereas WhatsApp scored a smooth $19 billion price tag in 2014.

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Facebook is the whale of all tech firms who is always ready to acquire new businesses. Facebook is quite notorious for buying out its competitors. Be it megacorps or startups, if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has his eyes set on a company, he will get it. That has been the norm so far. Facebook has acquired over 65 big and small businesses this far that includes names like Lightbox, Sofa, Oculus VR, Ascenta and ProtoGeoOy. Read more…

How Do I Quit Facebook? Just Follow These 10 Ways

June 8th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

How do I leave Facebook? The answer seems easy enough. Just stop using Facebook. In truth it isn’t that simple. Facebook can become a time consuming addiction. Even when it’s clear that Facebook is not healthy, it can be difficult to make a clean break or even significantly reduce the amount of time you spend on it.

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There is good news though. It is possible to remove Facebook from your life. Here are ten things to do to accomplish that goal. Read more…

7 Secrets Why Facebook Wants to Copy Buy or Kill Snapchat

June 7th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

A couple of months ago, the supermodel and Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr – who also happens to be the fianceé of Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel – spoke out against Facebook’s supposed theft of her partner’s ideas.

“When you directly copy someone, that’s not innovation. It’s a disgrace. How do they sleep at night?”, she asked in an interview with The Times.

Kerr has a point.

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In August 2016, Facebook-owned Instagram introduced a new feature called Stories that bore a strong resemblance to Snapchat’s feature under a similar same name. And that wasn’t the first time Facebook cloned some features of Snapchat into its products such as Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger. Read more…

How Brands are Leveraging our Appetite for Social Media

June 6th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

It is safe to say we are now living in a very social world. While the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat may once have seemed a bit of a novelty, they have quickly grown to become an integral part of the lives of many of us.

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According to the 2017 Digital Economy Compass, a research dossier published by Statista, globally there are now 2,789 million monthly social media users, with the UK being home to an extraordinary 42 million alone. Looking specifically at Facebook, Business Insider points out that people spend on average almost an hour a day using its suite of apps, while a new function even allows people to look for jobs on the site. The use of social media is so high that there are even tools like Everypost and Feedly now to help people cope with keeping on top of where and when they are posting updates. Read more…

10 Ways to Remove Facebook from Your Life

May 29th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world with 1.94 billion monthly users. That’s 18% more than the previous year. Furthermore, this application has been proven to take an average of 50 minutes out of a typical user’s day. This means that almost one hour of valuable time is being used on Facebook.

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Unfortunately, many people find the user experience of Facebook to be quite addictive. Even those who are adamant about quitting find themselves using it again. Fortunately, there are strategies that can be used to successfully rid yourself of this social media platform for good. Read more…

Facebook City Guides vs. Google Trips: 15 Comparisons

April 19th, 2017 - Filed under Web Tools

There are places just waiting to be explored, and where you eventually go will depend on the unique experience you want to have. From mountains to the cities, to forests, lakes and the beach, there is so much to see with every area being worth the journey. If you have a certain experience or location in mind, you have to know where to look on how to make the most of your time there. Facebook fans will have noticed a new feature in the mobile app that provides City Guides for travelers based on the locations that their friends have been to in that city.

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A Facebook spokesman noted that this is an attempt at a redesign of city pages with more centralized data; the company’s goal is to allow users to get a better and more interactive feel for a city. But City Guides is coming late to the game by offering this service, trailing behind Google Trips. So which one is going to be the better travel application here? Read more…

Do Not Fall for These 15 Facebook Cloning Scams and Hoaxes

April 17th, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook is truly a leader in social media with around two billion active users worldwide. With so many people using it, the platform becomes a popular target for cyber criminals, prankers, and even comedians. This has been causing some problems for the users who get tricked by various hoaxes, cloning scams, and fake news about dead celebrities, natural disasters, and other extraordinary events that did not happen.

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Facebook has started to battle hoaxes seriously around two years ago. Then, an update to News Feed was introduced to reduce the distribution of posts that people have reported as hoaxes and fake. Despite that one and many other updates, the platform is still targeted by cyber criminals. Unfortunately, in many cases they are successful.

Here are fifteen examples of Facebook cloning scams and hoaxes that made quite an impact. Read more…

Top 20 People Search Engines to Find Anyone You Want

April 11th, 2017 - Filed under Search Engines

Today, we live in a technology-developed world and the development in technology gives us a lot of options to make progression in our personal, professional as well as public life. People always love and wish to track down a person that they might have lost contact for a few or many years.

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Finding people have become an important activity all over the world now and the growth of technology makes it easy for the people to find a person or a person’s details. Web or online is a great platform that lets people to find anyone that they want. Read more…

13 Times Facebook Cloned Snapchat

March 24th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

Facebook follows the strategy of copying the features of other apps implementing those feature and then killing them after sometime. It is a habit that is repeated by Facebook over and over again and Facebook has done that with Snapchat many times.

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Facebook also made an attempt of buying Snapchat few years ago for $3 billion in 2013, which was turned down by the Snapchat owners. Many times Facebook introduced similar feature just as Snapchat. This resulted in making Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram all look almost similar. Read more…

15 Amazing Facebook City Guides Features You Must Use

March 21st, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

Facebook has always remained ahead in terms of innovating. This is why it keeps on coming up with new features every now and then to facilitate its users. In a similar vein, Facebook recently introduced ‘City Guides’, a feature that enables its users to plan their vacations in a more organized manner.

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Lets go through some of the characteristics of ‘City Guides’, so that you can effectively use it to your advantage, and plan the perfect vacation for yourself and your loved ones. Read on to find out more. Read more…

Facebook Job Postings & Job Applications: 15 Things to Know

March 14th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

Facebook has long been the best place to go for updates on cat videos and what your friends are eating for lunch. However, they have recently rolled out a new jobs feature.

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Companies can now post job openings that their applicants can apply for, right through the site. Here’s 15 things that you need to know before you post a job or apply through Facebook. Read more…

20 Facts and Secrets Facebook Knows About You

March 8th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

Almost all of us are found on Facebook. The charm of Facebook has inveigled all of us in some ways. Since the creation of Facebook in 2004, it has set different trends in social world and played an important role in connecting different people from all over the world.

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People from different socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities are found on Facebook. And with the passage of time more functions are added in Facebook. People use Facebook for socialization, for getting in touch with their friends and family, to get updates on events and happenings and the list goes on. Read more…

Latest Facebook Privacy and Security Features to Protect Users

March 2nd, 2017 - Filed under Cyber Security

Facebook, from the past many years; has gained the reputation of being a largest online social network podium across the globe. The influence of Facebook is too wide and its usability is so convenient that people of all ages such as a teenager, youth and senior citizens can even access it without any hassle. More than this, it has gained popularity in remote areas of every country in such a manner that you easily get connected and can interact with parents, neighbours, relatives and the known ones.

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But sometimes, you may get confronted with uncertain problems that have breached your FB account security and privacy. With the consistent arising of problems in Facebook, the merits between public and private space are getting diminished or blurred consistently as the time passes by. Without being aware of FB security and privacy features, you might end up becoming prey to identity theft, malicious activities as well as phishing attack plotted by the scammers and cyberpunks. Read more…

20 Latest Facebook Timeline Tips & Tricks You Must Learn

February 21st, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

In the present moment, Facebook is the biggest existent social network in the entire world. Most people use it in order to communicate, to share things, and to “have a social image”. Facebook is doing its best to offer better user experiences as the time passes.

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During today’s article, we’ll take a look at 20 Facebook timeline tips and tricks. If you’re using a social network, you’d better do it right. Learning few tricks and tricks never hurt anybody, so let’s begin: Read more…

20 Most Wanted Facebook Messenger Tips & Tricks

February 15th, 2017 - Filed under Social Media

What if I told you that Facebook Messenger has at least twenty uses or cool tricks that you can do with it and regular messaging and video messaging are not included in those twenty things.

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If you are anything like me you use Facebook Messenger on a regular basis. I mean who wouldn’t, it is a great way to chat daily with my friends and I absolutely love being able to video chat with my family that I don’t get to see frequently (ok and I will admit I have been known to use video chat with my best friend in the middle of a wardrobe crisis every now and then). This is what is great about Messenger right? Well, yes and no. Read more…

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