Apple, Samsung tie up with UnionPay to launch mobile payment services in China in 2016

According to reports, bigwig smartphone manufacturers Apple and Samsung Electronics have worked out separate deals with China’s biggest payment and clearing network China UnionPay Co., to launch their competing mobile payments systems -- Apple Pay and Samsung Pay respectively -- in the country... read more

Cashier’s simple act of kindness leaves profound impact on Ohio family seeing tough time

A simple act of kindness by a cashier at a local store has left profound impact on an Ohio family going through a difficult time this holiday season. It happened when past weekend Kimberly Grandinette visited a Meijer store in Springfield, Ohio, along with her 3-year-old son, Paul, for picking... read more

Facebook’s ‘Instant Articles’ feature now available for Android users

Facebook has said in a recent announcement that it has extended the availability of its ‘Instant Articles’ feature to Android users.

The feature was launched by Facebook a few months back, and it was initially available exclusively to iOS users. Subsequently, Facebook rolled out a very... read more

Facebook will shut off auto-sync feature soon; users being asked to use ‘Moments’ app instead

In a move which underscores an apparent effort by Facebook to give a notable push to its ‘Moments’ photo-specific app, the company has revealed in a recent announcement that it will soon discontinue its auto-sync feature.

Revealing that it will stop supporting the 2012-launched auto-sync... read more

Social network Facebook has revealed in a recent announcement that, from next year, it will increase the period of paid paternity leave offered to its full-time male employees across the world.

The announcement implies that paternity leave available to male employees in Facebook’s global... read more

Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking people who are not Facebook members

On Monday, an order by a Belgian court banned US-based social network Facebook from tracking Internet users who do not have Facebook accounts.

In its order, the court asked Facebook to stop -- within 48 hours -- the tracking of Internet users who are not signed on to the social networking... read more

Facebook rolls out new ‘Slideshow’ ad format for emerging markets

Social network Facebook announced the rollout of a new ad format called ‘Slideshow’ on Thursday. The new ‘Slideshow’ ad format has been released by Facebook as an evident effort to attract users – and generate revenue – in emerging markets.

The ‘Slideshow’ ads format essentially makes ads... read more

Mark Zuckerberg delivers 20-minute speech in Chinese at Beijing’s Tsinghua University

During this past weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a 20-minute speech in Chinese, at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. Zuckerberg, who is currently on a visit to China, impressed the University’s students with his Chinese speaking skills.

Delivering his speech in heavily... read more

Facebook Inc Expands Search Horizon

Expanding its search horizon to add to the knowledge pool of the users, Facebook Inc has announced that important topics will also be included in the search engine.

The company has announced a promising social network with the new search engine.

“Today, we’re updating Facebook... read more

Facebook fixes ‘battery drain’ issues faced by users of its iOS app

Facebook rolled out a new iOS update on Thursday, fixing the ‘battery drain’ issues reported by the users of its iOS app. The update implements a fix for a major battery-draining bug, about which the users of Facebook’s iOS app have been complaining in recent weeks.

As a result of the... read more

Facebook, McKinsey team up to launch new initiative called ‘TechPrep’

Social network Facebook is launching a new initiative – called ‘TechPrep’ – in partnership with consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Under the new TechPrep initiative, Facebook and McKinsey will offer a wide range of resources – including tutorials, videos and games – to enable parents... read more

Facebook testing new video section on its mobile app

In an earlier-this-week announcement, social network Facebook said that it is testing a new video section on its mobile app. The new section will give Facebook users the ability to find and watch videos, just like they do on Google’s popular YouTube video-sharing site.

Announcing the... read more


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