Facebook has updated their iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch taking it to version 5.1which brings photo filters and multi photo uploads. Facebook has been taking full advantage of their Instagram acquisition. First, they introduced Instagram web profiles and now they have integrated photo filters in to their native app for iOS.
Instagram has begun rolling out web profiles allowing users to showcase their photos taken with Instagram app on iOS or Android smartphones. The web profiles make it easier for users to discover each others photos and additionally allowing users to follow people, comment & like photos as well as edit their profile easily and directly from the web.
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Mozilla has just released Firefox 16 and it is available for download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Since the launch of Chrome browser by Google, one of the fastest growing browsers, Mozilla has been pushing updates of its browser very quickly to stay ahead of the competition. Continue Reading
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Several web developers and leading tech companies including Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Adobe, Facebook and Opera have launched a new website called Web Platform which will serve as a one stop place for information regarding HTML5, CSS4 and other web standards. Continue Reading
The social media giant, Facebook, has announced today that it has now reached one billion active users milestone who are “actively” spending time on the website. The company achieved the milestone on September 14 at 12:45 PM PST. Facebook also announced that it now 600 million mobile users. This also means that one-seventh of the world population is already on Facebook. Continue Reading
Mann vs Machine update for Team Fortress 2 is finally live after so much hype about a third new faction which turned out to be the machines. Even more new maps and new ways of fighting robots have been revealed. The new maps are Decoy and Coaltown while 35 new achievements have been added as well as new weapons and wait for it.. new hat too. The character from Team Fortress 2 universe, Saxton Hale has also answered a few questions related to the missions and the badges. Continue Reading
We had covered the Blood Brothers update on Team Fortress 2 website yesterday. Valve has just released more information on this update, which would be called Mann vs Machine, which confirms that we will be fighting against robots in a Co-Op mode. Day 1 of this update went live today with new details for the Machines. We are all excited for Mann vs Machine, as it seems to be one of biggest updates in the history of Team Fortress 2. Continue Reading
With the latest Team Fortress 2 update titled ‘Blood Brothers’, it seems that we might be playing against robots in the game i.e. Mann vs Robot which would be extremely cool. Maybe a few days from now, we will be fighting against robots. Valve has teased with another piece of the puzzle in the Team Fortress ‘Gray’ update.
Despite the rapid growth of data services and cheap data packages, users often find themselves away from an Internet connection sometimes. In some places, data packages are cheap with bad quality service and slow speeds while in places where they are fast, they are very expensive and it’s easy to run out of data limits. Luckily, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends despite such problems. Facebook lets you setup text messaging so all your notifications and messages from friends are sent to your phone via SMS.
Setting Up Facebook Text Messages/SMS
It’s very easy to get started. Go to your account settings and navigate to the Mobile tab. Add your mobile number here.
Make sure you select your country and add your phone number, without the country code.
Facebook will send you a confirmation code which you’ll have to enter here. For privacy reasons, uncheck ‘Share my phone number with my friends’. Rarely do users have a friend list where they would want to share the number with everyone. Remember to keep ‘Allow friends to text me from Facebook’ though. Click next and you’re done.
In case your mobile carrier isn’t supported by Facebook, you can suggest them to add support for them by going here.
Configuring Facebook Text Messages
Facebook provides a set of options to customize the events for which you can receive text messages as well as the timings so that Facebook doesn’t wake you up from sleep at the middle of the night. We all have those friends who message at those times. :)
You can also setup Facebook to not send you SMS when you’re online on the website. A very handy feature is subscribing to updates by particular friends or pages. This way, you can be sure that you don’t miss any update from those you care about the most.
Facebook also lets you configure whether you just want to receive messages specifically sent to your mobile or all messages that land in your inbox. It is recommended that you leave it as ‘When someone sends me a Message on web or mobile’ so that you don’t miss anything.
Last option, which can help prevent overload of incoming text messages is configuring the number of daily messages that can be sent. Facebook sets this as unlimited by default which is how it should be as restricting the number would mean that you could miss important messages or notifications from Facebook.
An alternate method for receiving messages via SMS is through Gmail. As long as your friends have your mobile number, they can send you instant messages via SMS as long as they don’t exceed their daily SMS credit quota. Here’s how it works: every time you send an SMS message, your credit ( initially 50 ) decreases by one. When you receive a response to your message in chat, you get 5 credits back. Maximum amount of credit can only be 50 per day. Of course, responding to the messages is charged through your carrier’s SMS rates just like with Facebook text message so make sure you don’t go overboard and get charged with a high bill as a result.
If WSJ’s sources are correct, we could all be witnesses for one of the biggest IPO fillings for a US technology company in history. With more than 800 million users, Facebook’s value is estimated at anywhere between $80 to $100 billion and it’s highly expected that the company could raise up to $10 billion in it’s initial public offering.
Since a lot of years, analysts have been waiting for Facebook to file for IPO. Meanwhile, Facebook didn’t do so as Mark Zuckerburg didn’t want employees to care about stocks but about great products. It’s valuation as well as users kept on sky rocketing, leaving behind the competition in dust and becoming one of the most valued and sought after companies on the Internet. Microsoft had bought 1.6% shares on Facebook back in 2007, at a price of $240 million, which boosted the overall estimated value of Facebook to $15 billion. Some rough calculations show that if Facebook is valued at $75 billion after IPO, Microsoft’s shares would be worth around $1.2 billion. Not a bad investment.
Facebook was started in 2004 by Mark Zuckerburg and has turned out to be such a dream success that entrepreneurs can’t even imagine it. Aged 27 now, Zuckerburg’s worth over $17.5 billion and is considered the youngest billionaire in the world. As a CEO of Facebook, his shares in the company are %24 as of 2010 so his own worth is bound to increase tremendously if the IPO is to go through.
Keep in mind that this isn’t the first time that rumors are being strongly heard about Facebook going public. But Facebook has also halted trading in secondary markets for a few days which is giving more power to these rumors. Stakes are so high that valuation below $75 billion could be termed as disappointing.
Could Facebook manage to pull off a $10 billion IPO? Sounds difficult but highly likely considering, well, it’s Facebook.