Facebook Enhances Home Due to Complains and Low Rating

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The popular social networking site, Facebook, introduced their Home app a month ago. Though it was downloaded by many since it launched, it did not live up in its hype.

The Facebook Home was rated with only two stars in the Google Play store and the Home-preloaded smartphone HTC First exclusively available through AT&T was slashed off to 99 cents from $99. This is something to worry about for a multi-million dollar company.

In a meeting in their Menlo Park, California-headquarters, Facebook showed some enhancements of the Home to the journalists. These enhancements were . . . → Read More: Facebook Enhances Home Due to Complains and Low Rating

YouTube will Launch Paid Subscription Channels this Week

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It has been reported before that the biggest online video site, YouTube, is going to have paid subscription channels and according to the recent news, they are going to launch this program in this week.

This paid service by YouTube is said to include about 50 channels. If this would grow successful, this number could increase in no time.

According to the people familiar with the matter, a single channel subscription only cost $199 a month. YouTube also confirmed this news to CNET that they have been working on with this project though they . . . → Read More: YouTube will Launch Paid Subscription Channels this Week

Google Hired Veteran Game Developer Noah Falstein

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Google seems to have something new under their sleeves again. This time, they are for some gaming developments. According to a report coming from TechCrunch, the tech giant hired Noah Falstein, an expert game developer, as their Chief Game Designer. With a project that requires a veteran like Noah Falstein, it could be something big.

Noah Falstein has been a long time game designer.  He was one of the game developers under LucasArts who developed the point-and-click games that we enjoyed before, as well as mobile and social games. He’s been in the industry for such . . . → Read More: Google Hired Veteran Game Developer Noah Falstein

Google Stops Operation for Meebo Bar to Focus on Google+

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Google plans to shut down in June the Meebo Bar for receiving and sharing personalized content from websites in favor of Google+ tools for interaction between websites and users.

Google is planning to stop the further developments of the Meebo Bar to focus more in enhancing the Google+ tools.

Google acquired the company that made Meebo in June 2012. Aside from the Meebo toolbar that it has, they also incorporated it with advertisements, and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Meebo also has their own IM application in desktop and smartphones.

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Facebook Executives Salary, How Much do they Make?

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Facebook is one of the most profitable company ever. The CEO of the company, Mark Zuckerberg, made his millions because of his social networking site. So, there is no wonder why and no surprise why executives at Facebook also earn big.

According reports, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook is the highest-paid personel that receive a good $ 26.2 million last year. According to the statement submitted to the SEC on Friady, the COO receives a salary of $321,128 and a whopping bonus of $276,730. She also earned $25.6 million from stocks. It is . . . → Read More: Facebook Executives Salary, How Much do they Make?

Facebook Acquires Parse for $85 Million in Cash and Stock

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The social network giant, Facebook, just acquired a new small company again as a part of its aggressive growth.

The company is the cloud service firm, Parse, a provider of developer tools for apps in different mobile platforms. Facebook announced this acquisition and confirmed it in their blog today. According to TechCrunch, the deal was closed at around $85 million in cash and stock.

With this move of Facebook, it is not only focusing from being a social network but a business service provider as well.

Parse is responsible for the toolbox . . . → Read More: Facebook Acquires Parse for $85 Million in Cash and Stock

BitTorrent Introduces Free Alternative of Cloud Service to Public

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The peer-2-peer file sharing company, BitTorrent, have shared their latest data-synchronizing technology in the public for a free test.

The developers of BitTorrent uses the basic p2p sharing technology to send infos between users and eliminating the use of cloud services.

Yes! this sync technology eliminates the use of third party servers or cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox which have been aggressively leading in this service.

According to an analyst, the service would appeal to individual users for private use but not with big companies.

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