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Facebook Plans First Asia-Pacific Data Centre in Taiwan

Facebook Inc is evaluating the possibility of investing TWD 10 billion (roughly Rs. 1,995 crores) to build its first data centre in the Asia-Pacific region in Taiwan, joining Google, an official said on Wednesday. The centre would require 6 acres (2.43 hectares) of land, with the possibility to expand to 20 acres in the future, according to Magistrate Wei Ming-ku ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Takes Philanthropy Into Profit, Politics

Mark Zuckerberg, who famously urged his company Facebook Inc to “move fast and break things,” is taking a similar approach to the staid world of philanthropy, indicating his new venture will get directly involved with politics and may even turn a profit. The project, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is structured as a limited liability company. That means, unlike a ... Read More »

Facebook to Halt Tracking Non-Facebook Users in Belgium

Facebook will stop tracking browsers of Facebook pages in Belgium who are not signed into a Facebook account, seeking to comply with a court ruling last month ordering it to do so or face daily fines, the company said on Wednesday. The company’s action means Belgians will have to log into Facebook before they can see Facebook pages, forcing them ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: No Tax Benefit From Philanthropic Initiative

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday he and his wife would receive no tax benefit from setting up their new philanthropic endeavor as a limited liability company and hinted at the types of efforts it would support. In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote that “just like everyone else, we will pay capital gains taxes ... Read More »

Twitter Moves to Trademark ‘Subtweet’

Twitter has applied for trademark for the word “subtweet”, which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name, Digital Trends reported. If Twitter succeeds in its bid, the word “subtweet” would belong to the company to use in a commercial context. The trademark filing took place on October 30, just weeks after Jack Dorsey was ... Read More »

Twitter India Reveals Top Trends of 2015

As the year draws to a close, Twitter India has released its list of the most retweeted tweets, the most popular trends, and most followed personalities on its platform. Shah Rukh Khan’s selfie with Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards in London was declared the Golden Tweet for India in 2015, with over 141,000 retweets and nearly 18.3 million views ... Read More »

US Teens Think Facebook Uncool, but Still Use It: Survey

American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool factor isn’t ... Read More »

Twitter No Longer Crops Images on Your Timeline

Twitter on Monday announced a couple of changes to its Web interface that will deliver a “richer photo experience” to users. The micro-blogging website now shows uncropped images in single-photo and multi-photo tweets. The company used to earlier crop tweeted images in order to maintain some layout uniformity to a timeline or feed, and users had to click on individual ... Read More »

Facebook Shuts Down Creative Labs; Pulls Riff, Rooms, and Slingshot Apps

Facebook has announced that it will be shuttering its Creative Labs division, which made apps like Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff. The company besides curtailing the two-year old initiative has also removed the three apps from Google Play and the App Store. According to Facebook, most of the features from Slingshot, Rooms, and Riff were already been integrated in Facebook app ... Read More »

Twitter Experiments With Reordering Tweets by Relevance

Twitter Inc confirmed on Tuesday it is testing a timeline format for its tweets, calling it an experiment. The microblogging website’s new format will result in tweets being sorted by relevance instead of in reverse chronological order. “Yes, this is an experiment. We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter,” spokeswoman Liina Potter said ... Read More »