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Tokopedia makes its presence in Indonesia amid doubtful investors

Tokopedia, a start-up founded by William Tanuwijaya, is making its presence in Indonesia with its excellent product portfolios. Experts believe that the economic growth in the nation will drive the start-ups to reach its financial stability.

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Daniel James and Mike Booth To Lead Facebook’s Social VR Team

Facebook has announced forming a social VR team. The team is led by two executives, Daniel James and Mike Booth, both from the video games industry. The team is expected to compete with several startups trying to bring video conferencing and social networking into VR.

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Facebook Plans to Monetize Messenger; Will Allow Businesses to Send Ads

A leaked document revealed Facebook’s plan to start monetizing on of its fastest-growing and most popular product, the Messenger. The document stated that in the second quarter this year, a new feature would be launched, allowing businesses to send advertisement chats via Messenger.

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Apple Finds Allies with Facebook and Twitter Over FBI Case

Apple found support from Facebook and Twitter that it should not be forced to help FBI in unlocking the smartphone of one of the San Bernardino mass shooting assailants, Farook. Even if Apple unlocked phones in the past for solving criminal investigations, it is still the company' best interest to protect their privacy of their customers.

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Facebook Retreats From ‘Free Basics’ Controversy In India

Facebook has introduced an app naming Free Basics in collaboration with Reliance group. Due to allegations for violating net neutrality, TRAI has instructed Reliance group to restrict access into Free Basics till completion of the investigation over its legal aspects. But industry insiders believe, Facebook may reappear with greater vicinity anytime soon.

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Facebook’s Free Limited Internet Access Program Still Banned, Following the TRAI Decision

India’s internet regulator, the TRAI, had officially banned Facebook’s Free Basics program. The program has been banned for a few months now, but TRAI has been willing to reevaluate the terms until it came up with the decision that the program would not be allowed in the country. The Free Basics program was banned due to concerns over internet neutrality.

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GitHub faces overhaul as many executives quit

GitHub is experiencing a huge inner havoc as many executives flee from the company. Chris Wanstrath has been overhauling the firm's culture backed by its board.

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Twitter Removed More Than 125,000 Accounts In Fight Against Radical Islamic Millitants

The social media site, Twitter has disclosed for the first time removal of more than 125,000 accounts on allegation of aiding terrorism. ISIS has been using Twitter and other social media sites as platforms for spreading their ideologies and recruiting new members. Facebook is also adopting special measures in this regard due to growing concerns over poor policing by the sites against terrorism.

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Facebook’s Parse Service Shutdown Upsets Many Developers Programmers, Betting Trust In The Future

The shutting down of Parse, a startup for developers that have been bought by Facebook in 2013, has received many protests from its users. Many small developers are disappointed and consider that Facebook cannot be trusted as a platform to support them.

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Google Just Beat Facebook In The Race To Artificial Intelligence Milestone

Google has set a milestone in the field of artificial technology, with its latest innovation AlphaGo. The program has been designed to tackle the 10 to the power of 700 variations that the ancient Chinese game of Go offers. Additionally, they beat FaceBook in this race, as Zuckerberg had announced the launch of a similar program called Darkforest around the same time.

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Microsoft to place future data centers under water

Microsoft has put a prototype of data center under the ocean to examine its efficacy to work hundreds of feet beneath the ocean surface. The underwater data centers could reduce the delay in web service.

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Facebook Prohibits Unlicensed Private Gun Sales On Its Sites And Instagram, Warns For Compliance With Local Regulations

Facebook users will soon be prohibited from coordinating private firearm sales using its platform and also through Instagram. The step evokes strict policies on regulating promotional posts on unlicensed gun businesses . The new rule is only applicable for person-to-person firearm sales, licensed gun dealers will be permitted to use the social network.

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There's No Stopping Facebook's Growth, Thanks To Mobile Users And Video Ad

Facebook's growth is just unstoppable. The number of the active users keeps increasing, as well as the revenue it gains. Most of the revenue is said to come from the Facebook Lite, which is usually used by users with less sophisticated mobiles. Besides that, video ad also gives many contributions as well.

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Facebook growth in 2016 will focus on video advertising, Instagram, and Oculus Rift

Facebook is expected to announce its fourth-quarter earnings soon and analyst are expecting that the company will deliver a better than expected report. The company is also expected to boost its revenue this year through the expansion of its video advertising, Instagram, and Oculus RIft.

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Free Basics Internet Program Still Struggles Against India Regulators

The program aims to provide limited internet access to users, but the concept has raised concerns regarding internet neutrality. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has asked Facebook to discontinue the service until they provide more information on the program as requested. Facebook has responded with a campaign, but the program's ban has not yet be lifted.

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