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Facebook Messenger: The Killer of the Phone Number

David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products has written a blog post outlining how their Messaging app will eventually end the need for phone numbers. The app has grown in its user base and Marcus sees only more growth in the future.

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14 US states will increase minimum wage in 2016

The majority of states in the United States including major cities will implement new minimum wage rate starting this year as workers continue to strike and demanding a better payment. Workers have been under pressure lately as the cost of living continues to increase yet their minimum wage remains the same.

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Prismatic will shut down its news app for iOS, Android and Web

Today, Prismatic declared that it will no longer be available and accessible for iOS, Android, and web news reader products and Interest Graph APIs for third-party developers.

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Ted Cruz Campaign collects psychological data from Millions of Facebook users

US Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz harvests data called "psychographic profiles" from tens of millions of US citizens in Facebook. According to The Guardian Ted Cruz's campaign collected these data without the permission of the Facebook users.

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Airbnb confirms $1.5 billion fund raising round

Airbnb, the US home-sharing startup, has confirmed closing of $1.5 billion fund-raising round. The latest closure of fundraising puts the unicorn startup at staggering valuation.

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Google, Facebook among Silicon Valley majors to lead India's broader free internet

Silicon Valley technology firms see robust business potential in India as over a billion people are without internet access. Most of the US-based technology majors are looking to India to bring more people online to get connected to their services.

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Alibaba's Jack Ma eyes South China Morning Post

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is planning to venture into the publishing sector as news circulated that the e-commerce tycoon will be buying some stake in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post.

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Amazon Echo Grow Smarter On Its First Birthday

Amazon Echo is a smart device that was launched on November 7, 2014, it can respond to human voice when users call its name, "Alexa." After a year in the market, new functionalities are added to make it a better smart device.

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Ericsson expects online video browsing to rise tenfold in mobile data by 2021

The technology has enabled the users to communicate and get alerts all around the world, even when they are outside their homes, stuck in road traffic, with no Wi-Fi connection available.

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Facebook debuts Instant Articles on Android in India

Facebook is a platform for social connectivity as well as for presents a ground for many advertisements and articles. Facebook has rolled out 'Instant Articles' in India on Monday together with India Today, Quint, HT, The Indian Express and Aaajtak.

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Marc Andreessen sold $160 million worth of his Facebook Shares

Respected investor and web-browser pioneer, Marc Andreessen who is also the owner of a joint venture firm, Andreessen Horowitz had sold nearly 75 percent of his stake in Facebook ahead of the holiday season. According to the regulatory filings, the total shares sold by Andreessen is about $160 million.

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Apple is planning to enter peer-to-peer payment market

Apple is planning to make sure its iPhone users to continue using the company's latest payment service, Apple Wallet through the use of peer-to-peer payment service.

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Facebook rolls out Notify, a notification app

Facebook releases another new app today that will help users to receive notification from all Facebook-owned app under one app known as Notify.

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Google's Machine Learning Software: TensorFlow, Goes Open Source

Artificial Intelligence seems to be working great for the tech giants including Google, Facebook & Apple who are working hard these days to get the best outcome.

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Barack Obama launched personal Facebook page sending message through video on climate change

Social media is not just a communicating platform for local people but also for world-known celebrities and public figures who consistently post their thoughts over certain arguments. On Monday, White house launched a personal facebook account for Barack Obama to use in order to communicate his message over climate change through nontraditional channels, as reported by Reuters.

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