Facebook is now two entirely different businesses


Very good read! Facebook is one of those intangible giants that will have a say, for better or worse, about our future.

Originally posted on Quartz:

Facebook had, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly said on Jan. 28, a “good” quarter. The company beat Wall Street’s expectations—bringing in $3.85 billion in sales—and now has nearly 1.4 billion monthly active users. But there’s a disconnect in Facebook’s business right now: Revenue is primarily coming from the US, Canada, and Europe, whereas user growth is coming from the rest of the world. As a result, Facebook is essentially running two businesses, but it seems to have a long-term plan to fold them into one.

Startups with a good idea tend to be in the business of first acquiring users, and then figuring out how to make money off of them. Think: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and even Facebook itself. This is where Facebook currently is in the developing world, where over half a billion users access Facebook on a mobile phone. Many of these users don’t have smartphones, accessing Facebook Zero or simplified mobile…

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January 29, 2015 at 9:30 PM Leave a comment

Why doesn’t the WhatsApp web browser version work for iOS users?


iOS and Apple MAJOR FAIL

Originally posted on Gigaom:

The popular international messaging app WhatsApp has unveiled a web browser-based version of its service. In a blog post, the company announced that millions of WhatsApp users will now be able to chat on browsers (and their computers!) instead of just their mobile apps.

“Millions of” being the operative word. Millions of users aren’t “all users.” According to the logos on the desktop client homepage, the web application is only compatible with WhatsApp user accounts from Android, Windows and weirdly enough, Blackberry. A WhatsApp spokesperson later told me that Nokia S60 is also in the list.

For now iPhone owners won’t have access to WhatsApp’s desktop client. The spokesperson said it’s not available on iOS because “Apple has no background multi-tasking and no proper push technology.  So it is a bad user experience on iOS.” WhatsApp told The Verge that an iOS compatible version is coming, but “the timeframe is unclear.”

Furthermore, it…

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January 24, 2015 at 11:49 PM Leave a comment

Golden Globes 2015: See All the Winners


Here are all the nominees and winners of the 2015 Golden Globes, as posted on TIME.


Originally posted on TIME:

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Series or Mini-Series for Television

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television

Fargo (FX)
The Missing (Starz)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
True Detective (HBO)

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television

Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Actress, Television Series — Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Television Series — Comedy

Girls (HBO)
Jane the Virgin (CW)
Orange Is the New Black

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January 12, 2015 at 2:23 PM Leave a comment

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Official Trailer)

Originally posted on SALONDELMAL:

Estaba anunciado para el próximo martes, pero a veces la red nos sorprenden. Ahora se filtró el tráiler de The Avengers: Age of Ultron. El mismo que fue exhibido en la pasada Comic-Con de San Diego, así es que si leyeron sus descripciones, ya saben lo que se viene.

Los Vengadores se reúnen, una iniciativa de Tony Stark sale muy mala y todo el mundo paga las consecuencias de ello. Porque una inteligencia artificial llega a la conclusión de que para salvar al mundo, los humanos deben morir. Chan, chan, chan.

vía Google Drive

Fotos vía RopeOfSillicon

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October 23, 2014 at 3:25 AM Leave a comment

Apple announces iOS 8: Adds interactive notifications and OSX integration

June 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM Leave a comment

6 myths of social sharing (infographic)

Very interesting facts! I always believed half of those, although I fell for the other half :)

May 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM Leave a comment

Here’s the entire Internet live, in one real-time infographic

May 28, 2014 at 2:10 AM Leave a comment

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