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Monday, May 17, 2021

‘verage WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “verage WhatsApp User Sends More Than 1,200 Messages Each Month”. Matt Petronzio says, “Ever since Facebook announced that it will acquire popular social messaging app WhatsApp, there has been a lot of buzz about its impressive user base. The app, which Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said is “on a path to connect 1 billion people,” currently has more than 450 million daily users. The average WhatsApp user sends more than 1,200 messages per month, receives more than 2,200 per month and uploads 40 photos. The following chart,... [...]

‘How Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “How Facebook’s WhatsApp Deal Compares to Other Tech Acquisitions”. Matt Petronzio says, “Facebook announced Wednesday that it will acquire popular messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion ($19 billion, if you include restricted stock units for the WhatsApp staff). It’s hard to believe that only two years ago, the social network acquired Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. How times (and dollars) have changed. The following chart, created by Statista, compares Facebook‘s most recent acquisition with other relatively... [...]

‘What the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Means for Your Internet’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “What the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Means for Your Internet”. Fran Berkman says, “The chairman of Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, unveiled a plan to reinstitute net neutrality, the concept that Internet service providers can’t favor one website’s traffic over another. Rather than appeal a recent court decision that struck down net neutrality and could change the Internet as we know it, Wheeler is instead attempting to write new rules to fortify the open Internet. He outlined this proposal in an extended announcement released... [...]

‘Google Launches Project Tango, a 3D Sensor-Enabled Smartphone’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Google Launches Project Tango, a 3D Sensor-Enabled Smartphone”. Karissa Bell says, “Google announced an experimental Android-powered smartphone with powerful 3D sensors called Project Tango on Thursday. The phone is the latest project out of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. “The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion,” Johnny Lee, ATAP’s technical program lead, wrote in a Google+ postannouncing the project“. Google Launches... [...]

‘Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion”. Seth Fiegerman says, “Facebook has entered into an agreement to acquire WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a filing Wednesday. The deal is by far Facebook’s largest acquisition to date and comes after rumors in late 2012 and early 2013 that Facebook and Google were vying to buy the messaging service. According to the filing, Facebook has agreed to pay $12 billion in stock and $4 billion in cash for the company. Facebook has also agreed... [...]

‘The Future of Google Fiber: Why the Search Giant Is Betting on Broadband’ – ‘Mashable’

The latest post on ‘Mashable’ is titled “The Future of Google Fiber: Why the Search Giant Is Betting on Broadband”. Seth Fiegerman says, “A little less than two years ago, Google laid out plans to roll out a new lightning-fast Internet network that would make buffering and load times a thing of the past. That dreamlike service had only been available in three cities to date: Kansas City, Austin and Provo, Utah. On Wednesday, Google announced that it had “invited” 34 cities across nine metropolitan areas to work with it in order to determine whether and how to... [...]