In a post on Facebook, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the service has now grown to a massive 1.8 billion people. This is up from 1.65 Billion in April and Facebook’s mobile apps are now used by a staggering 1.2 billion people every single day. Zuck went on to say...
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    After two years of development, on June 28th Facebook completed the first successful flight of Aquila. If you’re not familiar with the project, Aqila is Zuckerberg’s massive solar-powered plane that will deliver internet to remote parts of the world. Yuma, Arizona played host to the historic occasion, and while the original flight plan...
  • How to stream to Facebook Live from your PC or drone

      During Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote, Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced a Facebook Live API. This API will allow developers to build apps that allow you to stream live from any camera, not just the one in your mobile phone. After opening Facebook Live to iOS and...
  • Facebook adds Bump feature to connect with circular glyph

    Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new way to connect to other Facebook users. You can now scan a bizarre looking circular glyph that uniquely identifies a Facebook user. With 900 million people now use Messenger every month, Facebook wants to make connecting and starting conversations with someone new, really easy. This...
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    Facebook just did something awesome for you and your kids

    The jobs of the future won’t be in manufacturing, they’ll be in writing the software that drives the robots in the factories. Programming is such a fundamental skill that all kids should have exposure to it, even if they’re don’t end up going into a computer-related industry, every industry...
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    Excel 2016 can easily interrogate the Facebook Graph API

    There’s a number of headline features in Office 2016 that we’ve covered in previous posts, but after spending some time with the latest release, there’s one in particular that is pretty hidden and pretty great. In Excel, users have been able to connect to data from multiple sources, but...
  • Zuck working on using drones and satellites to connect the next billion

    Mark Zuckerberg’s most famous for Facebook, but his work on internet.org could be even more important. A Connectivity Lab is working on new technology to connect the next billion people. The laser communication system would beam data from the sky into communities, dramatically increasing the speed of sending data...
  • Oculus Rift consumer version coming Q1 2016

    The most popular VR headset on the planet, Oculus Rift is finally ready for prime time, in the first quarter of next year. With pre-orders going live later this year, the rest of the details are limited, very limited. In a blog post, we finally got an answer on...
  • The latest from Facebook’s F8 conference

    Every year Facebook holds a developer conference known as F8. Deveopment on the Facebook platform in 2015 focuses on changes to Messenger, Comments, Video, IoT, virtual reality analytics and so much more. Yep you’re job as a developer would be choosing where to focus with a platform that’s quickly...
  • Facebay gets an update for buying and selling in groups

    Over the years Facebook has evolved to be a platform not just for friends, family and businesses to share, but groups provide a platform for sales. Almost every sizable city and town will have Buy, Swap and Sell type page, or often pages where at a local level, you...

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