Skype has had an exciting nine years of life. They've been acquired twice. Once by eBay and once by Microsoft. Even so, the video chatting giant has reached a memorable plateau of 45 million users online at the same time. Despite a lot of competition in the video chatting market, Skype's numbers are trending upward.
Mobile search on the rise as desktop search drops for the first time ever
Smartphones and tablets are more and more present in regular day-to-day activities, which means smart device owners are more likely to use them to perform several searches then to fire up a “regular” computer for the same purpose.
Eric Schmidt would choose Apple to be CEO; Google vs Apple “defining fight” for industry
Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and current Chairman, talked to AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher for an hour on Wednesday evening, sharing his views on Google’s current state of affairs but also on the tech world as a whole.
Have you ever wondered how much you are worth to Facebook or Google?
It is no secret that advertisements pay for the free stuff on the internet. Sites like Google and Facebook make their money from advertisements that you see and browse around. Have you ever wondered how much you are worth to them? There is a new plugin called Privacyfix that tries to help figure it out by reviewing your settings and browser history to compile a total that sites make off of you.
Apple, Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft launch the “Web Platform” website
Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera (all working closely with the W3C) have recently launched a website that plans to become a definitive resource for HTML 5, CSS 3, and any other web development technology meant to set standards across all platforms, including mobile.
You might be confused with our headline, given that Facebook already does have an app for Android. But if you've been a longtime mobile Facebook user, you would notice that the Android app doesn't exactly offer the best user experience. That's because it's essentially an HTML5 app that runs within an Android app wrapper. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself admits that they need to improve the user experience, and that this is most likely to come from an altogether new app.
Facebook tops 1 billion active users, 600 million are mobile
When 20-year-old Mark Zuckerberg first created “TheFacebook” in 2004, the social network’s membership was restricted to Harvard students, which naturally limited the maximum number of users. Eight years, several lawsuits, one controversial hit Hollywood movie, and one not-so-great IPO later, there are no less than one billion people worldwide that live and breathe Facebook.
Jelly Bean update coming to Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and Transformer Prime “Soon”
So you say the Facebook app sucks? You said you don't like Timeline's look on your mobile browser? Then you'll enjoy the news straight from Menlo Park, a promise of epic proportions, that Facebook will be updating its entire armada of mobile apps every 4-8 weeks.