Facebook has set a new company record for lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2014, drawing closer to industry leader Google in efforts to influence federal lawmakers on a variety of issues. During the first three months of 2014, Facebook spent a personal best of $2.78 million to pay lobbyists to talk to lawmakers about issues such as privacy, security, online tracking, online advertising, patent litigation reform and immigration reform, a congressional lobbying report filed April 21 shows.
Facebook will be removing messaging from its main app soon, with the Messenger app to exclusively handle all Facebook messaging.
This week in your world of Android: the HTC One (M8) finally launched, rumors of business features coming to Android surfaced, Google Now hit Chrome, Office for Android went free, Facebook bought VR startup Oculus, and news broke that Google mandates OEMs to use “Powered by Android” on boot screens.
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Facebook just took one step closer to making the world of Ready Player One a reality by acquiring Oculus for $2 billion. Read on for more!
A new version of Facebook is being tested by a small selection of users this week. The update brings a persistent notification bar, complete with your profile picture.
A new version of the Facebook app brings a few handy photos features to Android that have been available on the desktop version of the social network for a while.
This week in your world of Android: Google introduced the all-seeing Project Tango, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, more details emerged about the HTC One and Galaxy S5, LG introduced the G2 Mini, Samsung kicked off its KitKat update campaign, and the Tizen-running Gear 2 launched.
We take a look at Whatsapp, what the app does, and how popular Whatsapp is around the world, after Facebook dropped $19 billion to acquire it.
Facebook will acquire messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion, Mark Zuckerberg’s company revealed today in a regulatory file.
Facebook Engineering has released a new open source encryption library, Conceal, for Android which is designed to encrypt data quickly without using too much system memory or processor power.