Facebook on Tuesday 18th November 2014 launched a new Tech News Page as FB Techwire devoted to surfacing strictly tech news in your timeline. An extension of FB Newswire, will serve as yet another tool for journalists for exposing the highest-quality work of those working in the tech community,billed as a showplace for technology talk shared by influential sources.
“The goal of FB Techwire is to aid in the discovery of original content including breaking news, first-person analysis, photos and videos for journalists that care about and cover tech,” Facebook said in an email to AFP.
Posts on the page will also be shared on Twitter from an @fbtechwire account
As Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships, said earlier this year about Newswire, “It’s all about thinking of Facebook as a primary source of news content, formatted so journalists can easily scan content and pick out what’s newsworthy.” Techwire will surely be treated the same way.
While many of us expected Nokia to come back to handset business, it seems Nokia is thinking something different, some ahead and it looks like a box, very close to a setup-box and even closer to what Apple TV looks like. This is the second teaser they did, the first came with all hands up, which we thought has to do something with wearable, but this looks totally different.
WANT TO SEE #MORELUMIA ?
Microsoft has posted a teaser on Facebook which hints at a new Lumia announcement coming on November 11.
The post includes a close up of a front-facing camera and the date 11.11.2014. Along with the image, the Nokia Facebook page cryptically states the motto “Big on experiences” and the hashtag #MoreLumia’.
This might be the youth-oriented midranger that has leaked before with Microsoft Lumia branding. This one is supposed to sport a 5″ HD screen, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon chipset, 1 GB RAM, and a 5 MP camera. In any case, the date given is 11.11, so not much more to wait before all is revealed.
Furthermore, on Microsoft’s website it adds, “Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone”, suggesting that we’re in store for a mid-range device.
Be sure to remain tuned for the announcement next week.
HYDERABAD, NOVEMBER 5
WhatsApp will continue to offer its service for free to users in developing countries like India. Vice-president for business development Neeraj Arora stated that low debit and credit card penetration was the main reason for not collecting the $1 annual fee the service charges users in North America and Europe.
While it’s not too much to pay $1 for using something like WhatsApp which has 600 million subscribers, Neeraj Arora, Vice-President of WhatsApp, said that WhatsApp is not enforcing the fee in India as it is still not easy to pay for it due to multiple ecosystem and low penetration of payment models.
“Monetization is on the cards. It will happen over the next few years. We believe in the subscription model and not in advertising as people do not like to have ads as they converse.”
One way WhatsApp could charge users in the subcontinent is by tying up with carriers and collecting subscription charges from offline channels. WhatsApp already works with carriers in bundling data plans that do not charge users for the service, which has a user base of 70 million in the country
On cutting into the SMS business of telecom operators, he said the company has asked them to tie up with WhatsApp as they could sell more data with more and more people getting onto WhatsApp.
“They understood the point. We have tied up with five telcos in India,” he said.
WhatsApp does not have advertising tie-ups. “We believe in the subscription model and not in advertising as people do not like to have ads as they converse,” he explained.
Courtesy : The Hindu