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Facebook Buys Popular Messaging App WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook Buys WhatsApp

Today, Facebook announced the acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion ($4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.), the largest acquisition of any venture backed company in history. Facebook stock falls 5% after hours following WhatsApp purchase. In a statement announcing the deal, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described WhatsApp’s services as “incredibly valuable”. Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, said, “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product ... Read More »

Moment.me: Giving Social Media Content A Context

Moment.me

It’s been said that content is king, but we’re rapidly approaching a stage where the sheer amount of content available is becoming so overwhelming that it becomes increasingly difficult to find the content that is relevant to you. Even the content that seems obviously relevant to us – content we ourselves or our friends and family have posted – is hopelessly scattered across the internet, appearing on multiple social media networks, apps, and platforms. In order to see the complete online version of any of your real-life experiences, currently you need to waste time and energy checking multiple feeds. While ... Read More »

How To Measure Intranet Engagement – Do Mobile Apps Offer A Clue?

Measure Intranet Engagement

Measuring intranet engagement is an important task for any intranet vendor, developer or manager. After all, intranet is often touted as a miracle cure that fosters collaboration, increases productivity, improves internal communications and makes employees more engaged. When reality turns out different, the shortfall is blamed on the wrong ‘implementation strategy‘ or lack of training. But is it really true? Does it make no difference what platform you chose for intranet or do some intranet platforms advance engagement, while others hinder it? This answer is extremely hard to answer. At Bitrix24 we use a number of tools to measure engagement. ... Read More »

SmartTools And How They Aid Property Managers

Property Managers

Technology evolved to produce smartphones and then smart buildings. Today property managers have their hands on a number of worthwhile technologies. The list of available tools is long and encompasses everything from communication and budgeting to monitoring energy consumption, convenient lighting and smartphone security systems. The Washington D.C based Building Owners and Managers Associations (BOMA) is prioritizing education and insight on the use of these technologies in real estate. The initiative has been worthwhile and just last month, there was the introduction of Technology Pavilion at the Every Building Conference and Expo held by BOMA. The expo allowed firms to ... Read More »

Is It Possible To Earn Some Extra Cash For Doing What You Already Do Online?

Qmee offers cash rewards

Well, startup Qmee thinks they have the answer. In summary, Qmee is a free browser app that offers cash rewards when you search online. Once installed (which takes a few seconds), Qmee works seamlessly in the background so when you search in any of the usual search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or even on product sites such as Amazon or eBay, extra Qmee results appear in a side bar. The difference being, these Qmee results have cash rewards attached that you can earn, simply by clicking on them. Qmee results don’t appear all the time, nor do they take ... Read More »