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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 »

Xbox One Owners Receive Verizon FiOS TV App

Verizon FiOS TV App Available on Xbox One

Xbox One has received praise from all around since its introduction courtesy of its stand-out features, cable box connectivity being one of many. This feature allows users to give out a Kinect voice command to switch between the game and the television, but there’s a major problem: the interface is clunky. Thankfully, the holiday spirit has come to the rescue of Xbox One owners, as Verizon Communications Inc. recently released the FiOS TV app for the console. This brings the telephone, internet and video service fiber optic bundle service of the company to Xbox One. Only U.S. internet and television ... 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 »

Sky TV Introduces Improved Search Facility In Sky Box

Sky TV Sky Box

Remember when your TV used to receive analog signals through the rabbit-ear antennas? That seems like a bygone era, right? In the present age, TV entertainment has become digital and more advanced. You no longer get a handful of channels on TV. Thanks to cable TV providers like Sky TV you get a mind-boggling variety of channels catering you everything from movies to news and sports. But that’s not all, as part of Sky TV deals; you can get much more advanced features and equipments including the all new Sky Box. Some of the features of the Sky+ box are: ... 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 »