Getting to grips with mobile interfaces, and serving targeted advertising using them, is key if Facebook is to make nervous shareholders happy. Its latest effort, Facebook Home, is built on top of Google’s Android operating system, a move both fitting and cheeky given Google makes its money in the same way as Facebook
By creating its own interface for Android phones, Facebook is taking the fight to its arch enemy, Google, ironically using search giant’s own cellphone operating system, Android, to do it.
Called Facebook Home, the software is a skin over Android that displays information such as a user’s Facebook feed, along with Facebook applications and messaging
LinkedIn, the online network for business professionals, says it signed up its two millionth South African user on Tuesday. The US company, which is listed on the Nasdaq in New York with a market capitalisation of US$12bn, says it has 187m members in more 200 countries. It says the three biggest
In a move sure to worry BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Facebook has removed the need to have an account when using its messaging application, Messenger, for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. The app, which resembles Apple’s iMessage, ties in with users’ Facebook inboxes, allowing
Although 95% of large SA companies have some sort of social media strategy aimed at consumers, only 51% consider their efforts on Facebook to be effective. The figure drops to just 33% for Twitter. These findings are contained in the latest SA Social Media Landscape study by World Wide Worx. The
When Naspers stumbled on a little-known Chinese Internet company in 2001, it could not have dreamed that a US$32m investment would account for more than 80% of the media conglomerate’s R200bn market cap now. Tencent Holdings is the largest Internet solutions provider in China and Naspers, which