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Facebook selects healthcare app Healofy for FbStart programme

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | More »

Bengaluru-based Healofy, a peer-to-peer content platform of moms and moms-to-be, has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The app, owned and operated by Vivoiz HealthTech Pvt Ltd, will receive up to $40,000...


WhatsApp rolls out video calling feature for beta testing

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out its much awaited ‘video calling’ feature. The feature, in its beta version, is being tested by users who are members of Android’s beta programme. WhatsApp has introduced video calling on the beta version v2.16.318 of the app. While one needs...

25 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook rolls out new features to let you order food, book movie tickets

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced a slew of new features that would connect users even further. The new features allow users to get advice from their friends on things-to-do in their vicinity, book movie tickets, make appointments and even order food, the company said in a blog pos...

20 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook, Twitter, Amazon & Reliance Jio eye IPL media rights

Online retailer Amazon and social networking giant Facebook are among the 18 companies that have evinced interest in buying the media rights to the lucrative Indian Premier League cricket tournament. Microblogging site Twitter, broadcasters Star India and Sony, and billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reli...

19 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook unveils Workplace to take on Slack

After dominating the personal lives of more than a billion users, Facebook now wants to enter the workspace too. The social networking giant has launched its enterprise messaging service Workplace which will compete with Slack, Google Hangouts, Microsoft’s Yammer, Salesforce’s Quip and Evernote....

12 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook selects startup JobSenz for FbStart programme

Singapore-based job search and educational content platform JobSenz has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The startup, which counts India as a key target market, has received access to $40,000 worth of c...

10 October, 2016 | More »


Facebook launches local commerce tool Marketplace for users to buy and sell items

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is taking a deeper plunge into ecommerce business with the launch of a new tool christened Marketplace where its 1.71 billion users can buy and sell items from people in their locality, the company said in a blog post on October 3. With Marketplace, Facebook is ...

4 October, 2016 | More »


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to invest $3 bn in health research

Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr Priscilla Chan have pledged to invest more than $3 billion over the next ten years to develop research technology that can fight and cure diseases globally. Last year, the two had announced that they will give away 99% of Facebook s...

22 September, 2016 | More »


Ed-tech firm Byju’s gets $50 mn led by Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation

Ed-tech startup Byju’s has raised $50 million (Rs 332 crore) in a round co-led by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), marking the first investment of the philanthropic foundation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan in Asia. Times Internet Ltd, part of media conglomerate Times...

8 September, 2016 | More »


WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Popular messaging app WhatsApp Inc. has decided to share some data of its users with its parent, the social networking site Facebook Inc., in a move that may stoke privacy concerns. The decision to update WhatsApp’s privacy policy for the first time in four years is part of plans to test ways for ...

25 August, 2016 | More »

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