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Holiday recommendation platform Triporb gets selected by FbStart

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Travel tech startup Triporb, run by Holiday Dreamland Pvt. Ltd., has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. The Triporb app allows users to create travel logs for other users to view and follow. “We noticed...

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WhatsApp to withdraw support from millions of devices by year-end

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently announced in a blogpost that the messaging platform would no longer be functional on older devices and operating systems as early as the end of this year. The announcement comes after WhatsApp earlier this year said that it would pull out of providing support for old...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook selects fashion startup CoutLoot for FbStart programme

Mumbai-based used-apparel reselling platform CoutLoot has been selected by US-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc. as part of their FbStart programme. CoutLoot will be part of Facebook’s developer-focused programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile-focused startups on building and...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg donates $100 mn to charity

Facebook Inc.’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has transferred $100 million worth of the social networking giant’s stock into a fund which is meant for philanthropic donations, according to a report by Recode citing the latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sandber...

1 December, 2016 | More »

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Facebook launches Instant Games on messenger

Social media giant Facebook Inc. has launched a feature called Facebook Instant Games, which will allow users to play games with messenger contacts. Facebook Instant Games will be rolled out in 30 countries and will be available for newer iOS and Android operating systems. Users will have the option...

30 November, 2016 | More »

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After Free Basics, Facebook tests Express WiFi in India

Social networking giant Facebook Inc is testing the Express WiFi service, which aims to provide affordable internet access, in India. India is the second-largest country for Facebook in term of customer base with 166 million monthly active users. With Express WiFi customers can purchase data packs v...

28 November, 2016 | More »

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Ed-tech startup Knudge.me selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme

Bangalore-based micro learning mobile platform Knudge.me has been selected for Facebook’s FbStart programme, which is designed to help early-stage mobile startups build and grow their apps. Under the bootstrap track programme, the startup will receive services and credits worth $40,000 from Facebo...

25 November, 2016 | More »

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Facebook builds on friendship with brands

India is the most strategic and critical market for social media giant Facebook. The importance is, however, not just because the country is home to its second-largest user base with 166 million monthly active users. India is also fast emerging as a critical market for ad revenues for it. Capitalisi...

23 November, 2016 | More »

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Facebook acquires facial recognition startup Faciometrics

Menlo Park, California-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc. has acquired facial recognition startup Faciometrics for an undisclosed amount to bring fun effects to photo and videos, VentureBeat reported. “We’re excited to welcome the Faciometrics team who will help bring more fun effects to ...

17 November, 2016 | More »

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A FarmVille of startups

You become a gangster, build your network, fight other gangsters, engage in shoot-outs, do contract-killings, carry out sinister missions, rob and establish your criminal empire. This is how online social game Mafia Wars was played. Mafia Wars was developed by Silicon Valley-based Zynga, the world...

16 November, 2016 | More »

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