Mobile messaging has become the latest trend when it comes to online communication in the present times. That mobile messaging is currently considered a 'big thing' is evident from social network Facebook's recent $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp mobile-messaging service!
A spokesperson of social network Facebook has recently revealed, via the BBC, that the company's barely-used @facebook.com e-mail service is being shut down. The service was originally launched in 2010, and was touted by Facebook as a 'Gmail killer.'
The soon-to-be-discontinued @facebook.com e-mail service gave the users of the popular social network a Facebook email address, which was made their default contact unless they requested otherwise.
In a Monday report, CNET said that popular social network Facebook claims it can tell in advance when a user is likely to change his/her status from 'single' to 'in a relationship,' based on the messages and posts of the users.
Earlier this month, Facebook social network launched a 90-day water taxi pilot program, which marks the company's experiment with a water ferry service to shuttle its employees to work.
At the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Tuesday, senior Facebook executives - COO Sheryl Sandberg and CFO David Ebersman - said that the social network has no plans to flood the users' News Feed with ads.
In its latest earnings report presented last week, popular social network Facebook reported better-than-expected net income and revenue figures for the 2013 fourth quarter. The record fourth-quarter profit and revenue reported by Facebook - which recently celebrated its 10th birthday - marks a strong beginning to the company's second decade in the social networking arena.
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