Facebook surprised many when it bought the virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR for a whopping $2 billion. Many started wondering how virtual reality headset can help Facebook. Here is a concept video by Chaotic Moon Studios that shows the use of Oculus Rift headset for Facebook.
Facebook has announced on Monday that it will be closing down the Facebook Email address system. The reason for the shutdown is because of very less number of people actually using the service.
Now that system is being discontinued, all the mails coming to your '@facebook.com' email address from here on will be forwarded to your primary email address which you used during the sign up process.
Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp on Wednesday but it was not the only company wooing WhatsApp. Google too wanted to acquire it.
Google had offered $10 billion to acquire the popular social messaging app. The offer was turned down by WhatsApp founders and the board. The reason might be that Google did not offer a seat in the board of directors.
Facebook has announced today that it will be acquiring the popular social messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth $16 billion.
The 16 billion deal will include 183,865,778 shares of Facebook valued at 12 billion and $4 billion in cash. Facebook also agreed to provide an additional 45,966,444 shares worth $3 billion in restricted stock units to the WhatsApp founder's and employees.
Facebook launched their lightweight code library used to secure Android apps by encrypting them in public storage locations, for example SD cards.
Dubbed as Conceal, it allows developers to use a set of APIs to perform fast encryption and also to authenticate the data. Developers tend to neglect security aspect of an Android app due to the tight deadlines but with Conceal they can quickly encrypt and secure their app data.