A statistical data released by Facebook on Thursday revealed that it the social network has close to twenty million users in the key African markets including Nigeria and Kenya. Most of the users access their profiles on the social networking site through their phones and tablets.
As for South Africa the number of active Facebook users is twelve million according to the data and most of them connect through either desktop computers or laptops.
Is Facebook shifting from socializing to e-shopping?
Facebook has been testing a system that allows e-commerce on its pages. It is being called F-commerce and Facebook is trying it out with a few companies without naming any.
As per Glassdoor, a jobs-related website based in the United States, that compiles the employee ratings, Facebook, Google and Costco the wholesale retailer proffer the finest pay and benefit packages to their employees in the US.
Besides Costco, whose liberal social benefits are prominent, four out of the five top most employers are all high-tech firms says the survey.
Another Facebook application introduced to the online world today intended to customize and recreate the feeling of suffering from the memory disorder called dementia.
FaceDementia, the new app put out by Alzheimer's Research UK, incidentally saddles a Facebook client's photographs, loved pages, statuses and highlights the key points of interest of their life.
According to a recently-published post on Facebook's official business blog, the social network is set to introduce the first substantial change to its format for desktop ads. In the new format, Facebook will essentially make a change to the ads appearing in the right-hand column of the desktop version of the social networking site.
In a move which marks a noteworthy advance for facial recognition software, researchers at social network Facebook have developed a complex new artificial intelligence system which has facial-detection ability that is nearly as accurate as that of humans.
With Jewish groups accusing German Newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung of anti-Semitism for creating Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 'large-nosed octopus' cartoon, an apology has been extended by cartoonist Burkhard Mohr for causing offense to Jewish people.
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