August 2011 - 8-digital

Facebook Places service has now finished

Facebook has removed Facebook Places, an app for location-based offers, almost one year after it was released, due to the fact that the service was not being used as much as Facebook had originally expected. On the other hand, now Facebook is re-focusing its efforts on the Check-in service. Facebook is currently upgrading its “check
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Facebook removes Daily Facebook Deals

Facebook Deals were released in April 2011 as a trial programme. Facebook’s main objective was to offer online discounts and coupons from local business across five American cities: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco (and recently Charlotte, Minneapolis and St. Louis were added). After testing Facebook Deals for four months, it was announced
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Facebook Aims to Replace Texting!

The world’s largest social media site, Facebook has released an instant messaging application for iPhone and Android service that permits users to exchange messages with a single friend or even a group, and has the option to send the message via SMS. The app also offers the option to send location information. So far Facebook’s
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Google buys Motorola’s mobile phone division for $12.5 billion

Google revealed today it is to buy Motorola’s mobile phone division that is responsible for the development and manufacturing of smartphones, tablets and accessories. Google brought the division for $12.5 billion (£7.7 billion), paying in cash $40 per share, which represents a bonus of 63% over the price of last Friday. With this acquisition, Google
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Google: a giant monster that never stops growing

When Microsoft released Bing, Google accused them of stealing Google’s search results. This week’s attacks have come after Google complained that Microsoft, Oracle and Apple were ganging up on it to stop Android through the use of “bogus” patents, which those companies apparently overpaid for, in Google’s esteemed wisdom. There has been a huge criticism on Google’s
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