German state doesn’t like the Facebook Like

Schleswig-Holstein, one of the German State has ordered all the sites of the state to remove Facebook’s "like" button. The sites that don’t comply with the order could be fined up to 50,000 euros. When an analysis by the office of data protection commissioner showed that Facebook builds profiles of all those who click "like"…

 Continue reading

Skype in Facebook video calling – compared with Google Hangout

Thanks to Skype, video calling has arrived in Facebook. Yes it is in partnership with Skype as expected. The new video calling feature will give a boost required to compete with Google’s new effort to enter the social networking with Google+.   Here are some comparison of Facebook video call with Google Hangout. unlike Google+’s…

 Continue reading

Is Skype coming to Facebook ?

People are speculating on what might be the ‘awesome’ product Facebook is launching on July 6th. Some say, it is Skype coming to Facebook as a browser video chat feature. If the rumor is true, it would be a huge user boost from 750 million Facebook users. Skype currently has 170 million user. Neither Skype…

 Continue reading

‘Something Awesome’ from Facebook, is it going to be a reply to Google+ ?

Facebook’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told reporters that the company is planning to announce ‘something awesome’ by next week. Well, Google’s year-long preparation on the secret Google+ project has created an awesome product. I have no doubt, Google makes awesome product. But, every awesome thing don’t get popular. It has also learnt from…

 Continue reading

Is Google’s innovation and creativity saturated?

Google has launched Google+ a whitewashed copy of Facebook – an invitation-only social network. The tactics worked in Gmail and it seems everybody was asking the same question, “Do you have any Google+ invites?”, at least in Twitter, among geek community. But, I have some big questions. Where is the innovation? Isn’t this “invitation-only” 2004ish?…

 Continue reading

Facebook crosses 750 million users mark

Techcrunch has quoted an unknown source to announce that Facebook has 750 million active users. ‘Active’ means, the the counted members had logged in at least once in the past month. Facebook had officially announced that it had 500 million users, last year. It seems, it is waiting the number to reach 1 billion until…

 Continue reading

#tweetdebate, @tfcNepal … social works in social network

#tweetdebate Some Nepali users of micro blogging platform Twitter have started a weekly debate to discuss on a specific issue, related to Nepal. The first virtual meeting conducted on March 18, 2011 decided to conduct the debate on every Friday from 10 PM to 12 AM. Anybody can participate in the virtual debate. To make…

 Continue reading

Google bookstore, Nexus S, and Google DRM protection

Google desperately wants to tell the world that search is not the only thing it is best at and there are various avenues it wants to jump into. Let Facebook have higher share of visitors, all Google wants is money. Google has released its own eBookstore. The bookstore is currently US only: Google eBooks are…

 Continue reading

Is something terribly wrong in mobile industry ?

A new research note from Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley in Fortune raises question on the business strategy of majority of mobile phone manufacturers. When you see the pie chart on the right, it is clear that Apple manufactures a tiny fraction (about 2.8%) of total handsets manufactured in the world, not a big…

 Continue reading