Connectivity

  • Facebook’s Eighth Data Center to Be Located in Odense, Denmark

    … Odense, Denmark, will be the site of Facebook’s eighth data center and its third one in Europe. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday (embedded below): We just announced that we’re building our eighth data center–and our third in Europe–in Odense, Denmark. Like the data center I visited in Fort…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Facebook Live Updates for Facebook Mentions

    … in a Facebook Media blog post: Team prompts, which allows users to create drafts of the descriptions for their Facebook Live posts. A new comment-moderation tool, which enables Mentions users to filter certain words and phrases, preventing them from appearing in comments during their broadcasts. Ad adjustments tray, enabling users to customize the appearance…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 28 readers -
  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … Former Google Fiber general manager Kevin Lo joined Facebook as director of infrastructure connectivity and investments. Kurt Wagner and Mark Bergen of Re/code reported that Lo ran Google Fiber for five years, leading its operations in its initial three cities, adding that he will not work on Internet.org Free Basics. Lo announced the move…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 25 readers -
  • Why a Remote Work Policy Is Worth Considering

    … times more [for an assistant],” he added. “The third reason is that it’s more human. People can stay in their own environment. It’s pretty convenient to work from home. You have everything thing you want; if you have kids, you can see them more often.” Messer noted that Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, employs a completely distributed…

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  • Connectivity Culture Growing Beyond ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’

    … They’ve worked together forever, one of them said. I’m the funny one, and he’s not, the other said. Both immediately started laughing. Their jesting banter and easy, frequent laughter hint of a company culture moving beyond the standard startup “work hard, play hard” dynamic. But Matt Booth, CEO of marketing technology company Connectivity…

    Street Fight- 18 readers -
  • The Price of Free Listings

    … like Brandify (formerly Where2GetIt), RioSEO, SIM Partners, Connectivity, MomentFeed, Placeable, Local Market Launch, Local Site Submit, SweetIQ, and UBL, which had previously been selling data aggregator updates. Many of these companies started out by providing related services such as store locator software, but quickly adapted their offerings…

    Andrew Shotland/ Street Fightin Google- 21 readers -
  • Coming Together to Fight Ebola

    … By Naomi Gleit, VP of Product Management and Chris Daniels, VP of Internet.org In times of crisis, people turn to Facebook to learn about what’s happening, share their experiences and offer support. In the past few months, Ebola has directly impacted the populations of multiple countries in West Africa. According to the World Health…

    Facebook Newsroomin Facebook- 6 readers -
  • Internet.org Summit Addresses the Content Barrier

    … providing access to the internet will not be enough if devices cannot support local languages and relevant content is not available. Participants will share insights, network, and identify partnership opportunities to develop and distribute content that will increase internet penetration in India. At the Summit, Mark discussed the role localized content…

    Facebook Newsroomin Content Facebook- 3 readers -
  • New Report Details Internet Access Barriers

    … Today, McKinsey & Company released a new report on barriers to internet adoption around the world. Facebook worked with McKinsey on the research as part of our efforts with Internet.org. To connect everyone in the world, we need to solve some big barriers to connectivity. By examining the social, economic and infrastructure challenges…

    Facebook Newsroomin Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Would You Rather Give Up Your Work Life or Your Personal Life?

    …, in today’s world of flexible work environments, collaboration platforms, new management approaches, and the like, should we have to choose between work and life? Considering that today, we spend more time working than doing anything else in our lives, this is NOT what the future of work is all about. Whether you call it work-life balance or work…

    Convince and Convert- 8 readers -
  • Introducing the Internet.org App

    … By Guy Rosen, Product Management Director Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular coverage, yet only about 30% of the total population accesses the internet. Affordability and awareness are significant barriers to internet adoption for many and today we are introducing the Internet.org app to make the internet…

    Facebook Newsroom- 23 readers -
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