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  • Express Wifi: Facebook’s Latest Attempt to Connect India

    … Facebook renewed its efforts to bring affordable internet access to India with its launch of Express Wifi. The social network launched its Internet.org Free Basics free access to select applications and web services throughout India in November 2015, but this move came under fire, with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg resorting…

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  • Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

    … Facebook announced the open-sourcing of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan announced in a blog post last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. They described CCM as a software…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Facebook Eyes Internet.org Free Basics Launch in U.S. (Report)

    … Facebook’s Internet.org has brought its Free Basics application with free Internet services to underdeveloped countries worldwide, and now it may be coming to the most developed country. Brian Fung of The Washington Post reported that the social network has been in discussions with government officials and wireless carriers to bring Free…

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  • Aquila’s First Flight: A Big Milestone Toward Connecting Billions of People

    … networks, where implementing existing network technologies is so challenging and costly that it will take years to bring everyone affordable access. As part of our commitment to Internet.org, we formed the Facebook Connectivity Lab to build new technologies — including aircraft, satellites, and wireless communications systems — to help solve…

    Facebook Newsroom- 11 readers -
  • Former Google Fiber GM Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

    … to make the world more open and connected–from partner oriented initiatives like OCP (Open Compute Project) and TIP (Telecom Infra Project) to new wireless connectivity technologies and long-haul fiber optic cables. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues in leveraging Facebook’s open and collaborative approach…

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  • Nigeria Gets Internet.org Free Basics

    … Facebook’s efforts to connect the world took a major step forward with the launch of Internet.org Free Basics in Nigeria, Africa’s most populated nation. The social network is teaming up with mobile carrier Airtel Africa to bring more than 85 free services covering health, education, jobs and finance to its customers. Internet.org said…

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  • State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access

    … State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access, the second annual study by Facebook, takes a close look at the current state of global internet connectivity, how it has changed since 2014 and how we can use the data identified to generate new insights. At the end of 2015, estimates showed that 3.2 billion people were online…

    Facebook Newsroom- 13 readers -
  • Facebook India Managing Director Kirthiga Reddy Relocating to U.S.

    …? It will be business as-usual over the next six to 12 months. I am working closely with William Easton and Dan Neary as we search for my successor in India. I have also begun to explore new opportunities at Facebook back at Menlo Park. As I do this, I continue to experience the same aha moments as I did in my first few weeks at Facebook–that our mission is so much bigger, the opportunities are so much larger and each Facebooker is so much more jaw-dropping-inspiring than one thinks possible. …

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
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