Been itching for Facebook’s iPhone-dedicated Messenger app to make its way over to the iPad? ? Maybe for the iPhone variant to finally reap the benefits of Skype video chat integration as well? Well, according to 9to5Mac, Camp Zuckerberg is testing both in-house, with the latter planned to hit iPhones this summer. According to the site, one of its trustworthy tipsters was able to grant it access to beta versions of the new apps, and it has the pictures to prove it. Unsurprisingly, the Messenger app for iPad is described as simply a sized-up port of the iPhone version, but surely the bump would be appreciated by many if it ever gets officially released. Perhaps more interesting, though, is having Skype video chat baked into the iPhone version — tapping an arrow next to a contact initiates your video session, and 9to5Mac reports that it’s “smooth most of the time.” Of course, it’s always worth taking such leaks with a grain of salt, but hit up the source link below if you’d like to find more information and screenshots of the apps in question.
Facebook has announced that they have purchased the popular iOS and Android photo sharing app Instagram, the news was announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
Facebook also announced how much they paid for Instagram, the deal is worth a total of $1 billion, and Facebook also announced that Instagram will continue to be run as a separate app.
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.
For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom also announce the news on the Instagram blog, and announced that they will be working with the Facebook team to evolve Instagram as a separate app from Facebook.
Facebook ha minacciato di citare in giudizio Mark Zuckerberg, un imprenditore israeliano che ha recentemente preso il nome del fondatore del social network. Un aneddoto curioso che non è piaciuto all’entourage del giovane milionario. Il nuovo Zuckerberg, nato Rotem Guez, ha cambiato legalmente il suo nome il 7 dicembre. Tramite il suo sito web, MarkZuckerbergOfficial.com, afferma di aver depositato una causa contro Facebook a gennaio, dopo che il social network ha rifiutato di dare l’accesso al suo profilo.
Earlier this week we found out that the Winkelvoss twins lost their recent lawsuit to get more money of of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and now Facebook are facing another lawsuit, and this time the person who brought the lawsuit is claiming he owns 50 percent of Facebook.
Some of our readers will remember last year that we reported that Paul D. Ceglia of Wellsville N.Y. claimed he owned 84 percent of Facebook, Facebook refuted the claims and even said that Zuckerberg signature had been forged on the documents Mr Ceglia held.
Now Ceglia has amended his lawsuit, and is now claiming that he owns 50 percent of Facebook, and has even revealed some emails, which he alleges were from Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Ceglia the alleged agreement entitled Ceglia to a 50 percent stake in Facebook and a $1,000 fee, he also alleged that he would receive 1% for every day until Facebook is completed and he says this amounts to a total of 84 percent and has now revealed an email which he claims is from Zuckerberg.
“Paul, I have a rather serious issue to discuss with you, according to our contract I owe you over 30% more of the business in late penalties which would give you over 80% of the company,” the alleged email says. “Mostly, though, I just won’t even bother putting the site live if you are going to insist on such a large percentage. I’d like to suggest that you drop the penalty completely and that we officially return to 50/50 ownership.”
If the emails do turn out to be from Zuckerberg, it could spell trouble for Facebook, as someone else having a 50 percent stake in the company would mean they would have control in the day to day decisions of the company.
This would be something that Zuckerberg would want to avoid and if it is found in court that Ceglia is entitled to shares in Facebook it would mean that Zuckerberg would have to make a large payout to remain in control of his company.