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Mobile App Downloading Service Pryte Picked Up By Facebook
2014-06-03 14:32:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook has acquired Pryte, a Finnish provider of technology that lets smartphone users download applications through a temporary mobile data allowance system. The Helsinki-based startup made the announcement that the social network had acquired its business for an undisclosed sum. Pryte's technology allows app makers and carriers to sell mobile data in incremental – and thus potentially low-priced – packages based around app...

Drones Are Among The Many Ways Zuckerberg Wants To Bring The Internet To Everyone
2014-03-28 13:27:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to further the goals of Internet.org, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared new plans on Thursday. Efforts include developing drones, satellites and lasers that can deliver the Internet to areas where access is either difficult to come by or completely unavailable. Much of the work is being done at the Connectivity Lab at Facebook through Internet.org, an organization Zuckerberg formed with others to make Internet access...

2014-03-02 23:02:50

Following an article posted on Mashable, fishbat, a leading Long Island marketing firm, explains how Internet.org could change the world. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 fishbat, a leading Long Island marketing firm, explains how Internet.org could change the world. According to a February 25th article posted by Mashable titled, “Mark Zuckerberg: ‘We Want to Create a Dial Tone for the Internet’,” Zuckerberg spoke at the Mobile World Congress Keynote in Barcelona, Spain about...

2014-02-26 00:22:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next". Zuckerberg is joined by renowned technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World". In his speech, Zuckerberg's shared his vision of a connected world through his pioneering project Internet.org which was launched last year....

2014-02-25 04:21:41

GSMA and Facebook to Focus Work on Reducing Total Cost of Ownership of Mobile BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA and Facebook, through its Internet.org partnership, today announced a joint initiative designed to connect the billions of men and women globally that currently have no access to Internet-based communications services. The joint initiative will focus on reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of mobile, given that mobile will be the enabling...

Data Compression Startup Onavo Finds A Home At Facebook
2013-10-15 09:46:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Israeli startup Onavo runs a two-pronged business: offering mobile data compression to everyday consumers through its Android and iOS apps and providing businesses with mobile analytics data. Yesterday morning Facebook announced they had acquired the company for an undisclosed sum of money, leading some to believe Onavo will be essential in Zuckerberg’s pet project, Internet.org, an organization that aims to deliver Internet...

2013-08-25 23:03:21

In response to an article published on Mashable, online marketing company fishbat discusses the launch of Internet.org by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which aims to bring Internet access to all citizens of the world. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 On August 25, online marketing company fishbat responds to an article published on Mashable, which details the launch of Internet.org, an organization founded by Mark Zuckerberg to provide internet access to the entire world. According...

Zuckerberg Internet To The World
2013-08-21 08:35:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announed yesterday his plans to give Internet access to nearly five billion people around the world who currently don't have it. In an essay titled "Is connectivity a human right?" Zuckerberg offers a "rough plan" on how he wants to deliver the Internet to the rest of the non-connected world. To achieve this goal, Zuckerberg has also started a coalition called Internet.org which counts his own company as...

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