BARCELONA, Spain--Google and Facebook executives said that they are willing to work together to expand access to the Internet and basic web services, despite their contrasting visions for doing so.
BARCELONA, Spain--A year after asking mobile operators to support Facebook's Internet.org effort, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Mobile World Congress keynote stage here to tout the success of the program and to reiterate his call for more operators to participate. He also made a point of praising wireless operators' work in connecting new users to the Internet, noting that "it's really important not to lose sight of the fact that it's the operators that are driving this."
App developers are always hoping to boost engagement, but to do so they'll have to become one of a handful of apps that make up most of the world's mobile traffic, according to recent research from Ericsson.
Facebook and its Instagram photo service, Google's YouTube, Netflix and Snapchat make up 61 percent of U.S. mobile application data traffic, according to a new report from network vendor Ericsson. The phenomenon is similar in other developed markets, the report found.
It will be 10 years ago in April since the first video, Me at the Zoo, was uploaded onto YouTube. Over the last decade, the Google-owned platform has evolved into the King of all Video, commanding more audience share--and creator input--than any other platform on Earth.
February 14 wasn't just a day for couples to frantically scramble for restaurant reservations--this year it marked the tenth anniversary of YouTube's domain registration. Its first video, "Me At the Zoo"--which featured a pithy description of elephants', er--well anyway, that was uploaded on April 23, 2005.
Facebook reported gains in mobile revenues and traffic that outpaced Wall Street expectations. The company said around 84 percent of its 890 million daily users accessed its site from a phone, and around 86 percent of its 1.39 billion monthly users did so from a phone--a record for the company.
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Facebook wants everyone across the world to have Internet access--partly so they can log onto Facebook--and the company quietly created and launched a new app to make sure consumers in emerging markets with older and slower wireless networks can still experience the benefits of the social network on their phones.
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