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  Facebook open sources its C++ library named Folly


Recently, Facebook open sourced its low level C++ function library for its internal use named Folly. Folly is an open sourced C++11 component library, it provides functions similar to what boost and std libraries provide, including string, vector and memory allocation, bit operation etc, to fulfill large scale high performance requirements.Currently Folly is tested with gcc4.6 on some 64 bit systems such as Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian wheezy, it may also be OK on other 64 bit platforms wi...

   Facebook,Folly,C++,open source     2012-06-05 08:31:12


  Nokia finally announces the death of Symbian


According to Sina.com. Nokia confirmed that the 808 PureView released last year would be the last phone equipped with Symbian OS in its Q4 financial report. This means that Symbian has been officially declared dead.Nokia said in the report: "In 2012, during the process of transition to Windows Phone, we continue to sell Symbian devices. The Nokia 808 PureView launched in the middle of last year is the last Symbian device."In Q4 2012, sales of Symbian phones were 2.2 million which was equivalent...

   Nokia, Symbian, Windows Phone     2013-01-24 06:45:17


  Some thoughts about Facebook native app


On Techcrunch Disrupt last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's remarks about their mobile app sparked a denunciation against Web App. HTML 5 seems to have become the bottleneck of poor experience of all related mobile applications. From the user perspective, Facebook native iOS App rates from the 1.5 star to four star now; since the introduction of new native app, the user usage is doubled. It's not easy to have a huge rise of user usage for such a big app like Facebook. Especially consid...

   Facebook, Native app, Analysis     2012-10-12 20:38:11


  What can we do about Facebook?


Around 4 years ago, we have posted an article Is Facebook becoming Tencent like? to analyze the strategy Facebook adopted to build its technology empire at that time. Today, we would continue this discussion since the story seems not end there. Facebook is still on the way of copying others. The latest victim being copied is Snapchat where lots of its new features have been copied by Instagram -- an app owned by Facebook. This has helped Instagram acquired lots of active users, especi...

   FACEBOOK,OPINION,SNAPCHAT,NEWS     2017-08-11 10:39:37


  If Instagram supports short video sharing


According to TC, the mysterious press event about Facebook on 20 June may not relate to some RSS reader, it may relate to one function to be released by Instagram--Short video sharing. This is not without proof, there was news that Facebook was testing short video sharing internally, but they were not sure about whether building a independent application with filter capability or adding the feature to Instagram. The short video should have a duration between 5 and 10 seconds. Facebook usually wi...

   Instagram,short video share,Vine     2013-06-17 23:29:21


  Facebook's new milestone : 1 billion active users per month


Social network giant Facebook's monthly active users reach a new milestone -- 1 billion, this means 1 out serven people on earth is using it. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced this news in an open letter. He wrote : This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in m...

   Facebook, Active user,Milestone     2012-10-05 05:02:32


  Boeing is developing Android phone?


Boeing is also involved in to the mobile Internet? It is said to be true. Recently, the Journal of the American national defense disclosure, Boeing is developing a super-safe Android phone.The magazine said Boeing President Roger Krone said this is Boeing's first foray into research and development of communication devices using the cellular network. Security infrastructure sector vice president Brian Palma said the mobile phone code-named "the Boeing Phone" has entered the final stage , is exp...

   Boeing,Android,Safety mobile phone     2012-04-15 01:45:14


  3 preconditions for Facebook to enter China


It's well known that Mark Zuckerberg has a big interest in the Chinese market. Recently, the founder of Facebook visited China to attend a development forum held by the Chinese government. Along with the trip, he also paid a trip to some famous places in Beijing such as The Great Wall. He even did a morning run in front of the Tian'an men Square, the symbol of China.  In past few years, Zuckerberg also learned Chinese and read Chinese books, showed his love to the Chinese culture....

   FACEBOOK,CHINA,MARK ZUCKERBERG     2016-03-25 01:32:51


  Do American teenagers hate Facebook?


PewInternet released latest survey report about Internet and life. The report shows that Facebook is still the favorite social network of American teenagers, but it's also the most criticized one. Although some people enjoyed staying on Facebook, most people are complaining that there are more and more adult contents and negative social interactions on Facebook. The key findings are: Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did in the past. Teen Twitte...

   American teenage,Facebook,Survey     2013-05-26 10:37:40


  9 fields platform companies need to fight for


If you are person reading technology news much, you will find a large part of the tech news are about a few companies : Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, in which the first four are today's "Big Four (platform)" as said by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. These giants have both competition and cooperation in many areas, and each has its own place in the world, with Schmidt's words, Google dominates search, Apple designs device, Amazon occupies e-commerce and Facebook leads social. Alth...

   Big four, Future,Software and hardware     2012-10-20 09:50:43