Web-scale companies are adopting green technology more and more, and social networking giant Facebook is no exception.
The Royal Bank of Scotland will make available the enterprise-focused Facebook at Work for 100,000 employees, according to an announcement from the bank. The deal marks a significant win for Facebook, which operates one of the largest consumer social networks but has been eclipsed in the enterprse by a range of other companies that specifically target the needs of businesses.
Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft topped LinkedIn's list of most desirable employers this year.
The service interruption was short, but some Google cloud services suffered an outage on Friday. According to a Zacks article, the outage was relatively short and only affected a handful of applications, including spreadsheet tools, Docs, Sheets, Slides and the Classroom presentation tool.
This may come as little surprise, but nearly half of all major cloud and Internet data centers are located in the United States of America. This is according to Synergy Research, which indicated 44 percent of such data centers are located in the U.S.
Facebook has revealed mobile digital assistant M. One key differentiator between this tech and its predecessors is how M carries out its processes. While competitors solely on software, Facebook will employ a set of "M trainers" in conjunction with its artificial intelligence software to fulfill every request.
If you're looking at building a big data back end for your mobile app, you'll really want to read Ashish Thusoo's post in Datanami.
Facebook's Parse app development platform is open sourcing its software development kits for iOS and Android devices, as well as Macs. The company plans to open source SDKs for other platforms in the near future.
Facebook is introducing a new feature where business page admins can reply to queries in comments with a direct message option that pops up in the comment thread.
Are over-sharers merely looking for attention and as such purposefully intend for their data to be widely distributed? And if that's the case, do companies need to exercise any constraint in using that data if there was no intent for privacy by the user?