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India crucial to global internet connectivity, says Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a partnership with Reliance Communications to launch an Indian version of the free mobile data service Internet.org. The app will offer Indian users free access to basic internet services for education, news, travel, health, jobs, and communication across 38 websites. “One day, we will connect everyone, and the power… Read More

Facebook investment in Xiaomi averted by censor fears, report claims

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was in talks with Chinese smartphone and tech giant Xiaomi prior to last month’s $1.1bn (£726,544) fundraising deal, according to an exclusive report from Reuters. Zuckerberg is reported to have informally discussed a massive investment in Xiaomi during a dinner with the company’s CEO Lei Jun when he visited Beijing last… Read More

Bitcoin hardware company to build data centre near Arctic Circle

Sweden’s ‘Node Pole’ is becoming a vogue destination for data centres, with Facebook a resident and Bitcoin hardware company KnC Miner announcing now that it will build a 20mw data centre in the chilly data colony at Boden. The new centre is to be called ‘Boden 2’, and brings the KnC Miner footprint up to 161000 square… Read More

Facebook to develop digital healthcare apps and services

Reuters has reported this morning that Facebook are planning to step into the healthcare world with a range of health tracking applications and platforms, following Apple and Google’s lead. Sources close to the company revealed that meetings with medical experts and entrepreneurs had been held at Facebook to discuss the launch of a new department which… Read More

Can Facebook’s different take on SDN scale down from hyper?

In his latest exclusive blog for The Stack, Chris Swan reviews Facebook’s announcement of its new switch, Wedge, yet finds the software the more interesting part. Is this hyperscale approach to software defined networking (SDN) likely to have a broader appeal? Facebook have announced their own switch design,  codenamed ‘Wedge’, saying that it’s already being… Read More

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