Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, for $15 billion in cash & stock. According to SEC filing

The acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp's shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably. The combination will help accelerate growth and user engagement across both companies.


Filing document also cites major stats for WhatsApp 

Google Glass advice: how to avoid being a glasshole

Glass was designed to avoid the need to stare down at a smartphone or device to get information, placing snippets of text just outside your field of vision, but that can have some pretty creepy consequences. If you find yourself staring off into the prism for long periods of time you’re probably looking pretty weird to the people around you. Google helpfully suggests that reading things like Tolstoy’s 1,225 pages of War and Peace probably isn’t the best idea, suggesting that “things like that are better done on bigger screens”.

Back in action..

I'm backLong time no see.. It's been few years when my domain got taken over by some chinese domain reseller.. so I was like Astalavista baby.. shifted my blog to shakeeltariq.pk in the mean time but practically I didn't post a single blog entry during that time. Rsellers were persistent enought to hold it 2-3 years but finally I got it back again with a reignited passion for blogging.. so.. I'm back!


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