The good news about EducationSuperHighway — a nonprofit organization launched by groups including Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — is that its goal is to ensure that every student in the U.S. from kindergarten through grade 12 has high-speed Internet access. The bad news is that all of the horrible puns about the information superhighway (remember, “I feel like roadkill on the information superhighway?”) will likely resurface.
Photo-messaging application Snapchat turned down a $3 billion-plus acquisition offer from Facebook last month, and now the company poached Instagram Director of Business Operations Emily White, who was named its new chief operating officer, AllThingsD reported.
Social marketing software company Offerpop incorporated Video on Instagram into its Video Contest application, following last month’s launch of its Hashtag Gallery app, which also supports Video on Instagram.
Facebook Payments Product Manager Deborah Liu highlighted four applications that are having success with login with Facebook at the Appnation conference in San Francisco Tuesday: ticket discovery app Applauze, women’s fashion commerce app Threadflip, photo app Cooliris, and radio app Swell Radio.
After journeying around the world, from Bora Bora to Monte Carlo, Nick Gholkar’s travels have included some impressive locations. There are few things that he finds as enjoyable as embarking on an adventure to the farthest reaches of the globe. The world is so expansive that it is almost impossible to fathom what opportunities await for the eager traveler. People who wish to partake in a trip should take the necessary steps to ensure that they are making the most out of their journey. In addition to this, they will also want to follow a strict set of mantras to enhance the overall trip. These rules can even be applied to life beyond the journey, which is why it is important for everyone to always keep them in the back of their minds. Read more
Facebook is looking to carve its niche in the new tabbed design introduced by Gmail, as the social network is urging users of both services to move their Facebook emails into their primary tabs in Gmail.
Add New Jersey to the list of states where employers demanding passwords to Facebook and other online services from employees or applicants is now illegal, as a law took effect Sunday in the Garden State, The Record reported.