Facebook announced partnerships with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries aimed at providing users with free or discounted data access for its Messenger for Android, Messenger for iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone mobile applications.
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its PayPal policies for new developers in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil, and India. According to TechCrunch, developers in several countries must show extra identification as a means of authentication, such as photo IDs or incorporation papers, in order to be paid via direct deposit.
When Facebook announced plans to go public, two of the most prominent concerns raised about the social network were its ability to monetize mobile and its prospects for growth in Asia. The deal it reached with Myriad Group, announced Wednesday, took aim at both of those concerns.
Facebook hopes to grow its social influence in Asia, as the company recently announced that it invested in the Asia Pacific Gateway — a 6,214-mile underwater internet cable from Malaysia to Japan, with cables branching off to other countries.
Malaysian police are holding two men on suspicion for beating a man to death over a negative Facebook posting that he had written about a girl.
Malaysian Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen is facing a revolt — on Facebook, and over Facebook.
Here are ten countries in which at least 86 percent of the online population is on Facebook.
A Malaysian woman bemoans the loss of over 1.1 million rupees, $367,000 in U.S. currency, to a con artist she met on Facebook.
Malaysian officials claim that young college-age women are being befriended on Facebook and then convinced to smuggle drugs into Africa, South America, and other Asian countries.