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.
From the “Take this with a grain of salt” department: According to a survey (of just 250 adults) conducted by Google for virtual-private-network application provider TunnelBear, 33 percent of millennials would rather be victims of identity theft than reveal the histories of their activities on Facebook.
Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said at the Interop New York 2013 conference Wednesday that it is working with Facebook to provide free Wi-Fi in public places, including hotels and retail stores, for users who login with Facebook, Reuters reported.
Years of speculation about a Facebook phone may or may not have been quelled with the debut of the HTC First in April, but what about a Facebook camera? Canon is currently accepting pre-orders exclusively on its online store for the Facebook-ready PowerShotN, which is set for a September release.
Most readers are likely familiar with the signs outside McDonald’s restaurants keeping a running tally of how many billions of customers have been served. French startup Smiirl swapped burgers sold for Facebook likes with its upcoming Fliike, which businesses can display in a prominent location to feature a real-time running total of their likes on the social network.
Nokia introduced the first model of its new family of Asha smartphones, the Nokia Asha 501, and the handset maker teamed up with Facebook and mobile carrier Airtel to announced that the latter’s customers in Africa and India would receive data-free access to the Facebook application and m.facebook.com for a limited time.
Facebook has been trying to make sure that the application install ads that users see on mobile are relevant. The company announced Wednesday that advertisers can now target their app install ads to users of specific versions of iOS or Android operating systems, and those who are currently on Wi-Fi, among other options.