Facebook and Skype Exploring Partnership

30 09 2010

Bangalore (Reuters) – Eminent Skype, an internet telephone company and famed website Facebook are in talks to ascertain a partnership. The aim to ascertain this partnership is to integrate their communication services.

According to a Journal, under the intended partnership, Facebook abusers would be able to sign into Skype through Facebook connected accounts.

Once they sign in, the abusers would be able to send text messages, video chat and voice chat with their Facebook fellows from within Skype according to a paper.

The company agent told the paper that integrated functions are built into Skype’s 5.0 version, and is predictable to be released in coming few weeks. Voice and video chats through Skype on Facebook would be a “logical progression” to this partnership.

Facebook acquires social site Hot Potato

21 08 2010

Facebook has bought Hot Potato in a move that could assist further its move into location-based services. Hot Potato is a Brooklyn-based company with a mobile app that joins news feed and location-based features.

Hot Potato declared the deal but did not show the purchase price. Hot Potato has declared it on its blog.

Aspire of Hot Potato is to let the people share what they are doing with friends and attach with other people doing the same thing. People visit the page and select the beginning of a sentence such as “I’m attending…” or “I’m listening to…” and then fill in the rest of sentence. After it they join a group of people who have posted same ideas. Group is able to ask questions and share photos.

Users will able to make new categories by writing a whole sentence following “I’m.”

Hot Potato has blocked signing up new users. Its existing users will have to download any information and content that they want to continue. In about 1 month, Hot Potato plans to delete all user data and won’t transfer it to Facebook. People can also connect their profiles to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Pakistani Court Lifts Ban on Facebook Today

31 05 2010

After a ban on Facebook that lasted for 13 days, today morning Lahore Pakistan court lifted ban on Facebook. This ban was modified against the blasphemous cartoon of Prophet that was offensive to Muslims. Many other major social networking and database sites were also restricted protestingly. Some of those were lifted after few days of the objected event. Later on, Facebook apologized and removed the event from the site but Facebook remained banned throughout the period. Tt greatly influenced the reputation and worth of Facebook all over the Muslim world that had been the big part of Facebook communities.

Secretary of ministry of information technology, Najibullah Malik told that Pakistani High Court has lifted restriction on the Facebook from Monday, May 31. Though it was not seen working till the early morning, but it is expected to be active on the day.

These 13 days provided a golden opportunity for the Pakistani IT engineers who launched a clone of Facebook, that they named as MillatFacebook. This is the first social networking site of Pakistan designed by IT engineers of Lahore. It has most of the feature common with Facebook.