At the end of April, popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp announced that it surpassed the milestone of half a billion active users each month. Just four months later, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum tweeted that the app has now surpassed 600 million monthly active users. Now serving 600,000,000 monthly active users. Yes, active and registered are… Continue reading WhatsApp reaches 600 Million Active Users
From your average coffee house to internet cafe, much of the world connects to the web through public Wi-Fi. But not all Wi-Fi connections were created equal. A new report by OpenSignal analyzes the average speed of various public networks in the United States comparing data gathered from hotels to Starbucks, who earlier this year… Continue reading US Wi-Fi Report: Starbucks Improves Speed by 80% by Switching from AT&T to Google
Today, LinkedIn launched a new feature called Field of Study, a simple way for people to search for LinkedIn members based on what they studied, and to see the careers that these members pursued. To put the tool to the test, LinkedIn started by examining the field of fine arts and whether studying the subject… Continue reading Does Studying Fine Art in College = Unemployment? Introducing LinkedIn’s New Field of Study Explorer
In a win for the U.S. public, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday allowing consumers to remove the digital locks on their cellphones and legally switch between mobile carriers. Until now, consumers risked fines of up to $500,000 and five years in jail for “jailbreaking,” unlocking phones without a phone company’s consent.… Continue reading Jailbreak: Congress Passes Bill to Legalize Unlocking Cellphones
Working at the office offers many cool productivity benefits: from smoking fast Wi-Fi to free coffee and more. But does your office have a pool? Where do you prefer to do work during the summer: at home or the office? Comic by Commit Strip
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced the company will merge all versions of its Windows operating system into one. Nadella told analysts that Microsoft wants to “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system.” This means developers will be able to make apps for one system that… Continue reading Microsoft to Merge All Versions of Windows into One Unified Operating System to Rule Them All
From the Internet to public billboards, corporate advertising is everywhere you look. Advertisers use sophisticated technology to track and study your behavior to pressure you with ads you are most likely to react to. The way infamous street artist Banksy sees it: They owe you. Are you tired of seeing over-the-top advertising? Comic by Zen… Continue reading Anti-Corporate Banksy Inspired Comic Art
Microsoft has announced it will cut a staggering 18,000 jobs from its workforce over the next year, and reports indicate its Nokia unit will shoulder two-thirds of these layoffs. Apparently new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was “not a fan” of the recent Nokia acquisition, and is hoping to move Microsoft away from its foray into… Continue reading In the Massive Microsoft Layoff, Which Devices and Services Will Bear the Brunt?