Facebook Introduces Slingshot Mobile App

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2014
Late last year, Facebook famously submitted a bid for the budding Snapchat, which thus far has done well to not only carve its own niche of the mobile app market, but snatch a generation of users. Not two full churns of the market season later, Faceb...

Facebook & Internet.org Unveil Plans to Extend Worldwide Internet Access

TechComments ⋅ Mar 31, 2014
Facebook has recently announced “The Connectivity Lab” initiative in conjunction with Internet.org. Including various mobile phone companies as well as experts from Ascenta and NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory, the ‘Lab’ is exploring a variety of new...

Facebook to Buy Oculus Virtual Reality Company for $2 Billion USD

TechComments ⋅ Mar 26, 2014
With yet another acquisition early on this year, Facebook has announced its plan to buy California-based tech company Oculus Virtual Reality for approximately $2 billion USD. Oculus VR is known for its gaming headset entitled the Oculus Rift as well...

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for $16 Billion USD

TechComments ⋅ Feb 20, 2014
Facebook will soon be the proud new owner of WhatsApp, but has said that it will allow the popular messaging app to retain its brand and operate independently. The deal includes $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash, and an extra $3 bill...

Facebook Introduces Paper News Reader for iOS

TechComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2014
At the heart of it, Facebook has turned into a kind of news site for friends. The problem is, a lot of people’s friends are boring, leaving the Facebook news feed roundup feeling more like a bad habit than an actual beneficial experience. Recog...

Instagram to Integrate Advertisements for U.S. Users

TechComments ⋅ Oct 3, 2013
Announced today, Instagram will be taking an expected step towards monetizing the globally popular photography platform. Reaching our ears nearly three years to the day since the initial launch, the specifics of this change entail an integration of s...

Winner Announcement! HYPEBEAST Hits 1 Million Facebook Likes: Win $5,000 USD to Spend at HYPEBEAST Store

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 24, 2013
HYPEBEAST recently hit a monumental milestone as it crossed the 1 million mark for Facebook Likes. To help give back to our loyal supporters and readers, we’re giving away a $5,000 USD gift card to the HYPEBEAST Store. To participate in the con...

Porsche Unveils its Facebook-Designed “5 Million Car”

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 6, 2013
In celebration of five million “Likes” on its Facebook page, Porsche has created a special fan-designed edition of its 911 Carrera 4S. Fitted with white 20″ white rims and the German manufacturer’s Aerokit Cup package –...

See Your Facebook Likes in Real Time with the Fliike Counter by Smiirl

TechComments ⋅ Jul 10, 2013
Creative studio, Smiirl, is bringing social media to the real world with their latest tech product: the Fliike. Once connected to your Facebook page and WiFi the old-school style flip counter displays your Facebook likes in real time, adding a new nu...

Instagram Launches 15-Second Video Sharing

TechComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2013
In a bid to unseat Vine (and, thus, Twitter) from the video-sharing throne, Instagram has launched a video-sharing feature of its own. A logical progression for the $1 billion USD Facebook acquisition, Instagram’s co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom unv...

HTC First: The Facebook Smartphone

TechComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2013
Coinciding with today’s unveiling of Facebook Home is a full look at the upcoming HTC First – the first Android-powered phone that will come pre-loaded with the new integrated Facebook. Appearing in matte black, white, red and pale blue...

Facebook Unveils Android-Integrated “Home” and the HTC First

TechComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2013
The long-rumored “Facebook Phone” is finally here – although not in the form that many expected. Instead of an actual smartphone, Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg unveiled “Home” – a series of applications that ingrate...

Facebook Launches Its First Advertisement with “The Things That Connect Us”

TechComments ⋅ Oct 4, 2012
To mark its one billionth user, Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook team has launched its first major advertisement. The one-minute-and-thirty-second video dubbed “The Things That Connect Us” was crafted by ad agency Wieden & Kennedy an...

Frank Gehry to Design Facebook HQ Expansion

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2012
Fresh off its debut as a public IPO early this summer, Facebook is still growing rapidly and in dire need of an expansion to its corporate head office in Palo Alto, California. However, rather than simply add on to the existing campus, founder Mark Z...

Facebook Launches App Store Based on Apps That Utilize Facebook Integration

TechComments ⋅ Jun 8, 2012
How many app stores is too many? Facebook today has launched their own app store based on software applications that in some ways leverage integration such as authentication or the sharing of achievements with friends with the popular social media si...