Facebook is buying WhatsAppÂ messaging service for $16 billion, according to a Form 8K filed with the SEC and subsequent announcements by both Facebook and WhatsApp. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock for the messaging company. AnÂ additional $3 billion in restricted stock units will be granted to WhatsAppâ€™s founders and employees. These shares will vest over four years after the close of the deal.Â
Facebookâ€™s all-new News Reading iPhone app Paper is a really well-designed and highly-polished app for browsing through stories from your friends. But the app is strangely only available in the US. In this post, we tell you how to download and install Facebook Paper outside the US.
A few days ago, Facebook previewed its news reading app Paper for iOS thatÂ wants to help you explore and share stories from your friends. The app is now live on the App Store.
Facebook recently added auto-playing videos to its iOS app. These videosÂ start playing when users encounter them in their news feed, but without sound.
Facebook is rolling out video ads that’ll hit your timeline, like it or not. To help businesses prepare for this marketing opportunity, the social network has published a blog post that details how the video ads will work and how they will appear in a user’s timeline.
Facebook rolled out another update to its social networking app , bringing the iOS app to version 6.8. This latest update will cause a stir because it finally enables auto-playing videos. This feature was announced earlier this yearÂ and lays the groundwork for auto-play ads, which are expected to debut sometime in 2014.Â