Alibaba Invests $4 Billion and May Surpass Walmart in Sales

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Alibaba Group and its financing partners plan to invest 30 billion yuan ($4.5 billion USD) to build warehouses across China. The reason? Alibaba wants to meet a 10-year goal of delivering any online order in China within eight hours. It’s an ambitious goal. The warehouses will occupy 3 million square meters (560 American football fields) […] Related posts: Phishing websites …

The Social Network Wins 4 Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes were last night, and The Social Network (the movie about the founding of Facebook), did pretty well, as expected. The film was nominated for six awards, and won four.  Director David Fincher (whose work also includes Seven and Fight Club) won Best Director. Aaron Sorkin (of A Few Good Men and West Wing fame) won Best Screenplay. …

There are 300,000 Facebook users in China but they still prefer Renren

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Facebook is blocked in China but that didn’t stop them from using Facebook, even though it is just a small group on it. There are a total of 295,400 people using Facebook in China, according to Facebook statistics. In other words, 7 out of every 10,000 Chinese online users are on the world’s largest social […] Related posts: Facebook, RenRen …

China Police Tweets with the Public

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We have a list of 18 really interesting ways people are using Twitter and that includes stopping bicycle thieves in Boston. We’re seeing a similar use in China’s micro-blog, Sina Weibo (????). The police department in Beijing has found micro-blogging a useful way to connect with the public. Peace Beijing (????) is the official Sina Weibo micro-blog account […] Related posts: …

Facebook wants to Dominate Russia and then China

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When the social network map was presented, there are two big pieces, which aren’t colored blue: Russia and China. Both countries have proved to be tough markets for western companies such as Google and Twitter but Facebook is determined to solve the riddle. Facebook officially launched its Russian site in April this year and is currently […] Related posts: Facebook …

Remembering What Facebook Has Done Since the Beginning of 2010

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2010 has been a huge year for Facebook – arguably the company’s biggest yet. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, a Hollywood movie about the founding of the company was released in theaters, and attracted a great deal of critical buzz. The company launched the "open graph", possibly the most important feature the company …

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Visits China

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Every business wants a piece of China. Now, Facebook has made its move as CEO Mark Zuckerberg toured the offices of China’s top search engine, Baidu on Monday. This visit again signals Mark Zuckerberg’s intention to establish Facebook in China. The TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year has been studying the Chinese language and its culture. Back […] Related posts: …

Mark Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year

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“For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.” That was how TIME described and gave recognition to Mark Zuckerberg. His great work […] Related posts: Mark …

Mark Zuckerberg is a Role Model for Our Generation

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Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, together with 16 other America’s richest people have pledged to give away huge proportion of their wealth. Giving Pledge is an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country’s wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations. The Pledge has so far signed up […] Related posts: Steve …

Zuckerberg Talks Privacy, “The Social Network” on “60 Minutes” [VIDEO]

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Earlier this evening, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a return appearance on the news program 60 Minutes. Zuckerberg showed off Facebook’s new profile pages and talked about the evolution of the platform and company. Zuckerberg was first interviewed by 60…

Should Gmail Be Worried About Facebook?

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You’ve no doubt heard or read about Facebook’s new messaging announcement this week. If not, the company announced a new messaging system to combine email, SMS, IM, Chat, and other forms of online communication, bringing them into one inbox. Along with this comes @facebook.com email addresses. CEO Mark Zuckerberg described the system as "starting from scratch" as opposed to being …

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Philosophy Behind New Facebook Messaging System

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit and faced an interrogation from Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle. He spent a good portion of the discussion talking about the new messaging system announced this week.  He said that Facebook was not looking to build an email product, but more what a "modern messaging system" would be if they …

Will Facebook's New Social Inbox Get Businesses Using Personal Profiles More?

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Facebook made its big "email" announcement, and yes, you will be able to get an @facebook.com email address." It’s not all about email, however, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained. It’s about "seamless" integration across email, IM, SMS, and all these ways of communication.  Will use Facebook’s new messaging system? Do you want a Facebook email address? Let us know. Note: …