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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion What is the Main Reason

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion What is the Main Reason

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion dollars. today this news about Facebook who buy instagram the world's biggest mobile-only photo-sharing app for a huge amount of money became one of the hottest news all over the internet. Why Facebook buys instagram? earlier on this week instagram has just Available for Android and today Instagram was acquire by Facebook. What does Facebook gain from buying Instagram?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a post on his Facebook Timeline Monday. The sale is expected to close later this quarter, and will bring the nine-person staff of Instagram to the social network.

“For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family,” Zuckerberg said in the post. “Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.”

“We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products,” Zuckerberg said. “At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.”

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom echoed Zuckerberg’s statements on the Instagram company blog adding “We’re psyched to be joining Facebook and are excited to build a better Instagram for everyone.”

Some possible reason about Why Facebook Buys Instagram

1. Instagram User

Facebook thinks that Instagram has a great potential with their 30 million user.

2. Mobile Engagement

Maybe this is the most possible reason why facebook buys instagram, on my opinion even facebook got a huge mobile user basis but they didn't has a feature that made user easily upload photos or mobile uploading.

In Instagram, people can very easily do the mobile uploading, just six steps, to upload a photo along with a filter. Compare with on Facebook who need 10 steps to upload your photo, without any additional steps in the filter and photo editing

3. Data

Instagram already has 30 million users who have uploaded more than 100 million images that also contains a geotagging and personal data.

This is also likely targeted by Facebook. Facebook is requiring such data for various purposes, one of them for the benefit of advertisers.

4. Competing with Twitter and Google

Twitter is Facebook strongest competitor in social networking business. Although only rely on the text, Twitter has a very strong user base.

As for Google, though not with Google + fanged, Facebook is still seen as a major competitor for other great products, such as a search engine, Gmail, YouTube, and others. Google has unlimited funds interested in buying so-called Instagram. This is what makes facebook in a hurry to take over Instagram.

Further reason about why facebook buys instagram on cNet or Mashable.

Scaffold Device Concept By Sarah Haigh Turns Toilet Waste into Drinkable Water

Scaffold Device Concept By Sarah Haigh Turns Toilet Waste into Drinkable Water

In the future there will be a cool machine that could turns a toilet waste into a drinkable water. This cool concept called Scaffold Device was funded US$ 100.000 by Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a technology that could change the water from the toilet into the drinkable water.

Manchester University’s Sarah Haigh is an expert in nanotechnology - the science of manipulating atoms in matter - and says, it could make waste water from toilets safe to drink. With the help of nanomaterials and bacteria, Sarah believes that this technology simply can not decipher the dirty water into the water ready for drinking but also can be made ​​of human waste is converted into drinking water. : D

Sarah believes that a scaffold device holding a mixture of bacteria and tiny metal nano-particles will react with the water to extract useful hydrogen, with the remainder filtered again to produce clean water.

Their idea for an inexpensive fuel-producing, water-cleaning device for the developing world, beat more than 2,000 other proposals.

And the group stand to receive a further $1m from the Gates next year if they can demonstrate the chemical reactions they propose can actually work

As we said, it is kind of disgusting but if there is no choice as happens in some countries it is difficult to get clean water when this technology can be successful, you can imagine how many millions of lives can be saved.

This technology is also not necessarily be able to make the water dirty mineral water quality but guaranteed that the water is safe and ready to be used as drinking water.

Via : Dailymail

Play Games with Your Tongue

Play Games with Your Tongue

This Cool Kinect Technology let you play a shooting game with your tongue. How does it work? The Japanese researchers have also developed a shooting game, which will work on the tongue movements of the users. What makes the technology far exciting is its hygienic detection method, say the researchers. The user is not expected to attach any devices to his/her tongue to capture the movements. Kinect will do the task quite simply and superbly.

We know that Kinect motion sensor-based technologies have boundless potentials. An exciting new application of Kinect from the researchers of the University of Electro Communications has a great function of training the tongue. Well, the technology is an interface to detect the tongue movements with a Kinect sensor. People with oral motor function disorders can spend some time in front of the system to train their tongues well.

The detection process results with a series of actions. For the first time, Kinect detects the entire face and eyes of the user. Detection of eyes leads the Kinect to identify the nose, which has a minimum movement value. Based on the position of the nose tip, Kinect can easily determine the mouth and tongue, the researchers explain.

It will be quite amazing to see a person moving his/her tongue to play a game. It becomes more worthy if the user is unable to speak or sallow well with a mouth motor function disorder. To play the game developed by the researchers, the user has to turn his/her tongue right and left. To make a shoot, the user has to stick out his tongue briskly. Well, it will offer enough exercise for the tongue and mouth of the user. Check out the video below to see how the technology works,

Via : Gizmowatch

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