All posts by Kevin Park


India Could Be The Answer in Diversifying Facebook’s Revenue

With over 100 million users and 900,000 small and medium businesses on Facebook in India, it’s only obvious that Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, would make monetizing it top of her agenda. India is Facebook’s second largest user base after the US. While Facebook’s mission is to “give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected,” it is by no means a charity.  The service can only remain free if there are enough advertisers. However, India’s contribution of just 0.23% of…

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How Smartwatches Should Work

  Since you started carrying around your phone, when was the last time you wore a watch? The simple fact is, having a smartphone removed the utility of wearing a watch. Contrary to this logic, a growing number of people seem to appreciate a ticking masterpiece gleaming on their wrist. Given this trend, tech giants like Samsung, who just launched Gear 2, and Apple, who is rumoured to be secretly developing iWatch, are hoping that people will find a reason to carry both their phone and a smartwatch. No serious…

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My Apollo Social Network

my Apollo: The World’s First Private Peer-to-Peer Social Network

Just as the developers intended, myApollo has achieved success in becoming the world’s most lonely social network. I tried it and I was pleased to find out that no one was stalking my profile and posts. It probably had something to do with none of my friends being on it. my Apollo in Theory MyApollo is being touted as the first private peer-to-peer social network. So what does that mean? Well unlike the most social platforms, myApollo data exists only in the devices that run…

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Facebook Acquires WhatsApp

Facebook’s $19 Billion Bet On WhatsApp

By now, everyone has heard of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion. It was the largest internet deal since Time Warner merged with AOL in 2001. Was it worth it? The number of messages sent with mobile devices over the internet surpassed 10 trillion in 2013 and is expected to go beyond an astonishing 35 trillion by 2018. With 430 million active users and 18 billion messages sent per day WhatsApp holds 45% share of that market. With Facebook dominating the online social sphere…

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Google Launches Project Loon

Project Loon Delivers Internet For All

The Internet has a played a critical role in globalization and changing the way we communicate. Even with all of the users sharing information today, Google has estimated that, “two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access.” Introducing Project Loon. The project doesn’t involve miles long cables or powerful satellites, but instead relies on a humble set of balloons that bounce signals between each other. With special internet antenna’s users on the ground in remote and isolated areas can tap into the…

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The Evolution of Photography in 2014

Can you remember the last time you took a picture with a point-and-shoot camera? No, I’m not talking about your iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4. Although, to be fair, iPhone S5’s 8MP camera and Galaxy S4’s impressive 13MP camera do make them more like compact cameras than phones. This is exactly why the digital camera industry is declining; smartphones have taken over the market. But it’s not just Smartphones that are threatening the digital camera base. Other innovative devices have emerged giving photographers plenty of new…

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