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Facebook’s Video Chat Powered by Skype

by on Jul.08, 2011, under News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced a major new feature launching in collaboration with Skype: video calling. Yes, finally its here after a lot of rumors going on from a while.

Facebook & Skype

This will bring out a revolution in video calling. Now you can make a video call to an of your Facebook friend from Skype or vice a versa. Facebook worked alongside Skype six months ago to make this feature possible.

Now, whenever you browse to a friend’s profile, you’ll see a new button nestled between the ‘Message’ and ‘Poke’ buttons that says ‘Call’. Click that, the other user will see a popup asking if they want to accept a call, and you’ll be immediately connected

Facebook & Skype Video Calling

Facebook’s Video Calling will go on to compete with existing services like Google + Hangout and Apple’s FaceTime. Skype is in talk Facebook about having some paid products available through the web format soon.

You can get started now by following the link: Facebook Video Chat.

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Sony Ericsson Brings Out Cedar

by on Jun.19, 2010, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Social Networking websites have become a part and parcel of most of people’s necessity, people seemed to be hooked to such sites. Sony Ericsson’s upcoming 3G HSDPA handset Cedar has been designed to cater to this ever increasing need. The phone is claimed to be Eco-Friendly with part of the Cedar being constructed using recycled plastic.

Sony Ericsson Cedar

The phone has been fitted with a 2.2” TFT screen that displays images in 262K colors. The phone has got a basic 2 MP camera and allows VGA video recording at 30fps. It has got 3.5mm audio jack. Its network capabilities spread over GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSDPA 850/1900/2100, UMTS HSDPA 2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

The phone weighs about 84gms with dimensions 111mm x 49mm x 15.5mm. It is available in two color combinations, namely, black and silver or black and red. It offers a talk time of about 12 hours 30 min and standby time of around 420 hours on a GSM network. It provides for approximately 4 hours 56 min of talk time and about 475 hours of standby time on a UMTS network.

It has pre-installed Widget Manager 2.0 app with which users can access social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace on the stand-by screen of their devices. EAS Push e-mail facility and modem connectivity have also been provided with the phone. 3G users can avail of faster internet speeds and access web browser Netfront 3.5.

The pricing is still under cover and it is expected to hit select markets within the third quarter of this year. Stay Tuned!

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Facebook Opens Office In Hyderabad, India

by on Mar.15, 2010, under News

Facebook is a routine for most of us now days. There isn’t a single day when we don’t login to our facebook account and play games, chat, gossip, and do hell lot of things (except when we’re really busy). How about if you get to work in facebook itself. Your dream may soon come true as Facebook is launching its first Asian office in the southern city of India – Hyderabad.

Facebook India

Facebook has announced that it is investing in India by opening an office in Hyderabad, where a world-class team will be built to support its growing number of users, advertisers and developers in India and around the world.

The company has seen a huge growth in recent months. The company has more than 400 million active users worldwide. More than 8 million people in India now actively use the site to connect with their friends, family, and people they know in India and across the globe.

A full list of job descriptions can be viewed here.

Facebook’s new operations center in Hyderabad will be its first in Asia and will supplement operations supported out of Palo Alto, California, Dublin, Ireland and a recently announced location in Austin, Texas. The Hyderabad office, like the others, will also house online advertising and developer support teams.

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