Items tagged with Carlos Slim

Facebook seems to be prepared to spend billions in order to reach its goal of providing everyone with access to the Internet, according to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Speaking at an event in Mexico City, which was hosted by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, Zuckerberg said, “What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world. Even if it means that Facebook has to spend billions of dollars over the next decade making this happen, I believe that over the long term its gonna be a good thing for us and for the world.” Back in August 2013, Facebook and six mobile phone companies launched Internet.org, a project with the goal to bring affordable internet access to... Read more...
You’re plugging away on your laptop, waiting for your unnecessarily hot tea to cool, and you decide to buy the song that’s playing on the coffee shop speakers – but you have no idea what the song is called or who wrote it. What do you do? If you answered “Ask the barista,” you clearly haven’t heard of Shazam. The smartphone app can “listen” to the song and give you details about it before your drink drops a degree. Having recently received a $40 million shot in the arm, the company’s prospects are looking good. Shazam has expanded into the social network world, but it's still a song-identification app at its core. Image Credit: iTunes. The... Read more...