Facebook, Alphabet Team Up To Boost Southeast Asia Connectivity

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are teaming up with local telecommunication companies in Singapore and Indonesia to increase internet connectivity in the region. The companies are planning new undersea cables to connect America with Southeast Asia. Q4 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Facebook, Google plan undersea cables A Facebook executive told […]

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This project is bringing high-speed internet to the developing world via beams of infrared light

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The latest invention from Alphabet’s moonshot factory are giant towers that use light to send data, like a fiber-optic cable without the cable. The world is still a long way from universal connectivity: More than 3 billion people don’t have access to the internet. In remote areas, and especially in rough terrain, one challenge is the cost of infrastructure—laying out a network of fiber-optic cables is difficult and expensive. X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory, is testing a new approach in India and Africa using invisible beams of light to send data over long distances without cables. Read Full Story

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Lessons from the pandemic: Have a plan B, C, D, and E

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This tech CEO reflects on what he’s learned after a year of leading remote teams, and the challenges ahead as companies move to reopen. Before the pandemic, I barely ever worked remotely; my team at Okta always thrived on office energy and connecting in person. And while I thought I’d grown accustomed to seeing people only on Zoom or in Slack channels (I’m an engineer by trade and tend to be introverted), I realized how much I missed in-person collaboration after seeing a few team members (masked up, outside, and post negative COVID-19 tests) during the filming of a documentary tied to our annual “Oktane” event a few weeks ago. Read Full Story

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What Facebook Watch Means for Marketers

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It was only a matter of time. Just like Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix before it, Facebook officially entered the video streaming game with Facebook Watch. What is Facebook Watch, and what does it mean for you your marketing strategy? What is Facebook Watch? Launched in 2017 to select users in the U.S. via mobile, desktop, and TV apps, Facebook Watch is the company’s entrée into episodic streaming video . Videos range from mini-documentaries to live sporting events, courtesy of partnerships with Major League Baseball. There was a set group of publishers at launch, but the company opened it up to other creators. How Does Facebook Watch Make Money? Facebook Watch is monetized through ad breaks. The producing partners earn 55% of ad break revenue while Facebook keeps 45%. What Makes Facebook Watch Different From Other Streaming Services? The streaming video space is undeniably crowded, so Facebook had to find a …

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Best VPN Services

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The pandemic has changed work permanently. Before COVID-19, only 9.8 million (out of 140 civilian workers in the U.S.) worked remotely. Today, almost 70 million people are working remotely. Are you working remotely? If you are, there’s a good chance that you’ll need a virtual private network (VPN). If you’re running a small business and your employees need to work remotely, you need a VPN as well. Today, we’re going to take a look at VPNs — what they are, why you need them, and how to find the VPN that’s right for you. What’s a VPN, and Why Do You Need One? A VPN is a private network that’s run through a public network — imagine that a remote worker sitting in Starbucks had an extra-long Ethernet cable. They plug one end into their computer, and the other end directly into their company’s servers at work. That’s basically what …

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Micro Startup Acquisition: The Definitive Guide to Buying and Selling Small Startups

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The problem with selling your startup is the long exit time. Sometimes it can take as long as seven years before you can sell your business and hop on the next idea. And the investors? They feel the same way. Who wants to wait almost a decade to buy a startup when the face of tech is evolving at such a rapid pace? Plus, the price tag on those more established businesses often run into the billions. That’s an expensive mistake if you make the wrong investment. The solution? Micro startup acquisitions. From Facebook to Microsoft, there is a massive trend to seek out tiny teams of five or less, buy them, and use the technology and talent to gain a competitive edge. In this guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of buying and selling a micro startup, the trends changing M&R strategy, and the top tools you can use to …

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The 5 Best Facebook Ad Companies of 2020

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2.6 billion. That’s the total number of people on Facebook today. This also means you get direct access to 2.6 billion people on a single platform. So why not make the most of this opportunity and use Facebook to market your products and services for generating leads and driving sales? Advertising on Facebook can be customized to suit your brand image and business goals. You can focus your efforts on a very specific target audience and create a lot of buzz for your offerings – all this without breaking the bank! It’s actually quite cheap to reach out to people on Facebook, with a plethora of options available at your disposal, such as pay per click or per email conversion. Plus, according to research : Facebook ads reach 1.95 billion of the total active users, which is a staggering 32% of the world’s population over the age of 13. Globally, …

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The 6 Best Digital Marketing Companies of 2020

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Digital marketing covers everything from SEO and content marketing to email campaigns, social media strategy, and video marketing too. With new digital marketing companies popping up left and right offering a bit of everything (and truly speaking to no one), it’s no surprise you’re having a hard time finding the right one. The best thing to do is narrow down your options by bypassing those digital marketing companies trying to do too many things at once. Why? Because true highly-niched experts are the best way to get the results you want (and deserve) for your business. But, it’s not always easy to find those experts when you need them. So, I put together a list of the top digital marketing companies who genuinely excel at what they do to help you find the right fit for your business depending on what you need. Then, we’re going to talk about what …

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