Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

Facebook is planning to attract annual $66.35 billion TV advertising market in U.S.

facebook logo (Credit: cbhdesign/Flickr)Facebook Inc. is going to experiment video advertisements with a handful of advertisers on its website that would play automatically in news feeds of users, according to The Wall Street Journal citing people, who know the subject.

Don’t worry the ads would not annoy you as they will play without sounds. Users can view and listen to the video by clicking on the advertisement. Moreover, the company has reported that the new ads will not consume mobile data plans as the videos will only download upon connection to WiFi.

According to the reports, this type of advertising would capture a share of about $66.35 billion TV advertising market annually in the United States. This move could significantly increase the company’s advertising revenue.

Although, it is still unclear but according to the journal Facebook could show ads of up to 15 seconds. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - December 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm

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Highest number of malaria cases in U.S. in over 40 years

Malaria Cases in different states of U.S. (Credit: CDC)

United States (U.S.) diagnosed and treated the highest number of malaria cases – about 2,000 – in 2011. It is the highest number since 1971, according to the report of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1971, over 3,000 malaria cases were reported especially in the military personnel. According to the health agency, five people died of malaria. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - November 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

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The MUSCULAR project is found to be an aggressive use of NSA against US companies

Meet the National Security Agency's MUSCULAR program. (Image Source: The Washington Post)

Main Points:

The National Security Agency collects information that is connecting the data centers of Yahoo and Google, albeit secretly, as reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday. The NSA used the project MUSCULAR to do this in co-operation with the agency’s British counterpart, GCHQ (UK Government Communications Headquarters). Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - October 31, 2013 at 9:52 am

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America is inefficiently spending money on higher education

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Main Point:

Although America is spending a huge amount of money on education but the country is spending money in an incredibly inefficient way. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - October 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

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Two out of Five American households have Mothers as their top earners

Working mother (Credit: Getty Images)Main Point:

A growing number of working mothers, in America, are bringing more income than their husbands, according to the study released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Zafar Paracha - May 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm

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