Facebook has certainly done well for itself over the years, and even its IPO listing has gone on with decent results. Well, in their latest quarterly earnings report, the folks over at Facebook have brought us word that Facebook is now enjoying a whopping 1.01 billion mobile users on a monthly basis from January through to March, which represented an increase of 34% jump over the previous year.
Facebook themselves made up 17.5% of the $18 billion mobile ad market last year, which is close to one fifth of the pie, and an increase from 5.4% in 2012. It is expected that the mobile ad market will soar to $31.45 billion later this year, where Facebook would lead the way with a 21% bite of the pie. An analyst with eMarketer said, “People are moving to mobile, and Facebook is one of the favorite apps.” To leverage on 1.01 million eyeballs every single month then, is definitely something that Facebook executives ought to think about.
There has been a whole lot of focus on the recent introduction of the HTC One (M8), which is definitely a leg up on its predecessor, the HTC One (M7). Well, while the latest Android-powered flagship from HTC will arrive with Google’s Android KitKat operating system version, where HTC Droid DNA, one of the older smartphones around from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, will soon be on the receiving end of a spanking new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update
According to HTC executive Mohammad Versi, the folks over at Verizon have already approved the Droid DNA’s update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, in addition to seeing the Sense user interface getting its version number bumped up to 5.5. It is touted that this particular update will be made available from April 24th via Over The Air (OTA), although it remains to be seen just what kind of goodies the KitKat update will bring for the Droid DNA.