Facebook launches “Internet.org”

Aug

22

2013

The new initiative aims to make Internet access available to all inhabitants of the Earth.

Announced the social network Facebook Tuesday launch (Internet.org), a new initiative designed to make Internet access available to all inhabitants of the Earth, through collaboration with a number of leading technology industry around the world.

The social network more widespread globally in cooperation with a number of partners, such as Sony Ericsson, “MediaTek”, and “Nokia”, “Opera”, “Qualcomm”, “Samsung”, launched the Organization will work together with communications service providers around the world, in addition to technology companies to make Internet access and data more effectively, access to technology, cheaper and easier.

“Facebook has estimated the number of people who are unable to access the Internet around the world with 5 billion people (two thirds of the population of the Earth),” said Mark Zuckerberg, “the CEO of Facebook, the developing countries are experiencing considerable obstacles prevent access and adherence to only the knowledge that (Internet.org) is an international partnership will work to overcome these challenges, the Internet offers to all those who are unable to access.

For example, the launch of this partnership, the “Opera” through its Internet browser to provide emerging markets means that allow users to access the Web with minimal data, either two “MediaTek, Qualcomm will through the slides which were produced with portable devices so low price, while for” Nokia “known as a powerful brand in emerging markets, the production of cell phones that offer Internet access to users in those markets.

The “Facebook” that the number of mobile users to 819 million active users per month until the end of June, working with a number of providers of telecommunications services around the world by providing access to social network for free, after the program (Facebook Zero).

It should be noted that the social network had announced the end of July the number of monthly active users to over 1.15 billion users, on the sidelines of the announcement of its profits during the second quarter of 2013.
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