Tech Around WWWorld : Facebook Crosses 500 Million User base, Nexus One Dead

Facebook crossed the half-a-billion milestone yesterday and the company has launched stories.facebook.com that enables uses to share their ‘FB impact on me’ stories.

Facebook Statistics

Here are a few important data points from Facebook

  • More than 500 million active users
  • 100 billion hits per day
  • 50 billion photos
  • 2 trillion objects cached, with hundreds of millions of requests per second
  • 130TB of logs every day

  • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  • Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  • More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.
  • More than 550,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform
  • More than one million websites have integrated with Facebook Platform
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users. [source]

Asia continues to be the sunrise market for Facebook and here is an approximated share of users worldwide (via)

Facebook_Users_Worldwide

Also Read: Notes from FB’s Engineering team on scaling up.

Google Ventures Invests in Paid Search Company, Trada

Google Ventures has invested in Trada, a paid search company.

Boulder-based Trada takes a crowdsourcing approach to matching search-ad optimization experts with small-to-medium advertisers. he service is essentially free to advertisers. Trada matches experts with participating advertisers and sets them to work dreaming up keywords for campaigns on Google, Bing and Yahoo. The “optimizers” get to keep whatever difference they make, minus 25 percent for Trada. (So if an advertiser had budgeted $20 and an optimizer achieves the same clicks or conversions with $18, the former earns $1.50.) Multiple optimizers work on the same campaign at the same time. [via]

Nexus One is Officially Dead

Android’s most powerful showcase device, Nexus One is officially dead. 200 days since the launch, Google has officially killed it.

Sorry, folks…

The Nexus One is no longer available for purchase directly from Google. For more information on how to purchase the Nexus One, check out our help center.

Survived more than Microsoft Kin!

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