Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they have made a donation of $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola, the deadly virus that has claimed more than 4,000 lives and continues to spread. While making the donation, Zuckerberg also urged others to follow suit.
Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb says Apple’s iPhone, which brought the demise of former cell-phone leader Nokia, is behind many of Finland’s economic woes. But the country’s downgraded debt rating is also due to factors that include aging and underwhelming business development.
Google is testing a system that allows people looking for answers to medical problems to video chat with doctors online. The video chats are available to people searching for medical symptoms and could be a paid feature once released to the public.
Google’s 64 terabyte per second undersea fiber optic cable, which connects the United States with Brazil, home to the world’s fifth highest number of Internet users, is encased in protective layers to discourage hungry sharks. More importantly, the cable could help address Brazil’s socioeconomic digital divide.
While setting up a Facebook account, Anna Stoehr, Minnesota’s oldest resident – 113 years old – was unable to accurately state her age and date of birth. Facebook’s earliest date option is 1905, whereas Stoehr was born in 1900. As a result, she stated that she is 99-years- old and sent a reminder to Facebook that she is still here.
Developers chime in on the lack of diversity in the tech industry and the gaming sector and offer suggestions to address the problem.