How Facebook plans to make happen

In a 70-page white paper released Monday, Facebook, Qualcomm and Ericsson tried to connect the app and cloud world with carriers as part of the effort. Even if this doesn’t bring broadband to all, it’s a necessary conversation.

Why Facebook might put Blu-ray to use on big data

Facebook is looking at almost all options to address the storage needs of its myriad applications that all have different requirements around performance, scalability and efficiency. Flash can be too fast and hard drives to slow, but Facebook wants something just right.