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Social trade is increasing. Investors are looking for new opportunities to fill in this gap in order to gain bigger pie in the market. So, will it replace e-commerce or transform it into social trade? Lets take a look at this infographics!

According to this infographic, researched and developed by PayScale, the higher-ups are really not too keen on the social media movement at large, especially when it involves giving social media freedom to employees within the company. And the fear of negative information keeps employers running for a tight leash. Only half of companies have a formal social media policy, and 42% of companies surveyed nix all forms of social media activity at work. In the employers’ eyes, social media should be exclusively reserved for carefully managed brand promotion and professionally handled social recruiting.

Are you ready for a Facebook browser? As we are curious for Facebook Mobile nowadays, a web browser from Facebook might be fun too. It can really happen soon, if Mark Zuckerberg decides it one night, he can buy it before asking CFO or Facebook Board.

That’s exactly what could be on the way soon, according to one report from Mashable today. A  “trusted source” that Facebook wants to buy Opera Software — manufacturers of the Opera web browser, which claims more than 200 million users worldwide.

The Facebook browser would include default menu bar plugins, further permeating Facebook into users’ general web experience, according to the report.

A custom browser would be a significant step toward Facebook becoming your web, as opposed to just an Internet site you visit and service you use. Opera’s mobile browser has received strong reviews online, meaning a functional Facebook browser using it could be even more powerful. Facebook has struggled to penetrate mobile use as deeply as many think it should be able to — and will need to in order to sustain long-term growth.

A Facebook browser would also bolster the newly public company’s competition with Google. Google Chrome recently became the web’s most-used browser, but Facebook’s gigantic user base of more than 900 million people would present a potential serious threat down the line. It would be interesting to see Facebook try to battle Google for browser dominance as Google+ struggles to play catchup in social networking.

Who’s buying Facebook stock, the CEO that thinks Dropbox is overvalued, Tumblr’s growing pains, and more from today’s TechCrunch Disrupt. Which companies should Yahoo acquire next? What’s the secret to a successful start-up ecosystem in New York city? When is Facebook stock worth the buy? Which companies should Yahoo acquire next? What’s the secret to a successful start-up ecosystem in New York city? When is Facebook stock worth the buy? These were just a few of the big questions discussed this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt in Manhattan’s Pier 94, a cavernous former ship terminal (complete with draft and sparrows flying overhead) that functions this week as the event’s home. Monday’s panels and presentations consisted of a veritable who’s-who of the tech and start-up world—with a big focus on the growing New York City start-up scene. On the investment side, Fred Wilson and David Tisch chatted about Facebook’s IPO and New York City innovation. Jason Goldberg, the founder of Fab.com, said he wants to create the next Ikea—not just the next Zappos-sized company. Michael Arrington said he’ll be buying Facebook stock today. And Brad Garlinghouse, a former executive at AOL, admitted to hearing rumors that Arianna Huffington was almost fired from The Huffington Post. Gossip or real, it is up to you to believe!

A new report from Forrester Research predicts that number will explode in the years ahead: its researchers say that there will be 375 million tablets sold by 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate of 46 percent, and that by 2016 there will be 760 million tablets in use overall.

That will still put tablets a ways behind PCs — there will be 2 billion PCs in use in 2016. But combined with new products like frames (essentially docks for tablets to amp up their functionality), Forrester says that tablets will gradually become the computing device of choice among consumers — especially among those in emerging markets, whose first home computing device will more likely be a tablet than a desktop or laptop PC.

 

 
Apple, which effectively created the tablet market with the launch of its iPad two years ago, and has been setting the bar for what to make ever since, has seen some reduction in its tablet market share over the last year or two as more competitors have launched products.