Facebook to reach 1B active users in August, that’s 14% of the world

Gregory Lyons, a senior analyst at digital marketing firm iCrossing, ran the numbers based on Facebook’s past growth and found that Facebook will probably hit the milestone in August 2012. Currently, it has 800,000 users. He found that Facebook initially grew at an exponential rate, but then went through a slow down in progress, which caused it to grow more linearly. The slow down was a result of the United States and the United Kingdom tapping out at 49 and 47 percent of the population respectively. New signups from those countries have “slowed or stopped”.

MobileBeat 2011 speakers round four: Keith Rabois, Bill Maris and more!

Preparations for our fourth annual MobileBeat conference are speeding along. Today, we’re announcing our fourth round of speakers for the event: Keith Rabois, COO at Square; Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures; David Williams, VP of mobile products at AT&T Interactive; Raj Talluri, VP of product management at Qualcomm; Michael Chang, general manager at Greystripe; and Bill Gajda, head of global mobile product at Visa.  You can find all of our current speakers here.