Facebook & Mobile
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While many of us still access Facebook through our web browsers, the social network is increasingly becoming a mobile powerhouse.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "In 2012, we connected over a billion people and became a mobile company." Facebook announced its latest earnings on Wednesday For the first time there are more mobile active users than people checking Facebook on the Web The company is getting better at making money off of mobile as well, with a boom in mobile ads (CNN) -- For the first time, the number of active daily visitors checking Facebook on mobile devices is higher than the number of people checking the social network on the Web.
Facebook’s initial s-1 filing came out with a series of interesting facts, figures and details — such as its approach to China — and, with the company continuing to update the documentation as necessary, so more tidbits are coming to the surface.
Facebook just unveiled, as expected , new software for Android phones that puts the social network front-and-center . It will come preloaded on a new $99 HTC phone and be available right away on a few Samsung phones, as well. At the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that only about a third of the world is online at this point—we’ve written about his strategy for the rest of the world —and that Facebook has the opportunity to “change the relationship that we have” with mobile devices. That’s an ambitious goal, but it may be Facebook’s only hope to keep growing. Here, in a series of images, is how to understand what the company is trying to solve with today’s new product, called Facebook Home: Facebook is growing in the developing world…
Facebook buys Instagram
The hullabaloo around Facebook’s upcoming mobile products in the past week was probably bigger than the news itself.
Jason Alden/Bloomberg News The Facebook Web site is not optimized for the iPad. Facebook had its application for the iPhone ready right when the Apple App Store opened in July 2008.
The leaking of Facebook continues. Following our stories yesterday about their new Photos mobile app and “ Project Spartan ” (a new mobile app platform), Nick Bilton of The New York Times reports that Facebook will soon release an iPad app. Yes, finally .
It’s far too often that the term “killer” gets thrown around in tech blogs. And yes, we’re just as bad as anybody .
Over the weekend, news reports emerged that Facebook was buying Spool , a mobile-oriented social bookmarking service started by Avichal Garg and Curtis Spencer. At the surface, this seems like yet another acqua-hire but scratch a little deeper and you start to understand Facebook’s motivation in buying this company. Spool was started in late 2010 and launched an app that essentially allowed you to take web content and access it through an iPhone app. So far, if you are thinking it doesn’t seem any thing special, you are going to be right.