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Facebook brings “Home” to Android and unveils the HTC First

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Mark Zuckerberg has this week announced Facebook Home, a deep software integration with Android that puts Facebook services front and center. The HTC First was announced by HTC’s Peter Chou as the forst smartphone to ship with Home. Zuckerberg spent …

Twitter wanted to buy Instagram before Facebook’s purchase, says NYT

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Early last week, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company had acquired photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Later reports have suggested that the deal was sudden, taking a mere two days to complete. Now, a New York Times report has corroborated that with a …

Facebook for Android now has more active users per day than on the iPhone

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For the first time, the Facebook for Android mobile app has eclipsed the daily active user count of Facebook for iPhone. The Android app launched in September 2009 more than a year after its iPhone sister and has been playing …

Facebook for Android update promises UI tweaks and faster photos

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We already knew a much-needed update to Facebook’s Android app was close at hand, but we finally have the confirmation from the horse’s mouth that the upcoming refresh will go live at some point today. The new version of the app will offer photos …

Facebook buys Gowalla, will shut down location services in January

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Late on Friday, CNN Money reported that Facebook had purchased Gowalla, and co-founder Josh Williams officially announced on the Gowalla blog today that the team would be moving onto the Facebook team. He and co-founder Scott Raymond were “blown away” …

Facebook acquires the tech behind WhoGlue, A company that Sued it in 2009 and won

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Facebook has confirmed to us this morning that it did indeed acquire the Baltmore-based software firm WhoGlue earlier this month. WhoGlue builds social networking software for membership organizations (like college alumni networks, for example) and apparently had the fortuity to file a patent on something …

Why the Facebook phone is doomed to failure

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As HTC and Facebook pursue building a phone together, they both risk alienating far more important partners – a lesson they should have picked up from Microsoft’s Zune fiasco. In the list of bad ideas, the rumored “Facebook phone” (which …

Facebook building new phone with HTC to take on Apple

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Over the past few years, Facebook has partnered with a variety of handset makers to release smartphones and feature phones that deeply integrate the social network into software and hardware. These phones have sold poorly, though. Meanwhile iOS and Android …

Facebook testing Messenger for Windows Ticker and Chat desktop client

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Facebook today began allowing a limited test of users to download a new Facebook Messenger for Windows 7 desktop client. It provides access to Chat, the Ticker feed, and notifications. Facebook is looking to gauge interest in desktop access to …

HTC launch ’25 Steps to Being a Music Legend’ competition on Facebook

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HTC have launched a competition using Facebook giving participants the chance to win an HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio. Check out the press below and follow the link to Facebook to have a chance to win. HTC PUTS MUSIC …

Skype Beta for Mac and Windows adds Facebook-to-Facebook calling

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With all your friends on your Facebook, Skype’s deepening its integration with the social network and making video chats to your roster of pals possible from within its own app. The popular VoIP service began powering video calling on the …

Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter and Yahoo all protest changes to US copyright law in New York Times full page advert today

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A group of nine internet and technology companies including Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, and Zynga ran a full-page ad in the New York Times today, voicing their opposition to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and PROTECT IP …