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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has disbanded the original team of engineers working on Facebook Home   —  What Happened to the Facebook Phone?  Not Very Much, It Seems  —  Facebook has long wanted to be a major part of how you use your smartphone.  Now, it looks as if the company has all but abandoned one of its major strategies to do so.
Jun 27, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Wickr, the self-destructing mobile messaging app raises $30M   —  A Startup Looks for Business in Secrecy  —  Wickr Mobile-Communication App Protects Messages  —  To stay anonymous in the Facebook age, Nico Sell carries black business cards with no phone number or email address …
Jun 25, 2014, 11:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Saves Developing World's Data Plans With 65% Smaller, 50% More Efficient Android App   —  Data is expensive and phones have low storage in developing nations like those in Africa, so over the last year, Facebook quietly undertook a massive engineering overhaul of its Android app to make it easier to use around the world.
Jun 19, 2014, 1:45 PMIn context
Sruthijith KK / Quartz:
Singapore's U2opia delivers internet services like Facebook and Twitter to 17M feature phones in 36 countries   —  Two-thirds of the world's mobiles are dumb phones.  Meet the company getting them online  —  This might be the worst Facebook experience ever.
Jun 9, 2014, 8:00 PMIn context
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte   —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps.  —  Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal …
Jun 3, 2014, 11:05 AMIn context
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Samsung is working with Oculus on a screenless VR headset that uses a smartphone as a display, won't focus solely on gaming   —  Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset  —  Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral …
May 30, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Adds Shazam-Style Audio Recognition To Help You Automatically Tag Posts With TV Shows And Songs   —  Facebook has a new weapon in the battle against Twitter to host lucrative conversations about media.  A Shazam-esque opt-in feature coming to the iOS and Android status composer …
May 21, 2014, 12:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Joe Belfiore says File Manager coming to WP 8.1 this month, hints Cortana coming to PCs, promises Skype and Facebook app updates   —  Windows Phone 8.1 to get File Manager ‘by the end of May,’ Cortana gets feedback site and hint of PC version  —  Joe Belfiore, the corporate vice president …
May 2, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Facebook Messenger updated on iOS, Android with free voice calls over Wi-Fi in all countries   —  Facebook Messenger 4.1 Adds Free WiFi Calls For All Users  —  Previously limited to the UK, US, and Canada on iOS and selected countries on Android, Facebook's Messenger app has today added free audio calls …
Apr 3, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone sans voice features   —  Microsoft was clearly being cautious when it said Facebook Messenger would be available for Windows Phone within a few weeks of Mobile World Congress — it's already here, just over a week later.
Mar 5, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context

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