Facebook joins GSMA to work more closely with carriers

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Facebook today joined the GSMA, making it the first social networking company to join the mobile industry association. It intends to be an “active” participant and will work more closely with the many carriers that are also members. It joined as an associate member given that it currently does not operate a GSM network. “Joining GSMA reflects our focus on […]

BlackBerry held talks with Facebook over potential bid


While SAP may have confirmed that it will not make a bid for BlackBerry, another interesting player has stepped into this saga. According to The Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry executives met last week with Facebook to “gauge its interest in a potential bid.” The outcome of these meetings was not revealed. As to what Facebook might want from a BlackBerry […]

Smartphone Manufacturers Showing Little Interest in Facebook Home?

Facebook Home

Facebook Home launched with great fanfare back on April 4th along with the HTC First, the first smartphone built to feature Facebook Home. That fanfare died down quickly as sales of the HTC First fizzled and customer response to the software proved indifferent at best. According to Digitimes, Huawei, Lenovo, Sony Mobile and ZTE are now all “reluctant to cooperate […]

Rumour: HTC Facebook smartphone specifications revealed

It has been quiet on the Facebook smartphone front for a while today but that may be about to change. Rumours surfaced last summer that HTC was working on a Facebook-centric smartphone. They were quickly dismissed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. A tweet from @LlabTooFeR (the renamed @Football4PDA) today suggests that the HTC Facebook smartphone is not only still coming […]

Facebook Pages Manager now available for Android

Facebook last month launched a revamped native version of its Facebook app. It yesterday rather quietly launched the Android version of its Facebook Pages Manager app. As the name implies, it will allow Facebook Page administrators to manage their pages by letting them: Post new updates and photos and respond to comments as their Pages View and reply to private […]

Facebook CEO dismisses mobile phone rumours

Facebook today reported its first ever quarterly earnings, reporting revenues of US$1.18 billion. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “Our goal is to help every person stay connected and every product they use be a great social experience. That’s why we’re so focused on investing in our priorities of mobile, platform and social ads to help people have these experiences with […]