Free Apple TV with every heavily discounted MacBook+AppleCare bundle: Apple Price Guides updated Dec 18th (exclusive coupons)

Topic: Facebook

Google bid $10B for WhatsApp, made separate 'odd' offer before Facebook deal was struck

02/20/2014, 10:02 am

Before WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook this week for some $19 billion in cash and stock, the messaging service was being aggressively pursued by search giant Google, which reportedly offered $10 billion and also made a unique offer in attempt to ensure it wouldn't be outbid.

38 comments

Facebook to buy messaging app WhatsApp for $16B plus $3B in RSUs

02/19/2014, 05:02 pm

Facebook on Wednesday announced its intentions to acquire popular messaging app WhatsApp in an initial cash and stock deal worth some $16 billion, not including an additional $3 billion provision for restricted stock units.

104 comments

Pocket adds AirPlay support, Facebook tests mobile ads in third-party apps

01/22/2014, 03:01 pm

Popular 'DVR for the web' app Pocket was updated Wednesday to add support for AirPlaying saved videos to Apple TV, while social media behemoth Facebook announced a mobile ad pilot program that may be the company's first step toward competing with Apple's iAds.

2 comments

Facebook 6.5 to launch today with refreshed, iOS 7-savvy design

09/18/2013, 04:09 pm

Facebook is launching an iOS app update today that includes a new menu at the bottom of the app for enhanced navigation, along with design elements inspired by Apple's just released iOS 7.

19 comments

First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

07/25/2013, 02:07 pm

Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.

100 comments

Facebook updates iOS app with verified celebrity check marks, introduces Instagram Web embeds

07/10/2013, 08:07 pm

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out a small user interface update to its iOS app for verified public figures, and also debuted a new Instagram feature that allows users to embed photos and video into Web posts.

3 comments

Most popular Android app caught harvesting users contacts: Facebook

07/01/2013, 05:07 pm

Facebook, the top-ranking free app in Google Play, has taken advantage of Android's weak platform security to collect users' phone numbers as soon as the app is installed, highlighting core differences in Apple's approach to protecting users' privacy and those of social-advertising firms like Facebook and Google.

69 comments

Facebook bug exposes personal information of 6M users

06/21/2013, 05:06 pm

A Facebook security bug that has been in existence since last year was discovered this week, but only after the contact information of six million users had been exposed.

23 comments

Facebook adds video sharing to Instagram, similar to Vine, Lightt apps

06/20/2013, 03:06 pm

Just over a year after buying the Instagram photo sharing service for $1 billion, Facebook has added video sharing features that are similar to Vine, the video-only sharing app acquired by Twitter, and Lightt, an independent video sharing service.

5 comments

Google reportedly mulling $1B Waze bid, could spark bidding war with Facebook

05/23/2013, 08:05 pm

According to Bloomberg sources, Google is looking to throw in a $1 billion bid for Waze, possibly portending a bidding war between the search giant and Facebook, which is also rumored to be eyeing an acquisition of the social mapping service.

41 comments

Facebook's Share Dialog for connected iOS apps promises enhanced usability, easy coding

05/20/2013, 08:05 pm

Facebook on Monday brought its Share Dialog out of beta which, once adopted by iOS app developers, will allow users to share content in-app without first having to sign in to the social network.

4 comments

iPhone's popularity among Facebook staff may have aided in Home's lackluster launch

05/15/2013, 11:05 am

The launch of Facebook's Home layer on Android appears to have been a flop, with relatively low installation rates and even lower user ratings on Google Play thus far. Now, some observers are blaming an unlikely candidate: Apple's iPhone.

22 comments

Netflix accounts for 1/3 of nightly home Internet traffic, Apple's iTunes takes 2%

05/14/2013, 02:05 pm

Data sent from iTunes represents 1.9 percent of North American Internet traffic every night, a share beyond all other competing digital storefronts, but also well behind the bandwidth served up by Netflix.

36 comments

AT&T to reportedly drop HTC's 'Facebook Phone' following sluggish sales

05/13/2013, 08:05 pm

After just over a month of sputtering sales, and a subsequent price drop to $0.99, AT&T will reportedly discontinue the HTC First, otherwise known as the "HTC Facebook Phone."

48 comments

Facebook reportedly in talks to buy social mapping service Waze

05/10/2013, 08:05 am

Waze, the social mapping and traffic service that Apple once recommended as a potential alternative to its own iOS Maps solution, is reportedly in talks with Facebook about a possible acquisition by the networking giant.

16 comments

Facebook app for iOS gets Chat Heads, stickers, new News Feed

04/16/2013, 12:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out an update for its flagship iOS app that doesn't quite bring it in line with the capabilities of Facebook Home on Android, but does port over some new elements.

11 comments

Facebook reportedly in discussions to bring 'Home' to Apple's iPhone, Microsoft Windows Phone [u]

04/15/2013, 08:04 pm

Coming on the heels of Facebook's debut of the Google Android-based "Home" app launcher earlier in April, the company is now said to be in talks with Apple to possibly collaborate on such an initiative for the iPhone.

56 comments

Facebook Home for Android developed with Apple's Quartz Composer

04/11/2013, 10:04 pm

Facebook Home, the social network's package of Android apps intended to take over the user experience of select smartphones running Android, was rapidly prototyped using Apple's powerful Quartz Composer visual programing tool.

33 comments

Fragmentation means nearly half of Android users won't get Facebook Home

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

The "openness" of Google's Android platform may have made Facebook's new Home experience possible, but the fragmented nature of the Android market means that nearly half of all Android users will be unable to run its new Home feature.

69 comments

Zuckerberg unclear on iOS Facebook Home, says Android's openness allows unique experiences

04/04/2013, 03:04 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was non-committal on Thursday when asked if iOS users could expect to see Facebook Home showing up on their devices, saying instead that the openness of Google's Android platform made possible experiences "that you can't have anywhere else."

67 comments