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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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


Photo of purported 'Facebook phone' leaked ahead of event

04/02/2013, 05:04 pm

With a planned Facebook special event two days away, a photo of an HTC-built handset dubbed the "HTC First" has hit the Web, stoking flames that a true Facebook phone may soon see release.


Facebook to reportedly unveil iOS competitor at April event

03/28/2013, 09:03 pm

In a highly suggestive invitation to an April 4 event sent out on Thursday, Facebook welcomes media to "Come See Our New Home On Android," hinting the social networking monolith will finally reveal a much-rumored purpose-built operating system.


Facebook Messenger gets VOIP; Evernote adds document search

03/25/2013, 09:03 am

Facebook Messenger users on iOS in the U.K. and other parts of Europe will get a software update on Monday enabling Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calling within the app. Meanwhile, note syncing service Evernote has added a new search feature for subscribers to its premium service.


Facebook updates flagship iOS app with cover photos, group messaging improvements

03/18/2013, 05:03 pm

Facebook on Monday rolled out version 5.6 of its iOS app, bringing a few new features like the ability to change cover photos in-app and enhancements to group messaging.


Facebook unveils redesigned, cleaner News Feed coming to iPhone, iPad & Web

03/07/2013, 01:03 pm

In the coming weeks, Facebook users on iPhone, iPad and regular Web browsers will see a revamped News Feed designed to reduce clutter while becoming more colorful and visually stimulating.


Facebook to offer free or discounted data for Messenger iOS app in international push

02/25/2013, 06:02 am

Social networking monolith Facebook on Monday announced that it has partnered with multiple cellular providers worldwide to let Messenger app users send messages at discounted or free data rates.


Facebook brings free VoIP calling to flagship app in update

02/22/2013, 06:02 pm

In an update to Facebook's flagship iOS app rolled out on Friday, the social networking monolith ported over free VoIP calling first seen in the Facebook Messenger app, though initial availability limited to the U.S. and Canada.


Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.


Facebook brings in-app video recording and audio messaging to flagship iOS app

01/28/2013, 05:01 pm

In an update to its universal iOS app on Monday, Facebook joined the voice messaging feature taken from Facebook Messenger with a new in-app video recording asset to give users even more ways to keep in touch with friends.


Facebook to take on Google with personalized 'Graph Search'

01/15/2013, 02:01 pm

Facebook on Tuesday announced a new feature for the social networking site that promises to make it easier to locate personalized content through searching.


Facebook updates Messenger app with voice messages, VoIP calling in testing

01/03/2013, 09:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday issued an update to its Messenger app for iOS and Android, bringing voice over IP functionality to the social network's alternative to Google Voice and Apple's iMessage.


Kodak sells $525M patent portfolio to consortiums led by Apple & Google

12/19/2012, 09:12 am

Kodak on Wednesday announced it has sold its collection of digital imaging patents for $525 million to two groups led separately by Apple and Google.


iTunes digital cards arrive as gift option on Facebook

11/26/2012, 02:11 pm

Starting Monday, customers of Facebook Gifts can purchase iTunes digital gift cards while recommending content to friends and family on the social networking site.