According to the study, the two most irksome things about the network both -- in some form -- have to do with the types of things people share. Thirty-six percent of Facebook users "strongly dislike" when friends post too much info about themselves. Presumably, this has … Read more
With Monday's launch of Paper, Facebook has kicked off a dangerous game of roshambo with application developer FiftyThree.
You see, the little company isn't exactly excited about a rock, paper, scissors match with Facebook; it fears that the rock of a social network will squash its 2-year-old application also named Paper.
FiftyThree's Paper application offers people mobile notebooks to sketch, write, and draw with digital pen and paper. It was named Apple's 2012 iPad application of the year. Facebook's Paper, meanwhile, arrived Monday for US users on the iPhone. The new Facebook application, timed around … Read more
As promised, Facebook on Monday released Paper, a standalone iPhone application for reading and writing the news. The release comes on the eve of the social network's 10-year anniversary.
The application, the first of many to come from a new startup-like team inside the company, presents Facebook's classic update types -- photos, videos, and articles -- in new formats designed for enjoyment on smartphones, and also includes more than a dozen newspaper-like sections.
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Facebook will enter its second decade by starting over entirely.
The new beginning comes courtesy of Paper, a standalone iPhone application for reading and writing the news, which arrived on February 3, the eve of Facebook's 10-year anniversary.
More literally, Paper presents News Feed's standbys -- photos, videos, and articles -- in new formats designed for enjoyment on smartphones. The app also comes with newspaper-like sections such as sports, … Read more
And the key difference between the two companies centers around mobile: Mark Zuckerberg's figured it out at Facebook, while this remains the proverbial work in progress at Yahoo. So maybe CEO Marissa Mayer should look to the social network for guidance.
A year ago, suggesting that anyone look to Facebook as a mobile role model would have been met with a laugh. But oh what a difference a year makes. Both tech giants beat Wall Street's forecasts, but … Read more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg can publicly assert that he's absolutely A-OK with his social network merely being a routine function of our daily lives as opposed to something we seek out for pleasure. But, as the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words.
If we're listening to Zuckerberg's actions, the message is clear: Facebook is desperate to work its way back into the cool crowd.
Thursday, the social network announced Paper, an iPhone-only application arriving February 3 and offering mobile audiences a derivative experience to the social network's status quo. The application, a product of … Read more
Facebook has hit a new high on Thursday after posting better-than-expected results during the fourth quarter of 2013.
In early trading on Thursday, Facebook shares jumped to $62.28, a new 52-week high for the company's shares. As of this writing, Facebook's stock has cooled off a bit to $61.19 -- a 14 percent gain.
The strong showing this morning is largely the result of Facebook's strong performance last year. Facebook said Wednesday that it generated $7.9 billion revenue last year, up from the $5.1 billion the company tallied in 2012. Facebook also grew its profits … Read more
Facebook on Thursday unveiled Paper, a Flipboard-like reader app, as it continues to broaden its mobile offerings.
Paper is made up of stories and themed sections, tying together your News Feed with other themes and topics ranging from sports to food, with stories from publications. It will be available in the US on Feb. 3 for iPhone users.
Paper is just the latest step in Facebook's strategy to push more into the mobile world. Beyond its core Facebook app and the Instagram photo-sharing service, it has steadily launched mobile products such as its Messenger app. During its earnings conference … Read more
Facebook is finally closing in on the mobile launch of Graph Search, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. The news comes more than a year after the company trotted out Graph Search as a radical new way to search for people, places, photos, and interests on the social network's Web site.
The chief of the world's largest social network, now with more than 1.23 billion monthly active users, made the better-late-than-never revelation during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts.
"Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out the mobile version of this,&… Read more
Looks like Instagram is the gift that keeps on giving.
Buying the photo sharing service in 2012 for a billion dollars before going public jump started Facebook's transition into mobile, and now, it will be a model for a new direction at Facebook: standalone apps.
The company seeks to build new mobile app offerings that will keep users plugged into Facebook properties. "Our theory is that there are all these different ways people want to communicate," Zuckerberg said, on a conference call with analysts on Wednesday to discuss fourth-quarter earnings. He continued that the goal is to &… Read more