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D11: Sandberg: Facebook Home Will Take a While

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg thinks it is going to take a while to make Facebook Home right....
D11: Sandberg: Facebook Home Will Take a While
Good Deal: HTC First on sale for 99 cents with two-year contract at AT&T

Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]

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[tc_5min code="517734091"] The Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content on the new HTC First handset that comes with Home pre-installed. Compared to Facebook’s flagship mobile apps, Home is much more responsive. You could even call it...
Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]
Facebook unveils Chat Heads, a simple, probably annoying way to manage conversations
The Facebook phone is coming, and it's already in your pocket

Facebook weighs in on Home's privacy implications

www.computerworld.com
Facebook has posted a Q&A on its website about the privacy implications of its new Facebook Home software for Android phones, though it was unclear if it has addressed all the concerns raised....
Facebook weighs in on Home's privacy implications
Facebook Home's Four Most Promising Advantages Over Stock Android

Hands-on with Facebook Home and the HTC First

arstechnica.com
This morning, Facebook announced that it will be launching its new Facebook Home interface on April 12. The service will essentially hook into users' existing Android handsets, offering a fully immersive experience for those who primarily use Facebook for social networking and correspondence. One of the major features of...
Hands-on with Facebook Home and the HTC First
Facebook Messenger update brings Chat Heads to most Android phones

Facebook Home hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
We've taken a closer look at the HTC First hardware, so let's dig into the firmware side -- namely, the Facebook Home user interface featured on the First. As we heard prior to the event, Home is essentially a skinned version of Android OS that unsurprisingly offers a deeper...
Facebook Home hands-on (video)

Facebook Home Rolling Out Internationally Today

marketingland.com
Facebook’s new Android experience, Facebook Home, is launching outside the U.S. today. That’s according to Facebook’s Cory Ondrejka, who made the announcement today at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. The international rollout is of the Facebook Home app only; the phones that... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Facebook Home Rolling Out Internationally Today
Tim Cook: We have no religious issue with doing Android apps, but we won't do Chat heads on iOS

Remember, the HTC First is a Facebook phone, not "the" Facebook phone

pandodaily.com
The Facebook phone is doomed yet again. AT&T has cut the price of the HTC First, the first smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed to 99-cents with a two-year contract, leading CNET, ZDNET, and Slate, among others, to question the viability of Facebook’s entry into the smartphone market. Stop me if...
Remember, the HTC First is a Facebook phone, not "the" Facebook phone

HTC, Orange, Samsung, Sony, Huawei and more have already signed up to ship Facebook Home

thenextweb.com
After announcing Facebook Home, a launcher for Android devices that “puts people ahead of apps,” Facebook has revealed the Facebook Home Program, which helps OEMs and carriers to ship phones with Facebook’s Home launcher preinstalled. During the event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg shared that the following companies have already signed up to ship phones...
HTC, Orange, Samsung, Sony, Huawei and more have already signed up to ship Facebook Home

Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

www.techhive.com
It's only September, but Facebook is already getting into the gift-giving spirit with a new feature that lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends. The new feature, dubbed Facebook Gifts, recently started rolling out to profiles and...
Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

Chat Heads Rule Everything Around the New Facebook 'Home'

betabeat.com
The highly anticipated Facebook phone is finally here and it’s not a phone at all. Instead it’s slick-looking software that wants to assume mass control of Android phones everywhere. It’s going to be available for download on April 12 in the Google Play store. HTC will be releasing the first...
Chat Heads Rule Everything Around the New Facebook 'Home'

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, FB, DISH, S)

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Good morning. News: The Boston tech community set up this site to fund-raise for victims of yesterday's bombing. Apple stock just hit a new low. "New details of the highly anticipated comprehensive immigration reform bill have leaked ahead of its introduction to Congress on Tuesday (April 16)." Twitter is talking to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, FB, DISH, S)

Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

readwrite.com
Facebook did not just launch a "Facebook Phone" last week, as was expected. Instead, along with the HTC First, it offered up Home, a "family of apps" that is neither a phone nor a smartphone operating system - but which may ultimately have a far greater impact on the mobile industry...
Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

Facebook responds to low ratings for Home with planned tweaks to the app

gigaom.com
Facebook Home launched about a month ago, and while the company has already seen nearly 1 million downloads of the app and increased engagement on Facebook from the users who have it, the app still has only a two star review on the Google Play store and some users seem...
Facebook responds to low ratings for Home with planned tweaks to the app
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

techcrunch.com
Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea’s Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company IGAWorks to bring its mobile ad product, adPOPcorn, to the messaging app. IGAWorks will also provide adPOPcorn to game developers whose products integrate with KakaoTalk....
KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

Google comments on Facebook Home: NBD

9to5google.com
Here’s Google’s statement on the Facebook Home overlay: “The Android platform has spurred the development of hundreds of different types of devices. This latest collaboration demonstrates the openness and flexibility that has made Android so popular. And it’s a win for users who want a customized Facebook experience from...
Google comments on Facebook Home: NBD

HTC loses its Asia CEO as high-level execs continue to abandon ship

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The “Quietly Brilliant” HTC is in the middle a not-so-quiet battle for its future. Burned by a string of recent failures, the smartphone marker has lost both Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik, who joined the company in 2011, and chief product...
HTC loses its Asia CEO as high-level execs continue to abandon ship

Everyone Should Copy Facebook's New Texting Feature On Android (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Facebook unveiled its new Android app Facebook Home today. The app takes over your home screen and replaces it with photos, status updates, and comments from your Facebook friends.  It's kind of lame unless using Facebook is what you spend the bulk of your time doing on your smartphone. But...
Everyone Should Copy Facebook's New Texting Feature On Android (FB)
Facebook Home review: are people more important than apps?

HTC One delay pushes HTC's profits to a scary new low

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale As Woody Allen said, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. When HTC reported its dismal, awful, very bad fourth quarter earnings in January, CEO Peter Chou said it was the end of his company’s...
HTC One delay pushes HTC's profits to a scary new low

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission Investigating Samsung For Online Attacks Against HTC

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Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating charges that Samsung paid students to attack rival HTC’s smartphones online. The South Korean tech giant could potentially face a fine of up to NTD $25 million ($835,000 USD) if the charges of false advertising are upheld. Samsung’s Taiwanese agent allegedly hired students to...
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission Investigating Samsung For Online Attacks Against HTC
Mark Zuckerberg stars in new Facebook Home ad, only to be ignored by his employees

Facebook Home Cover Feed Won't Have Ads, Yet

marketingland.com
Mark Zuckerberg told Marketing Land at the Facebook Home announcement today that ads will not be served on the new Cover Feed at the launch. Zuckerberg confirmed that they are planning ad units, but they won’t roll out for some time. See Facebook Launches ‘Home’ – A New Android Home...
Facebook Home Cover Feed Won't Have Ads, Yet

Today in Tech: Is Verizon dropping contracts?

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Also: Mark Zuckerberg on this week's Facebook Home announcement; HP chairman Ray Lane steps down.  Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts [CNET] McAdam said it was "pretty easy" to change up the model to eliminate contracts, and added that he would watch the consumer response that T-Mobile gets...
Today in Tech: Is Verizon dropping contracts?
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