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Report: The 'Facebook Phone' Will Soon Be Discontinued

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology

The HTC First, aka the "Facebook phone," will soon be discontinued, the tech blog BGR reports. A source at AT&T has told BGR that the company will no ...

Actually, You've Already Got A Facebook Phone (And It Needs Some Manners)

Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

In taking stock of Home's flop, most have ignored the fact that we already have Facebook phones: They're our iPhones. (Or really any other smartphone with a Facebook app)

Facebook Home -- Hit or Miss?

Josh Krichefski | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Josh Krichefski

With Home encroaching into new territory and changing the way people use their phones, will we reach Facebook saturation point? It's impossible to say but, if Home is a success, Facebook will reach as yet unchartered heights in the mobile world.

Interruption-driven Content Consumption

John Pavley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I want the critical messages to get through without having to set-up exceptions and hide all my toys. If the house is on fire or North Korea does something naughty, I want to know about it.

Timothy Stenovec

Facebook Wants To Make You An Even Bigger Narcissist Than You Already Are | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology

It seems strangely fitting that in the same week that disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner signaled a desire to get back into politics, Facebook relea...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Home's Ultimate Goal: Ingesting Your Messages | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg has staunchly rejected the notion that Facebook Home, the social network’s new Facebook-ified smartphone software, is a “phone.”...

'Facebook Phone' Feels Personal Out Of The Box

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

The first time I saw the HTC First, a Facebook employee gave a demonstration of it. Yeah, seems cool. Alright. I get it. But I want to see my friends on it... Now I have one to test myself. And as expected, what a difference that makes. Let me show you how it works.

Here's What You Need To Know About Privacy & Facebook Home

Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

The biggest concern has been about location-based data being used to target you with ads. Some worry that Facebook could learn where you live, where you sleep, where you work, all with data from your phone.

Android, Google, and Frenemies

Phil Simon | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

In its quest to kill Apple, has Google inadvertently empowered its rivals-and created new ones? We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung....

Facebook Home: What's in It for Marketers?

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

What does this mean for marketers and their advertising budgets? Facebook believes what's good for Facebook users is good for marketers.

Hold On, Doesn't The Facebook Phone Sound Familiar?

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

"Stay close to the people who matter." "Put people first." These are slogans Microsoft used to promote Windows Phone in August 2011. Facebook launched its first Facebook Home ad with this: "We use our phones to connect with the people we care about" and "Your friends are always right there with you."

Bianca Bosker

Why You'll Never Check Facebook Again | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.05.2013 | Technology

At a press conference Thursday, Facebook unveiled Home, a new smartphone software design it cryptically said “isn't a phone or operating system,” ...

How The Facebook Phone Destroys Your Privacy

GigaOM | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

Facebook's history as a repeat offender on privacy, and playing loose and easy with our data means that need to be even more vigilant about privacy is...

Zuckerberg Tacitly Admits Facebook Has A Problem

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.05.2013 | Technology

Every year, not satisfied being the hyper-successful, 28-year-old CEO of the company of the decade, Mark Zuckerberg tries to improve himself by settin...

Why Google Should Worry About the Facebook Phone

Julio Fernandez | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Julio Fernandez

By using Google's own Android, Facebook has been able to give users a reason to stay on Facebook.

WATCH: Ad Offers First Real Look At Facebook 'Home'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology

Facebook's new commercial for its "Home" phone software is more evidence that Facebook continues to take itself really seriously. In the new ad, F...

Facebook Faces Its Greatest Foe: Apathy [Opinion]

Turnstyle | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Facebook held another big annoucement event today, this time for their Android make-over they're calling "Facebook H...

Facebook Makes Huge Announcement

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology

Mark Zuckerberg wasn't lying: Facebook isn't building a phone. Instead, it's building Facebook into your Android phone. Facebook on Thursday unveil...

Facebook Now Sharing Your Home Address With Developers (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Facebook announced in a blog post published Tuesday at 2:25AM that it would be suspending the new feature that allowed third-party developers ...

Facebook's Social Chaos Problem

Paul Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Berry

Facebook is trying to reach me with the people they think I'll care most about. But as I read status messages I get the feeling that half of the people broadcasting have no idea I'm reading this. I think they imagined it a bit differently.