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Facebook Likes Invade Open Graph Mobile Apps Facebook Likes Invade Open Graph Mobile Apps

The Like is the center of the Facebook experience. That simple expression has driven Facebook from college pet project to public company worth billions. Unfortunately, one pillar of the Facebook experience has been missing the Like for some time now. …

Facebook May Not Be Struggling With Mobile Monetization After All Facebook May Not Be Struggling With Mobile Monetization After All
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“We do not currently directly generate any meaningful revenue from the use of Facebook mobile products, and our ability to do so successfully is unproven… and if we are unable to successfully implement monetization strategies for our mobile users, or …

Google Offers For iPhone Now Available Google Offers For iPhone Now Available

Google announced that it has launched the Google Offers App for the iPhone. “We have hundreds of offers you can purchase in advance and thousands of free offers that you can use instantly or save for later,” Google says. “Either …

Greplin Turns Into Cue, Adds Functionality Greplin Turns Into Cue, Adds Functionality

Personalized search service Greplin announced that it has changed its name to Cue, made some adjustments to its functionality, and is now resides at CueUp.com. Greplin let you search through many social networks, Gmail, and various other points of personal …

Facebook: We’re Not “Readying” Location-Based Mobile Ads Facebook: We’re Not “Readying” Location-Based Mobile Ads

According to Facebook, a recent report concerning a new location-based mobile ad product was misleading. Earlier, we told you that Facebook’s Carolyn Everson confirmed the development of the product to Bloomberg, who reported that the company was “readying” a mobile …

Facebook Launching Location-Based Mobile Ads [UPDATED] Facebook Launching Location-Based Mobile Ads [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Facebook has said that they did not confirm that this product is on the way. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: To anyone concerned with Facebook’s future ability to monetize their mobile platform, this could be some comforting news. For some users, it …

Google Buys Mobile Transmit Diversity Patents From Magnolia Broadband Google Buys Mobile Transmit Diversity Patents From Magnolia Broadband

Google has acquired over 50 patents from Magnolia Broadband, according to an announcement from the latter. Specifically, Google has acquired Magnolia’s beam forming Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD) patents. The patents cover methods for increasing spectrum utilization, expanding coverage, improving uplink …

Apple Announcement: Passbook Comes to iOS 6 Apple Announcement: Passbook Comes to iOS 6
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Among its numerous announcements today, Apple unveiled an app called Passbook for iOS 6 during its keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple touted it as a way to get all your passes – boarding passes, tickets, store cards, movie …

Facebook Announces Some Improvements In Mobile Security Facebook Announces Some Improvements In Mobile Security
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Although Facebook probably didn’t plan it like this, this announcement is pretty timely considering what’s been going on over at LinkedIn and some other high-profile sites in the past couple of days. In order to keep your experience more safe, …

Here’s What Facebook’s App Center Looks Like On iOS Here’s What Facebook’s App Center Looks Like On iOS
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The Facebook App Center is set to launch any time now, if recent reports are to be believed. The company announced the App Center early last month and said that it would become available in the “upcoming weeks.” Yesterday we …

Google Integrates AdMob With AdWords, Previews New Interface Google Integrates AdMob With AdWords, Previews New Interface

Google announced today that it is integrating AdMob into AdWords, enabling its over a million AdWords advertisers to run campaigns across over 300,000 mobile apps running AdMob ads on over 350 million mobile devices. Of course, it can all be …

IAB: Mobile Ad Market Was $5.3 Billion Last Year IAB: Mobile Ad Market Was $5.3 Billion Last Year

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and the IHS Screen Digest have sized up the mobile ad market, and have concluded that it was valued at $5.3 billion in 2011. By region, it breaks down like this: North America 31.4%; Europe 25.9%; …

Schemer Adds Google Offers To Your To-Do List Schemer Adds Google Offers To Your To-Do List

Google Schemer, Google’s most recent answer to Foursquare, is now being used to bring you Google Offers. Who would have thought? “We have been pilot-testing this Google Offers integration for the past few weeks and have received wonderful feedback from …

Facebook App Center Launching Any Time Now [REPORT] Facebook App Center Launching Any Time Now [REPORT]

Early last month Facebook announced the App Center which, unsurprisingly, mirrors various other app hubs out there by allowing users to find and download apps. At the time, Facebook said that the App Center would launch on the Web, iOS, …

Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process

Back at the Mobile World congress in February, Facebook said that they were working to better monetize mobile users and help developers build on the mobile web. One of the arenas that make developing on the mobile web difficult involve …

Facebook Will Lose Dominance and “Disappear” Before 2020, Says Analyst Facebook Will Lose Dominance and “Disappear” Before 2020, Says Analyst
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The catastrophe better known as Facebook’s falling stock prices is a strong foreboding of the company’s relatively imminent exit from the internet’s grownup table, according to one analyst. Today, Ironfire Capital’s Eric Jackson told CNBC’s Squawk on the Street that …

Facebook Advertisers Can Now Buy Mobile-Only Sponsored Stories Facebook Advertisers Can Now Buy Mobile-Only Sponsored Stories
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You know how everyone is worried about Facebook’s ability to monetize their mobile platform in this tenuous post-IPO period? Today, they might have just taken a significant step in at least moving in the direction of assuaging some of those …

Facebook News Feed Redesign Puts More Emphasis On Photos Facebook News Feed Redesign Puts More Emphasis On Photos

Last month, Facebook updated the news feed on their iOS and Android apps to give photos more prominence. The mobile news feed now boasts photos that are three times larger than they were before, as well as larger text accompanying …

Is Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Fiasco? Is Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Fiasco?
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Despite all the hype leading up to Facebook’s IPO, the circumstances abruptly changed after the company’s public debut. The stock was priced at $38 per share, which valued the company at $104 billion. At this rate, Facebook became the third largest public offering in the history of the United States, behind General Motors and Visa.

Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable? Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable?
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How do you feel about data caps? I think it’s safe to assume that most people aren’t in favor of them, which is why many public interest groups are speaking out against them. Several of these groups have reached out to lawmakers and the FCC asking that they investigate data caps.

Google Makes Changes To Local Listings On Android, iOS Google Makes Changes To Local Listings On Android, iOS

Google has made some adjustments to local search results on Android and iOS devices. Users can now see an experience that more closely resembles that of the desktop experience. “I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a picky eater,” writes …