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Is This The Future Of How We Use Facebook? Is This The Future Of How We Use Facebook?
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On Thursday, after weeks of building up to it (and years of Facebook phone rumors), Facebook unveiled the closest thing to a “Facebook Phone” that exists. This comes in the form of a new “family of apps” for Android, and …

HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99 HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99
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Today, at their big Android event, Facebook unveiled Home, the company’s new foray into Android. Rather than building a new Facebook OS of sorts, Home is a family of apps that takes over your Android device and turns it into …

Mobile Twitter Apps Let You Open/Download Apps From Tweets Mobile Twitter Apps Let You Open/Download Apps From Tweets
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Twitter announced updates to its Android and iPhone apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com. Each of them (as well as Twitter.com) now shows more types of content in expanded tweets, like photo galleries, apps and product listings. The apps will also …

Facebook Mobile Exec Emily White Is Your New Director of Business Operations at Instagram Facebook Mobile Exec Emily White Is Your New Director of Business Operations at Instagram
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Facebook Director of Mobile Partnerships Emily White is leaving that job, but she’s not going very far. Facebook has confirmed that White will head up Instagram’s expansion as the new Director of Business Operations. According to All Things D, White …

Vine Makes Videos Embeddable via Web and Mobile Vine Makes Videos Embeddable via Web and Mobile

Today, Vine has finally made their six-second videos embeddable across the web. They’ve also updated their iOS app to allow for embedding (as well as the ability to share other people’s Vines on Facebook and Twitter). “When we launched Vine, …

Wikipedia Now Lets You Upload Photos From Mobile Wikipedia Now Lets You Upload Photos From Mobile
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Wikipedia announced that it is now letting mobile users add images to articles. If you’re browsing Wikipedia from your mobile browser, and come across an article without an image, you’ll now be able to add one. “In one easy step, …

Facebook Trails Only Email and Web Browsing in New Mobile Use Survey Facebook Trails Only Email and Web Browsing in New Mobile Use Survey

A new IDC Research report, sponsored by Facebook, looks at the various ways in which people are using their mobile devices during a typical week. The study, which looked at the mobile habits of nearly 7,500 18-44-year-olds over the course …

Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value Google Launches Tool To Help You Calculate Mobile Value

Google announced the launch of a new initiative to help marketers better understand the impact of mobile on their businesses both online and offline. It’s called Full Value of Mobile, and has a page on Google’s “GoMo” site here. The …

Facebook Internally Blocks Desktop Site to Force Employees to Use Mobile Facebook Internally Blocks Desktop Site to Force Employees to Use Mobile
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Facebook users are swaying more in the direction of mobile usage, and the company knows that it has to focus more on that experience. And to make sure that its mobile team is well-aware of the shortcomings of the Facebook …

Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap) Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap)
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Some of us have expected that Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems would eventually converge into one operaring system. That’s mostly because Google co-founder Sergey Brin once implied that this would be the case. Since then, Google has given off …

Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling Skype For Windows Phone 8 Gets HD Video Calling

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is still in preview, and as such, it’s not exactly the best it can be at this point in time. The team is working on it though, and has provided a new update today that …

Google Shopper For Android, iOS Gets New Search Refinements Google Shopper For Android, iOS Gets New Search Refinements
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The Google Shopper app for Android and iOS just got a new update with version 3.2, which adds some new search refinement options to make shopping easier. “Need a new camera, but aren’t quite sure which one is right for …

Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated …

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCon 2013 Cities and Dates Facebook Announces Mobile DevCon 2013 Cities and Dates
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Today, Facebook has unveiled the cities and dates for their 2013 Mobile DevCon. This year, you’ll have three chances to catch the mobile developer conference: april 18th in New York, May 2nd in London, and May 7th in Seoul, South …

Not Many Developers Are Working On Wii U Games Not Many Developers Are Working On Wii U Games

The Wii U has a few obstacles it needs to overcome, but the biggest is definitely its lack of software. A recent poll of developers shows that the Wii U’s software drought may not be ending anytime soon. A new …

What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013? What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013?
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The mobile landscape is set to change in a big way in 2013, and though some of the coming changes can be predicted, others will provide big (and perhaps unwelcome) surprises for both consumers and advertisers. As seen at this …

White House: “It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking” White House: “It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking”
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Less than two weeks after a petition on the We The People site crossed the 100,000 signature threshold, the White House has issued on official response on making cellphone unlocking legal again. And they totally support it. In a statement …

FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue
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After gaining a lot of traction on the internet, the current illegality of unlocking cellphones will receive a federal investigation. Back in January, the Library of Congress decided that the unlocking of cellphones would no longer reside on the exemptions …

Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Twitter Updates Windows Phone App Twitter Updates Windows Phone App

Twitter announced today that it has a new version of its Twitter app for Windows Phone. It has a new design, which the company says “brings the app in line with the other Twitter apps”. It also includes some new …

Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App

Twitter is already talking up its Firefox OS app. Mozilla announced at Mobile World Congress this week that its new operating system Firefox OS will make its way to a number of mobile operators around the world. More on that …