According to Korean media outlets, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg recently held meetings with Samsung to discuss future projects. Concluding as a “win-win” meeting for both parties, it is being reported that Facebook may have found its next hardware partner in Samsung. (more…)
According to two sources briefed on the company’s plan who spoke to The New York Time, Facebook is readying its own anonymous chat application. To combat the likes of Whisper and Secret, Facebook’s application would allow users to share and chat privately, not tied to their actual FB account for the world to see.
There is a new instant messaging app available for Android users, brought to you by the same folks who gave you what some may call the greatest photo sharing application of all time. Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook last year, has announced and released Bolt, a new message/picture sharing application aimed directly at Snapchat. (more…)
If you have ever come across a link on Facebook, but you didn’t have time to click and explore it, Facebook has introduced a new Save feature, allowing you to essentially create a bookmark library for your account.
Saved links and posts will be saved for you in the tabs section on iOS and Android devices, as well as accessible through your web browser. (more…)
In a post on their engineering blog today, Facebook said that it was about two years ago when they became a “mobile-first” company. The struggle with that outlook is the definition of mobile is not the same all around the world. To make sure that its application will give the same Facebook experience to people around the world, Facebook traveled to Africa to study what “mobile” is in emerging markets to help define its strategy going forward. (more…)
Facebook Creative Labs introduced their new app today, called Slingshot. This app has been rumored for some time as a Snapchat competitor, in that you can send short videos or images to friends that will disappear shortly after they view them. Slingshot is different in a way, though. In order to view images or videos received, you have to first “sling” something to the friend who just sent something to you. Wow, that was as odd to type as it sounds. (more…)
Thought your Facebook Newsfeed could not possibly be littered with more junk? Think again. For media connoisseurs that just have to share with the world what they are watching and listening to, Facebook is introducing a new sharing feature – audio identification for TV, movies, and music.
If you have ever used Shazam or ever had Google Now identify a song, you are already familiar with how the new functionality works. When you are writing a status update in the Facebook app, an audio icon will move, indicating the app is using your phone’s microphone to identify a TV show, movie, or music. If Facebook finds a match, you can then choose to add the media to your status. (more…)
At the end of last year, the public was made aware of a deal-gone-south between Facebook and Snapchat, which had Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg offering a reported $3 billion for control of the company. As we all now know, that deal never transpired, leaving Facebook to work tirelessly on a rival application, codenamed Slingshot. (more…)