Still not convinced that Facebook is a mobile company? According to a new study by digital advertising company Quantcast, the social network accounts for 24 percent of mobile referrals to news and entertainment sites, and Facebook is now the largest third-party browser on iOS, responsible for 12 percent of browsing on the mobile operating system.
Facebook announced last month that it was experimenting with the use of Google’s WebP image format due to its smaller file sizes for photos, and now the social network is trying to get Firefox parent Mozilla on board.
Facebook users: Do you really want to know how much time you spend on the social network? If the answer to that question doesn’t scare you, TimeRabbit, an application from GigaWatch, is at your service.
Here’s one way for Facebook to address its mobile issues: In what it coining a “juicy rumor,” The Next Web reports that the social network may be examining a smartphone browser software company as a possible acquisition.
The creators of Timeline Remove have come out with a new variation on the browser plugin called Restyle Timeline, roughly one week after accusing a competitor of copying the removal tool. This newest browser plugin doesn’t replace that first product, Timeline Remove, but rather offers another approach for those disgruntled with the Facebook layout: restyling, not removing.
A free browser plugin launching tomorrow promises to put a more powerful search bar onto your Facebook homepage. Sociabell promises to scour the entire web in addition to the social network, plus the ability to share search results with friends.
Add file transfer outfit Caffeinated Mind to the list of companies “acqu-hired” by Facebook, as the social network acquired the company’s intellectual property and hired the management team.
Facebook wants to make mobile payments easier, and said it is working with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI, and Softbank Mobile on ways to streamline mobile transactions.