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Facebook Yanks Data From Yandex’s Mobile App, A Graph Search Competitor

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Thursday, Russian search engine Yandex released a mobile application, Wonder, that was something like Facebook’s graph search mixed with Siri. From an iPhone or iPod Touch, someone could ask Wonder, “What sushi restaurants do my friends like in San Francisco?” and it would come up with a list, based on their Facebook friends’ likes and check-ins. A few hours after the app went live, Facebook pulled its data from Wonder.

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WonderVoice Is Like Siri For Facebook

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It seems like you can do pretty much anything through Facebook — register to vote, discover a new playlist, find out which of your friends is in a complicated relationship — except hold a verbal conversation. Wondervoice for Facebook is here to fix that. The new voice-activated iOS application allows users to listen to their news feeds and music their friends are sharing, as well as post status updates, all without lifting a finger.

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Facebook Is Now Friends With Siri, ITunes On IPhone 5

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Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laughed off the thought of a Facebook phone Tuesday, but many of the features that users would want from that mythical product can be found in Apple’s iPhone 5, which was announced Wednesday. The newest smartphone and iTunes will feature Facebook integration as part of the company’s plan to deepen its ties with the social network via the iOS 6 software update.

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