Now that Instagram is officially part of Facebook, Sony is reaching out to mobile photographers for a cool contest based on the social network. Inspired by celebrities, the company wants to see what kind of creativity users can unleash through their Instagram photos. Participants can win Sony’s newest Xperia Ion smartphone or a trip to see Maroon 5 live in concert.
In an effort to gain more advertising money, Facebook has been testing ways to place more ads on pages. But the company also is doing what it can to keep its biggest clients happy, especially as Facebook’s finances come into light with Thursday’s earnings call.
Hold the phone: Like a persistent telemarketer, rumors of a Facebook phone keep calling back, and the latest reports say the social network’s goal is to release its own smartphone by 2013.
Here come the Facebook smartphone rumors again, with the latest reports saying HTC is developing a customized smartphone with the social network, possibly debuting as early as the third quarter of 2012.
Two out of every five of Facebook’s 600 million users access the site from a handheld device. The company is announcing today a new, unified website for all access by all types of phones.
INQ just proved that its so-called Facebook phone really exists, at least in pre-production form. Demonstrating the device seems like a great strategy given that the social network recently denied that it had a tie-in with HTC smartphones.