Some tech-savvy users of Android devices were able to experiment with a pre-release version of Facebook Home prior to its scheduled release in the Google Play store Friday on selected smartphones, but it seems that Facebook was able to pull the plug on the unauthorized preview.
The worst-kept secret in the tech world this week has been the so-called “Facebook phone” that the social network is allegedly building on Android. According to The Verge, the Facebook-heavy smartphone will be called the HTC First, and it has a body style similar to an iPhone.
Add one more application to the list of those being blocked by Facebook: Vine, a new video-sharing app from Twitter, joined Russian search engine Yandex’s Wonder and voice-messaging app Voxer on the list of apps that have been denied access to the social network’s data during the past week.
Facebook is expanding well beyond the like button. First, there were reports of a want button. Now, multiple sources say that Facebook is launching a save for later option that would allow users to save their favorite posts for reading at a more opportune time.
Facebook may play fast and loose with most of your personal information, but at least it has never had a major password breach — like Yahoo or Formspring. That got a writer for The Verge wondering: Is Facebook actually safer when it comes to the security of your password?
Facebook marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive is all too aware that getting Facebook users to visit a brand’s page is only the first skirmish of the battle, and that the key to winning the war is to get them to come back, repeatedly.