Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has constantly laughed off the thought of a Facebook phone, but it appears that the company will announce Thursday the closest thing to such a product. Sources have leaked information to tech news sites, saying that a future Android phone will have a Facebook home screen and built-in Facebook integration. But would you buy it?
Facebook has been growing in the way of location tracking, but according to Bloomberg, the company may soon unveil a mobile application that tracks users’ locations, even when the app is not open. Bloomberg reports that the app is designed to let users find friends who are nearby.
Facebook is seeking the dismissal of a $15 billion lawsuit that accuses it of secretly tracking its users’ Internet activity after they leave the social network’s platform, saying that the plaintiffs failed to offer specific examples of how they were harmed by its alleged actions.
If you’ve ever been surfing Facebook and got the feeling that somebody’s watching you, you might be right. The Evidon Global Tracker Report, a semiannual analysis of the ad tracking agency, listed Facebook among the top companies tracking users.
What has this world come to when Facebook can’t even enjoy its initial public offering? On the eve of the long-awaited IPO, the social network was the target of a $15 billion class-action suit that consolidated 21 claims of invasion of privacy by tracking Internet usage.
Social enterprise software creator Buddy Media announced a host of additions to its social marketing suite this morning, including a unified social data application-programming interface, universal conversion tracking, and a new mobile content-development platform.