Tag Archive: Facebook

Path and Instagram are making Facebook look incredibly uninventive at mobile

Nov. 30, ‘11: As the “mobile Internet” becomes the Internet, one big question about Facebook is: Will it remain the dominant mobile social network, or will it be replaced by a mobile-first or mobile-only social network? Size is on Facebook’s side. The company … Continue reading →

Is the Facebook phone too late to matter?

Nov. 21, ‘11: Facebook still reportedly plans to launch a phone — but maybe not for another year. Here’s Liz Gannes and Ina Fried, reporting for All Things D: Code-named “Buffy,” after the television vampire slayer, the phone is planned to run on a … Continue reading →

3 random, meaningless stats, because I love you

Nov. 16, ‘11: 55.5 million people “Like” Facebook on Facebook, or about one for every 14.5 of its 800+ million users. @Twitter has 6.8 million followers on Twitter and has tweeted 1,222 times. Google has “About 12,240,000,000 results” for “google”. (Bonus: If you … Continue reading →

Facebook acquires HTML5 “app delivery network” Strobe

Nov. 8, ‘11: Here’s Strobe CEO Charles Jolley, who previously headed up MobileMe app development at Apple: Strobe was founded on the belief that HTML5 can transform the way average people use their mobile phones through apps that are available everywhere, anytime, on … Continue reading →

Apple’s huge week was big for Twitter and Facebook, too

Oct. 17, ‘11: Last week was huge for Apple: It sold 4 million of the new iPhone 4S, and more than 25 million people are already using iOS 5. It was also a big week for Twitter and Facebook, according to iPhone App … Continue reading →

Facebook for iPad: Instant classic

Oct. 10, ‘11: It’s finally here, and after a few minutes of testing, I can say that it’s great. (More info at Facebook’s blog.) Facebook for iPad should quickly become the most popular iPad app, just as Facebook for iPhone is likely the … Continue reading →

Facebook’s revamped OS-in-the-cloud is bad news for Microsoft and good news for Apple

Sep. 22, ‘11: I’m not going to trouble you with a long list of Facebook’s announcements at its f8 conference today: Techmeme is your best bet for that. But in general, the trend seems to be toward making Facebook the connective tissue between … Continue reading →

The creative naming habits of big web portals

Sep. 16, ‘11: Google is working on a Flipboard clone called “Propeller.” This is yet another example of a product from one of the big web portals having the same name as a product from another big web portal. Kind of a surprise, … Continue reading →

While I was out buying hurricane supplies…

Aug. 26, ‘11: Apple pulled the plug on iTunes TV show rentals. Apple says it’s because people overwhelmingly preferred buying the shows when both options were available. Perhaps that’s true. But it’s not like the studios made that many shows available for rental … Continue reading →

Holy cow, what a week!

Aug. 19, ‘11: Thanks to Google’s acquisition of Motorola and HP’s decision to get out of the PC and mobile industries, a lot has changed this week: Apple’s dominance of the tablet industry is even more secure. HP is out, and even if … Continue reading →