Tag Archives: Facebook

A Smart Step Forward Into Ambient Social Networking: Facebook Acquired Glancee

Glancee is a leader in ambient social networking, along with competitors Highlight and Sonar. Unlike its competitors Glancee is the easiest to use and least creepy of the bunch. Perhaps this is part of the reason Facebook bought Glancee instead of one of its competitors.Or, it could just be the mobile service that came with […]

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Creepy? Or Just Effective Ambient Social Networking?: Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS and Android

Facebook’s updated messenger now allows you the ability to see if someone has read a message you sent. It will tell you who has seen the message right below the message–this message has been seen by… The updated messenger service also lets you see if someone is working on a message to send back to you. In […]

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Facebook’s Latest IPO Coverage

Facebook posted a fifth amendment to its IPO today, revealing that it will be selling 180M shares of Class A stock at $28-35. This means the company will be raising between 5 and $ 6.3 billion. Also, existing shareholders are selling 157,415,352 shares. The amendment itself states: Facebook, Inc. is offering 180,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock […]

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Get Rewards At More Than 15 Million Locations With Mobile Punchcard

Punchcard is a mobile service available for Android and iPhone that works like a digital version of the rewards system punchcard. In 3 months, the company has already integrated 15 million locations and is almost cash-flowing. The app is simple and easy to use–you verify a purchase by taking a photo of the receipt and collect […]

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How You Can Make Sense Of The Facebook Phone Rumors

In 2010 we first heard rumors about the possibility of a Facebook phone. Mark Zuckerberg quickly quashed the rumor by saying, “We’re not trying to compete with Apple or the Droid or any other hardware manufacturer for that matter.” Two years later, a new report suggests that Facebook and HTC might be working together to develop […]

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Is Facebook Overvalued?

Yesterday, Facebook’s released the most recent update of its IPO prospectus, revealing some interesting details and insights into where the company is heading. The company’s growth rate proved uninspiring for investors. The valuation at their current growth rate is much lower than that of their expected IPO. Facebook’s growth rate for Q1 of 2012 was […]

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Microsoft Sells Facebook Patents For $550 Million

Microsoft has been having a great run recently, and today the company announced that it will be selling off patents to Facebook for $550 million. Microsoft outbid Facebook earlier this month for 800 patents from AOL. Microsoft will keep around 275 of the original patents procured, and will be selling the rest to Facebook. Brad […]

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Sonar: Uncover The Connections You Share With People Nearby

Sonar is a mobile iPhone app that lets you uncover the connections you share with people nearby. The app taps into one of your social networking accounts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Foursquare) and scans the public profiles of people around you, and then arranges them based on similarities based on mutual interests or friends in common. The interface is […]

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PinView Turns Your Facebook Timeline Into Pinterest-like Board

“Browse Facebook like you browse Pinterest.” This line above comes directly from the newest Facebook app PinView. The idea is to make the Facebook Timeline easier to manage, like Pinterest. PinView shows your Facebook content, like your friends and news feed, in an organized board. It brings up your news feed in a grid, and […]

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Instagram Becomes Top Free App in Apple’s App Store

Diehard fans of the photo-sharing program Instagram cringed when they heard it was being acquired by Facebook for 1 billion dollars, but that hasn’t stopped the app’s popularity from growing. Today, Instagram became Apple’s most downloaded free app. Despite Instagram’s success, many are still bitter and skeptical about the company’s new position under Facebook. Photo […]

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