Leave it to Facebook to teach developers how to stay friends with users--or at least avoid making any enemies. The redesign of the social media giant's newsfeed late last week is probably the biggest UI overhaul to happen on a major platform so far this year, and as usual, it will undergo a lot of scrutiny.
Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show.
Sprint worked with Facebook to develop a Facebook application that lets customers invite friends on Facebook to join a Sprint "Framily" group plan. The collaboration is novel and an indication that Sprint is putting a great deal of emphasis on the plans, which were unveiled in January.
While Facebook contends it has no plans to build or own a wireless network, the social networking giant is apparently interested in investing in airborne technology that could help bring the Internet to unserved areas.
Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at Facebook's plans to partner with wireless carriers to drive mobile Internet access.
Facebook does not have any plans to build or operate its own wireless network, and is instead working with carriers and partners around the globe to connect more people to the mobile Internet, according to a Facebook executive.
Don't expect América Móvil to join Facebook's highly touted Internet.org initiative. Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pleas for global telecom operators to join the group during his keynote address this week at the Mobile World Congress trade show, it doesn't appear that all operators are ready to jump onboard.
BARCELONA, Spain--It's no secret that smartphone operating systems success or failure depends upon the types of applications they can offer to users. Apple centered much of its initial iOS and iPhone advertising on the idea that "there's an app for that." And Android proponents often point to the fact that the total number of apps designed for Android is now on par with the total number of apps built for Apple's iOS.
The GSMA reported that more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it said set another new record. In addition to the more than 80,000 attendees at MWC at Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programmes at Fira Montjuïc.