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Developers explain how Facebook's React Native will change their approach to native apps

You can get a lot of great free stuff at a technology conference--T-shirts, food, USB sticks--but Facebook really upped the ante when it offered the source code to its React Native framework earlier this year.

How is Facebook's React Native framework changing how developers make native apps?

Earlier this year social-networking giant Facebook released its source code to its React Native framework. Facebook committed to making publicly available technology that builds upon React.js and applies it to native apps.  Special report

Wireless in the second quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Meerkat adds new 'takeover' feature, Cameo, to live-streaming app

Live-streaming app provider Meerkat is moving its technology along, in spite of--and maybe because of--neck-and-neck competition with Twitter-owned Periscope. A new feature called "Cameo" allows a live-streamer to permit other Meerkat users to temporarily take over his or her feed.

Etisalat to offer zero-rated Wikipedia Zero service

Etisalat teamed up with the Wikimedia Foundation to launch Wikipedia Zero across its 19 markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, marking a further foray by the UAE-based mobile operator into zero-rated content.

Facebook to start sharing ad revenue, but creators are concerned about percentages

Google's YouTube may still hold the top position for monthly views, but its newest competition for content creators should have it a bit worried. Facebook said it will now share revenue from ads with video creators like Funny or Die, NBA and others. However, the social media giant wasn't clear on who exactly can participate, and its revenue split has some wonky caveats, raising concerns among some publishers.

Nokia's HERE unit reportedly drawing bids from German automakers, Baidu, Uber and maybe even Facebook

Nokia is still searching for a potential buyer for its HERE mapping and location business, as German car companies, Uber, Chinese search engine Baidu and perhaps even Apple and Facebook jockey with each other to get access to HERE's assets and technology.

Facebook highlights benefits of internet.org, skirts around zero rating

NICE, France--Facebook executive Markku Mäkeläinen took to the stage at TM Forum Live, here, to stress the benefits of the social networking giant's internet.org initiative, which is now available in 12 countries after it recently added Pakistan.

With AOL purchase, Verizon now competes against Google, Facebook in ad-tech arms race

Verizon Communications' $4.4 billion purchase of AOL will mean the telecommunications giant is no longer just competing directly against the likes of AT&T. The deal is all about advertising technology, or ad-tech, and with it Verizon will now be competing against Google, Facebook and others in the digital ad market, especially in video. If Verizon can develop content for its OTT venture, it now has the tools to make money off of that using AOL.

Report: Smartphone sales help Google to strengthen its position as world's largest media owner

The main beneficiary of the transition to mobile has been Facebook, which is the fastest growing in ZenithOptimedia's top 30 media owners.