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Facebook's Zuckerberg explains why users were forced to download separate Messenger app

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that the social networking giant forced users of its main mobile application to download a separate Messenger app for messaging because it felt that apps should do one thing well and users could be better served by having a standalone messaging app that performed that function well.

Facebook unwraps mobile ad network, other mobile tools for developers

Facebook, as expected, unveiled a mobile advertising network at its annual f8 developers conference, catapulting the social networking giant into competition with Google and Apple's more established mobile ad networks. However, in addition to unwrapping the Facebook Audience Network mobile ad network, Facebook also announced a host of tools designed to make life easier for developers and consumers on mobile.

Facebook's Connectivity Lab aims to spread Internet access via satellites, drones and lasers

Facebook is hoping to connect more of the world's population to the Internet using a combination of satellites, drones and lasers, and as part of the effort it is launching a new Connectivity Lab via Internet.org, the group Facebook is spearheading.

Facebook drones may take on Google's Project Loon balloons

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.

Mallinson: Facebook pays over-the-top for WhatsApp

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)...

Facebook: We're not building a wireless network

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.

MWC 2014: The highs and the lows

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.

Facebook's Zuckerberg pushes for free tier of wireless Internet access during MWC keynote

BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote appearance here at the Mobile World Congress trade show to push for his Internet.org coalition, which he said is geared toward encouraging wireless carriers in emerging markets to offer a free tier of Internet service with the goal of encouraging wireless subscribers to pay for additional Internet access.

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook announced it will acquire over-the-top mobile messaging company WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The purchase pushes Facebook more firmly into the mobile and messaging market, where it has already stamped out a huge business via mobile ads and its previous $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram.

Facebook, IoT and 5G will be in the spotlight at MWC 2014

Look for several non-traditional companies to make headlines at the upcoming Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 24-27. As we begin the countdown to this annual wireless confab, it's becoming clear that once again the gathering is drawing leaders from other industries like social media, computing and automotive, executives who are intent upon reaching the key players in the wireless industry.