Posts tagged as: Social Media

Is Facebook Working On A Phone?

September 20th, 2010

TechCrunch first broke the news, followed by BusinessInsider. Is Facebook making its own phone to challenge the likes of Apple, HTC, Samsung and Google?

The first report claimed that Facebook’s Joe Hewitt and Eric Tseng (previous Facebook iPhone app developer and previous Senior Product Manager for Android at Google) are heading up the project. BusinessInsider then leaked more details, saying it wouldn’t be a phone built from scratch, but would be based on Android, with a heavily customized Facebook UI over the top.

Before you get too excited, it’s being reported that it won’t be ready till late 2011, while Facebook’s PR department are claiming they are “not building a phone”.

If this is true, is a Facebook phone something that would interest you?

Twitter Takes Control Of Link Shortening. Could This Be The Start Of A Monetising Strategy?

September 3rd, 2010

Twitter announced back in June that it would be taking control of URLs sent through twitter.  It will be rolled out to all users by the end of the year. What does this mean for the Social Media landscape?