BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook's Dan Rose said the company must team with wireless carriers in order to be successful. And he said those partnerships much create value for both sides.
Roughly a month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social media giant is expanding the voice service to its flagship iOS app.
App developers are more or less getting used to the idea that, if they're working on their own, they need to be in charge of R&D, design, marketing and sales. Now, unfortunately, IT security may need to be added to that list.
Instagram has decided against building a native version of its popular photo sharing application for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, All Things D reports.
Sony Corporation took the wraps off its long-awaited PlayStation 4 gaming console Wednesday, bowing to the mounting threat posed by mobile gaming by promising a second-screen app optimized for devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Shortly after it became clear that Facebook Graph Search would not be available in mobile form anytime soon, The Verge editor Tim Carmody r esponded , arguing that the lack of mobility capability was a symptom of a larger problem within the social networking giant.
At Sencha we build Web application frameworks that are used by millions of developers worldwide. Every day, we see our customers bring more and more amazing apps to market leveraging pure open Web technology. We'd seen firsthand what HTML5 was capable of, and we knew for a fact that Web technologies were not the reason why the Facebook app was sluggish.
Fast-growing photo sharing application Snapchat has completed a Series A venture funding round totaling $13.5 million, led by Benchmark Capital. The New York Times reports the investment values Snapchat between $60 million and $70 million.
Facebook bounced back from a quarter hampered by shortcomings in mobile with some promising statistics about its users. Most notably, its mobile monthly active users skyrocketed 57 percent year-over-year to 680 million at the end of 2012.
A November update to Facebook's iOS and Android apps increased overall signaling traffic and airtime consumption on mobile networks by 5-10 percent, found network vendor Alcatel-Lucent in a new study. The findings offer clear insight into the massive weight that Facebook commands in the mobile app market as well as the importance of app design and how that design can affect traffic levels on wireless networks.