As we heard from Mark Zuckerberg this week, Facebook is revealing something ‘awesome’ next week. And the invite to the news event just rolled into press inboxes today. The event will be held next Wednesday at 10 am in Facebook’s Palo Alto office.
Reuters reported yesterday that Zuckerberg told reporters at the company’s Seattle that Facebook was planning a big announcement for next week, it would be ‘awesome’ and the product was created at the Seattle office.
Possibile product launches for the news event could be the company’s much awaited iPad app or a new mobile photo app. We know for sure is that it won’t be Project Spartan, the HTML5-based app platform that Facebook has been working on with a small group of outside developers in secret for months. As my colleague MG Siegler wrote yesterday, Seattle’s Facebook office houses teams with deep ties to mobile, so that could be a clue as to what will be announced next week.
So we have one more small piece to the puzzle. We’ll be covering the launch next week so be sure to check back on Wednesday, July 6.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...