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Facebook Officially Launches The Mobile Like Button

With much of the web moving inside native mobile apps, Facebook needed a way to get content from inside them into its walled garden. So after previewing it at f8 in April, Facebook today officially la

Facebook Aims To Squash Chat Bugs Early With New Android Messenger Beta Program

Facebook For Android's beta tier has been a success, with 1 million testers helping fix bugs before updates go out to its hundreds of millions of mainstream users. So today Facebook launched a beta pr

Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED

In hopes of luring in fresh audiences, Facebook Paper announced its first experiment in working with an outside group to populate the Ideas section of its stylized content reader standalone app. The "

Facebook Reveals 78% Of US Users Are Mobile As It Starts Sharing User Counts By Country

A new level of transparency from Facebook will help the world see whether its mobile growth is entirely propped up by international users that don't earn the company as much money. Today Facebook anno

Facebook Makes Mobile Pages More Functional With OpenTable Reservations And Rovi TV Guide Info

Facebook's on a mission to make mobile Pages more functional. Following a Yelp-ish redesign in April, iOS, Android, and mobile site updates coming later today add an integration with OpenTable to let

Facebook Opens Signups To Android Beta Program So You Can Help Test And Improve Its Apps

Today Facebook announced it will soon begin taking signups for its new Facebook For Android Beta Program that uses Google Play's new beta system to push pre-release versions of its apps to users so th

Facebook Launches First Branded Stickers, Previewing A Potential Sponsorship Biz

One day, brands might pay Facebook to become downloadable sticker packs. Facebook just launched its first branded sticker pack for messaging -- a collection based on the new Universal film Despicable

Zuck’s Adorable Sheepdog Beast Is Now A Facebook Messages Sticker Pack

Now you and Facebook's CEO can unwind in the same way: playing with Beast. The billionaire's Puli dog just got his own Facebook Stickers pack, which lets you forgo typing and instead send friends anim

Facebook Adds Like Button To Mobile Messages, A One-Touch “OK”

"Alright", "Yes", and the much-hated "k" just got a visual redesign. Facebook's iOS and Android apps have rolled out the option in messages to reply with a one-tap thumbs-up Like button sticker. It's

Facebook Phone International, Bringing The Developing World Online Social-First

Facebook's next billion users don't have smartphones or even the Internet yet, but the Facebook Phone could change that. Through savvy carrier deals, subsidized handsets, and free limited data access,

Facebook Phone Leak Points To Budget HTC Device, Homescreen App For All Androids

Facebook's new "Home" on Android will debut on a mediocre HTC handset codenamed "Myst" but will be available on standard Android phones, according to an autopsy of a leaked developer build of the Face

Surprisingly, Facebook’s News Feed Ads Aren’t Scaring Away Users

Facebook risked driving users away by showing more ads in the news feed last year, but to Mark Zuckerberg's surprise, a big increase in their presence during 2012 only reduced Likes and comments by 2%

Search Ads, App Ads, Gifts, And FBX Could Make Or Break Facebook’s Q4 Earnings

Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/23/facebook-q3-2012/">laid the groundwork</a> for several new money-makers in Q3 2012. <a target="_blank" href="http://investor.fb.com/releasedeta

Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed: 192M Android, 147M iPhone, 48M iPad, 56M Messenger

Facebook keeps user counts for its mobile apps hidden, but researcher Benedict Evans found <a target="_blank" href="http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2013/1/2/facebooks-545m-mobile-app-users">a way t

Facebook Launches Snapchat Competitor “Poke”, An iOS App For Sending Expiring Text, Photos, And Videos

Facebook has just <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/559/Introducing-Poke-for-Mobile">announced</a> its newest standalone app called <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com

By Pausing Its Low-Margin, Off-App Ad Network, Facebook Could Work On Porting Its Juicy Ad Exchange To Mobile

Facebook today paused the test of its mobile ad network, which lives in other apps that it splits revenue with, and reapplying resources to its mobile feed ads. Freed-up staff could work on bringing i

Apple API Strengthens Facebook Ads By Letting You Install App Store Apps Without Leaving FB For iOS 6

Facebook and Apple grew closer today as <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/17/facebook-mobile-app-install-ads/">mobile app install ads</a> in Facebook for iOS 6 now allow users to <a target=

Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5 And Rebuilding It Natively Just Like The iOS Version

Facebook's HTML5 app nightmare is over. <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/554/Facebook-for-Android-is-Faster-than-Ever">Later today</a> it's releasing <a target="_blank" href="https

Facebook Has An Office “Library” Of Mobile Phones To Ensure It Works Across Developing Market Devices

The first world might use just a handful of handsets, but the key to Facebook's growth is emerging markets fragmented across over 7,000 smart and dumb phones. To help it bug test for all these, Facebo

Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android

"In the early days we gave employees iPhones primarily", a Facebook spokesperson tells me. That decision and the rise of Android has left Facebook scrambling to get employees dogfooding its apps for G
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