Facebook's own Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to announce what they've been calling a "new product" for the past few days. We've been wondering and reporting on rumors, but can now confirm exactly what they've been working on. Updates to Instagram! Facebook has just announced they'll be one-upping Vine with their own 15 second video clips for Instagram. Get ready for those short clips covered in more Instagram filters folks.
Samsung execs about finding ways to better promote Facebook through their product portfolio. Sadly for us, not many details can be made, but we can make some educated guesses as to why he's there in the first place.
Facebook and Twitter have been trading blows, and recently Facebook even added #hashtags to their network. However, we're now hearing they could be taking one more of the blue-birds ideas and adding Vine-like video features to their newly acquired Instagram app.
Facebook have another product they'd like to share with the world. The man in charge, Mark Zuckerberg, and his entire team have been busy adding Twitter-style #hashtags to Facebook, introducing new home replacement launchers on Android, and even the HTC First "Facebook Phone" (fail) but apparently they aren't done yet.
HTC First hasn't been around for all that long and it already has what could be described as an interesting history. The handset launched with AT&T and was originally priced at $99.99. That price quickly dropped to $0.99 and that was followed by speculation of AT&T dropping the handset entirely. Putting that all aside, it looks like the Facebook Home-running First can now get Sense.
Google has apparently just purchased Waze, the Israeli maps application organized via crowd-sourced data with the emphasis on social networking through location detection. With previous reports of serious mergers between Waze and other stronghold software conglomerates, the purchase of Waze through Google comes as a surprise to no one. The biggest question however is, "What will they do with it?"
Facebook have just pushed out an update for their Android app, and it brings with it tons of new features and a few improvements to Home. To be specific, Facebook Home didn't get an update. The regular Facebook app has been updated which enables more features for all, and a few specific to Facebook Home. Their failed launcher is getting slightly improved and we have the details below.
$1 billion. With that in mind, it looks like the latest Waze acquisition rumors are now connected to Google.
HTC has been in the news a lot lately regarding their failed attempt at a Facebook Phone, again. We've also been hearing a lot of rumors about an HTC One 'Google Edition' to compete with Samsung's stock Android experience phone. With many questions around how the Ultrapixel camera and beats audio features would work without HTC's proprietary software we have an answer, and that is the HTC First Google Edition. Or just call it the HTC Second.