Facebook for Android Update Live in The Android Market

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Facebook for Android Update Live in The Android Market

Quick PSA there is an update live in the Android Market for Facebook. The update brings us up to version 1.8.2, and features better memory management and bug fixes.

We’re diving in now to see if there are any hidden goodies in the build.

Market link: Download

 

 

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Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

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Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

Official – Microsoft to Acquire Skype

There have been rumblings over the past few days that both Facebook and Google were in talks to acquire VOIP service Skype, but a dark horse emerged yesterday in the form of the Redmond juggernaut Microsoft. This morning Skype confirmed via their official blog, that Microsoft will be acquiring Skype, which is a huge coo for Microsoft in the mobile space as well as PC and Tablets as Skype is available on multiple platforms and devices and many users rely on it for their video chats and VOIP calling. It is yet to be seen what effect this will have on Skype’s software and apps on the various platforms, but I’m sure that some changes are in order.

Full post from Skypes Tom Bates:

Microsoft will acquire Skype

I’m excited to announce that Skype and Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion US. Once the acquisition closes, Skype will become a new business division of Microsoft. It is an exciting day for all of us at Skype – we’ve taken a significant step towards realising our vision of making the world a better, more connected place.

I believe this acquisition is the very best way to extend Skype’s reach and will allow us to bring real-time video and voice communications to more people around the world than ever before. The combination of Skype and Microsoft will directly benefit all of you who use Skype by ushering in a new era of generative ways for everyone to communicate.

What I love most about this company are the people who have made Skype a verb. Not only the team here at Skype and our partners, but everyone like you who uses Skype every day – you are the people who have made Skype what it is.

Once the acquisition is complete, Skype will operate as a new business division of Microsoft, and I look forward to working with the team as president of Microsoft Skype to write the next chapter of the Skype story. Onwards!

 

Source:

Skype

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Facebook for Android Updated to 1.5.2

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Facebook for Android Updated to 1.5.2

Facebook for Android Updated to 1.5.2

The Android Facebook team has announced that they’ve updated the native Android Facebook client to 1.5.2. The update contains a few fixes, allowing users to post photos to groups or friends walls, photo upload orientation fixes, and app landscape orientation fixes.

 

 

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Beluga Acquired by Facebook

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Beluga Acquired by Facebook

Beluga Acquired by Facebook

Beluga, a smartphone (and desktop) messaging application for the iPhone and Android was making headlines last weak as a potential replacement to RIM’s BBM service. It appears as though some people took those headlines seriously because Facebook has just acquired the messaging startup.

Beluga allows users on multiple platforms to chat with each other in real time, share photos and videos, and have group chats (something that BBM has done so well for years). This app was looking very promising before being acquired by Facebook, so now we have to wait and see what Facebook plans to do with it. Facebook may continue to use it as a separate element or blend it in to Facebook’s mobile offerings. It’s too early to tell as this news is just breaking but it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Source:

Beluga

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Google disables contact sync for Facebook

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Google disables contact sync for Facebook

Google disables contact sync for Facebook

Oh the battle for your personal information continues between Google and Facebook. You see Facebook doesn’t allow anyone or anything to access / export data, up until now Google has been playing along and tying your contact data on your Android phone to Facebook. Well all of that is about to change, with an upcoming software update (specifically for the Nexus S) Google is now disabling this functionality within the Facebook App for Android. What this means is all of those photos and additional contact details that have been populating your contacts are going the way of the elusive dodo bird. Since Facebook won’t allow user data anywhere but in it’s cloud Google is no longer going to tie it’s services into it. Google wants Facebook to share but Facebook doesn’t want to and at this point it doesn’t seem like either one is going to budget. Now Engadget has been in touch with Google and it appears as though only the Nexus S will be effected for now but that is not to say that Google won’t pass this little non-feature on to other devices in the near future.

Here’s hoping that everyone can find a way to get a long and share our personal data and information equally. At least that way we’ll be able to sync information across multiple platforms and multiple devices without having to worry about them being different based on different data sets.

I guess we’ll have to see what happens in the upcoming months regarding these two giants.

Source:

Engadget

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Facebook Updates "Pages" to New Layout – UPDATED

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Facebook Updates "Pages" to New Layout – UPDATED

Facebook Updates “Pages” with new layout! (Updated)

Taking a cue from what they did with personal profiles last year Facebook is rolling out it’s new design to “Pages”. The change is currently available and page administrators can take a “tour” of the new design to make sure they’re layouts will work correctly within the new layout. You can also convert your page now if you’re ready.

If you’re a page admin it’s worth taking a look to see if you’re going to be affected and are going to need to make some quick changes. Apparently Facebook is converting everyone over in 4 weeks whether you’re ready or not, so check it out now.

Update

Facebook has posted all of the details and improvements!

Source:

Techcrunch

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E-mail Usage in serious decline says ComScore

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E-mail Usage in serious decline says ComScore

E-mail Usage in serious decline says ComScore
In a continuing trend e-mail usage is down among major web usage categories across the board according to ComScore. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise as this has been a trend in usage for the past few years. Users are switching to more mobile and light weight forms of communication that go around e-mail. Communication tools like, sms, mms, bbm, chat programs, and apps like Facebook have been replacing e-mail for sometime now and as users continue to switch usage to mobile platforms this is a trend that is likely to continue.

As users move away from traditional computer based methods of connecting, their method for communicating is going to continue to shift. This is an important statistic for companies, advertisers, and providers because they’re going to have to find new ways to market to subscribers.

Just when people are starting to get away from e-mail and spam, advertisers are going to have to find another way to reach their targets.

Source:
ComScore, Techcrunch

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