Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th May 2013 22:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The reviews are in: Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg's grandiose stab at totally controlling our mobile experience, is an unmitigated disaster. On Wednesday, AT&T announced that it was dropping the price of the HTC First smartphone, which comes with Facebook Home built in, from $99 to 99 cents. Think about that: a new smartphone, priced to jump off the shelves at Dollar General. It's a great deal, but it is also hugely embarrassing for Zuckerberg. [...] For confirmation we need only look at the Google Play store, where the Facebook Home app, which can be installed on select Android phones, has now fallen to the No. 338 ranking in the category of free apps. That's 200 spots lower than it ranked just two weeks ago." Totally did not see this coming whatsoever.
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A rational next step for FB
by benali72 on Sat 11th May 2013 05:04 UTC
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The couple articles I've read on this suggest that Zuck and FB are stupid for thinking that users would let them totally control their phones. I disagree. Based on the fact that a billion people are dumb enough to use FB and give it all their personal info, it makes sense that FB execs would think to take the next step. We got their data, now take over their phones!

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