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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RE[2]: Dumb idea anyway
by cmost on Mon 13th May 2013 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Dumb idea anyway"
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@ frank

First off, While I am in a technology field, I'm not in IT so I couldn't care less about IT salaries. Moreover, surely you can't believe that when the majority of the populace is burying their faces in a computer day in and day out it is "good" for society. FaceBook and Google Glass seem like well placed distractions; panem et circenses if you will, that keep the people from realizing what's really going on around them.

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