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Facebook Reaches 100M MAUs in Africa - Posted September 8, 2014
Facebook announced that it reached the 100 million monthly-active-user mark in ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Joins Cellular Operators Association of India as Associate Member - Posted August 6, 2014
Facebook has been named as an associate member of the Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents mobile service providers and ... [AllFacebook]

Internet.org App to Debut in Zambia - Posted July 31, 2014
Zambia may seem like an odd choice for the site of an application's launch, but it makes p... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Netflix to Up Prices | NBC Evaluates Gregory | Slate Plus Launches - Posted April 22, 2014
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Titan Aerospace: Targeted By Facebook, Acquired By Google - Posted April 14, 2014
Those may have been the drones Facebook was looking for, but they now belong to Google. ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook's Connectivity Lab: Drones, Planes, Satellites, Lasers To Further Internet.org Mission Of Bringing Connectivity To The Whole World - Posted March 27, 2014
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a drone from Facebook? Th... [AllFacebook]

Head Of Global Connectivity Chris Weasler: No Plans For Facebook Wireless Network - Posted March 5, 2014
Facebook Head of Global Connectivity Chris Weasler said in an interview with ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: LinkedIn in China | Zuck Defends WhatsApp Purchase - Posted February 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Bringing Online Courses to Rwanda With Affordable Nokia Smartphones - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook's pilot program, SocialEDU, is on a mission to bring education to young students in Rwanda. The online education program is a joint partnership between the Rwandan government, Airtel telecom company, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Bringing Online Courses to Rwanda With Affordable Nokia Smartphones - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook's pilot program, SocialEDU, is on a mission to bring education to young students in Rwanda. The online education program is a joint partnership between the Rwandan government, Airtel telecom company, ... [FishbowlDC]

Mark Zuckerberg Spotlights Several Internet.org Initiatives During Keynote At 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress - Posted February 24, 2014
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed... [AllFacebook]

To Handle the Visual Social Content Vortex, Brands Seek Balance - Posted February 24, 2014
While U.S. residents experienced the polar vortex this winter, another whirlwind phenomenon has surrounded the social media world in recent years: the surge ... [PRNewser]

Robots & 3D Printers are Tireless Workers in Finland - Posted February 4, 2014
(Helsinki Times) More than 100 orange industrial robots are busy at work around the clock, five or six days a week in AGCO Power's factory in Nokia. This is the most automated industrial plant in Finland, according to Eero Tomi, the company's managing director. The factory illustrates both the present and... [Bitcoins Insider]

2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress Keynote To Feature Mark Zuckerberg - Posted January 16, 2014
Facebook joined mobile carriers association GSMA last November, and Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Serial Entrepreneur Finds Success with YuuZoo - Posted November 14, 2013
It's likely you have not heard of YuuZoo, an Australian developer of social network mini-sites for mobile clients. But you have certainly heard of some the firm's clients. Here in New York, they include Hearst and NBTV. Down Under, the list encompasses the Asian arm of the NBA and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Serial Entrepreneur Finds Success with YuuZoo - Posted November 14, 2013
It's likely you have not heard of YuuZoo, an Australian developer of social network mini-sites for mobile clients. But you have certainly heard of some the firm's clients. Here in New York, they include Hearst and NBTV. Down Under, the list encompasses the Asian arm of the NBA and ... [FishbowlNY]

Why Did Facebook Join GSMA? - Posted November 11, 2013
Facebook officially joined mobile carriers association GSMA, marking the first social network to join a wireless trade group, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Acquires Mobile App Data Startup Onavo, Establishes Israeli Office At Its Tel Aviv HQ - Posted October 14, 2013
Tel Aviv-based mobile application data startup Onavo announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

Scientists Can Charge Your Nokia Phone With Lightning - Posted October 11, 2013
Scientists are charging phones with simulated lightning, because... it's the time of year for Frankenphone. Not that I will want to chase down a lightning storm in the Bay Area just to charge my phone since it has only happened twice since I moved here five years ago. However, the Nokia... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Internet.org White Paper: It's All About Efficiency - Posted September 16, 2013
Internet.org -- the global partnership formed by Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Web Jobs: Nokia - Posted September 11, 2013
Nokia is looking for a Senior Software Component Engineer in Burlington, MA. The post states, "Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them, giving them the pow... [semanticweb.com]

Brands Turn Apple's iPhone Release Into Promo Opp - Posted September 11, 2013
Yesterday was prime time for pseudo-"brandjacking" exercises as the marketing/social media teams for multiple brands used Apple's product launch as an excuse to push their own products...even if they have nothing to do with smartphones. Denny's easily wins for best out-of-nowhere tweet: pic.twitter.com/Uf24TaCUfa -- Denny's (@DennysDiner) ... [PRNewser]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [AgencySpy]

Has the Apple Brand Lost Its Edge? (Yes, It Has.) - Posted September 10, 2013
It's tough to be a luxury brand--no, really. Just ask Apple, whose "most important thing in the world ever" iPhone rollout seemed designed to appeal to both lower and higher-end consumers but failed to impress either (according to the tech blogs). There were no... [PRNewser]

Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo! - Posted September 4, 2013
David Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search... [AllTwitter]

Microsoft, Nokia, and What this Means for Yahoo! - Posted September 4, 2013
David Amerland, author of Google Semantic Search... [semanticweb.com]

Nokia sells 'devices and services' business to Microsoft as mobile world consolidates - Posted September 2, 2013
The mobile world has come a long way since the days when playing Snake on a Nokia phone was the most exciting thing y... [Lost Remote]

How Charitable Is Facebook's 'Internet for All' Project? - Posted August 27, 2013
Internet.org sounds like the most noble kind of charity organization: designed to bring broadband to the four billion-plus people around the world who don't have access, it might be Mark Zuckerberg's passion project (and the promo clip is quite stately thanks to JFK). But Matt Buchanan of The New Yorker, among many... [PRNewser]

Zuckerberg: Internet.org Not About Making Money - Posted August 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven L... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Returning To TechCrunch Disrupt - Posted August 23, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discusse... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung Form Internet.org, Aim To Connect The Two-Thirds Of The World's Population Without Web Access - Posted August 21, 2013
"To make the world more open and connected" has been the mission statement of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Brands Turn to 3D Printing for Personalized Marketing - Posted July 3, 2013
(MarketingWeek) Brand owners are exploring ways to make 3D printing technology part of their marketing activity. Converse is allowing shoppers at its flagship store to design their own sneakers on the spot and walk out the door with them within the hour. Soundcloud recently ran a campaign for fans to... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Nokia Asha 210, With Facebook Button, Available In India Via Flipkart.com - Posted June 28, 2013
Another Facebook-friendly handset has apparently joined the Nokia Asha 205 and the ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook-Friendly Nokia Asha 501 Debuts - Posted May 9, 2013
Nokia introduced the first model of its new family of Asha sm... [AllFacebook]

How 3D Printing Makes Smartphone Customization Easier - Posted April 10, 2013
(Conversations by Nokia) The Nokia initiative is helping people 3D print shells for their Nokia Lumia 820s. Nokia is working with Makerbot to make 3D printing affordable, to inspire personal expression, and to accelerate the development of an exciting new technology. Nokia's blogger Anna explains that the 3D printing i... [Inside 3D Printing News]

What Are America's 10 'Most Hated' Brands? And Why? - Posted January 15, 2013
Today we came across a list of "America's 10 Most Hated Companies" courtesy of Ragan's PR Daily and ... [PRNewser]

Nokia Asha 205 Features Facebook Button - Posted November 26, 2012
A Facebook phone? Not quite, but the new ... [AllFacebook]

Nokia Launches Maps App For iOS Devices - Posted November 20, 2012
Reports have been circulating that Google Maps is coming back to the App Store to help give iOS users an alternative to Apple Maps.B ut in the meantime, Finnish smartphone company Nokia has released its mapping app ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Roll Call: Shift, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, APCO Worldwide, and More - Posted October 19, 2012
Adam Gerston, one of the leaders of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developers program, left the social network to join Shift as vice president of strategic partnerships. Gerston, who joined Facebook in 2010, told ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Teams Up With Google, Microsoft, Others To Create WebPlatform.org, A Developer Support Hub - Posted October 8, 2012
Facebook may have a tricky relationship with HTML5, but it still wants developers all over the Web to learn how to use it efficiently. The social network recently partne... [AllFacebook]

The PR Pitfalls of 'Brand Ambassadors' - Posted September 6, 2012
Today our friends at the SpinSucks blog highlight an example of an unfortunate PR mix-up on the ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter API Changes | Instagram Update | New Ustream App - Posted August 17, 2012
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Social Media Newsfeed: Mars Landing | Nokia Rumor | Reuters Hacked - Posted August 6, 2012
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Heinz, Nokia Not Fans Of Facebook Storefront - Posted July 19, 2012
People are doing just about everything nowadays through Facebook -- except buying ketch... [AllFacebook]

INFOGRAPHIC: Kraft, Brazil Show Strong Facebook Global Marketing Growth - Posted May 15, 2012
Facebook analytics provider Socialbakers examined efforts ... [AllFacebook]

News360's Updated Windows Phone App Designed Around Microsoft Metro UI Concepts - Posted February 23, 2012
Personalized news app News360 yesterday updated its Windows Phone application, which makes up one of what's still a relatively few 50,000 apps for the platform in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Right now, the device platform has just under 2 percent of the smartphone OS market, but that could change: Analyst firm... [semanticweb.com]

Foursquare Provided NFC Powered Tap to Check-in Feature at Nokia World - Posted November 28, 2011
Nokia's Near field Connectivity Blog provided interesting, if somewhat dated, information in a recent post. It lets us know that Nokia and Foursquare enabled NFC (Near Field Communications) check-in at Nokia World which took place in London a month ago (October 26-27). ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia Drive & Maps Apps for Lumia 800: Free Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Maps & Sharing - Posted November 9, 2011
Nokia's Windows Phone 7.5 based Lumia 800 will not be available in the U.S. until sometime in 2012. But, some of the custom software only available for Nokia's phones can be previewed now. Nokia's Drive and Maps apps curiously separate the functions of turn-by-turn navigation with map viewing. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia City Scenes: Prototype App with Mapping, 3D Panorama & Social Network Data Overlays - Posted November 8, 2011
Nokia City Scene is a prototype app from Nokia Beta Labs that combines street maps, 3D panoramic views with gesture navigation and social network integration to provide what appears to be a powerful map discovery tool. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia Mobile Web Maps Work Great on iOS/Android. Windows Phone? Not So Much - Posted October 25, 2011
Google is not the only company trying to move its services from mobile native apps to mobile web apps. GigaOm's Kevin C. Tofel used Nokia's updated web-based mapping service and gave it a thumbs up for features while noting its limitations in saving offline maps due to the large size of... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia To Launch Windows Phone 7 Devices Through China Mobile - Posted August 15, 2011
Nokia is planning to launch its Windows Phone 7 handsets through China Mobile (China's largest mobile phone carrier). China Mobile accounts for two-third of the country's total mobile phone user base i.e. over 600 m... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia Smartphones to be Overtaken by Both Samsung and Apple This Year - Posted June 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66331" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Samsung smartphone & tablet lineup."][/caption]Nokia's smartphone presence in the U.S. is barely a blip on the marketshare radar. However, Nokia has been worldwide smartphone market leader since day one. Reuters sets this day one date as 1996. Reuters quotes a No... [SocialTimes.com]

Mobile Industry Responds to WHO Cancer Warning - Posted June 1, 2011
News that the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found a possible link between mobile phones and cancer has caused quite the media uproar. In response, mobile businesses and orga... [PRNewser]

Nokia N8, E7, C7 Users Are Now LinkedIn - Posted May 10, 2011
Nokia ensured that users of its Symbian-powered N8, E7, and C7 series smartphones can stay connected by developing a LinkedIn ... [SocialTimes.com]

Microsoft & Nokia Sign Agreement Early-Acutely Aware of Time Pressure - Posted April 22, 2011
Two recent mobile platform analyst projections have placed Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as a solid if distant second place behind Android in 2015. This is difficult to imagine even among Windows Phone fans like me given the platform's distant fourth place position in 2011. The mo... [SocialTimes.com]

RIM WebWorks 2.0 (2011) vs. Nokia Web Run-Time for S60 (2007) - Posted April 22, 2011
One of the criticisms level at RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is the lack of apps. RIM is taking a cue from an old Nokia playbook to let web developers develop mobile apps for the both RIM's BlackBerry phones and the new PlayBook tablet. Introducing the BlackBerry WebWorks 2.0 Develo... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia C7 (Astound in the U.S.) Angry Birds Magic Requires NFC to Unlock Levels: Bad Marketing Move? - Posted April 20, 2011
Here's a marketing move destined to backfire: Rovio To Launch Angry Birds Free with Magic, Requires NFC To Unlock Levels (via TheNextWeb) Angry Birds Magic will be preloaded on the Nokia C7 as part of an update to its Symbi... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia's Human Cost for its Microsoft Windows Phone Strategy - Posted April 13, 2011
I am among the group that applauded when Nokia announced it would abandon Symbian as its primary smartphone platform in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone. I continue to believe it is a good strategic move and am anxiously waiting for the first Nokia Windows Phone device to emerge. Unfortunately, there is always... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia S40 Users Can Now Become foursquare Mayors - Posted February 18, 2011
Nokia S40 users can now check in with foursquare, as the location-based mobile app is now available in a version that is compatible with the mobile operating system. From the foursquare Blog: ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Kevin Thau at Nokia World 2010: Twitter Is Not a Social Network - Posted September 14, 2010
While Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone were ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Nokia PR Up For Grabs - Posted December 3, 2009
Nokia is in the midst of a PR review for its North American agency of record and for PR support in other global markets. PRWeek's Aarti Shah first ... [PRNewser]

Implementing Commercial Applications With Semantic Search - Posted January 21, 2009
Executive Summary A common challenge facing today’s enterprise, its employees, and customers, is the ability to easily and effectively access corporate data and product/services-related information.  To obtain the accurate and specific information needed from a vast corporate network is a daunting task, especially as data grows more complex and the workforce becomes... [semanticweb.com]

Rescue the Princess from Your Phone or PC - Posted August 5, 2008
Reset Generation, the latest title from Nokia Games Publishing, has an interesting theme: it's a video game about video games. That's not the most intriguing part of it, though. Reset Generation is a cross-platform game that allows multiplayer action between mobile and the PC. Players first choose one of 10 heroes representing... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Android, Symbian Merger in the Wings? - Posted July 28, 2008
Market analyst firm J. Gold Associates is predicting that Google's Android and Nokia's Symbian open mobile platforms will announce ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Nokia, Qualcomm Reach Royalty Agreement - Posted July 24, 2008
Nokia and Qualcomm barely missed going to court over a ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Smart Alternatives to the iPhone 3G - Posted July 23, 2008
For everyone out there who wants an iPhone 3G-type phone but doesn't want an iPhone, InformationWeek has an article talking up what it calls "8 killer iPhone 3G alternatives." If you don't w... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

DeviceAnywhere Works with Forum Nokia - Posted July 8, 2008
DeviceAnywhere, which lets software developers test how their apps will work on a wide variety of handsets over the Internet, has launched a new version of the service with the Forum Nokia developer... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

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