The web gets an early taste of Home, Facebook's next big thing.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Facebook's much-hyped mobile phone software, Home, has slipped into the world early.
Home, which will operate exclusively on Google (GOOG) Android handsets, is set to be released to the public on April 12. Smartphone news site MoDaCo has leaked a pre-release version of the software.
Facebook's (FB) software will act as a launcher, taking MOREApr 8, 2013 10:06 AM ET
Great for Facebook power users. Provocative toward Google. No help for Apple.
FORTUNE -- Having watched Mark Zuckerberg introduce the new Home interface for Android phones, Wall Street analysts wresting with the implications for Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) drew on every literary, musical and film reference they could think of, including The Wizard of Oz ("There's no place like home"), ET ("Phone home"), Simon and Garfunkel ("Homeward Bound") MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 5, 2013 11:10 AM ET
As Apple prepares iOS 7, it could stand to learn a few things from Facebook Home.
FORTUNE -- Now we know: The Facebook Phone is neither a phone, nor an operating system. Instead, Zuckerberg unveiled a downloadable collection of apps, available April 12, that will be supported on select Android phones to start, including the $99 HTC First, the first device to come pre-loaded with it. Home, as the whole kit MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 5, 2013 6:42 AM ET
In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview, the Facebook chief talks to Fortune about Apple, China, and what his personal challenge is for the year.
FORTUNE -- A week before Mark Zuckerberg announced the "Facebook phone," he spoke extensively to Fortune senior writer Jessi Hempel about how he's reinvented Facebook to address the huge audience of customers who access the social network on their smartphones. (The complete story of Facebook's reboot will appear MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Apr 4, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Google remains dominant, but the big story last year was the fast rise of Facebook's mobile ads.
FORTUNE -- After several years of gloomy predictions for mobile advertising, the business is enjoying incredible growth. Precisely how incredible depends on whose numbers you look at.
Last month, Pew Research reported that revenue from mobile advertising grew by 80% in 2012, to $2.6 billion in the United States. Today, eMarketer reported that the market MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Apr 4, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Only 31 minutes is spent surfing the Web. Apps take up the rest of that time.
FORTUNE -- The iPhone was barely a year old and Apple (AAPL) had not yet launched the App Store when Flurry Analytics began measuring mobile usage and helping developers sell ads.
Today Flurry measures the activity of more than 1 billion active mobile iOS and Android devices a month, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary Wednesday MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 3, 2013 7:28 PM ET
So-called recommendation engines still have a long way to go.
By Daniel Roberts, writer-reporter
FORTUNE -- As you grow older and busier, it becomes more difficult to make spontaneous discoveries. Or at least that's the theory behind a bevy of so-called predictive apps purporting to know each user well enough to hand them their next favorite song, restaurant, or magazine article.
I gave these tools a test run on a recent trip MOREApr 2, 2013 6:54 AM ET
Mark Zuckerberg's new advocacy venture faces an uphill battle in Washington.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- Remember how the 2008 presidential election turned on the debate over education reform? And then how Democrats and Republicans finally came together on a national energy policy that called for massive investments in wind power? And who could forget just a few months ago when policymakers resolved the fiscal cliff crisis by striking a MOREMar 29, 2013 11:31 AM ET
Meet Amy Andersen. She teaches tech executives, entrepreneurs, and investors from the likes of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Salesforce how to date.
FORTUNE -- Amy Andersen was on a date. It was one of several with a venture capitalist that a friend had set her up with. On paper, he seemed ideal: mid-30s, funny, good-looking, athletic. But as they saddled up at Harry's Bar, a cherrywood-lined sports haunt in San Francisco's Pacific MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 7:10 AM ET
From OkCupid to Match.com, Grindr and Tinder, dating just isn't what it used to be.
FORTUNE -- It was iconic '80s rocker singer Pat Benatar who popularized the phrase "love is a battlefield." But it has been the ubiquity of the mobile Internet that realized it.
A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a twenty-something entrepreneur. One of the topics that came up was dating in the age of Facebook (FB), MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 11, 2013 9:20 AM ET
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