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Facebook joins the GSM Association, first social network to do so

In a joint statement with the GSM Association, Facebook announced it had just become the latest member of the latter organization, meaning it will have greater say in the regulations and issues affecting wireless carriers globally. This is a nod to the emphasis Facebook has been putting on the importance of mobiles. In Q3 analysts Full Article

Facebook Trades Wi-Fi for Check-Ins

Ever hungry for more activity on the world’s biggest social network, Facebook is even helping small businesses to provide Wi-Fi to their customers- provided those customers then log on ...Full Article

Mark Zuckerberg to bring high-speed internet to high schools

Nonprofit organization EducationSuperHighway has launched a program nationwide today with the intention to bring high-speed internet to high schools across the US. The program received an unknown amount of funding ...Full Article

Facebook looking to launch mobile ad network

Facebook is reportedly planning to introduce a mobile ad network at its F8 conference at the end of the month. This should come as no surprise after Facebook started ...Full Article

Facebook posing new threat to wireless carriers

Though the seemingly random $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR clouded Facebook’s previous (and almost equally mysterious) purchase of messaging app WhatsApp, some interesting details are emerging. In Europe, ...Full Article

How Altruistic is Zuckerberg’s Internet Initiative?

For a number of months, social media mogul Mark Zuckerberg has been rallying the troops behind Internet.org, his initiative to bring connectivity to the developing world. Although internet for ...Full Article

Facebook acquires mobile data compression startup Onavo

As part of Internet.org, the affordable internet initiative it helped set up, Facebook has purchased Israeli mobile data analytics company Onavo. Onavo has established itself as a leader in ...Full Article

T-Mobile Offers Free Facebook Connection to Prepaid Users

Facebook is absolutely everywhere these days, with well over 1 billion active users taking advantage of the social media site, and with the rise of internet-enabled mobile devices, it’s ...Full Article

Internet.org: Zuckerberg connects the world

On the 20th August, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched internet.org, an initiative to connect the currently offline population of the world to the internet. With some major founding partners, ...Full Article

Facebook giving free Wi-Fi in exchange for check-ins

A new partnership between Facebook and Cisco means that Wi-Fi in the restaurants or shops you visit could become more widely available – after you check-in your location to ...Full Article