April 16, 2013

Facebook and Apple in Talks of ‘Home’ Software for iPhone

Facebook is talking to Apple about creating a version of its new ‘Home’ software for the iPhone. Their intentions are to boost revenue from the users who access their social network on mobile devices.

After the Home software was released earlier this month for Google’s Android, Facebook has been speaking to Apple and Microsoft to expand their platforms, says Adam Monsseri, director of product at Menlo Park. The discussion is still ongoing, and nothing has been finalized.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is planning to keep the mobile users engaged for longer by introducing this software. Since Google’s Android powers about 70 percent of the smartphones worldwide, it is without question that Facebook Home would be first released on the larger market. 

While the program will not have advertising; companies will be ready to pay for promotions that will be included in future updates. “There are no ads on this yet,” Zuckerberg said. “I’m sure at some point there will be.”

Source:  Financial Post

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