Two interesting stories about Facebook smartphone & Microsoft Hotmail

Posted: September 26, 2010 in News
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This week I want to share my thoughts about some interesting news that I read on CNET.

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California May 26, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbraith

 

The most striking news story is about the rumor that Facebook is building up its own smartphone. Report from TechCrunch says that Facebook is creating the software for the phone and collaborating with others to build the hardware. However, Facebook denies the report and stresses that ‘all experiences would be better if they were social, so integrating deeply into existing platforms and operating systems is a good way to enable this’. Confronting this responses, CNET confirms that building a branded mobile phone is a key strategy to get more aggressive toward Apple and Google. Personally, whether the rumor is true or not, Facebook is still the king of social networks. Building up a new smartphone is simply one way of competing or cooperating with other enterprises.



Another interesting story is about Microsoft’s attempt to add LinkedIn and Facebook chat to Hotmail and Messenger. For those of you who have no ideas about LinkedIn the video below will give you basic information about how linkedln can be used and what its standout performances are.

Back to the news story about Microsoft, I think this is just another attempt on the long run of the company to provide more services for its users in using social networks. My question is that why it is necessary to add Facebook chat and Linkedln to Hotmail and Messenger?

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