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HTC-made Facebook phones in Q3 insist insiders

HTC-made Facebook phones in Q3 insist insiders

Perennial rumors of a Facebook phone have reawakened, with industry sources claiming HTC is producing a device for the social network as a way of reestablishing industry heft after Samsung's rise in prominence. Unlike existing Facebook-enabled handsets, such as HTC's own ChaCha and Salsa, the new Facebook phone will "have a platform exclusive to Facebook" DigiTimes reports, and include all the functionality currently enjoyed on the desktop version.

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Facebook iPad app could star at iPhone 5 launch

Facebook iPad app could star at iPhone 5 launch

The iPad Facebook app has become the hostage of tense negotiations between Apple and the social network, reports claim, with arguments around licensing and strategy adding months of delays to the feature-complete software's release. The app - which leaked back in July - has hit headlines again after the lead developer, Jeff Verkoeyen, revealed his frustrations at Facebook constantly shifting the launch date, and how those frustrations were part of his motivation to jump ship to Google. However, there's now talk that Facebook will officially reveal the iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event, expected to take place on October 4.

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Watch Facebook’s f8 Welcome Keynote here [LIVE]

Watch Facebook’s f8 Welcome Keynote here [LIVE]

It's that time again, all you lovers of social media development, time for Facebook's big one-day event f8 (pronounced "fate"), where we get to see all manner of announcements pertaining to the social network, large and small. Below you'll be able to take part in the first Welcome keynote speech, while below you can check out what we expect to see from the conference as a whole. Chatter thus far (yes, we're chilling in the audience) is that Facebook is about to change the world and that Facebook is about to crush Twitter. Which goal is loftier?

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Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

The latest Flash rival has arrived, and bizarrely it's from Adobe itself. The company has launched Adobe Edge, currently in pre-beta, blending HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and more to create online animations and interactive gadgets. Described as building on the HTML5 output already present in Creative Suite 5.5, Edge creates HTML5-based content that will work not only in desktop browsers but in mobile browsers such as those found on Apple's iOS-based iPhone and iPad.

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Mozilla Boot to Gecko will use Android to beat Android (and iOS, too)

Mozilla Boot to Gecko will use Android to beat Android (and iOS, too)

Mozilla has announced plans to develop a new mobile OS, Boot to Gecko (B2G), which will leverage web-based HTML5 apps on top of a spartan Android foundation. B2G, so the fledgling project page suggests, will "displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development" or, in other words, mean that developers might not have to code separate apps for iOS, Android and other platforms and instead can create a single web-app.

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Facebook for iPad app leaks

Facebook for iPad app leaks

The Facebook for iPad app has been prematurely revealed, after the social network pushed out an updated version of its iPhone software that secretly contained code for the tablet. Using a new side-swiped left hand menu bar, the new app relies on a combination of HTML5 and native code, TechCrunch spotted, to allow access to a user's Wall, info, photos and friends, along with friend requests, Facebook Chat and Facebook Places.

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Facebook Music could give Spotify and others new social wrap

Facebook Music could give Spotify and others new social wrap

Facebook is believed to be readying a considerable play for the music and video market, with heavy integration between music services like Spotify and the social network. Set for launch at f8 2011, Facebook's developer conference, according to GigaOm's sources the new push for social music will include partnerships with a range of streaming media services and a new "Music" tab leading to a brand new dashboard.

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Apple social network using proximity people-matching tipped

Apple social network using proximity people-matching tipped

Details of a potential Apple social network system between iOS mobile devices have been uncovered, thanks to a new patent application from the company. "Ad Hoc Networking Based on Content and Location" details a system of proximity-based sharing and communication, where a user's device usage history - whether locations they've been recently, music or video they've downloaded or watched, or pictures they've shared - allows for common interest matching without the time investment a Facebook profile demands.

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