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The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

How Facebook Home Screws Apple

How low will Apple go?<p>First, Apple CEO Tim Cook was forced to grovel and kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party over their obviously false and politically motivated claims about Apple’s warranty.<p>Now, Apple is being publicly insulted and used by Facebook.<p>There is no way Steve Jobs would have put up …

Facebook Home is beautiful, but what if your friends aren't?

A constant stream of friends' bad (and irrelevant) photos could turn your next phone into a minefield<p>Facebook Home, a lock screen and launcher replacement for Android, looks <i>very</i> good. In fact, maybe it looks too good.<p>In the social network’s promo trailer for Home, you first witness a woman picking …

Microsoft: Facebook Home? Wait, that's Windows Phone

Redmond seems somewhat aghast that Mark Zuckerberg's great, new app-less tool bears some sort of resemblance to the Windows Phone launch of 2011.<p>You may have been one of those who felt enthralled and delighted at Mark Zuckerberg's launch of Facebook Home yesterday.<p>You also may have felt appalled …

How to shoot a 360-degree time-lapse video with your phone

Photojojo explains the ins and outs of shooting a panoramic time-lapse video on your phone.<p><b>Editors' note:</b> This guest post is part of a five-part series on Photojojo's best photography tips. Check out the rest of Photojojo's tips here.<p>Time-lapse videos aren't just for pros. With the right …

Facebook details Home data-collection policies to assuage privacy fears

Yesterday Facebook announced its newest mobile initiative, Facebook Home — and today the company has posted a lengthy set of answers in an attempt to address any privacy concerns potential users may have. Simply entitled "Answering Your Questions on Home and Privacy," the document ranges from …

After Mandela what will happen to South Africa?

<b>"All hell will break loose," said the voice on the radio.</b><p>It was a call-in show - on a topic that is on many minds here these days: the fate of a 94-year-old man lying in a hospital bed in Pretoria, and the fate of South Africa once he is gone.<p>For years people here have been understandably reluctant …

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

Just a day after announcing a new Android skin in the form of Facebook Home, the company has issued a FAQ regarding Facebook Home and privacy.<p>Though many seem excited to see Facebook take baby steps toward a full-fledged operating system, some are also concerned that using Facebook as a portal to …