Can ‘Buffy’ slay Facebook Phone rumors?

Can 'Buffy' slay Facebook Phone rumors?

Rumors persist over the mythical “Facebook Phone”. This time it’s Ina Fried and Liz Gannes of All Things Digital, claiming sources say the social network is working with HTC on an Android powered device — codenamed “Buffy” — to launch in about 12 to 18 months. It deeply integrates Facebook services into the experience, and relies on HTML5 as a platform for applications.

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November 23, 2011

You might be reading this story on your phone or tablet, says comScore

You might be reading this story on your phone or tablet, says comScore

Smartphones and tablet devices are increasingly becoming a more common way to access the Internet, says a new study from analytics firm comScore. As of August, 6.8 percent of all Internet traffic came from those devices, with about two-thirds of it coming from mobile phones.

comScore found some interesting trends, such as the increased use of mobile phones over a WiFi connection. About 37.2 percent of all digital traffic came from phones using WiFi, up three percent over the past three months. On the flipside tablets using mobile broadband are also on the rise, with 10 percent of tablet traffic coming from that type of connection.

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October 12, 2011