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Facebook plans suite of standalone mobile apps for 2014

16
Jan
2014

Facebook’s new Messenger app is lightning fast and utilitarian — a vision of the mobile first mentality Facebook promised one year ago. In an earnings call two weeks after Messenger launched, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reflected on how the company had historically moved forward by building a lot of features into its core app — and how things were about to change. At the time, Zuckerberg’s statement didn’t generate any headlines or much attention, but The Verge has learned that he was hinting at the company’s 2014 strategy: Facebook plans to produce a number of slick, standalone apps designed for mobile. If all goes as planned, Facebook is running headfirst into a fragmented future.

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