Facebook's F8 keynote

CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders take the stage at the social network's developer conference in San Francisco.

  • charles.cooper 4/30/2014 4:41:12 PM
    Welcome everyone. Our team is settling into their seats and Facebook should officially open up their festivities by 10 a.m. PT.
  • charles.cooper 4/30/2014 4:50:15 PM
    TNW earlier today noted that Songkick had a post reporting that Facebook would announce "a new way of linking between apps on mobile devices." Unfortunately, the post has since been pulled.
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/30/2014 4:51:52 PM
  • Sarah Mitroff 4/30/2014 4:52:20 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 4:55:04 PM
    Hey we're finally getting settled in the keynote room
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 4:56:46 PM
    Loud music and flashing lights. Some cool screens that look like they are throbbing
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 4:57:34 PM
    By the way, I'm here with CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt. We'll be your tour guides for the morning.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:00:34 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:00:51 PM
    This is Facebook's first F8 conference since 2011. Last time around, Mark Zuckerberg introduced Timeline
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:00:54 PM
    So far, the Wi-Fi is holding up remarkably well. It could just be that Facebook knows what it's doing.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:01:27 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:01:55 PM
    I was just asked by the Facebook Police if I had my badge. Wearing badges and typing do not mesh well. At least they're thorough.
  • charles.cooper 4/30/2014 5:02:03 PM
    More on the rumor front: Is Facebook planning to become a payment processor? That would take some brass on Facebook's part.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:02:07 PM
  • charles.cooper 4/30/2014 5:02:56 PM
    C'mon Jessica, what a setup they just handed you: Tell the Facebook Police, "Badges, we don't need no stinkin' badges."
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:03:20 PM
    Here comes Zuck
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:03:35 PM
    wearing standard t-shirt and jeans
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:03:39 PM
    No hoodie though
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:03:52 PM
    "This is going to be a different F8," he says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:04:03 PM
    Zuck says they're focusing on a stable mobile platform.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:04:19 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:04:26 PM
    Zuckerberg says devs want to use FB platform for building, growing, and monetizing apps.
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:04:48 PM
    FB has driven more than 1 billion app installs
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:04:50 PM
    80% of devs use tools like Login, Zuck says.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:04:51 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:05:11 PM
    Facebook is primarily a mobile company, Zuck says.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:05:15 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:05:19 PM
    He touts 59 percent mobile ad revenue.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:05:30 PM
    The mobile ecosystem is huge for Facebook, he says.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:05:49 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:05:56 PM
    Google and Apple are trying to compete with each other, but Facebook is trying to go further.
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:06:08 PM
    No one has an incentive to bridge gap between Apple, Google and others' platforms, he says
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:06:10 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:06:26 PM
    "Our goal with Facebook is to build the cross-platform platform."
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:06:33 PM
    our goals is with FB is to build cross-platform platform
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:06:40 PM
    Facebook wants to be the one platform to rule them all.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:06:46 PM
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:07:08 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:07:12 PM
    we're focused on building a stable mobile platform
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:07:30 PM
    Fun fact:
    All Facebook's engineers use the same platform that users do.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:07:40 PM
    Facebook handles over a trillion requests per day.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:07:40 PM
  • richard.nieva 4/30/2014 5:07:56 PM
    Zuck says FB handles 470 billion API calls a day.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 4/30/2014 5:07:58 PM
    They've reduced the amount of downtime by 70%.
  • James Martin 4/30/2014 5:08:04 PM
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