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Facebook's F8 keynote
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders take the stage at the social network's developer conference in San Francisco.
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.
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.
4/30/2014 4:51:52 PM
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4/30/2014 4:55:04 PM
Hey we're finally getting settled in the keynote room
4/30/2014 4:56:46 PM
Loud music and flashing lights. Some cool screens that look like they are throbbing
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.
4/30/2014 5:00:34 PM
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This is Facebook's first F8 conference since 2011. Last time around, Mark Zuckerberg introduced Timeline
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.
4/30/2014 5:01:27 PM
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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.
4/30/2014 5:02:03 PM
More on the rumor front: Is Facebook planning to become a
That would take some brass on Facebook's part.
4/30/2014 5:02:07 PM
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C'mon Jessica, what a setup they just handed you: Tell the Facebook Police, "Badges, we don't need no stinkin' badges."
4/30/2014 5:03:20 PM
Here comes Zuck
4/30/2014 5:03:35 PM
wearing standard t-shirt and jeans
4/30/2014 5:03:39 PM
No hoodie though
4/30/2014 5:03:52 PM
"This is going to be a different F8," he says.
4/30/2014 5:04:03 PM
Zuck says they're focusing on a stable mobile platform.
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Zuckerberg says devs want to use FB platform for building, growing, and monetizing apps.
4/30/2014 5:04:48 PM
FB has driven more than 1 billion app installs
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80% of devs use tools like Login, Zuck says.
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Facebook is primarily a mobile company, Zuck says.
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He touts 59 percent mobile ad revenue.
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The mobile ecosystem is huge for Facebook, he says.
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Google and Apple are trying to compete with each other, but Facebook is trying to go further.
4/30/2014 5:06:08 PM
No one has an incentive to bridge gap between Apple, Google and others' platforms, he says
4/30/2014 5:06:10 PM
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"Our goal with Facebook is to build the cross-platform platform."
4/30/2014 5:06:33 PM
our goals is with FB is to build cross-platform platform
4/30/2014 5:06:40 PM
Facebook wants to be the one platform to rule them all.
4/30/2014 5:06:46 PM
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we're focused on building a stable mobile platform
4/30/2014 5:07:30 PM
All Facebook's engineers use the same platform that users do.
4/30/2014 5:07:40 PM
Facebook handles over a trillion requests per day.
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Zuck says FB handles 470 billion API calls a day.
4/30/2014 5:07:58 PM
They've reduced the amount of downtime by 70%.
4/30/2014 5:08:04 PM
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