Facebook is launching an App Center to recommend mobile applications based on demographic preferences as well as user ratings, just as long as they're tied into users' Facebook credentials – with a view to monetising the process eventually, of course. The App Center won't just recommend mobile apps, it will also showcase web- …
To use those annoying apps/games on Facebook now?
And so it begins. Before Facebook have even completed their IPO the company are turning around and looking for ways to actually generate an income to justify their insane valuation.
This is the start of a land grab though today it's an app centre then tomorrow they've forked Android to create a facebook mobile OS then the day after you can only post on sites if you log in using your Facebook account credentials and then suddenly before you know it you are locked in because they've got you by the balls
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Why stop there?
First something simple...
"Sorry this petrol station doesn't support unregistered cars without owner's Facebook credentials."
Next something very inconvenient...
"Sorry this bank's ATM cannot be used without Facebook credentials."
Finally something altogether nasty...
FB-209 - "Unregistered Facebook alien, present Facebook credentials! You have 20 secs to comply or you will be terminated!"
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... and 95bn is quite a valuation. In 'rough' terms people usually look at a valuation of around 10x earnings - Facebook are somewhat higher!! But then again so are Amazon - makes Apple shares look cheap.
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Who needs a passport or a driving license when all your credentials will be on the facebook profile for whoever to see?
The sooner Greece default on their austerity measures and leave the Euro currency to join Facebook Credits the better
In other news...
The Facebook collective are to begin constructing the first of many giant cube spaceships, with the sole aim of assimilation as a means of "achieving revenue perfection".
Was not aware Apple offered an 'affiliate' scheme - so unless they get the authors to pay not sure how it would make them any money.
i cant see apple being happy either way. Could get interesting! Will fb be the next flash and iDrones get told its a toxic poisonous scam app which Apple wont allow for the protection of its users?
With Farcebook's app store, there will be even MORE ways for people's computers to become infected with crap.
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