Skyfire Shoots Off Version 0.9 of Its Mobile Browser
Skyfire has released a new beta version of its mobile browser for the Nokia Symbian S60, Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional platforms. The biggest updates to the browser include integration of Facebook and Twitter. Skyfire now features what it calls a "real-time activity wall." This wall collects feeds from a user's news, media, Facebook and Twitter accounts. This means users can import their Twitter stream or friends' status updates directly to the browser. Skyfire 0.9 will be preloaded with feeds from Digg, ESPN, Google News, Hulu, YouTube and Yahoo! News, all of which will update in real time. Skyfire 0.9 also adds improvements to text rendering so that users don't have to scroll around as much, and it now supports phones with WVGA and WQVGA resolutions. The beta software is a free download.
Sony Debuts News Suite App for Android Phones
Sony today announced News Suite, a free news app for Android handsets. The app is a dramatically overhauled version of Sony's older SocialLife app.
Facebook Expands Live Video Streaming to More People
Facebook today said a small percentage of iPhone owners in the U.S. will be able to test streaming live video to their Facebook friends.
Facebook Live to Reach Android Phones This Week
Facebook today said it is expanded the availability of its Facebook Live video feature to people who use Android devices. Until now, the feature had been restricted to Apple iPhones.
Facebook Expands Live Video to All US iPhone Owners
Facebook today increased the set of people able to make use of its live video feature to all iPhone owners in the U.S. Facebook first tested the service with celebrities and public figures before expanding to a small set of iPhone users back in December.
Facebook Debuts App Dedicated to Notifications
Facebook today announced Notify, an app meant to help deliver timely notifications about news, happenings, and goings-on directly to mobile devices. The app lets people follow what it calls "stations" across a broad range of categories, including sports, weather, trailers, news, and so on.
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