Kara Swisher

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Until the It's-Not-a-Facebook-Phone Event, Here Is What It Would Look Like If There Were One!

Later today, BoomTown is being force-marched back into Facebook’s Silicon Valley HQ for yet another press event.

Recently, there has been one for Facebook Places, another for the new sFund for social start-ups and another for, well, I forget.

But there will be lunch!

This time, it is a “mobile event” and the invite–seen above–shows two cups and a string.

While rumors of a Facebook phone seem unlikely to be the topic of the day, it would be cool if Facebook made the first DixieCupPhone.

Other possibles: An Apple iPad app, some more smartphone integration, a Groupon social deals competitor and, likely, some dull new technical information from the social networking giant.

Until the 10:30 am event, from which I will be liveblogging, here is a very funny image of an alleged FacePhone by the most excellent Sean Percival:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik