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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald