Facebook Says It Has Learned Important Android Lessons From Building Home

Meanwhile, the company is plugging away on updates to its core app and other companion products.
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Tony Fadell on How Nest Protect Aims to Rid the World of the Dreaded Smoke-Detector Beep (Video)

Rethinking home devices takes another step forward.
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AOL’s Huffington Post Adds Ecofabulous Content

AOL-owned Huffington Post is adding a large amount of environmental-focused content from Ecofabulous, and making its founder, Zem Joaquin, an editor at large of home and lifestyle. In a nonexclusive licensing and revenue-sharing deal, the dedicated Ecofabulous page said that the online content site “will host original product reviews and recommendations featuring environmentally conscious beauty, fashion, home, kids, tech, and lifestyle items; provide resources for readers aiming to live a green life; profile environmentally-pioneering companies; and serve as a place to inspire readers seeking the recommendations of expert editors and designers.”

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Mobile Fourth Wave: The Evolution of the Next Trillion Dollars

Over-the-top and digital services will end up being a multi-trillion-dollar market in a matter of a decade
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SmartThings, the “Internet of Things” Company That Connects the Gadgets in Your Home, Launches Its Own Store

In its new online shop, SmartThings will sell its own products and devices from companies like GE and Schlage.
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Why the Brilliance of Birchbox Is Also Its Biggest Challenge

The startup’s sampling model has worked great so far. But can it scale?
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One Year After IPO, Facebook’s Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

The products that could do well for Facebook’s bottom line still have a long way to go. Will Wall Street stay patient?
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How Is Facebook Home Really Doing?

The social giant discloses some early stats on Facebook Home. Prognosis? Who knows.
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Nearing One Million Downloads, Facebook Sees Some Traction With Home App

Facebook announced Thursday that Home, its application made to create a full Facebook experience on Android smartphones, is close to hitting one million downloads in the first month since its release. Facebook also plans to update its app with improved features in the coming weeks, making it easier for new users to learn how to use Home and also introducing a chat buddy list and app tray.