Facebook has invited the press to a conference on the thumb on March 7th at 10am (San Francisco time). The menu of the Event is already known, since it will be didcated to the social network unveiling a new design of the news feed.
Little information is currently filtered on the expected new, but it is rumored that Facebook would display larger photos and text overlay on images. a Build of iOS app dragged, showing shots actually taking the whole width of the screen, Facebook would compete with the design elements of Google+ or Flipboard.
The last consistent change of the news flow was on May 2012, with a particular focus on the media. The social network wants to push the experiment further.
Larry Page has not made friends in Facebook since the last interview. Indeed, the head of Google has fiercely attacked the company in an interview with Wired. Although he touched on many topics, Page made about him when he talked about the Facebook.
According to him, Facebook is good in his field, but made a very bad job when it comes to other projects. While Page does not explicitly mention the Facebook Graph Search made three days ago, we still feel that the target is clearly identified. Page is confident, and if we are to believe his words, Google does not absolutely afraid the novelty of Facebook.
A big part of the interview was also dedicated to projects Google X Lab. Google’s goal, according to Page, is to develop new things like Google Cars, and thus does not necessarily improve things existing. Anyway, now we’ll expected a response from Facebook via interposed media.
Last week, Facebook invited the press to a mysterious event taking place on January 15th, that means today. The invitation mentioned something that was “built” by Facebook, and it does not take long for that wild speculation invade the web. Today is TechCrunch who draws, citing the possibility of a Facebook OS.
In reality, the source of TechCrunch mentions an event based on the “mobile”. It does not take long for the site to imagine a Facebook OS. If this is the case, we can imagine a version of Android customized by Facebook, just as Amazon has done with its Kindle Fire HD, or even WebOS. Facebook already has a fairly substantial catalog of applications. In addition, Facebook has already supported a telephone in his name, the famous HTC Chacha who did not meet the expected success. A credible hypothesis, at least more than the appearance of a real Facebook Phone that Zuckerberg has denied existence.
Other rumors also speak a version for iPad application Facebook Messenger. The application could then receive the same treatment as its mobile version, allowing the social network to reach a wider audience. But there’s a catch, why Facebook will organize a conference with great fanfare for a small ad? The bet are launched, and the answer will come today.