Facebook will hold a Mobile Event on November 3, buys Drop.io

By on Oct 30, 2010 in Announcement, Events, Internet, Technology Comments

There are two interesting Facebook news lately, which may be vital concerns to its 500 million users.

First, Facebook will hold a mobile event on Wednesday, Novemeber 3, 2010 at the Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and only a few press were invited.

No details were announced, except that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was earlier reported that it will not launch its own brand phone.

While there is no post on Facebook blog regarding its upcoming event as of this writing, some suggest that it may be related to Android phone since AndroidCentral revealed they received an invitation.

On the other hand, others suspect that Facebook may launch a new apps related to Facebook Places that was launched a few weeks ago.

Second, Facebook was also said to have recently bought most of the assets of Drop.io, a popular file transfer service.

As revealed by Drop.io on their blog on Friday, the three-year old apps company will stop temporarily due its transaction with Facebook.

This include its file drop service, which means no more new free drops can be created; according to the announcement.

However, users can still download contents from the current drops until December 15, 2010 and paid accounts can still use the service until the said date.

Meanwhile, secondary features like the programming APIs, Presslift and a Yahoo Mail app will exist for an extended time but Drop.io did not disclose until when.

Drop.io also said they will remind their users about this matter by sending emails to them, while they confirmed that no user data will be transferred to Facebook.

Nevertheless, Drop.io founder Sam Lessin will transfer its employment to Facebook as included in the deal.



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