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Facebook Home will eventually have ads in the Cover Feed

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Facebook Home will eventually have ads in the Cover Feed
It has been no secret that Facebook is looking for more ways to monetize mobile. Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the topic, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Zuck has also admitted that while Facebook Home will not contain ads at first, it will eventually show advertising in the Cover Feed.

If you watched the announcement event, you'll have heard for yourself that Mark Zuckerberg said about Facebook Home that "there are no ads in this yet. I’m sure at some point there will be." He also implied that Cover Feed, the central hub of Facebook Home would be an area where we should expect to see ads. 

Even Google, the king of advertising hasn't gone as far as to put ads on the homescreen of devices. Amazon has done it with its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices though. Of course, Zuck now has public shareholders that he has to worry about, so monetization is more important than ever. Still, with the user info generated from Facebook Home, it should make for some valuable targeted marketing. 

source: The Next Web

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posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:03 6

1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


I wonder who's going to buy the Facebook Phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:09 2

3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 764; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


it's a not a phone -_- it's a launcher that goes over you android device similar to a skin or a theme sort of thing

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:11 1

4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


But ONLY on this phone. Mahn.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:18 3

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


No, it's going to be able for download on the Play Store April 12th I believe; though only for a few devices at first, then support for different devices will come later

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:31 1

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Oh really? That's pretty cool.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 03:40 3

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3659; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yup, another cool thing is that I think the HTC First runs stock Android under the Facebook launcher, so if you were to uninstall that launcher (if you can), you'll have nice upper mid-ranged HTC device running stock Android 4.1.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 04:44 3

12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


I know that, but I think Facebook should of just made really good apps for all of the OS's instead of making Facebook Home. It's a gimmick.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:06 3

2. flexile (Posts: 66; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


*buys Facebook phone.....gets and ad of a newer (and most likely better) phone on the homescreen the whole time.* Terrible idea.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:24 4

5. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You will get full screen ad and that's awesome.. LOL

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:40

6. WyclefJean (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


that will be entertaining for sure.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 02:06 2

7. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


Fantastic
Innovative
Reminiscing
Super
Totally Awesome

That's the HTC First with Facebook Home
Exclusive for AT&T

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 04:38

11. kazuya (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


and u r surely dumb....

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:48 1

17. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


no you're dumb, i'm just playing, don't make everything so seriously

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 05:38 4

13. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


this thing sucks im sure only 14 years old kids going to buy this

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:18 1

15. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


im 14 and im offended . im not one of those brainwashed kids who use facebook

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:17 1

19. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Sorry but you're 14 and you -will- be brainwashed. Brainwashed to hate facebook just because.

Some have legitimate problems or concerns with Facebook. You probably just decided to camp in the 'cool because you hate it' clique and not the 'cool because you love it' crowd.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:17

14. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Yea. I'll pass on Facebook home now. I prefer to give a few bucks to a smaller developer such as Nova, Apex, Action Launcher, and so on. Then have ads shoved down my throat.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:23

16. ahhxd717 (Posts: 302; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


I was thinking of giving the launcher a try, but not if there are ads. Why the hell would someone want ads on their phone constantly?

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:02

18. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


If I wanna see commercials I'll watch tv.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 09:05

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 9313; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


One more reason I wouldn't want it.

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