Facebook in Talks With Apple to Bring Facebook Home to the iPhone
Facebook is in talks with Apple about bringing a version of its new 'Facebook Home' software to the iPhone, reports Bloomberg.
After debuting the software, called Home, for Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system earlier this month, the operator of the world’s biggest social-networking service is speaking to Apple and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) about expanding to other platforms, Adam Mosseri, director of product at Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, said in an interview on Bloomberg West. The talks are ongoing and nothing has been finalized.
“We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation,” Mosseri said. For Facebook Home to make it onto the iPhone it may have to be tailored to Apple's operating system, he noted. “It may or may not be Home,” he said. “We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook is integrated into iOS and says, “We have an active dialogue to do more with them.”
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