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Facebook asks employees to ditch iPhones, switch to Android

  • Facebook, in a
    curious directive, has asked a large number of its employees to shun their
    iPhones and switch to Android devices, under strict instructions from Chief
    Product Officer Chris Cox.
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    • Facebook, in a
      curious directive, has asked a large number of its employees to shun their
      iPhones and switch to Android devices, under strict instructions from Chief
      Product Officer Chris Cox.
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    • “I am mandating
      a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when
      left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone,” Cox was
      reported as telling mediapersons by
      Wired.com.
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    • According to Cox, this
      is a practical decision, as a big chunk of Facebook’s expanding user base in
      emerging markets access the social network on Android devices, and not iPhones.
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    • As Facebook seeks to
      reach more people around the world, Cox said he wanted his team to switch to
      the world’s most popular mobile platform “so that they can be reporting
      bugs and living in the same experience that most Facebook users experience
      today”.
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    • The directive shows
      just how much attention Facebook is paying to the emerging markets, crucial as
      they are for the social networking giant’s further expansion, with focus on people
      who are just coming online, or are yet to come online.

     

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