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Mobile Minutes: Facebook Lite expands; Smartphone upgrade changes; Google’s app usage; Facebook news feed changes

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July 1, 2015

lite 185Facebook Lite expands to India, Philippines
Facebook users in India and the Philippines with slow or spotty network connections can now tap into the Lite version of the social network’s Android app.
Read more on CNET

Samsung doesn’t like it when you pay full price and keep the phone longer
It’s payback time for handset makers that long profited from Americans’ tendency to upgrade their mobile phones early and often.
Read more on Bloomberg

Google mobile apps grab almost as much user time as Facebook’s apps
Conventional wisdom says rising smartphone use is a problem for Google, because users spend more time in apps, and less time browsing the Web. A study released Monday by Forrester Research FORR -3.03 percent suggests Google may be doing better than thought.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

Facebook shakes up news feed in push to show more relevant videos
One way to keep videos you don’t want to see out of your Facebook news feed: don’t turn up the volume.
Read more on Forbes

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