Latest rumor in valley is that Facebook is looking at acquiring/building a web browser
Why would that make any sense?
- Amazon is already doing it with their browser – They compress pics/text/etc, and do a whole other stuff to ensure that performance is as responsive as possible. A byproduct of this on Kindle Fire is that they know your browsing patterns and understand their customers better. Facebook needs this!!!!
- Turns out, Facebook has lots of data but has not done well wish ad placements. Who would have thought that when people spend time on Facebook , placing ads next to those conversation doesn’t work :).
- Opera has this data – and Facebook needs it to improve the performance of their ads.