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What rocked and what failed at Mark Zuckerberg's F8 keynote speech

By Joe Kukura on Mar 25, 2015

Audiences are not told to "Please turn off your mobile devices" when Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to give a presentation. Zuckerberg was onstage for a keynote address to kick off the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco Wednesday morning, introducing a number of new Facebook features, platforms and advertising products geared almost entirely toward use on mobile devices. That image above, for instance, is not a some Photoshop prank I have played on Mr. Zuckerberg. It's an actual new feature Zuckerberg showed in his keynote that allows animated GIFs to be sent on Facebook's mobile Messenger platform. This and other new Facebook features will be hot topics of debate at a May 21 ad:tech SF conference session entitled "Facebook Rocks, Facebook Sucks: Debating

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