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    Facebook Releases Camera App

    An advertisement for San Jose International Airport suggests to users to "like" the airport's Facebook page, at the airport in San Jose California, May 15, 2012.  Studies have found that users spend far more time with the mobile version of Facebook?s network than they do on the browser version, but raising advertising revenues from the mobile platform has proven more difficult than for the desktop version.   Facebook, the world's most popular internet social network, expects to raise USD 12.1 billion in what will be Silicon Valley's largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) later this week.   AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Facebook announced a new app for the iPhone and the iPod Touch called Facebook Camera. The app, which will include photo-editing tools and 15 different types of filters, is intended to make it easier to share photos on Facebook. “We can basically show you more photos on the app, so we can make a more immersive experience around your photos. On the side of publishing these photos, Facebook Camera lets you upload much higher resolution photos—up to 2,048 by 2,048 pixels wide,” a product manager said. The news was surprising to some, since Facebook recently acquired Instagram, the popular social photo app, which has 40 million users.

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