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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook to 'launch something awesome' next week

June 30, 2011 | 11:38 am


Facebook is preparing to launch a major new feature next week.

Andrew Bosworth, Facebook director of engineering, told The Times this week: "We are working on a number of exciting things that we have not yet announced, but stay tuned for next week."

Then on Wednesday, Chief Executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters during a visit to the company's Seattle office that Facebook planned to "launch something awesome" next week.

The project was developed at the 40-person office that is Facebook's only major engineering hub outside of its Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters, Zuckerberg said. In the past, the Seattle office has played a key role in Facebook's mobile efforts.

Speculation has centered on a Facebook app for Apple's iPad and a photo-sharing app for the iPhone.

More on Zuckerberg's Seattle remarks here and here.


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Photo: Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the eG8 forum in Paris on May 25, 2011. Credit: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters