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Facebook finds a way into China

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Facebook has been banned from China for years, but a new app is showing up in the country that appears to be a sneaky way into the market.

Facebook discreetly launches Chinese photo app

Facebook’s interest in mainland China has prompted it to create a photo-sharing application that has been released discreetly, without the social network’s brand being attached.

Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons

The Verge

In May, Facebook quietly launched a photo-sharing app called Colorful Balloons in China, where the social networking site is banned, according to a report in The New York Times.

Facebook Covertly Launches Mobile App in China

Facebook launched a photo-sharing app called Colorful Balloons in China under the name of a different company, in a shift from the company’s public campaign to woo Beijing officials who have blocked the social network.

Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

ABC News / Technology

The photo-sharing app in China does not carry the company's name

Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

www.ctvnews.ca

Facebook anonymously launched a new photo-sharing app in China in a new effort to make inroads in the world's most populous country.

Facebook secretly launched a mobile app in China

Engadget

Facebook has largely been shut out of China since 2009, but that isn't stopping it from getting involved in the country... albeit in very roundabout ways. The New York Times has learned that Facebook released a photo sharing app in China,…

China's mobile app economy may surpass US, Japan

www.china.org.cn

China's booming mobile app market will continue to expand with rising smart device penetration and mobilization of more traditional businesses, according to a leading industry observer.

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Facebook finds way into China

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Facebook has been banned from China for years, but a new app is showing up in the country that appears to be a sneaky way into the market.

Aug 13

Facebook discreetly launches Chinese photo app

Facebook’s interest in mainland China has prompted it to create a photo-sharing application that has been released discreetly, without the social network’s brand being attached.

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Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons

The Verge open event

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