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Believe it or not, Facebook is much more than a social network. It's an advertising company, a search company, a discovery company, and increasingly, an engineering company. It's quickly becoming obvious that one of Facebook's biggest strengths is its engineering muscle, and Facebook Home is proof of that. That's a huge, huge effort to fork Android, and while it was no doubt expensive to devote resources to doing it, it could grow the Facebook network tremendously in due time. And now, Facebook's making another investment in engineering by acquiring Parse. The goal here is to make it even easier to build mobile apps with Facebook Platform. Parse is a cloud-based platform that "provides scalable... Read more...