Facebook aims to get more people online

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 04:45 hrs

Facebook wants to get more of the world's 7 billion people online through a partnership with Samsung, Nokia and other large mobile technology companies.

Facebook Inc. announced a partnership called Internet.org on Wednesday. The company says its goal is to "make Internet access available to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected." That's roughly 4 billion people.

The group's plans include developing cheaper smartphones and using mobile data more efficiently, for example by creating compression tools



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