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Facebook finally updates iPhone app

Released 08-24-12, BARBARA ORTUTAY

What's the worst insult you can throw at a fast-moving company like Facebook? Call its iPhone app slow and poky.

On Thursday, Facebook Inc. addressed users who had gripes with its app for iPhones and iPads with the launch of a faster version. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company said it rebuilt the application from scratch to make it speedier and less clunky.

In a recent demonstration at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, the new iPhone app opened about twice as fast as the older version. Photos and comments also load faster. Users can now "like" comments on photos, which wasn't possible with the previous mobile app.

Mick Johnson, mobile product manager at Facebook, said programmers removed some lesser-used features, such as a way to view the app horizontally, to help speed it up.

The mobile arena presents Facebook with its biggest challenge -and its biggest opportunity. That's where its user base is growing the most. At the end of June, Facebook had 543 million users who accessed it with a phone or tablet computer, up 67 percent from 325 million a year earlier. Its overall user base grew 29 percent over the same time period, to 955 million.

But while Facebook ads are well-established on its website, the company only recently started experimenting with mobile advertisements. That's been a concern for investors, who've sent Facebook's stock down by nearly half since the company's initial public offering three months ago.

The iPad version of the new app now features Timeline, the latest version of the profile page that Facebook is rolling out to all of its users.

The app is available for free from Apple's App Store.

Still absent from Facebook's app is any integration of Instagram. That's because Facebook hasn't closed the acquisition of the photo-sharing app. Though it got a step closer Wednesday, when the Federal Trade Commission said it has closed its investigation into Facebook's planned acquisition.


Success stories aren’t born, they are made.

Released 08-22-12

Scott Lemons is a Myrtle Beach success story. He was adopted at a young age and grew up in Waynesboro, Virginia. His parents were educators and Lemons quickly learned the value of a dollar. He became interested in real estate when he saw how successful his father’s investments were. Over time he began investing his own money and quickly learned that he had a knack for the business.

Scott Lemons moved to Myrtle Beach and quickly found a family in the congregation at Beach Church. In less than two years he became a top-selling realtor in the Grand Strand Area, and became very successful for someone who was just barely out of high school

After many years in the real estate business, Scott Lemons has participated in hundreds of successful real estate and investment transactions that have helped people all over the world. It was through these ventures that Lemons began seeing the world different. He feels strongly that he should be helping people with investing in their lives. He says, “I have seen a need in the market for someone to help those that are struggling with how to invest, what to invest in, how to manage their assets, what to do when they are involved in litigation with little or no funds to pursue their case, how to re-modify their home, deed-in-lieu, special workouts and other options that I have had to use or learned about during my career.”

It because of this passion he began working with Fortis Consulting Group. Scott Lemons states, “I have overcome tremendous obstacles and have come out the other side with a knowledge that most people only read about in books. Going through that has resulted in a company that can help others, Fortis Consulting Group.” Fortis Consulting Group consists of attorneys, counselors and administrative staff working together to help people who need money because they have been injured in automobile accidents, complex commercial litigation and many cases through someone else’s negligence or need to hire an attorney. Lemons believes the little guy can win, because it wasn’t so long ago that he was the little guy.