Facebook opens up Internet.org to allow developers to integrate services

Facebook has today revealed details of the next step in its Internet.org plans – providing extensibility by opening the platform to third-parties. Announced today in a blog post, the launch of Internet.org as a platform for developers will help the organization be more “transparent and inclusive,” it said. Underpinning the services Internet.org provides users in developing nations are deals with mobile operators – it’s these that allow people to get access to basic websites and services for no cost up-front. However, a number of companies have expressed concern (and withdrawn from the program) over the potential for imbalance and whether it…

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