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Zuckerberg: ‘Something awesome’ in the works for Facebook

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Zuckerberg: ‘Something awesome’ in the works for Facebook

Jorge Hernandez July 1, 2011

Just days after Google launched its answer to Facebook, it seems the popular social networking site decided to up the ante. The Seattle Times reports that founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that he was planning "something awesome" next week and that reporters should keep their eyes peeled.

Zuckerberg did not offer up much more info aside from saying that the new addition was developed by employees at the company's office in Seattle, the only other operating hub outside of Facebook's main headquarters in Palo Alto, California. There's a lot of speculation as to what the new advancement in the website could be, but some analysts believe that it may have something to do with mobile technology since that's what the Seattle office is primarily used for.

"Now we're starting to get to the scale where we're attracting a lot of really good people and we're starting to lead a bunch of projects from out here," Zuckerberg told reporters at the surprise meeting. "Most notably there's a lot of mobile development."

Specifically, individuals think that the announcement could be a long-awaited mobile photo sharing app for the iPhone, which has yet to be released. However, others have guessed that the announcement could have something to do with an iPad app, which has not been released yet as well.

Although the number of users in the United States and Canada dipped slightly in May, Facebook is still going strong in other parts of the world. In fact, some estimates say that it has surpassed the 700 million user mark worldwide.