Face­book launches app

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

FACE­BOOK anony­mously launched a new pho­to­shar­ing app in China to make in­roads into the world’s most pop­u­lous coun­try. China’s rul­ing Com­mu­nist Party con­trols in­ter­net traf­fic across the coun­try’s borders and tries to keep the pub­lic from see­ing thou­sands of web­sites, in­clud­ing Face­book. The app, called Colour­ful Bal­loons, was launched in China ear­lier this year and does not carry Face­book’s name. Face­book con­firmed on Sat­ur­day that it launched the app. The so­cial me­dia com­pany’s con­nec­tion to the app was via a sep­a­rate lo­cal com­pany called Youge In­ter­net Tech­nol­ogy.

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