Facebook aims to get more people online

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 5:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — 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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