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Why has the Facebook app been so slow? Because the current version of the app is nothing more than a web browser inside an Objective-C shell. Stuff is being constantly pulled from the web, hence the lag time.Gizmodo’s Casey Chan • Explaining the main problem with Facebook’s iPhone app — it’s not really a native app, so it’s slow. But this is apparently changing, according to Nick Bilton of the NY Times, who says a fully-native app is coming — and it’s fast.
» New kids in the ‘Ville: Zynga, the social gaming company made ubiquitous by Facebook, wrapped up some pivotal unveilings and announcements today. Three new games are in the offering (The Ville, ChefVille, and FarmVille 2), which means you may soon have a whole new slew of spam notifications to ignore. They’re also launching a new gaming network, “Zynga With Friends,” shoring up mobile compatibility which was blamed for their flagging stock value (down roughly one-third of it’s value since the company went public late last year). Of course, news about Zynga is never just news about Zynga — when Facebook filed their legally-required list of potential company-threatening weaknesses with the SEC, in preparation for their IPO, they revealed that Zynga accounts for 12% of their revenue.