Facebook aims to make 4 billion more friends through new mobile technology partnerships

NEW YORK - 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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