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Does Home Make Facebook Stock a Buy?

By Tim Beyers - Apr 24, 2013 at 7:00PM

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A Computerworld survey shows two-thirds of tech managers don't like the idea.

If knowledge is power, the war for data is the biggest power grab in the history of the world. Facebook (FB 1.39%) is doing everything it can to win. But even that may not be enough.

According to trade magazine Computerworld, which conducted a quick poll after its release, tech managers aren't impressed with Facebook's Home app layer. Roughly two-thirds said they don't want Facebook "or anyone else" taking over the smartphone interface.

And that's important, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. If serious business users who gravitate to the likes of BlackBerry's (BB 1.02%) handsets eschew Home, then there's little chance of the social network seriously disrupting Google's (GOOGL 2.37%) mobile strategy.

What do you think of Facebook Home? Please watch the video below to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know whether you're using the app, and if so, what benefits you're getting.

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