Some Facebook (FB +1.3%) news: 1) Facebook is partnering with 18+ carriers in 14 countries to...

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Some Facebook (FB +1.3%) news: 1) Facebook is partnering with 18+ carriers in 14 countries to offer "free or discounted data access" to Facebook Messenger. A lot of the carriers are in emerging markets, which is where most of Facebook's user growth (much of it mobile-driven) is now coming from. The announcement comes shortly after Facebook updated its iOS apps to support free calls in North America. 2) Facebook is stepping up its ad-targeting efforts by partnering with data-collecting firms to match loyalty program data to Facebook profiles.