Facebook has announced that members of FbStart, a program devoted to helping early-stage startups, have received more than $250 million in benefits…
Our liveblog from Facebook’s F8 developers conference, Wednesday in San Francisco.
With Facebook’s developer conference, F8, just around the corner, here are some things that you should expect.
This month, Facebook will announce a mobile ad network that delivers advertisements directly to third-party mobile apps.
Though billed as Facebook’s developer conference, f8 is not your run-of-the-mill hacker meetup, especially not in 2011. Prior to the event, the…
Facebook wants to make it easy for users to share which movies or TV shows they’re watching online. But a little-known law from the ’80s could hold back those ambitions, at least for users who want to seamlessly share what they’re watching on Netflix.
The Washington Post’s new Social Reader is an attempt to bring the news to the people, according to CEO Don Graham. The company is taking the bold step of diffusing its own brand in order to reach a wider audience with its content.
It’s not that Facebook’s F8 conference lacked for news: the company overhauled a key aspect of the Facebook experience in changing the profi…
Facebook is putting its already immense infrastructure through an unprecedented stress test, says the social network’s vice president of engineering. That’s because the new Timeline feature takes multiple data inputs — from status updates to your songs on Spotify — and turns them into a daily journal.
Timeline is more than a design change: It’s a bigger push by Facebook to mine the opportunity in the past. Timeline means there can be a point to all of this sharing: a lasting repository that helps paint a picture of your life.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social-reading apps the network launched with The Washington Post and other outlets would change the “way the news industry works,” but it feels more like those outlets have signed over a big part of their destiny to an AOL-style portal.
Updated: Check out our coverage of Facebook’s conference for developers, via the links below. Also, Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote presentation c…
Facebook has announced partnerships with a host of news publishers that will now allow their content to be viewed within the social networking site. It’s a bold move for the news industry, but Facebook will certainly benefit by keeping users even more within its walls.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings talked up the company’s new Facebook app at f8 today. The feature could help boost viewership on its streaming subscription service, but won’t be available in the U.S. at launch due to a decades-old law banning the sharing of video rental information.
Facebook announced on Thursday a dramatic new user interface for profiles called “Timeline.” In a keynote speech at the company’s f8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described Timeline as “a great way to discover all the things people have done their whole life.”
About two months ago, we exclusively reported that Facebook would launch its music platform at its annual f8 conference. CNBC now reports that it will happen at the much-delayed annual developer hoopla, which is now scheduled to be held Sept. 22 in San Francisco.
At Facebook F8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will do a billion likes across the web by end of the day. To some it would be an infrastructure nightmare, but not so for Facebook, which is prepared well with its own data centers.
Facebook announced a series of features at its f8 conference that will allow it to track a user’s behavior and activity as they interact with various websites. Some see this as a good thing, but others are concerned about giving a single company that much power.
Facebook, with its open graph announcements at the f8 conference today, is digging itself deep into the infrastructure of the web. The implications are thrilling, but also scary — what if Facebook goes down?
Facebook, as expected, launched its master plan to make the rest of the web social at its f8 conference in San Francisco today. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and director of product Bret Taylor laid out three major initiatives to that effect.
Facebook today is rolling out the first set of launches around its f8 developer conference this week. The site is making user profiles more dynamic, by transforming static interests (like cooking or hiking, or a certain band) into “community pages.”
Twitter and Facebook will hold their developer conferences this Wednesday (April 13) and next Wednesday (April 21) in San Francisco. It’s a juxtaposition that begs for comparison, so here you have it.
Though Facebook has never been that strong on the video front, online media companies are well represented in a small group of…