Facebook announced the dates of its next F8 developer event, which appears to be regularly held on an annual basis once again. If you’ll recall, years ago, Facebook held F8 nearly each year, but then the conference disappeared for a while. 2016’s event will make it the third year in a row.
After a false start or two, it’s finally beginning to seem like the economy is recovering, and app makers aren’t getting left behind. Seesmic, which deals in social applications, announced this morning that it’s raised $4 million in a new round of funding. The money comes from Salesforce.com and a company managed by Softbank Holdings,… Continue reading Seesmic Raises $4 Million
Earlier this month Ignite Social Media’s fearless leader Jim Tobin put together a post of the Top 50 Branded Facebook Fan Pages for October 2010 that listed Facebook, YouTube and Starbucks as the top three most popular corporate destinations for users. After spending some time looking through the list of Facebook’s heaviest hitters I couldn’t… Continue reading How To Create A Successful Social Design
Developers who worry that they’ll be affected by the recent Facebook User ID uproar – or who just want to make sure they’ll never run afoul of the giant social network – would do well to learn how the company’s reacted. Facebook outlined its response in a blog post late Friday. Mike Vernal, an engineer… Continue reading Facebook Discusses User ID Use, Misuse
Developers who want to tinker around with the “open” alternative to Facebook can now do so. Yesterday, the Diaspora team released the project’s source code so that other people can comment and provide their expertise. Let’s first cover some general information. Diaspora was created in response to Facebook’s privacy problems, and is supposed to provide… Continue reading Diaspora Source Code Released
The Walt Disney Company has announced it has agreed to acquire online social game developer Playdom. Under the deal, Playdom shareholders will receive a total of $563.2 million, and a performance-linked earn-out of up to $200 million. Playdom’s titles include Social City, Sorority Life, Market Street and Bolo, the company estimates it attracts 42 million… Continue reading Disney Buys Game Dev Playdom
Viximo has launched a social game platform to expand social gaming beyond a single social network. The Viximo platform allows game developers to integrate their social games to the company’s social networking partners, though a single point of integration. Viximo’s developer partnerships already include IGG, Playtaki, Frosmo, Synapse Games and Mob Science. “Social game developers… Continue reading Viximo Launches Social Game Platform
MySpace has announced its Developer Services program, aimed at providing developers with discounts and promotions on services that “make it easier to get started building” on the MySpace platform. Currently, companies offering unique services for developers include Joyent, PlaySpan, ClickandBuy, Scoreloop, Microsoft BizSpark, and Social Gold. These services include things like free hosting and computer… Continue reading MySpace Announces Developer Services Program