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Facebook Hackathon Success: New Video Comments Feature

June 10, 2016 Staff Writer

You can now add video to Facebook comments or a video can simply be the comment. This feature is now available to Facebook users worldwide. According to Facebook, “You can upload them as replies to posts by people and pages, as well as within groups and events. It’s supported on […]

New Features Encourage Added Spending Of Facebook Credits

February 4, 2011 Doug Caverly

Developers who make Facebook apps may soon start seeing users spend significantly more money.  Late yesterday, two new Facebook Credits features were introduced, and they’re designed to make small transactions painless and to get users’ friends to follow through on purchases of all sizes. With regards to that first feature, […]

Game Developers To Use Facebook Credits

January 24, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Facebook said today starting July 1st all of its social game developers will have to process payments via Facebook Credits. The Facebook Developer Blog offers more details. “Over the next five months, we will work closely with developers to onboard those who are not yet using Facebook Credits, collect feedback […]

Sophos Warns Facebook Users About Third Party Apps

January 17, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Facebook is now allowing third party application developers to access users’home addresses and their mobile phone number. “Now, shady app developers will find it easier than ever before to gather even more personal information from users, Said Graham Cluey,on the Sophos blog “You can imagine, for instance, that bad guys […]

Facebook Launches New Registration Tool

December 17, 2010 Doug Caverly

Website developers who want to forge a connection with Facebook now have a simpler way of doing so.  Yesterday, the social network unveiled a new registration tool that is meant to act as an alternative to Facebook Login/Facebook Connect. Paul Tarjan, a Facebook engineer, explained on the official Developer Blog […]

Facebook's VP Of Engineering Discusses Operations

November 22, 2010 Doug Caverly

To some developers, at least, Facebook has quite a draw – the pull a championship sports team might have to an athlete, perhaps.  So some developers may be interested to learn what Mike Schroepfer, the vice president of engineering, had to say about the company in a recent interview. One […]

Facebook Downloaded 100 Million Times Via GetJar

November 22, 2010 Mike Sachoff

GetJar said today that the Facebook mobile app has been downloaded by more than 100 million people, making Facebook the most downloaded app on a single app store. Using GetJar’s App It link, users are able to download the app which gives them a shortcut to access Facebook’s mobile wbesite […]

Facebook Discusses User ID Use, Misuse

November 1, 2010 Doug Caverly

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 […]