Facebook’s acquisition appetite was fed by gobbling up another management and development team, as Jeremy Barton and Rob Boyle, co-founders of universal reputation system Legit, have joined the social network.
Former Facebook Director of Engineering Mike Curtis booked a reservation through Airbnb to become the accommodations booking service’s new vice president of engineering.
Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with its open graph platform. The people we follow in these networks are not necessarily our friends, but people whose content interests us. At the end of the day, all of these communities are peer-to-peer. Facebook can reimagine two big peer-to-peer markets with real identity, discovery, and imitation enabled by open graph at the center.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom were among those who took home hardware at TechCrunch’s Sixth Annual Crunchies Awards Wednesday night in San Francisco.
What’s the biggest resolution everyone makes on Jan. 1? Lose weight and be healthier. There are several Facebook applications that can help with this goal and other popular New Year’s resolutions, such as traveling, finding a new job, and reading more.
Facebook finished second to Google, at least on the annual 40 Under 40 list from Fortune, as Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg came in at No. 2, trailing only Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page.
Facebook launched a new plugin Thursday that allows users of applications to manage their default privacy settings, as well as the settings for individual posts, directly via the apps, without having to return to the Facebook environment.
UPDATE: Facebook told us in an email that it is allowing advertisers to pay for more exposure of its open graph action stories such as listen, read, and watch by converting them into a new form of sponsored story social ads, which will be clearly labeled as such.
The holiday season is a vital time of year for the travel industry; here’s how three leaders in this space are using Facebook Connect to help drive their businesses.