People can organize music by genre, artist, title, album date, and just about any other metric you could think of. But what about mood? Facebook application Songza produces playlists based on what types of music the user wants to hear for specific situations. For instance, if a person likes to hear hard rock and is getting ready for a half-marathon, Songza would provide a rockin’ workout playlist. The app was featured Thursday in Facebook’s Developer Spotlight.
Game developer King.com announced its newest Facebook game, Pet Rescue Saga, last night at a launch party. King.com also previewed a mobile version of one of their most popular games, Candy Crush Saga. The company had a very important fan in attendance — Sean Ryan, Facebook’s director of games partnerships, who said King.com is making all the right moves.
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack Obama‘s team used the social network this weekend, launching an interesting way to drive traffic to the Obama 2012 application, while giving users a tangible reward. When users connect with Obama via Facebook, they can get a free car magnet.
Remember trending articles? They’re back, and bigger than ever. Facebook has been testing ways to give trending articles more prominence on news feeds and the latest incarnation is to have two trending articles stacked on top of each other. Previously, users would scroll sideways through trending articles.
When FreshPlanet Co-Founder and CEO Mathieu Nouzareth and the rest of the development team started working on SongPop, they just wanted to create a game that would tap into the potential of mobile and social media. The game — which quizzes users on their ability to recognize a song as quickly as possible — has earned praise from Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and was recently featured on the Facebook developer blog.
Glassdoor is a great way to get the inside scoop on a company before you send in a job application. Job seekers can compare salaries and read anonymous reviews from employees to get a better sense of what it’s really like to work at a certain place. But now that Glassdoor has integrated with Facebook, users can see which friends are on Glassdoor, taking away the sense of anonymity.
Song Pop, the Facebook-based game where users can put their music knowledge to the test, gained a very important fan. Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted Thursday that he loves playing the game — a post that was shared by nearly 2,000 people in three hours.
As previously rumored, Facebook announced Monday morning that it has acquired Face.com, an Israeli-based facial recognition site. TechCrunch reports that the social network will likely use Face.com’s software to bolster mobile photo tagging.
The numbers don’t lie: Women are liking Pinterest on Facebook…. A lot. In fact, more than 97 percent of Pinterest’s Facebook fans are women.