Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata.
How did Facebook tweak the infrastructure behind its Messenger applications to focus on mobile speed and performance? Software engineers Jeremy Fein and Jason Jenks detailed the process in a post on the social network’s engineering blog.
Facebook is tweaking the Your Photos sections of its flagship iOS and Android applications, implementing a collage design that highlights the photos that have received the most likes, as well as adding an Uploads tab that displays all of a user’s photos in one place, TechCrunch reported.
The first-ever Internet.org Summit kicked off in New Delhi, India, Thursday, and highlights included a talk by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as the introduction of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at recognizing efforts toward connecting people in India who currently lack Internet access.
While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head in the next few weeks, according to The New York Times’ Bits blog.
Facebook extended availability of its Facebook Audience Network mobile advertising network, which it announced at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and the social network also announced that link ads are now supported.
If you want to know about the technology behind Facebook advertising, you go to Boz, otherwise known as director of ads engineering Andrew Bosworth, who oversees ads, pages, tools, infrastructure, delivery, optimization, data partnerships, insights and analytics for the social network. Bosworth sat down for a question-and-answer session for the Facebook for Business page, and highlights follow.