Social relationship platform provider Spredfast and social experience creator Mass Relevance announced Wednesday that the two companies have merged, and that the combined entity will operate under the Spredfast name.
The last time Facebook held its F8 global developer conference, in September 2011, huge announcements were made, such as the introductions of Timeline, the ticker, and Open Graph applications. F8 will return April 30, in San Francisco, but don’t expect the fireworks of the previous event, as the one-day confab will be developer-focused, according to the social network.
Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform are set to invade Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest, complete with the Parse + Facebook ice cream truck, and the social network published a schedule of Facebook and Parse SXSW events and talks in a post on its developer blog.
Director Nicholas Stoller and stars Zac Efron and Seth Rogan of upcoming Universal Studios comedy Neighbors will take part in a Facebook Live event during the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, March 8, Mashable reported.
Facebook usually fares well when social jobs and career community Glassdoor compiles its lists of the best places to work, based on anonymous employee feedback, but when Glassdoor’s third annual Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance report was released Friday morning, the social network was nowhere to be found. Why? Mostly due to the long hours put in by employees.
Virginia Beach, Va., is the most fit U.S. city on Facebook, the social network concluded by examining fitness-related mentions, check-ins, and use of fitness applications in cities with at least 200,000 users over a three-month period.
The ax has begun to fall at troubled game developer Zynga again, as the company confirmed that it will lay off 18 percent of its workforce, lowering its pretax annualized cash expenses by $70 million to $80 million, and AllThingsD reported that Zynga is shuttering its offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
Game developer Zynga and Facebook, once virtually intertwined, continue to drift further apart from each other, as Zynga announced in a post on its blog that while login with Facebook will still be an option for game players, it will no longer be a requirement starting next week.
Facebook and its photo-sharing network, Instagram, were all over the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Stephan Alber, a social engineer for young-adult-focused marketing agency Noise, put together an infographic looking at the festival through Instagram’s lens.