Facebook prides itself on being the social network. One of the main ways the site has facilitated connections is through games. Facebook discussed with select members of the press Thursday what makes them successful and how this platform will evolve in the future, using examples such as SongPop and Words with Friends to show how games transcend pixels.
Facebook was hit with another patent-infringement suit, this time from Eolas Technologies, which licensed four interactive technology patents from the Regents of the University of California, and the university.
A Platform for Good, a new online resource from the Family Online Safety Institute aimed at parents, teachers, and teens, launched Wednesday after being initially announced in February, and FOSI member Facebook plugged the launch in a note on the Facebook Safety page.
Facebook announced Monday that its app center portal for discovery of applications is now available to 100 percent of its users in the U.S., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the U.K.
Facebook made a move to silence critics who complained about the lack of women on its board of directors by adding a familiar name to the group: Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Disney’s Marvel Studios continued its use of Facebook to promote upcoming feature film The Avengers, exclusively premiering the next television ad for the movie within Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Disney is gearing up for Earth Day with its upcoming launch of Facebook game Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers, which it described as an “ecologically minded social game.”
Disney’s Marvel Studios found an inventive way to use Facebook to back upcoming motion picture The Avengers: Early screenings will be offered in the cities where the most likes are generated.