With 2012 drawing to a close, which Facebook applications were the most important ones of the year? The list can be debated nonstop, and online presentation tool PowToon contributed its answer by using its technology to create the video below.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
After capturing the attention of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, SongPop from FreshPlanet also captured the top spot on Facebook’s list of the 25 top-rated social games of 2012.
As investors question whether or not Facebook can make money off the millions who access the social network via mobile devices, the company’s stock has plummeted. At Friday’s TechCrunch Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, Calif., Facebook executives explained how the site has taken an all-hands-on-deck approach to creating a richer experience on smartphones. They also detailed why a Facebook phone isn’t in the works.
Facebook’s claim that a security hole in its mobile applications for Apple’s iOS for the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android, only affected devices that had been jailbroken was proven to be false, leaving open the potential for theft of identity and other data from users’ profiles.
Zynga’s acquisition of Draw Something maker Omgpop cost $180 million that will come from the secondary stock offering.