Facebook may play fast and loose with most of your personal information, but at least it has never had a major password breach — like Yahoo or Formspring. That got a writer for The Verge wondering: Is Facebook actually safer when it comes to the security of your password?
Want to see what television shows your friends are into right now? Yap.TV just made that a little bit easier with Facebook integration, TechCrunch reported. Now when users log into Yap.TV using Facebook Connect, the app imports their favorite shows, as well as those of their friends.
If you’ve ever been surfing Facebook and got the feeling that somebody’s watching you, you might be right. The Evidon Global Tracker Report, a semiannual analysis of the ad tracking agency, listed Facebook among the top companies tracking users.
Shoppers who use Facebook Connect along with ecommerce sites are nine times more likely to engage with those sites’ social features and share content with friends, according to a new study from social application provider Sociable Labs.
Yahoo debuted an iPad app called IntoNow, which uses Facebook Connect to help create a social TV-viewing experience.
The latest tech company to integrate Facebook into an online television guide is TV Genius, as the London-based outfit announced the integration of Facebook Connect with its content discovery platform.
During an interview at Le Web, the internet conference in Paris, Facebook’s Developer Network Director, Ethan Beard, told the group more than 250 million people are using Facebook Connect every month.
With over 400 million active users, Facebook has become a prime spot for brands to advertise and promote themselves. Over 1.4 million local businesses have a presence on Facebook, reaching out to consumers through pages, events and applications. Diesel Spain is taking social marketing to the next level, taking Facebook off the Web and putting it in their dressing rooms.
Nintendo has announced that it will integrate its DSi system with Facebook photos, at the E# Expo in Los Angeles today. The announcement comes a day after Microsoft Xbox Live announced its own integration with Facebook Connect, enabling the ability to share gaming updates through your Facebook news feed.
For Nintendo, photo integration means that photos taken with the system’s built in camera and interactive lenses will load directly to Facebook. The integration leverages Facebook Connect, and will be launched later on this summer with the Nintendo DSi system update.
Days after announcing compatibility with Apple’s platform, Facebook’s Connect platform is surely expecting to see a number of applications taking advantage of the new cross-platform opportunities. fbFund winner Kontagent is one of those companies. The social analytics platform is launching its private beta program which looks at metrics pertaining to iPhone and Facebook Connect applications.