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.
Posterous launched as a simplified blogging process for users that want to stream a wide array of media to the web. Simplicity is key to its design as well as its submission process, lowering the barriers to entry by enabling users to update their Posterous blog by emailing text or media to the Posterous service.
The blogging platform is extending this simplistic view of sharing content by integrating with Facebook Connect. You can now update your Facebook wall by emailing content to Posterous. You can also post Facebook photos directly from Posterous, which will appear on both your Posterous blog as well as your Facebook Photo Galleries. Posting more than 5 photos will create a separate album with the email subject being the album title. Video support for a similar feature is currently being developed by Posterous.
NutshellMail is one of those services that might be hard to wrap your head around, either because it’s concept seems unfeasible or just otherwise too good to be true. So what’s it do?
NutshellMail lets you sneak around your company’s firewalls in order to receive your emails. It does so by “forwarding” your emails to you from its centralized system, giving you access to your blocked emails from a service that’s accepted by your company. Assuming the security risks are the only reason why your boss won’t let you check your email at work, NutshellMail is a viable option for many working in corporate America.