Thinking outside of the box worked for Box, as Joseph Marrama, a software engineer at the file-sharing and cloud content-management service, described in a blog post how Facebook’s HipHop Virtual Machine open-source PHP runtime allowed it to boost the speed of its applications.
The Facebook file-publishing-application sector just welcomed another member in the form of Hike Social Apps’ new Dropify offering, which integrated with Facebook’s open graph to allow for more robust sharing capabilities.
Fewer than one-half of Facebook’s 900 million-plus monthly average users take advantage of its groups functionality, and many say it is the most underused feature. But this may soon change, and we may see a spike in groups users.
Pipe, a startup set to launch in beta Monday, will allow users to transfer files of up to one gigabyte in size via Facebook, using Adobe’s Real-Time Media Protocol Flow communication protocol.
The leading vendor of file compression software, Corel, has come out with a Facebook version of WinZip, called ZipShare.
Since Facebook’s pushing 600 million members, your friends are likelier to be on this site than other places they could be sharing media files.