Social network Path became the latest application to lose access to Facebook’s find friends application-programming interface, prohibiting Path users from accessing their Facebook friends lists and sending them invites or follow suggestions.
Facebook’s latest acqu-hire is one that may prove popular with application developers, as David Weekly and Nathan Schmidt, two of the three co-founders of startup Gaston Labs, parent of photo-newsletter creator Ohana, will start working at the social network Monday.
Facebook once again demonstrated that it does not believe imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, blocking access to its find friends functionality from recently launched free messaging application MessageMe.
Facebook recently pushed out a minor update to its Android native application, allowing users to change their cover images from their phones or tablets. The social network also fixed issues regarding the “find friends” prompt and image loading.
Give to Facebook, or Facebook will not give to you. That was the message the social network sent by pulling access to its find friends data from voice-messaging startup Voxer, calling the application a competing social network.