Social gifting company and CleverCards creator Cleverbug celebrated its first birthday in style by announcing the closing of a $6 million funding round, led by Delta Partners, which brought total equity investment in the company to $8 million.
The proof is in the Paper: Merely hours after Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the social network’s focus on building separate mobile applications beyond its flagship apps during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday, Facebook officially announced the rollout of Paper, which has been rumored since earlier this month.
Facebook announced the release of App Insights 2.0 beta, which all developers can opt into starting Thursday, and the social network said the most prominent improvements in this “major update” are an improved dashboard for managing applications, more actionable data on app performance, and improved reliability and warnings in the event of outages.
Will Facebook users start seeing ads from Facebook while they’re using other applications? The social network announced in a post on its Facebook for Business page that it is running a “small test” of Facebook ads in mobile apps, with “a small number of advertisers and publishers,” billing it as an effort to enable developers to monetize their apps and to expand reach for advertisers.
Facebook page administrators with iOS devices can use the social network’s Pages Manager application to perform some of their duties, but what about monitoring and managing ad campaigns? That’s where Kuhcoon Ads comes in.
When Facebook rewrote its mobile applications and converted them from custom Web stacks to native development stacks, it lost the ability to perform A/B testing, or to simultaneously test multiple versions of its apps. The social network described how it regained the ability to A/B test in a post on its engineering blog.
If you’ve only just recovered from the Bitstrips epidemic, you might want to sit down, and not at your computer: The next big (albeit slightly less annoying) Facebook craze is coming. It’s called Flipagram, and it’s the latest chart-topper in the App Store.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” — Warren Buffett. They used to say, “There is no such thing as bad publicity,” but that was before Facebook.
On this last day of 2013, AllFacebook compiled a list of our 10 top posts for the year in terms of page views, and the list turned out to be quite diverse.