Zynga announced 10 new products today, with various ways to access the company’s games besides Facebook.
Facebook announced the much-anticipated video chat, along with chatting in groups, both through integration with Skype. Beta versions are available on the site already, so if you’ve had a chance to try them out, please share your opinions in the comments section.
This morning Facebook officially announced Facebook Live, a new service that provides deeper insight into what’s taking place behind the company. While Facebook has already used the service for a number of things, including the recent Facebook technology talk, the service is being announced today by America Ferrera, the actress in the new movie “The Dry Land”. The service is simply a way for users of Facebook to interact with Facebook employees and guests in real-time.
This afternoon Facebook is hosting a privacy call to update a few press members about the company’s latest changes. With a lot of confusion about what exactly is taking place, the company wants to make some clarifications as the changes will have a significant impact on the user experience. We’ll begin updating this post as the call begins.
A few days ago we mentioned some of the ways in which third party sites and services were tapping into Facebook Connect for interactive ways in which to experience today’s inauguration of President-elect Barak Obama. But there are a number of applications on Facebook’s platform that are doing the same.
This morning we hear of Watch Together’s special version of its Facebook app, called Obama Together, enabling Facebook users to host their own inauguration party online. Users can host a live video chat with their Facebook friends, while watching the live stream Ustream coverage of today’s inauguration.