Facebook announced an overhaul of the design for its News Feed last week, but why did the social network choose to go in certain directions with its primary destination? News Feed Product Manager Greg Marra spoke with Jennifer Van Grove of CNET and shed some light on the topic.
What difficulties did Engineering Manager for Paper Scott Goodson and his team encounter while developing the social network’s recently introduced iPhone application, and how did they overcome those difficulties? Goodson offered a behind-the-scenes peek in a post on the Facebook Engineering blog.
Everyone is on Facebook, truly. Kids complain about their grandparents commenting on their statuses. Colleagues rave about its potential for social business. Sure, your four-year-old nephew hasn’t signed up (yet), but his mother has certainly chronicled his existence from the first ultrasound, and thanks to Timeline, you know all about coworkers’ weekend activities, friends’ anniversaries, and parents’ favorite articles, in addition to the goings on of all of your favorite businesses and brands.
While talks regarding Facebook’s potential acquisition of Waze may be off, that doesn’t’ mean the social network and the Israel-based satellite-navigation startup aren’t working together. Waze Thursday introduced Waze 3.7, which integrates Facebook events into the application’s navigation lists.
Facebook is no longer in talks to acquire Israel-based satellite-navigation startup Waze, according to a report in AllThingsD, and Waze’s desire to keep its team intact in Israel and not shutter its development center there represented a major obstacle.
Another billion-dollar deal may be on tap for Facebook, as Calcalist, a daily newspaper in Israel, reported that the social network is in talks to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze for $800 million to $1 billion.
Waze, a GPS navigation application that updates with user-submitted traffic information, has grown quite well since adding Facebook integration. The social network put Waze in the developer blog spotlight Thursday, highlighting the app’s use of Facebook login to drive traffic.
Readers tell us they see Facebook’s top navigation bar locked to the top of their browser windows, even as they scroll down the page.