Social relationship platform provider Spredfast and social experience creator Mass Relevance announced Wednesday that the two companies have merged, and that the combined entity will operate under the Spredfast name.
This week brought news that social gaming company DianDian Interactive, otherwise known as FunPlus, raised $74 million in a series-B round. It’s the largest funding round for a social gaming company in nearly a decade.
Facebook announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that an average of 375 million people play Facebook-connected games each month, and that the social network’s Web and mobile applications send a daily average of 735 million referrals to games.
The last time Facebook held its F8 global developer conference, in September 2011, huge announcements were made, such as the introductions of Timeline, the ticker, and Open Graph applications. F8 will return April 30, in San Francisco, but don’t expect the fireworks of the previous event, as the one-day confab will be developer-focused, according to the social network.
Detroit has the highest percentage of single people among U.S. cities, while single people are most likely to find relationships in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the ratio favors males seeking opposite-sex relationships in Memphis, Tenn., while females find the most favorable numbers in San Francisco, according to some Valentine’s Day facts and figures released by the Facebook Data Science Team and the social network’s consumer communications department.
Interns rated Facebook as the best company to intern with, according to the latest report from social jobs and career community Glassdoor, which added that the social network debuted on its list at No. 1, dethroning two-time leader Google.
Sheryl Sandberg, David Ebersman: No Ads In Facebook Paper In Near Future, No Large Increase In Mobile News Feed Ads
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman used the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco Tuesday night as an opportunity to quell users’ fears about oversaturation of advertising on the social network, saying that Facebook’s recently introduced Paper iOS application will not feature any ads in the near future, and that there will not be a large increase in ads on the mobile News Feed in 2014.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman will participate in a question-and-answer session at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference next week.