Faster, leaner, smaller — no, it’s not an advertisement for a gym, but rather, a description of the changes Facebook has made to its flagship Android application with an eye toward making it more accessible worldwide, including in areas that are still reliant on older networks and devices.
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.
Facebook came in at No. 9 on the 2013 list of the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers from social jobs and career community Glassdoor, after placing second on Glassdoor’s 2012 list, which included only tech companies.
Former Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg, who headed the social network’s Seattle office, left the company last October, saying that he planned to launch a travel startup. That travel startup is Vamo, which raised $1.6 million in capital, according to TechCrunch.
Facebook will set up a temporary office in Vancouver, British Columbia, where it will conduct “boot camps” to train recent software engineering graduates for full-time positions with the social network, according to a report in The Vancouver Sun.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
National Public Radio has been wondering: What makes a story tick on Facebook? The company examined its geotargeted stories throughout July, August, and September, and found that nine types of stories in particular tended to do rather well on Facebook: place explainers, crowd pleasures, curiosity stimulators, news explainers, major breaking news, feel-good smilers, topical buzzers, provocative controversies, and awe-inspiring visuals.