As a result of the official closing of Facebook’s acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, the first clear picture of WhatsApp’s financial results emerged in the form of a Form 8-K/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by its new parent company Tuesday, and the picture wasn’t a pretty one when it came to net loss.
Facebook recently tweaked the categories in its app center, allowing users to more easily find games and bring more fun applications to the forefront. The site also highlighted developer Vostu and a popular game from Buffalo Studios, Bingo Blitz.
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook’s developers team took some time to reflect on some of the highlights that made the social network what it is today.
Not long after King.com’s Alex Dale weighed in on the state of Facebook games, the social network’s own director of game partnerships, Sean Ryan, sat down with VentureBeat. Ryan talked about how Facebook games are now a worldwide phenomenon and also addressed subscriptions, SongPop, trends, and 3D games.
The test of a subscription payment model for applications with developers Zynga, Kixeye, and Playdom that Facebook launched in June is over, and the social network has extended the capability to all developers.
Facebook users can currently subscribe to other users, as a way to read status updates but not enter into an invasive Facebook connection (Mark Zuckerberg has this setup). Now, Facebook is testing the subscribe feature for pages. But what would that do to likes?
Here’s how to organize your subscriptions on Facebook, and curate different views of content in your news feed.