Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discussed topics including the social network’s focus on mobile, brain drain at the company, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. What will he do for an encore?
2012 was a big year for games on Facebook, as hits such as Angry Birds, SongPop, and Dragon City were played by millions of users all over the world. Rebel Entertainment (makers of Dungeon Rampage) put together an infographic showing how social games left their mark last year.
One of the biggest social commerce trends on Facebook — especially leading up to the holidays — is gifting, including through the use of gift cards. Mobile application Gyft takes those plastic gift cards and allows users to scan them and send them to Facebook friends through their smartphones.
Last month at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said one of the biggest mistakes the company made was relying too much on HTML5. Apparently, the technology still hasn’t made many fans within the social network. At an Apps World panel in London, Facebook Developer Advocate Simon Cross said that HTML5 is great on desktop but has some work to do on mobile platforms.
Say you’re planning to go to a concert in another part of the state. Odds are, several other people are, too. That’s how Tickengo was started, and it has become quite a popular service, using Facebook as a verification mechanism.
Since Facebook went public earlier this year, it’s been a rough time for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s bank account. As his net worth has declined, Zuckerberg has fallen from 14th to 36th on Forbes‘ list of the wealthiest Americans. But don’t shed too many tears: He’s still worth $9.4 billion.
During a panel at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference this morning, which sounded like a solid pitch for Zynga, CEO Mark Pincus announced that they company had a whopping 33 million players yesterday. With 1200 employees and over 200 million monthly players, the company has become one of the most dominant forces in Silicon Valley. Despite the controversy surrounding the company’s business tactics, the company has revenue estimates