Game developer Zynga and Facebook, once virtually intertwined, continue to drift further apart from each other, as Zynga announced in a post on its blog that while login with Facebook will still be an option for game players, it will no longer be a requirement starting next week.
Facebook is at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, both personally and through the myriad smartphones on scene. Everywhere, people are liking, commenting, and sharing. The social network recommended to AllFacebook some applications that festival-goers can use to enhance their experiences, while others are using the event to gain traction.
The cutbacks continue at struggling game developer Zynga, as Chief Operations Officer David Ko announced in a post on the company’s blog that it will close its studio in Baltimore and consolidate its offices in Texas and New York.
Despite initiatives by Facebook aimed at stamping out fake profiles and pages, the process has been slow, and the issues still remain. Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson spoke with Business Insider about what the social network is doing about the problem.
With more than 1 million people in Texas currently in prison, on parole, or on probation, and some 40,000 employees working in prisons in the state, the law of averages dictates that some prison employees, guards, and parole officers were bound to be Facebook friends with convicts, so it is no longer a cause for termination in the state.
Missouri Republican voters cast ballots Tuesday in a tightly contested three-way Senate primary race, and one candidate was not only leading in the polls ahead of the vote, but seemingly running away with the race on Facebook. However, despite losing his primary race to Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) Tuesday night, there are lessons that candidates can learn from businessman John Brunner’s Facebook strategy.
Facebook found itself on the receiving end of yet another privacy lawsuit, but this time there are 17 other defendants, and it’s a class action involving mobile applications.
Supporters of Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry (R) have a new Facebook app to let their friends know all about their feelings for the 2012 presidential contender.
Homicide detectives do not know why Rebekah Sanders killed her two children, but her Facebook page offers plenty of clues.
Houston bank robbers boasted about their $62,000 take on Facebook.