Facebook’s HipHop Virtual Machine continues to help software and platforms outside of the social network drastically increase their speeds, as WP Engine, a software-as-a-service content-management platform for websites and applications built on WordPress, became the latest company to tout the virtues of HHVM.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven Levy of Wired about Internet.org, the initiative aimed at “connecting the next 5 billion people” who are currently without Internet access.
“What is this hoo-ha about my Facebook posts?” That was the very George Takei-like answer from George Takei to the mini-controversy over reports earlier this week that TV writer Rick Polito was behind some of the posts on the former “Star Trek” star’s ultra-popular Facebook page.
When Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss dropped their lawsuit against Facebook in 2011, it was evident that the landmark case had far-reaching implications. Who knew that it would be felt all the way on planet Krypton? Using the Winkelvoss twins’ case vs. Facebook, Warner Bros. successfully retained the copyright for comic book superhero Superman.
Facebook Director of Engineering Mike Vernal, who oversees the social network’s open graph platform, spoke with Ryan Tate of Wired about his goals for open graph, mobile usage of Facebook, and its app center.
So you want the quality of DJ-spun music mixes, but you’re stuck in the office? That’s where Mixcloud comes in. The application, which was highlighted Monday in the Facebook developers blog, has been rapidly growing in popularity since it was launched at last year’s f8 conference.