Yahoo is continuing its move away from allowing users of its services to log in with Facebook and Google, announcing in an email to users of its Flickr photo-sharing service that Facebook and Google user IDs will no longer be accepted after June 30, The Next Web reported.
As soon as the ink dried on Facebook’s acquisition of messaging application WhatsApp, industry leaders questioned whether the social network overpaid with its $19 billion buy. So why did Facebook do it? WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton discussed how the company can help Facebook in the future at an event in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday night, hosted by Stanford University-spawned startup incubator StartX.
Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode has a new chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, naming former EAT Club CTO and VP of Engineering Mike Deerkoski to the posts.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 Who Has Your Back? report, detailing Internet companies’ efforts to protect their users from government requests, and Facebook was one of a handful of companies to receive stars in all six criteria.
Two weeks ago, Facebook announced App Links, a proposed standard for routing traffic between mobile applications. If the app developer community adopts the App Links standard, there will finally be a cross-platform standard for linking between apps. It will also help drive significant new revenue for Facebook’s ad products.
Customer profile-management provider Janrain offered its take on social login trends for the first quarter of 2014, which differed markedly from the conclusions provided by consumer-management-suite provider Gigya earlier this week on the same topic.
When it came to social logins in the first quarter of 2014, Facebook stood strong, regaining share in several industries and regions, while Google Plus held steady or registered gains, and Yahoo continued to plummet, according to the latest report from consumer-management-suite provider Gigya.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and five other technology executives met with President Barack Obama at the White House last Friday to discuss the National Security Agency and government surveillance, but the meeting apparently did not adequately address Zuckerberg’s concerns, based on a statement released by the social network.
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.
Facebook and Google users will soon no longer be able to use credentials from those sites to log in to Yahoo services such as fantasy sports and photo-sharing network Flickr, instead being required to register for Yahoo IDs, Reuters reported.