Facebook Roundup: DC Hires, Fellowship Expansion, Patents, Beluga, and More
Facebook Hires 3 DC Staffers – Facebook announced a employing of Director of Privacy Erin Egan and Director of Public Policy Louisa Terrell, and Manager of Public Policy Chris Herndon.
Facebook Fellowship Prog Expands - Facebook Engineer Sanjeev Kumar wrote a note this week explaining that the 2012-2013 Facebook Fellowship concentration is now accessible and a association has doubled a array of slots to 10. Of seductiveness was that he remarkable that a association is “increasing concentration in ‘systems’ areas (Compilers, Databases, Distributed Computing, Fault Tolerance, and Networking)” since this is a instruction in that a association might grow.
Patent Lawyer Targets Facebook – Prominent obvious profession John Desmarais recently filed a fit opposite Facebook that alleges a association infringes on a array of patents for “publishing voice and fax messages on a Internet.” This is a same profession who, in 2007, won $1.5 billion in a outcome opposite Microsoft.
Messaging Service Beluga to Close Down - Beluga, that was acquired by Facebook in March, is set to shutter starting Nov 11 and all messages will be deleted Dec 15.
23% of Companies Offer Facebook Support – Research association MarketTools published a investigate recently anticipating that 23% of companies yield patron use around Facebook and usually 12% around Twitter.
App Provides COPD Test - The COPD Alliance published an app on a Page in a name of COPD Awareness Month in November. It is a illness that’s a fourth heading means of genocide in a U.S., and a app tests users for their susceptability to a disease.
Zooppa Releases Crowdsource App – Zooppa announced a Facebook chronicle of a crowdsourcing promotion service, permitting brands to post artistic briefs, concede members to fire commercials for them and afterwards accept submissions around Facebook.
Messages Could Contain Malicious Attachements – Security researcher Nathan Powell blogged about a specific approach Facebook Messages can be used to broadcast antagonistic executable files, yet Facebook routinely doesn’t concede .exe files to be trustworthy to Messages. Facebook’s Security Manager Ryan McGeehan downplayed a threat, observant that this kind of conflict would need “an additional covering of amicable engineering.”
BrightEdge Releases S3 – BrightEdge, a amicable government height announced a new formation of a height this week, BrightEdge S3. One new underline of seductiveness is a amicable site audit, that promises a parsimonious web formation with Facebook, specific to Open Graph compliance.