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Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money
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Facebook is launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments, while getting rid of Facebook Credits. According to Facebook’s Credits page (pictured above), only 852 people liked Credits anyway. “With subscriptions, you can establish a recurring revenue stream …

Facebook App Economy [Infographic] Facebook App Economy [Infographic]

Yes, Facebook may be a great place to socialize and reconnect with old friends, but they’ve also sent over 160 million users to mobile apps in the month of February alone. In May, those numbers began to increase as they …

Facebook Brings Gaming To The News Feed
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Facebook just announced that it’s launching the ability for people to play games directly in the news feed. “With feed gaming, you can include a short sample of your game in the stories people share from your game that friends …

Facebook Camera App Launches For iOS Facebook Camera App Launches For iOS

Facebook has announced that its new Camera app will be launching later today. The app is a social photo-sharing app similar to Instagram. Facebook Product Manager Dirk Stoop outlined briefly what functionality the app will have. When users first download …

Facebook IPO: Which Apps Are On Top? Facebook IPO: Which Apps Are On Top?

Hey, did you hear? Facebook launched its IPO today. It’s pretty big news. What’s that? You’re too busy playing Facebook games to care? You should care because the IPO will most assuredly have an effect on the Facebook app ecosystem …

Facebook Introduces App Ratings And Negative Feedback Facebook Introduces App Ratings And Negative Feedback

As Facebook ramps up to launch the App Center, the company is preparing new ways for developers to monitor their app’s performance. One of the big points with the App Center is that apps that are well-liked move towards the …

Words With Friends Loses 2 Million Players
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AppData, the company that monitors mobile apps for trends and provides metrics, is showing a huge decline in the number of people playing Words With Friends, the popular Scrabble-like board game app. Though the app started the month of April …

Angry Birds Now Embedable Through Facebook
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Angry Birds aficionados can now challenge their friends anywhere on the web by embedding a level from the Angry Birds Facebook app. Pocket-lint writer Stuart Miles spotted this feature today, which allows a player to embed a single level on …

18 New Facebook Timeline Apps Launched at The Next Web Conference 18 New Facebook Timeline Apps Launched at The Next Web Conference

Christian Hernandez, Facebook’s director of platform partnerships for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, today highlighted some of the startups that have just launched apps for Facebook Timeline. The start-ups launched their products today at The Next Web conference currently …

Facebook App Privacy Risk Assessed by New PrivacyChoice Tool Facebook App Privacy Risk Assessed by New PrivacyChoice Tool

For anybody curious about what private information of yours is bleeding out through the apps you use and enjoy on Facebook, PrivacyChoice has updated their browser extension to include privacy feedback about those apps. The extension, Privacyscore, in case you …

Facebook And Instagram Represent An Important Shift In Social Marketing Strategy Facebook And Instagram Represent An Important Shift In Social Marketing Strategy
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“It seems that Facebook acquired Instagram for two reasons,” Roger Katz, CEO of Friend2Friend, tells WebProNews. Friend2Friend does some of Universal Pictures’ social media campaigns. “The first is clearly a mobile play: Apple and Google are the players who control …

Facebook Open Graph Apps: A Bunch Of New Ones Facebook Open Graph Apps: A Bunch Of New Ones

Facebook announced a new round of Open Graph apps that will help users populate their timelines by sharing the content they’re consuming. The new round includes apps from Buzzfeed, CBS Local (LA and NY), CMT, The Daily Show, GetGlue, Huffington …

Facebook Enables Apps To Post Historical Actions To Users’ Timelines Facebook Enables Apps To Post Historical Actions To Users’ Timelines
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Facebook announced that Open Graph apps can now enable the posting of historical actions to users’ timelines. In Facebook’s latest Operation Developer Love post on the company’s developer blog, Justin Moore writes, “Apps can post historical actions to help people …

Facebook Timeline Movie Maker Lets You Create A Video Of Your Life Facebook Timeline Movie Maker Lets You Create A Video Of Your Life
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Update: Facebook has a new personalized video maker tool out, which lets you reflect on your time on Facebook. Facebook is rolling out its timeline to the masses, whether they like it or not, and the company partnered with marketing …

PayPal Send Money: A New Facebook App PayPal Send Money: A New Facebook App
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PayPal has a new Facebook app, which lets you send money to your friends with or without a greeting card. The app is simply called PayPal Send Money, and it’s in beta. The description on the app page says: Send …

f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph f8: Facebook Unveils Next Version of Open Graph

The next version of open graph will be a “completely new class of apps,” says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “[We're] going to make it so you can connect to anything you want in any way you want,” he says. Basically …

Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook Facebook Ban Bot Like Google Panda Update for Facebook
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It seems as if Facebook has developed something of a shoot first ask questions later kind of mentality. You may recall last week when Roger Ebert’s Facebook page was removed after complaints about him (following controversial comments made about the …

100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec 100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec
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Security firm Symantec released a report indicating that there are about 100,000 Facebook apps that accidentally enable the leakage of Facebook user info to third-parties like advertisers and analytics platforms. The firm has confirmed the issue with Facebook, which it …

Random Video Chat Comes to Facebook, Courtesy of Rounds
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Last summer, Rounds (formerly 6rounds.com) launched an interactive video chat platform for Facebook.

Facebook Gives Businesses More Security for Their Apps

Earlier this week, Facebook launched some new security features for user accounts. Now, they’ve followed that up with new security feature for applications. 

"As companies building on Platform grow, they develop the need to give people different levels of access, depending on individuals’ roles," says Facebook engineer Harshdeep Singh.

Social Video Chat Service vChatter Gets New Funding
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Social video chat service vChatter has secured a new $350,000 round of funding, which the company will use to ramp up their development team for faster velocity on the rollout of new features, a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. This brings the company’s total funding up to $600,000 after raising an initial seed round of $250K in the summer of 2010.