Facebook has announced partnerships with a host of news publishers that will now allow their content to be viewed within the social networking site. It’s a bold move for the news industry, but Facebook will certainly benefit by keeping users even more within its walls.
Facebook has partnered with Spotify and more than a dozen other music startups to bring music sharing to its site. Facebook users can now share which songs they’re playing and offer their contacts a chance to join in on the fun in real time.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings talked up the company’s new Facebook app at f8 today. The feature could help boost viewership on its streaming subscription service, but won’t be available in the U.S. at launch due to a decades-old law banning the sharing of video rental information.
Facebook announced on Thursday a dramatic new user interface for profiles called “Timeline.” In a keynote speech at the company’s f8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described Timeline as “a great way to discover all the things people have done their whole life.”
Facebook us about to unveil some major updates that will include a tighter integration with music services like Spotify and Turntable.fm. The company will unveil these new features at its f8 developer conference in San Francisco this Thrsday. Here’s how to tune in live online.
Facebook’s big f8 conference is now less than two days away, and it’s shaping up to be one of the hottest tickets in tech. Facebook has some splashy launches lined up to keep the crowd at the one-day conference happy — here’s what to expect.
Derrick Harris reports that life is getting easier for Facebook developers, with a new arrangement seeing Heroku offered as a simple means of hosting and delivering new applications to users of the social network. Heroku, which was acquired by Salesforce last December, offers a Platform as a Service (PaaS) product that supports developers writing in languages such as Ruby and Java. Under the agreement with Facebook, developers will be able to host new applications with Heroku, and deploy them in Facebook with a click. With competition hotting up in the PaaS sector, high profile relationships such as this one should do Heroku a lot of good.
Facebook and Heroku have completed an integration that gives Facebook developers direct access to Heroku’s cloud Platform-as-a-Service offering for hosting their applications. It’s likely just a first step for Heroku when it comes to integrating with popular specialized development platforms.
About two months ago, we exclusively reported that Facebook would launch its music platform at its annual f8 conference. CNBC now reports that it will happen at the much-delayed annual developer hoopla, which is now scheduled to be held Sept. 22 in San Francisco.
Facebook has begun sending out invites for its annual f8 event set for September 22 in San Francisco. Despite its tagline as a developer conference, f8 2011 is not likely to be a snoozy hacker meetup — some splashy announcements are said to be in the works.