Editor’s Pick One-in-three of America’s doctors are on Doximity, and that reach is only getting bigger. Now this “Facebook-for-doctors” has released an API and announced more than 50 developer partners.
After last night’s Facebook Connect glitch, web publishers should think twice about their websites’ reliance on Facebook’s log-in system.
PopCap Games has angered virtual bakers on Facebook by deciding to shut the doors to its Baking Life app on Jan 31. Despite many users having spent real money buying virtual ‘Zip Cash’ to use in the game, PopCap says any remaining currency is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Guest Post Patrick Salyer is CEO of Gigya, which makes sites social through plugins like Social Login, Comments, Activity Feeds, Social Analytics and Game Mechanics. You can follow him on Twitter @patricksalyer.
An increasing number of sites are letting visitors log in through their existing social network identities. One company helping enable that trend, Janrain, announced a $15.5 million funding round led by Emergence Capital Partners, to keep ease of registration alive.
When streaming video site Hulu announced it was adding a new, first-of-its-kind feature (one that will become a staple going forward), it was not talking about giving its users the ability to access random strangers’ accounts instead of their own.
LOLapps got knocked for a loop last month when Facebook abruptly shut down all of the company’s apps, which collectively draw more than 100 million monthly active users. So perhaps its no surprise to see today that the company is moving beyond Facebook.
After a beta test which lasted since May, Skype today has officially released the next version of its Windows client, Skype 5.0, which brings with it group video conferencing and Facebook integration.
Facebook and Skype are teaming up for extensive integration of the social network in the next version of Skype’s software, sources tell AllThingsDigital.
Before making the big announcements today at f8, Facebook’s developer conference in San Francisco, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shared some numbers on how massive the site and related services have become. Oddly, the big number, 400 million users worldwide, was the same milestone the company mentioned crossing back in February.
Last March, Facebook released Facebook Connect for iPhone, which allowed iPhone application developers to integrate Facebook’s social features into their mobile applications. Today, at Nokia World in Stuttgart, Germany, the company announced a version for other smartphones.
One of the most explosive successes over the past year has been Apple’s iPhone. Now, with tens of thousands of developers building applications to run on the iPhone, these developers are looking for the next step: a nice way to make money from all the users they’re getting through the iPhone.