OpenTable has released a Facebook application to help friends connect around food. My question: won’t Facebook Graph support this kind of thing natively?
And here I thought Google was supposed to be the geeky company.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
If Facebook is about what you did yesterday and Twitter is about what you’re doing right now, UpTo is about what you’re planning to do tomorrow — and sharing with those you actually know.
It’s really, really hard to sell to Joe Blow.
Guest Post If you are a struggling artist or developer working on the next great mobile app, you need a strategy for drawing in users. Keep in mind that buying traffic to convert to users doesn’t always add up. Developing for the mobile platform is vastly different from e-commerce, where the potential average revenue per user (ARPU) is considerably smaller, and in many cases non-existent. At the same time, there’s a limited amount of advertising inventory, and discoverability remains poor…
Guest Post Facebook faces some real challenges when it comes to keeping up its growth pace, as I covered yesterday. But I’m still bullish on the company, and here’s why.
What happens when more than 800 million people across the world join the same social network and start friending each other? People become more connected. “Sure,” you say with a long eye roll, “that’s the de facto mantra of every social network.” But Facebook has actually proved it.
7 Degrees, which develops a business-partner recommendation service called PeopleMaps, announced today that it has raised $6.8 million in its second round of funding from Rho Ventures, vSpring Capital and Parkview Ventures.
Facebook’s recent announcement of its Open Graph (an effort to map the Web’s content in social terms) and the manner in which it impacts privacy have been the subject of pointed debate for the past few weeks. While these developments will certainly raise questions among Facebook users, they’re also cause for concern for the other major stakeholders in this graph of the Web: content publishers.