Instagram is rolling out Photos for You, a new feature enabling iOS and Android users to add Facebook-style tags to images.
Rovio Entertainment is rolling out Angry Birds Friends , a new version of the blockbuster physics game franchise integrated with Facebook to support new social interactions.
Facebook announced revenue of $1.46 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 38 percent year-over year, meeting analyst expectations. Of that, revenue from advertising was $1.25 billion. The company said that 30 percent of its advertising revenue now comes from mobile, up from 23 percent in the previous quarter.
Path is once again the subject of privacy concerns after users said the social networking application texted and called their contacts without permission.
Microsoft is asking Windows Phone users to test drive a new beta version of its official Facebook application.
A few weeks ago, I went to an invitation-only event featuring a visit from Vadim Larusik, who manages a program at Facebook to help journalists make better use of its social media platform. He spent the better part of an hour talking about how news sites could use a "like" button, how TV news reporters could upload raw footage to their Facebook account and use their status updates as a sort of online town hall with their audience.
Facebook announced its Home software for Android phones on April 4. Home became available for free through the Google Play store in the U.S. from April 12, and would come to other countries shortly after. The software comes pre-installed on the HTC First handset and will initially be available for download on the following Android smartphones: HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Facebook has acquired software development platform Parse, signaling the social networking giant's entry into a new business category: Premium application development tools and services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but multiple reports indicate the cash-and-stock agreement is valued at about $85 million
Google has revised its Android developer terms and conditions to close a loophole that allowed Facebook to upgrade its social networking app without leveraging the Google Play storefront's update mechanisms.