Facebook says it sent more than 160 million users in April 2012 to mobile apps, who were in turn responsible for more than 1.1 billion visits to mobile apps in the same time frame.
Emil Protalinski covers Facebook from all angles, closely watching it grow from its $50 billion valuation in 2010 to its internally stated goal of becoming the first trillion dollar company.
Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.
McAfee helps Facebook in four ways: scanning and cleaning up malware, scanning and cleaning up adware, offering its security software for six months free, and scanning links on the social network.
Facebook has been granted yet another patent related to the News Feed: "Communicating a newsfeed of media content based on a member's interactions in a social network environment."
Instagram has surpassed 50 million users just weeks after passing the 30 million and 40 million marks. Put another way, Facebook will soon own a service that is growing adding 5 million users weekly.
Scammers are once again trying to trick Facebook users into installing a rogue Facebook app that simply spams their friends. Always remember to only install Facebook apps that you trust.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his girlfriend Priscilla Chan inspired him to create the organ donation tool. The story of Apple co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs further helped.
Facebook has added a new organ donor feature to its service. The company is hoping it will inspire its users to become organ donors. Unfortunately the option is only available in the U.S. and the U.K.
Facebook may start its initial public offering (IPO) roadshow as soon as next week. The company is widely expected to go public this month, although some have suggested there could be a delay.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has joined Viddy. This is interesting for two reasons: Viddy is growing very quickly, in part thanks to Facebook, and it's also been compared to Instagram.
Facebook has added API support to its new Offers feature, which allows businesses to push coupons to your News Feed. Offers is still in beta but Facebook says it will be pushing it out globally soon.
Between Facebook and Twitter, Instagram reportedly preferred being acquired by the former. When it came to increasing its valuation though, Instagram used Twitter to make Facebook pay more.
First Yahoo sued Facebook over 10 patents. Then Facebook countersued Yahoo with 10 more of its own patents. Now Yahoo has added two more patents to the onslaught, bringing the total to 22.
Glenn Steven Mangham has written a lengthy blog post, and even posted a YouTube video, explaining why he hacked into Facebook and stole the service's source code.
Facebook has launched a new feature called Support Dashboard, which lets users track the content and issues they Report to the social networking giant. It is currently in an initial test phase.
The Marine Corps has decided to dismiss Gary Stein, a marine who criticized U.S. President Obama on Facebook. Stein and his lawyers plan to fight back, but they don't have high hopes.