Facebook Roundup: New Offices, Pages, Domain Names, China, Pixazza, Underage Users, Breakup Notifier and More
New Facebook Offices to Open in Israel, Amsterdam – Facebook opened an office in Amsterdam this week and reportedly plans to open one in Hertzilya, Israel that could grow to about 30 employees by the end of the year.
Facebook Pursues 21 Domain Names – Facebook is fighting to own 21 domain names that include the word “Facebook,” such as FacebookSafety.com, TechCrunch reports.
Facebook Traffic Rerouted Through Chinese ISP – What is being called an “innocent” routing error resulted in Facebook data being sent through the state-owned China Telecom Tuesday, reported The Register.
Search Box Appears in Screenshots of Web Search Box – It appeared that Facebook was testing a second box at the top of its site specifically for web search, but Facebook later said that it was not a real test. [Image Via AllFacebook]
Elliot Schrage of Facebook Joins Pixazza Board – Facebook’s head of global communications, marketing and public policy Elliot Schrage has joined the board of photo tagging service Pixazza as a strategic advisor and observer.
20K Underage Users Removed from Facebook Daily – Facebook Chief Privacy Adviser Mozelle Thompson recently revealed that the company has mechanisms to detect those who lie about their age and removes about 20,000 of them daily.
Crowdflower Raises $7M - Crowdflower is an on-demand labor provider that takes tasks from companies with labor needs to crowdsource markets. TechCrunch reported this week that the startup raised $7 million in a round led by Harmony Partners that included Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing the company’s total funding to $12 million.
Facebook Cofounds Open Networking Foundation - In a Facebook Engineering Note, the company announced it would be co-founding the Open Networking Foundation, a non-profit which works on Software-Defined Networking.
The Saga of Breakup Notifier - Dan Loewenherz, the creator of the Facebook app Breakup Notifier, wrote a long post outlining the idea, implementation, creation, launch, problems, and re-launch of his popular app.
Suggest Page Feature Comes Back for Some - Facebook has brought back the Suggest Page feature for some Page administrators, but with a different look. Users do not have access to the tool. [Image Via AllFacebook]
Parature Updates For Spring – Parature has updated its cloud-based customer engagement software, releasing Parature Spring ’11. According to a press release, customers may now automatically receive auto-suggested answers while submitting tickets, a Support tab is now customizable for Pages, users may mange multiple Facebook Pages with one dashboard and analytics were also updated.
The Onion Spoofs Facebook, CIA – The Onion, a humor magazine and web site, spoofed Facebook and the CIA in a video that, among other things, notes that Facebook is the CIA’s “dream come true,” and comments on that fact that information available publicly on Facebook is better than information the CIA has been trying to gather for years on its own. The video also called CEO Mark Zuckerberg a CIA agent codenamed “The Overlord.”