Facebook roundup: stock price slips, Chill raises $8M, new currency API and more

Facebook shares back down to $31 – Facebook stock is down 5 percent from last Friday, closing at $31.09 today. The stock slipped after a number of analysts suggested that the company might report underwhelming earnings this quarter. Six of Facebook’s 11 IPO underwriters initiated coverage with a Hold rating or the equivalent. Lead underwriter, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan all have the equivalent of a Buy recommendation. Facebook announced today that it will hold its Q2 earnings call on July 26.

Chill raises $8M – Social video site Chill, which integrates Facebook Open Graph, announced that it raised a $8-million round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and William Morris Endeavor. The app has more than 10 million monthly active Facebook-connected users, according to AppData.

Facebook creates API to show pricing in user’s local currency – Facebook launched an API on Thursday that gives developers access to a user’s preferred currency and the conversion rate to Credits. This lets developers show prices in a user’s preferred currency in their in-game stores.

Springpad now lets users import Likes – Note-taking app Springpad announced new Facebook integration features that allow users to import and organize their Facebook Likes so that they can search them. The app also layers on information from Rotten Tomatoes, Open Table, Foursquare and other services to provide more context and recommendations around a user’s existing interests.

Timeline app leads to 150 percent increase in traffic for Endomondo - Workout tracking app Endomondo, released new stats on the success of their app for Facebook Timeline. In addition to passing 10 million downloads, Endomondo announced that its users share 50,000 workouts per day on Facebook, and it has seen a 150 percent increase in traffic from Facebook since the launch of its Open Graph integration.

Ad tool shows advertisers if their images are the right size – Facebook added a widget to its self-serve ad tool this week to show advertisers what the exact dimensions should be for their ad images. The feature will show users if the image they uploaded is too large or small.


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