Thursday, 20 December 2012
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Facebook has reclaimed the top spot of best place to work in the U.S., according to Glassdoor's Employee Choice Awards, and it's got perks even for interns.
Facebook's interns make between $5,600 and $6,300 per month -- the equivalent of $65,000 to $75,000 per year.
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Are Facebook's interns making too much money? Tech interns are among the highest paid in the U.S., but summer banking analysts rake in roughly the same amount. Large salaries are a way for companies to lure top talent from schools early on, although Facebook seems to maintain this post-internship; a software engineering job brings in $114,000 a year.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
With well over a year underway after Open Graph was first announced, Facebook released some big statistics intended to plzz developers.
Announced amid LeWeb 2012 in Paris this week, here are some of the key points:
* There are over 350 apps on FBook.com with more than 1million monthly active users each.
* Nearly 200,000 iPhone and Android apps are incorporated with FBook, including 9 of the top 10 grossing iPhone apps.
* More than 45% of the top 400 grossing iOS apps use the FBook SDK.
Justin Osofsky, FBook's director of platform partnerships and operations, asserted in a blog post on Wednesday that the World's largest social network "has become the social building block for some of the biggest cell phone and web apps across a different of categories."
Some examples mentioned in the post include Pinterest, Kobo, and TripAdvisor.
Also highlighting UK-based Shazam, Osofsky noted that the international developer community is also getting more involved with Open Graph.
Additionally (and possibly in a nod to the host city for LeWeb this month), Osofsky cited that Paris is the second top city for Timeline app development, after San Francisco, for Open Graph submissions.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Do not panic. You might have trouble finding GIFs to describe your feelings for a little bit, because there is a exploit spreading on Tumblr that is effectively Turn Off your favorite sites. And, if you so much as click on the wrong post, Turn Off your own.
The exploit, spearheaded by the anti-blogging hacker group GNAA, seems to have originated when the post above—an ideological GNAA screed—appeared on the Tumblr for the Daily Dot, an online news site. Click on the post, your own Tumblr displays it as well. Over 8,600 unique Tumblr users have reportedly been infected so far, including USA Today, the Verge, and EW.
Bottom line: do not click if you see the above, and do not tweet out links to it, or you will get/give the worm too if you are logged into Tumblr.
In the past, the GNAA has targeted such prominent sites as CNN, Wikipedia, and the Obama campaign site. The GNAA has been around since the early 2000s, and it exists basically to disrupt websites. Not much is known about the organization's internal structure, but it was once run by convicted iPad hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernherimer. At the end of October, the GNAA tricked people into thinking there was mass looting after Hurricane Sandy. Today's exploit is apparently, a campaign against bronies.