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Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

codecademylogoProgram or Be Programmed author, CNN columnist and Frontline documentary director Douglas Rushkoff announced on his blog today that he’s taken a job with Codecademy, a company that offer free online programming courses entirely through a web-based interface. Rushkoff writes that he is joining the company as an evangelist much in the same capacity as Vint Cerf’s role at Google as a “net evangelist.” Rushkoff won’t just be evangelizing Codecademy, but the concept of “code literacy” in general.

Mobile Analytics Company Keen Announces $750k Round A

keenio_logoKeen, a mobile analytics startup co-founded by former Google Analyics employee Kyle Wild, announced a $750,000 series A investment from 500 Startups, Data Collective, SK Ventures, Cloud Power Fund and several big name individual investors, including Dropbox investor Pejman Nozad, PayPal investor Jared Kopf and TechStars managing directors Nicole Glaros and Jason Seats. You can find a full list of investors on AngelList.

Mobile Analytics Company Keen Announces $750k Round A

keenio_logoKeen, a mobile analytics startup co-founded by former Google Analyics employee Kyle Wild, announced a $750,000 series A investment from 500 Startups, Data Collective, SK Ventures, Cloud Power Fund and several big name individual investors, including Dropbox investor Pejman Nozad, PayPal investor Jared Kopf and TechStars managing directors Nicole Glaros and Jason Seats. You can find a full list of investors on AngelList.

Facebook updates developer SDK for iOS

Facebook today released a new beta version of its developer SDK for iOS that aims to make it easier and faster to develop Facebook-integrated iOS apps. The update will also help developers integrate Facebook Login for their apps when Apple’s … Continue reading

Face.com shuts down API and Klik mobile app following Facebook acquisition

Three weeks after being acquired by Facebook, Face.com announced it will shut down its facial recognition APIs and it has already removed its mobile app Klik from the App Store. The Israeli company built facial recognition software for web and … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Open Graph apps can now publish multiple photos and use third-party location data

Facebook now lets developers attach multiple photos to Open Graph actions and use their own location data for Open Graph actions and objects, according to a post on the company’s developer blog. Previously developers could only include one photo along … Continue reading

Facebook gives Like button functionality to third-party mobile and web app buttons

Facebook announced today that developers will be able to add a new Open Graph-enabled Like action to their apps so that users can easily share content back on Facebook. Mobile and web app developers can now build custom buttons that … Continue reading

Facebook to launch subscription billing for apps, transition from Credits to local currency

Facebook will soon support subscription billing for apps on its platform, according to a post on the company’s developer blog. The company will also phase out Credits in favor of a user’s local currency — dollars, pounds or yen, for … Continue reading

Developers can now find out what devices users have to better tailor app content

Developers can now determine which devices a user has and customize their app or game experience accordingly, Facebook announced today in a blog post. Using the Graph API, developers can retrieve a list of devices that a user has connected … Continue reading