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Facebook Releases Diversity Figures: They Look A Lot Like Google?s And Yahoo?s - Salon.com

Facebook appeals to gamers with new iPad layout - CSMonitor.com

Globally, leadership is 77 percent male, and 23 percent female. Facebooks leadership in the U.S. is also mostly white 74 percent. Leadership at the company is 19 percent Asian, 4 percent Hispanic, 2 percent black and 1 percent two or more races. The non-tech workforce is 53 percent male, 47 percent female, 63 percent white, 24 percent Asian, 6 percent Hispanic, 4 percent two or more races, 2 percent black and 1 percent other. As these numbers show, we have more work to do a lot more, Williams wrote. Yep, thats for sure. Williams also stated that the company was working toward building a more diverse workforce. These efforts include partnering with organizations like the Anita Borg Institute, Girls Who Code, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Yes We Code. Releasing the figures and working with these groups are both important strides to becoming a more inclusive diverse workforce.

Original Article here: http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/

facebook.com screengrab View Caption Laugh at the banalities of Farmville, Candy Crush, and Mafia Wars all you want; gaming on Facebook remains one of the service's most popular and profitable features. Facebook recently said more than 250 million users play games on Facebook.com each month and more than 70 percent of Facebook users on the iPad have played a game in the last 90 days. That has translated to major money; $2 billion was paid out to Facebook game developers in 2012, and that's after Facebook took its cut. With that in mind, the social network is releasing a new version of its iPad app that focuses on a better gaming experience and easier accessibility to the app. "We know people love to play games on tablets, and millions of people who use Facebook play games," says Dan Morris, head of North American games partnerships for Facebook to Polygon . "So we've made it even easier for people using Facebook to find and interact with content they love on the iPad. Recommended: How 17 famous tech companies got their names Heres what the change will look like: iPad users who log onto Facebook will see a section called My Games on the right side of the newsfeed, below trending topics. Below My Games will be a section called Popular Games, which will measure what games the general Facebook community and a user's friends are playing most often and will suggest the user give those a try. Photos of the Day Photos of the day 06/24 In a blog post announcing the update , Victor Medeiros, software engineer at Facebook, says over time Facebook will also include ads where game developers can engage players. The move is likely to entice more game developers with a more game-specific app design. Targeted ads have been a hot topic on Facebook recently, as the social network recently rolled out more ad controls for users.

Original Article here: http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2014/0616/Facebook-appeals-to-gamers-with-new-iPad-layout

The Most Popular Current-Gen Game Console, According To Facebook

is the Xbox One. The folks at the Movoto Real Estate Blog counted up the Facebook "likes" received by each of the three current-gen consoles PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U sorted them by state, and put it all together into this handy color-coded map of the United States. The Xbox One secures the most electoral votes, coming out on top in 22 states, compared to the PlayStation 4's 19. Nine states were tied between the two. The Wii U didn't win a single one, racking up less than half the likes of its two competitors in each of the fifty states. What does it all mean? In the grand scheme of things, not much. Perhaps the Xbox One's heavy focus on being an all-in-one entertainment solution perked the ears of more Facebook-savvy consumers. Or Wii U players are too busy socializing on the system itself to toss Nintendo a virtual thumbs-up. It's just a fun little exercise, resulting in a green, blue and beige map.

Original Article here: http://kotaku.com/the-most-popular-current-gen-game-console-according-to-1594287941

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