Some intriguing tidbits and facts about Facebook from within.
Facebook through the lens of some business management concepts.
With Google+ Google decided to compete with Facebook. Facebook blocked Google Adsense to be used by developers, these indicate a possible competitor to Google adsense from Facebook.
MSFT buys Skype. MSFT integrates Facebook chat in WP7. Facebook brings Skype to chat. This could be video calling in Mango and even Windows 8.
Google+ is Google’s attempt at social but it is not a social network like Facebook. I’ve tried to figure out 4 fundamental differences on what the two products try to do.
Microsoft with their Skype purchase in addition to the integration of Facebook and Windows Live Messaging integration will let them play ball on the negotiations table with the carriers.
Facebook can come out with a competitor to Groupon if not be able to buy it. Groupon’s expansion plans will challenge any competition from Facebook.
Microsoft Office has created a Facebook app for users to submit their names to create a custom dictionary for office 2010.
Foursquare is using Bing Maps for their Facebook integration whereas are making use of Google Maps on their website.
A user generated Pivot for Microsoft Live Labs’ project – Pivot (browser) The Pivot displays Facebook friends and categorizes them based on profile information.