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FarFaria Brings Hundreds Of Children’s Books To Android

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Top 25 Facebook pages: April 2014 — Shakira is now Facebook’s most-liked person

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Last month, we talked about how Shakira’s Facebook fanbase was rapidly growing. Now, according to PageData, Shakira is Facebook’s most-liked person, with 87.7 million fans on the social network.

Shakira’s Facebook page has gained nearly 1 million fans in the past week and passed Rihanna as the person with the most likes on Facebook. She still trails Facebook for Every Phone and Facebook’s own page.

Shakira officially earned the honor on March 21 and shared the news with her fans in a post.

Discover which Facebook pages have the most likes by clicking below.

# Name Total Likes  Daily Growth Weekly Growth
1     Facebook for Every Phone 413,741,416 +539,003 +3,832,024
2     Facebook 144,365,483 +68,665 +445,543
3     Shakira 87,849,760 +134,672 +993,727
4     Rihanna 86,462,819 +18,811 +134,589
5     Eminem 84,660,986 +66,106 +494,914
6     Coca-Cola 80,905,045 +32,848 +311,955
7     YouTube 78,947,450 +13,527 +103,068
8     Cristiano Ronaldo 76,786,141 +52,956 +448,098
9     Michael Jackson 72,133,022 +41,962 +362,873
10     The Simpsons 71,717,070 +22,210 +155,666
11     Vin Diesel 70,830,125 +72,704 +524,041
12     Texas HoldEm Poker 70,247,014 +2,840 +22,967
13     Harry Potter 69,870,527 +50,431 +378,574
14     Katy Perry 66,214,187 +48,562 +354,613
15     Will Smith 65,036,935 +27,886 +212,233
16     Candy Crush Saga 64,945,134 +59,030 +448,161
17     Justin Bieber 64,703,278 +59,410 +395,864
18     Lady Gaga 64,109,805 +32,529 +245,644
19     Linkin Park 61,001,390 +25,348 +181,692
20     FC Barcelona 59,626,939 +111,095 +835,835
21     Beyoncé 58,610,885 +56,782 +404,915
22     Bob Marley 58,454,270 +56,291 +407,666
23     Taylor Swift 58,024,730 +89,229 +652,435
24     Selena Gomez 57,466,759 +46,421 +312,781
25     Family Guy 55,604,989 +3,285 +26,138

DataPoint: FunPlus seeks to be a major player in social games

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This week brought news that the social gaming company DianDian Interactive, otherwise known as FunPlus, raised $74 million in a Series B round. It’s the largest funding round for a social gaming company in nearly a decade.

FunPlus board member Richard Lim told The Wall Street Journal that the company did not want to do an IPO, choosing instead to remain private. The funds will be used to launch more games, and to expand its offices in Beijing, San Francisco and Vancouver. Although the company is based in China, most of its revenue comes from players in North America and Europe.

The developer’s success is in large part due to its “Family Farm” franchise. According to Mediabistro’s research tool AppData, Family Farm on Facebook has seen about 20 percent growth in both monthly active users (MAUs) and daily active users (DAUs) this year alone. Even though Zynga’s Farmville dwarfs the Family Farm games in terms of users, Farmville’s MAU and DAU have declined 66 percent and 60 percent, respectively. Farmville 2, which has more users than Farmville, has also declined this year: MAUs are down 42 percent and DAUs are down 38 percent.

The games from FunPlus are showing high engagement as well. Family Farm Seaside has a DAU/MAU engagement of over 35 percent, compared to 18 percent for Farmville, and 20 percent for Farmville 2. Family Farm, another game from FunPlus, has a DAU/MAU engagement of 19 percent this year.

Will FunPlus be able to ride its farming game wave to the top like Zynga? Having raised $87 million so far, it certainly seems possible.

For more information, visit AppData or call us at 415-230-2558.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

YC-Backed One Degree Is A “Yelp For Social Services” That Helps Low-Income Families

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When Rey Faustino migrated from the Philippines to Southern California as an eight-year-old, he saw his family hustle to make ends meets in their new homeland. “I grew up in a working-class family and I watched my family struggle for resources,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that other kids and families didn’t have to go through the same ordeal.” So while completing… Read More

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Camperoo Helps Parents Find And Book Summer Camps & Other Activities For Kids

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Parents looking to plan their children’s extracurricular activities, find summer camps or day programs are these days faced with a fairly time-consuming task, and one which involves more than a bit of internet research, and even phoning around town. That’s because there’s no centralized resource for discovery these sorts of programs. A startup called Camperoo wants to change that… Read More

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Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students

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Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of anonymity led to cyberbullying that was later cited as a contributing factor in well over half a dozen suicides. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The founders of an up-and-coming anonymous… Read More

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Sherpa’s Shervin Pishevar’s First $100K Cyrus Prize Goes To Dropbox Co-Founder Ferdowsi

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Shervin Pishevar was just a six-year-old child when when the bombs from the Iran-Iraq War started to fall in 1980. His father, a high-ranking television executive, felt the family was in danger during the Iranian Revolution and so they left for the U.S. where he ended up driving taxis to make ends meet. But in America, the Pishevars persevered, and then they prospered. Now Shervin Pishevar, who… Read More

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Because Some Days You Just Want To Customize Your Pizza On A Giant Touchscreen Tabletop

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Chaotic Moon co-founder Ben Lamm says he “remembers when it was cool to go to Pizza Hut” with his family and play Ms. Pac-Man on the classic arcade table. Hence, the firm built a big fat touchscreen-enabled table that you can use to customize and order a pizza without having to talk to anyone. Read More

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Top 25 Facebook pages: March 2014 — Shakira coming up strong

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Singer Shakira has been growing in Facebook influence, as she has now surpassed rapper Eminem to become the 4th-most popular page on Facebook. Shakira has gained more than 800,000 Facebook fans in the past week, according to PageData.

Want to find out which Facebook pages have the most likes? Check out PageData’s monthly leaderboard below.

# Name Total Likes  Daily Growth Weekly Growth
1     Facebook for Every Phone 397,956,663 +521,757 +3,848,355
2     Facebook 142,044,842 +72,751 +14,347,963
3     Rihanna 85,640,557 +27,305 +158,368
4     Shakira 84,128,250 +115,396 +805,679
5     Eminem 82,857,590 +49,867 +364,105
6     Coca-Cola 79,900,857 +19,300 +171,486
7     YouTube 78,591,934 +13,344 +100,646
8     Cristiano Ronaldo 74,758,009 +70,145 +563,535
9     Michael Jackson 70,794,747 +37,122 +264,733
10     The Simpsons 70,714,663 +28,130 +195,713
11     Texas HoldEm Poker 70,122,224 +6,036 +44,695
12     Harry Potter 68,852,902 +14,785 +112,280
13     Vin Diesel 67,628,529 +96,610 +681,674
14     Katy Perry 64,679,198 +45,001 +313,432
15     Justin Bieber 63,587,033 +22,203 +206,913
16     Lady Gaga 63,381,410 +22,340 +159,005
17     Candy Crush Saga 62,966,605 +77,205 +555,030
18     Will Smith 62,946,209 +29,617 +569,765
19     Linkin Park 60,200,415 +20,134 +144,795
20     Beyoncé 57,198,586 +39,713 +276,087
21     FC Barcelona 56,627,438 +105,022 +833,840
22     Bob Marley 56,542,879 +82,057 +560,644
23     Selena Gomez 56,270,929 +34,131 +244,902
24     Taylor Swift 55,694,823 +64,287 +439,740
25     Family Guy 55,443,491 +7,680 +60,235

Other major changes since February:

  • Michael Jackson rose from No. 11 to No. 9, moving The Simpsons to No. 10 and Texas Hold’Em Poker to No. 11.
  • Will Smith and Linkin Park switched spots on the leaderboard.
  • FC Barcelona charged up from No. 25 to No. 21, switching with Family Guy.
  • Bob Marley and Selena Gomez traded spots.

Image courtesy of Shakira’s Facebook page.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

HackerCare Aims To “Hack” Healthcare For Startups

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In four years David Varvel went from no health insurance, to full coverage via the Japanese government, to purchasing a high deductible plan, and then full coverage through an employer. He said having to switch insurance that often was “painful.” But now the founder of Tiny Cat Loans, a community lending platform, said he and his family have settled on HackerCare. Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

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