Facebook steps up Russian programming partnerships

Facebook steps up Russian programming partnershipsFacebook is actively pooling resources to develop apps with 70-80 Russian partners, a major leap forward from virtually no partners at all in Russia a year ago

Facebook is actively pooling resources to develop apps with 70-80 Russian partners, a major leap forward from virtually no partners at all in Russia a year ago. East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries, reported a statement by Julien Codorniou, the head of partnerships at Facebook EMEA (Emerging Markets in Europe and Asia), that a number of the social network?s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg?s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California. This appears to have led to increased use of Russian apps on the Facebook platform. Back in April, Codorniou said Facebook had already augmented its base of mobile game developers ?by a hearty 17 times over the past six months,? working with more than 50 Russian partners and spending ?more time with app developers in Russia than in any other country...