Facebook Roundup: PHP, Ads, Timeline, Photos, Social Commerce and More

Facebook Updates HipHop Virtual Machine – In a blog post, Facebook announced today the launch of its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM). The execution engine will help the company run code faster. [Image via Facebook]

Facebook Fixes Photo Bug – Facebook acknowledged a problem that occurred, allowing users to see others’ private photos, and then fixed the glitch, according to ZDNet.

Facebook Offers Special Ad Tracking to Some – TechCrunch reported that Facebook has been providing top advertisers with special downstream conversion tracking by installing a pixel on an advertiser’s conversion page.

Facebook Sues Timelines.com – Facebook has counter-sued Timelines.com after that company sued the social network over its use of the word “timeline.” Facebook filed a suit to strip Timelines.com of its trademarks, claiming the are too generic.

Other Announcements:

GroSocial Releases Customizer for Pages – GroSocial released a white-label program allowing users to offer customers a branded version of GroSocial’s Customizer for Pages this week.

Intuit Releases SimpleStore for Facebook – Intuit released its social commerce app SimpleStore for Facebook this week, allowing business owners to simply sell goods on their Facebook Pages.