Facebook Roundup: Sparapani, BranchOut, AdParlor, Mail.ru, Websense and Michael Jackson

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By Sara Inés Calderón Comment

sparapaniSparapani Leaves Facebook – Tim Sparapani, one of Facebook’s initial Washington, D.C. hires, unexpectedly left as director of public policy this week.

Mail.ru Stock Could Be Down for a While – Mail.ru stock has taken a beating in the stock market and some speculate that this could be a permanent move.

BranchOut, CareerBuilder Partner Up – BranchOut, a professional networking app on Facebook, announced this week the company partnered with the job site CareerBuilder.

AdParlor Reaches Agreement with Getty Images – This week Getty Images and AdParlor agreed to provide access to 1.2 million images directly to AdParlor customers purchasing ads on Facebook. This will relieve advertisers using AdParlor’s Pulse Ads API tool for agencies from having to create their own image or pay to license stock images.

Facebook, Websense Team Up – Web security firm Websense and Facebook teamed up this week to protect users against malicious sites and malware.

Complications with Michael Jackson Livestream – AllThingsD reported this week complications emerged when a Michael Jackson concert that was supposed to be livestreamed on Facebook was cancelled.

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