Facebook Roundup: Acquisitions, Rutherford, Zuckerberg, Netflix, Privacy Office, Microsoft, Oodle and Buddy Media

Facebook Plans 15 Acquisitions in 2011 – Company corporate development manager Michael Brown said it was looking at 15 acquisitions in 2011, according to peHUB. These would be similar others this year, like the Hot Potato and drop.io acquisitions in that they would be a mix of talent and product acquisitions. More details and a video at the link.

Zuckerberg, Facebook in Time Magazine – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and the magazine also had an interesting photo gallery of Facebook offices around the world. [Image via Time]

Facebook Best Place to Work – Glassdoor placed Facebook at the top of its list of 50 best places to work. It beat out Apple and Google.

NetFlix Searches For Facebook Engineer – NetFlix posted a job for a Facebook Integration-Engineer/Architect recently who can “create a more social Netflix experience.”

Obama Administration Considers Privacy Office – A report from the Commerce Department suggests that a potential Privacy Policy Office could be created to manage commercial uses of personal information. More at the link.

Visualizing Facebook’s User Connections – Paul Butler, a Facebook data infrastructure engineering team intern, created a visual representation of what Facebook’s 500-plus million users’ connections look like, geographically. [Image via Facebook]

Facebook Sets Sights on Big Media – Facebook has hired two New York-based executives to work specifically to get big media companies to work with the social network. They are: Andy Mitchell, who worked as VP of business development at The Daily Beast and Nick Grudin, who did the same job at Newsweek.

Paciolan, Buddy Media Partner to Sell Tickets – Paciolan has developed a white label version of the Buddy Media Platform, PAC Social MEdia, to better use Facebook to sell tickets and promote events.

Details on Facebook’s Policing Team – The New York Times took a look at Facebook’s “hate and harassment team,” which essentially decides what content to keep and remove on the social network.

Fan Appz, Miami Dolphins Grow Fans – The Miami Dolphins NFL football team have enlisted the help of the Fan Appz platform to help grow their Facebook fan base, which currently runs about 446,000 Likes. The Dolphins will work to create deeper connections to their “Finatics” Facebook community using Fan Appz in the near future.

Oodle Expands on Facebook – The classifieds search engine Oodleis set to roll out new social features to better nexus with Facebook.

Construction Hiring in Rutherford County, NC – Construction hiring has begun for Facebook’s latest data center in Rutherford, North Carolina. About 150 electrical jobs will be open for applications.