Facebook steps up Russian programming partnerships

Facebook has already augmented its base of mobile game developers by working with more than 50 Russian partners and spending more time with app developers in Russia than in any other country. Now the social media company is partnering up with another 70 to 80 Russian app developers.

Facebook is actively pooling resources to develop apps with 70 to 80 Russian partners, a major leap forward from virtually no partners at all in Russia a year ago. In an exchange with the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, Julien Codorniou, the head of partnerships at Facebook EMEA (Emerging Markets in Europe and Asia), said 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.

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