Parse hits 100,000 apps after Facebook acquisition

Facebook's latest big data purchase shares its milestone at a WWDC event.

Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook's latest acquisition, Parse, announced on Wednesday evening that it has grown 25 percent since the social network bought it two months ago.

Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar told an audience at a World Wide Developers Conference event that the platform has grown by 20,000 apps since last month.

"We agreed to have Facebook buy us to accelerate our vision," he said.

Facebook bought developer platform Parse in April, letting the social network dip into the back end of thousands of mobile applications. More apps, more data.

Third-party apps are important to Facebook because they keep you -- and your data -- on the network. The company emphasized this at a recent press conference, highlighting how its third-party apps have shepherded 1 billion stories into the social network.

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