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Dropbox

5 ways Dropbox Paper could have an edge over Google Docs
An early look at the new collaboration tool reveals lots to love.
September 1, 2016
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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support
Users can now save key files for use later.
December 6, 2016
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Dropbox boosts mobile productivity with offline folder support
Users can now save key files for use later.
December 6, 2016
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Dropbox for iOS now has in-app PDF signing and new productivity features for iMessage and iPad
Dropbox for iOS improves on mobile productivity with a slew of new features.
October 11, 2016
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Dropbox is reportedly inching closer to a potential IPO
Dropbox may be taking another step in its very slow shuffle toward an IPO, and is now working with Goldman Sachs to prepare documents that could be filed as soon as this year, according to a report by Bloomberg.
July 27, 2017
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Dropbox Paper's mobile apps now work offline
The cloud storage service's Android app also gained document scanning support.
April 12, 2017
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Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers.
February 24, 2017
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Dropbox snags former Googler to lead design team
Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox team as VP of Design.
February 7, 2017
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How to collaborate on a document in Dropbox Paper
If you haven't tried Dropbox's writing tool, here's how to get started.
December 5, 2016
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How to move your files from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive to iCloud Drive on a Mac
Are you ready to go all-in with iCloud Drive? You can move files and folders from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive right now!
July 31, 2017
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Longtime enterprise exec Quentin Clark joins Dropbox as SVP of Engineering, Product and Design
As Dropbox slowly gears up toward its initial public offering, it's bringing on a longtime enterprise executive -- Quentin Clark, a former VP of Microsoft as well as SAP CTO -- as head of its very-long-title-where-he-will-oversee-a-ton-of-things.
August 4, 2017
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OneDrive versus Google Drive versus Dropbox: a cloud storage comparison for Windows users
With so many cloud storage solutions available, which one should Windows users choose? Which company has the track record or reputation for being secure? how do you know the value to expect?
April 11, 2017
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Preslav Le on how Dropbox Moved off AWS and what they Have Been Able to Do Since
As InfoQ previously reported in March 2016, Dropbox announced that they had migrated away from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
November 18, 2016
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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook
The lure of post-election chatter is one of social media's biggest productivity pitfalls. Here's how to silence the noise.
January 9, 2017
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5 underrated Microsoft announcements that could change the world
Bots, FPGAs, open source and organizational changes will have a big impact in the years to come.
December 28, 2016
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7 reasons why Facebook will autoplay sound despite complaints
if you're freaking out about Facebook starting to autoplay videos with sound by default, at least it won't pause or play on top of music you're already listening to through apps like Spotify. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch today that sound will not autoplay on Facebook videos if you're already listening to something on your device.
February 15, 2017
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10 years of hope and hard lessons on the Facebook Platform
One of the biggest tech concepts we take for granted today was essentially unheard of before Facebook launched its Platform 10 years ago. While there were "social networks,' the rest of the web didn't care much about who you were or who you were friends with.
April 17, 2017
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360 photos and videos are coming to Facebook's Instant Articles
Facebook's Instant Articles – the format that displays publishers' content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices – are about to get more interactive. the social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos – meaning, publishers can include 360 content in-line, which users can then navigate by turning their mobile device, or tapping and dragging.
October 20, 2016
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400M people use Facebook Messenger audio and video calling each month
Facebook's push for video goes well beyond the News Feed. on today's earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said 400 million people are making audio and video calls each month, up swiftly from 300 million in just September. That's partly thanks to the December launch of multi-screen group video chat that looks similar to fast-rising startup Houseparty. Messenger is starting to become a VoIP giant like Facebook's other chat app WhatsApp, which saw 100 million audio calls per day as of June.
February 1, 2017
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2 billion people use Facebook every month, despite its consistently subpar Android app
Facebook has reached a new milestone.
June 27, 2017
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A Court Order to Terminate Hate Speech Tests Facebook
Facebook may want to see itself as a platform for others to share news, not a publisher that intervenes to filter what appears on the site. But the world keeps getting in the way.
May 9, 2017
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A modest proposal for Facebook News Feed
Unlike other modest proposals you might have read, this one actually is modest.
December 22, 2016
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A new Facebook Glitch is Reposting People's Random, Old Updates
Facebook users are reporting a bizarre bug that–like the video Year In Review or the persistent on this day feature–dredges up digital memories. the only problem is that it's doing so without their knowledge or permission.
December 9, 2016
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Adblock overlord to Zuckerberg: Lay down your weapons and surrender
Eyeo vows Total War
November 3, 2016
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Admiral Insurance to use algorithms to set insurance prices based on customers' Facebook posts
Facebook, it is said -- much like Big Brother -- is watching you. Privacy groups have long warned about the potential for information shared on the social network to be misused, and now an insurance company is planning to make use of the status updates customers post to determine the type of drivers they are.
November 2, 2016
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Ads are coming to Facebook Messenger's home screen
Facebook must really like the revenue that it's getting from ads on the Facebook Messenger home screen, because after a limited beta in Thailand and Australia, the company has decided to roll out the advertising option worldwide.
July 11, 2017
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After bias furor, Facebook replaces people with algorithms
But automated Trending topics posts fake news story about Fox News' Megyn Kelly
August 29, 2016
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Alex Hardiman, former VP of product at the NY Times, will take the lead on Facebook's news products
Facebook's role in spreading news, especially fake news, has been in the spotlight since last year's presidential election. now it's promoting Alex Hardiman to lead its news efforts on the product side.
May 1, 2017
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All the highlights from Facebook's VR event
Yesterday, Facebook subsidiary Oculus held their big press conference. we saw everything from new games and features to the price and release date for the long-awaited Oculus Touch controllers. If you're at all interested in VR and Oculus in particular, check out our rundown on the biggest news.
October 7, 2016
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Announcing the Campaign & Brand Management for Facebook Pages
Today, we are excited to announce a new Power BI solution template - the Campaign/Brand Management template for Facebook! This solution template adds to the growing library of social analytics solution templates including the Campaign/Brand Management for Twitter and Advanced Search for Bing News solution templates.
June 26, 2017
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Any business on Facebook can now sell goods right from its Page
Facebook, an e-commerce company?
October 19, 2016
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Apache says 'no' to Facebook code libraries
Anti-patent-lawsuit restrictions land tools on banned list
July 17, 2017
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Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize
Apple has been busy snapping up dozens of AI startups, and its Siri product is one of the most-widely-used AI applications on the planet, but recent AI headlines have focused on more glamorous efforts – especially from competitors Google and Facebook. Both Google and Facebook have released major AI technologies into open source, and Google's DeepMind famously tackled the challenge of Go, by beating one of the world's best players.
August 29, 2016
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As Messenger's bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat
Facebook's Messenger bots may not be having the impact the social network desired. Just yesterday, online retailer Everlane, one of the launch partners for the bot platform, announced it was ditching Messenger for customer notifications and returning to email. Following this, Facebook today announced an upgraded Messenger Platform, which introduces a new way for users to interact with bots: via simple persistent menus, including those without the option to chat with the bot at all.
March 2, 2017
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At least Facebook's unfair Instant Articles now let sites show more ads
Facebook's Instant Articles were always a bad deal for news outlets. While quick to load so they drove more readers, the hosted-on-Facebook mobile web format sterilized the design of publishers and severely limited how many ads and other business-critical units they could display. Publishers need paying subscribers, event attendees and loyal daily readers, but they traded those for preferred status and referral traffic from Facebook because if they didn't, their competitors would.
March 9, 2017
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Atheist group claims Facebook keeps deleting its page
An atheist Facebook page with more than 1.6 million fans is being repeatedly deleted by the social network, claims the group behind it. Atheist Republic says that a coordinated campaign has resulted in the page being removed at least three times.
May 11, 2017
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Austrian court: Facebook must delete hate posts abroad too
Austria's Green party, which brought the case because of insulting posts about one of its leaders, is seeking an even stronger ruling.
May 8, 2017
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Batter up! Facebook will stream 20 MLB games this season
The social media giant joins Twitter in broadcasting baseball games to its users.
May 18, 2017
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BBC screenshots child abuse images on Facebook–Facebook reports it to cops
"Probe shouldn't involve making more images," say CPS rules. Did BBC follow them?
March 7, 2017
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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix
Vows to dump entire series on iPlayer before they air on TV
January 11, 2017
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BBC Tells Facebook About Child Porn on the Network, Facebook Reports BBC to Police
Facebook has come under fire for not doing enough to police secret groups that trade child porn on the network. and in a disturbing twist, Facebook seems to be making the problem worse. When BBC journalists discovered child porn on the network and sent those images to Facebook last week, the company reported the BBC to police in the UK for the distribution of illegal images.
March 7, 2017
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Beware: Facebook posts asking for your like and share are out for your personal information
You run across a Facebook post containing an image of a pitiful baby, with a caption stating that the infant has some sort of disease, in need of surgery. the post now asks you to like, comment, and share, as this would allegedly make a donation towards the cause.
February 28, 2017
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Blackstorm Labs looks to bring the co-op experience to a Facebook Messenger game
Co-founder Ernestine Fu hopes that Blackstorm Labs, the makers of a bullet hell-ish fantasy shooter called EverWing, has figured out how to tap into that real-time co-operative experience that you might find in a massive online game like World of Warcraft within Facebook Messenger.
March 2, 2017
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Blocking ad blockers boosted Facebook's desktop ad revenue 18%
Facebook's recent workaround for Adblock Plus and other ad blockers is already earning it money. on today's blockbuster Q3 earnings call, the company said desktop ad revenue grew 18 percent year-over-year this quarter compared to around 9 percent in previous quarters, and that thwarting ad blockers was largely the cause for that boost.
November 2, 2016
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Bots are overhyped and underpowered, says the man who runs Facebook Messenger
But it's still early, says Messenger's David Marcus
September 12, 2016
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Brands can Message Ads at you on Facebook If you Message Them First
Do you like Facebook Messenger because you get messages and chats from people you actually know, and you don't get a lot of ads or solicitations from brands or companies you've made purchases from in the past?
November 9, 2016
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British voters concerned about the impact of fake news on elections
With the UK's general election campaign now in full swing, a new study of 2,000 adults finds that 68 percent are concerned that fake news could influence the outcome.
May 11, 2017
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Can Facebook and Twitter stop social media surveillance?
The fight over a police surveillance tool raises uncomfortable questions
October 12, 2016
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Can Facebook influence an election result?
Will people vote the same way they'll claim to have voted on social media? LOL
October 5, 2016
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Can Facebook overcome its darker side?
The social network faces controversies over livestreamed violence, murder and now revenge porn. The challenge lies in balancing safety and free speech.
May 23, 2017
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Can the enterprise save Facebook bots?
Business users may get more out of automated conversations than consumers
April 19, 2017
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Car Insurance Company Sniffs Facebook Posts to set Customer Premiums
What you post on social media reveals a great deal about what kind of person you are. and now there's an insurance company that wants to use those revelations to set prices.
November 2, 2016
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Challenges Building Facebook Live Streams
Facebook Live started in a hackathon two years ago, and was launched to users eight months later. One of the challenges has been dealing with the unpredictable number of viewers of a single stream which can vary extensively, Sachin Kulkarni noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, where he described the architecture and design challenges when building Facebook live streams.
March 30, 2017
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative adds political firepower
The philanthropic company started by the Facebook CEO and his wife hires David Plouffe, an Uber board member, to try to avoid political roadblocks.
January 10, 2017
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Chrome extension Who Targets Me? reveals how Facebook is used for election propaganda
Social media is powerful, so it's really little wonder that the likes of Facebook are used for propaganda. we already know that advertising can be very carefully targeted for maximum impact, and this can prove important when it comes to getting across a political message.
May 3, 2017
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Coming soon to Facebook Messenger: Lots and lots of ads
You'll soon be seeing a lot more ads on Facebook Messenger, as the company has confirmed that it's bringing home screen advertising in the app to all 1.2 billion users worldwide.
July 12, 2017
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CommAI, a Training and Testing AI System by Facebook
Facebook recently announced CommAI-env, a platform for training and evaluating an AI system. Inspired by a roadmap towards Machine Intelligence, the system aims for teaching intelligent agents general learning capabilities that would serve as the groundwork for further, more specialized training by human or machine level interaction.
October 21, 2016
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Consumer Privacy Groups File FTC Complaint Over Facebook, WhatsApp Data Sharing
It's been less than a week since WhatsApp announced it would start sharing some user data with parent company Facebook, but in that short time, app users and privacy advocates alike have raised a ruckus over what they see as a broken promise. Now, some consumer privacy watchdog groups have filed a formal complaint with the FTC, asking them to look into it.
August 30, 2016
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Copying Snapchat shows Facebook's lack of innovation
Is Facebook losing some fire as it hits 13?
March 29, 2017
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Could politics pull Zuckerberg away from Facebook?
A line in the company's proxy has some wondering whether its CEO has other plans
December 9, 2016
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Court: Dead daughter's parents have no right to access her Facebook account
Berlin court says abiding by family's wishes would set dangerous privacy precedent.
May 31, 2017
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Death in the age of Facebook
Issues around social media may feel new, but technology has always created conflict in the way we grieve.
April 18, 2017
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Deeming Facebook a 'publisher' of users' posts won't tackle paedo or terrorist content
Tackle the message, not the message-bearer
April 14, 2017
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Design leader from Wealthfront and Facebook discusses career paths for designers, leadership and more
Kate Aronowitz was the vice president of design at Wealthfront. Before that, she was a designer director at Facebook, where she built their team from 20 to 200 world-class designers under Mark Zuckerberg.
March 13, 2017
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Did Facebook steal the design for its data center in Sweden?
Lawsuit claims Facebook "simply stole" the design "and passed it off as its own."
February 16, 2017
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Discover & Share Music with the Spotify Bot for Facebook Messenger
Music sounds better with friends. and now it's easier than ever to share and discover music within Facebook Messenger with the new Spotify bot for Messenger with the all-new Chat Extensions feature, announced today at Facebook's annual developer conference, F8.
April 19, 2017
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Does Facebook think you're liberal or conservative? Here's how to find out
You probably already know that Facebook shows you ads based on what it thinks you like and dislike, but you might not be aware that it also labels your political preferences – even if you don't state them yourself. Earlier this month, the social network made this information easier to find with a new ad preference tool. this lets you see what the company's algorithms have determined as your interests (covering art, music, and hobbies, as well as politics) and edit them to your liking.
August 24, 2016
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Domino's has upgraded its Facebook Messenger chatbot
Domino's - the popular pizza delivery service - has updated its Facebook Messenger chatbot to support full menu orders. the update arrives just days ahead of the highly anticipated Super Bowl event, which has historically been one of the top five busiest days for the company.
February 2, 2017
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Domino's now lets you order from its full menu via Messenger -- no setup or account required
Domino's is about to put its ordering bot, Dom, to a big test. Just ahead of Super Bowl weekend, the pizza chain is rolling out the ability to order off its full menu via Facebook Messenger -- even if you haven't already set up a pre-configured "pizza profile." the update means it will be easier for more casual Domino's customers to give the bot a try, as an alternative to ordering via the phone or online.
February 3, 2017
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DxO ONE app update adds support for Facebook Live
DxO has announced an update for the iOS app that supports its ONE camera. Version 2.5 of the app will make it possible to use the camera for Facebook Live streaming. When used remotely via Wi-Fi, the app's Facebook Live integration allows for switching between the ONE's camera, or multiple ONE cameras for multiple angles, as well as the iPhone's built-in front and rear facing cameras
December 14, 2016
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EC fines Facebook €110m for 'misleading' data on WhatsApp deal
'Errors' in 2014 filings 'not intentional', apparently
May 18, 2017
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Embattled Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook
Palmer Luckey is out at Facebook. the Oculus co-founder, who helped kickstart the recent VR craze with a prototype headset built out of his parents' garage, has left the company after a year that heralded the launch of the consumer Oculus Rift but also a number of lawsuits and a pro-Trump meme scandal.
March 30, 2017
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Emoji reactions and mentions are coming to Facebook Messenger
Facebook is looking to spice things up for Messenger users with a couple of fun upcoming features. Rolling out starting today, Facebook is introducing both emoji-based message reactions and @mentions in Messenger. as usual, both features are likely hitting Android and iOS first, but they should make their way to the Windows 10 PC and Mobile app in short order.
March 23, 2017
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EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules
Facebook, Google, Twitter and friends face clampdown
May 24, 2017
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Europe approves rules that would force Facebook and other social sites to tackle hate-speech
Facebook may be taking steps to tackle hate speech and other unsavory content but the European Union could soon force it to do more. Plans have been approved for rules that require online content providers such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to "protect children and tackle hate speech better."
May 25, 2017
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Europe's top court to weigh in on Facebook privacy 'class action'
Europe's top court, the CJEU, has been asked to rule on whether a privacy-related legal action brought against Facebook can be treated as a class action or not.
September 12, 2016
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Even Facebook Apparently Wants to be Netflix Now
When you want to watch an original comedy or drama series, you may cue up Netflix, Amazon, or even (gasp!) broadcast or cable networks. When you want to watch a livestream of some bored news editors trying to make a watermelon explode, or a press conference, or someone's dog being silly, you might turn to Facebook Live video.
December 14, 2016
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Everyone Loses When your Employer Owns your Facebook Account
LISTEN UP, AMERICA. you too, snowflakes. After being "banned permanently" from conservative media site the Blaze, Tomi Lahren could lose the very thing that elevated her from small-time PC-culture critic to an omnipresent conservative commentator: her 4.2 million Facebook fans.
April 5, 2017
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Everyone now has access to Facebook's Secret Conversations, so take control of your privacy
Facebook has been testing its privacy-focused Secret Conversations feature with a select, and then wider, group of users for a little while now. Today the end-to-end encrypted messaging system rolls out to everyone. If you're concerned about your privacy (firstly, why are you using Facebook?), it's your duty to use it.
October 5, 2016
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Facebook 360 Debuts on Samsung Gear VR
It's been almost two years since Facebook brought 360-degree photo and video support to its social network. now the company has released Facebook 360, a new app for the Samsung Gear VR on the Oculus Store, to help make all of that sweet content "even more immersive and easier to discover."
March 8, 2017
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Facebook accused of stealing technology for Open Compute Project
Facebook is set for a potentially explosive legal case after the company was accused of stealing proprietary technology.
May 16, 2017
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Facebook accused of using racist 'ethnic affinity' ad targeting
Advertisers on Facebook are being given the opportunity to exclude people of certain ethnicities from seeing their ads. this is the accusation made in a new report by ProPublica, and it's a feature that -- if true -- would be both racist and illegal.
October 28, 2016
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Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics
FacioMetrics' apps are no longer available online
November 17, 2016
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Facebook acquires modular consumer hardware maker Nascent Objects
Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a small California startup founded in 2014 that focuses on creating a modular electronics system that consumers could use to build their gadgets, using reconfigurable components including batteries, camera, sensors and more.
September 19, 2016
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Facebook acquires Source3 to combat piracy
The anti-piracy firm, Source3, has announced that it will be joining Facebook. As part of the deal Facebook will acquire Source3's IP, trademark and copyright expertise and use it to combat piracy on its platform.
July 25, 2017
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Facebook acquires Source3 to help prevent video piracy because its own tools aren't up to the job
Any online platform must contend with the problem of piracy and intellectual property rights, and Facebook is no different. The social network gives content owners the opportunity to monetize their videos, but in order for this to work, owners' rights need to be protected; this is why Facebook introduced its Rights Manager tool a couple of years ago.
July 25, 2017
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Facebook activates safety check in Charlotte
As protests grew in North Carolina over a police shooting of a black man, Facebook lets users check in as safe.
September 22, 2016
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Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called 'City Guides'
Facebook has been busy with the app updates, as of late. In recent months, it has added new sections for finding nearby Wi-Fi, meeting new people, checking the weather, and more. Now, it's rolling out yet another addition to the "More" menu inside the Facebook app: City Guides. a potential challenger to Foursquare, Facebook's guides will show you a list of cities and which of your friends visited, along with various recommendations of places to go and things to do.
March 3, 2017
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Facebook adds an educational guide to help users learn to spot fake news
But stops shy of flagging fake news itself
April 6, 2017
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Facebook adds group payments to Messenger, challenges Venmo
Starting Tuesday on Android and desktop, you can send or receive money in groups of people on Messenger for free.
April 11, 2017
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Facebook adds more suicide prevention tools
The new tools integrate support systems for people contemplating suicide into Facebook Live and Messenger and streamline the reporting process.
March 1, 2017
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Facebook adds new effects to video chats on the Messenger app with imminent update
Facebook has announced today a number of new features to be used while video chatting on the Facebook Messenger app. If you're a subscriber to Snapchat, some of these new additions will seem quite familiar to you. Coming in an update to both the iOS and Android versions of Facebook Messenger over the next few days, the new capabilities include masks and effects that can turn you into a floppy eared rabbit, a flower child from the 60's, a headband wearing bear, and more.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes
Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better connect with readers, including those that encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes. the company also announced it's testing two more units for publishers interested in offering free trials of their digital subscriptions and another aimed at promoting the installation of the publisher's mobile app.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook adds reactions and direct mentions to Messenger
One step closer towards becoming a robust messaging app; one giant leap towards adopting features typically heralded by Slack users.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook Adds Reactions to Comments, Panic Attacks to Me
Facebook made another bad decision today, adding an unnecessary amount of nuance to your interactions on its social platform. you can now "sad' and "wow' not just posts and messages, but also comments. I don't know about you, but I certainly don't want this level of comprehensive feedback.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook admits its video views numbers are complete fabrication
Facebook is the most popular social network in the world with over 1.5 billion users, a number that continues to grow rapidly. In recent years the social network has expanded not only its reach, but the type of content it's looking to popularize, by bringing native videos to users' feed. Unfortunately, its numbers on views, and time spent viewing said videos were completely wrong, a fact that Facebook admitted today.
September 23, 2016
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Facebook admits to another metrics mistake affecting Instant Article publishers
For a metrics powered company, Facebook is pretty bad at metrics. the company just announced its third metrics-related issue in the past two months with today's reveal that it also experienced problems providing accurate numbers to publishers on its Instant Articles platform.
December 16, 2016
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Facebook agrees to dial back 'racial affinity' ads
And all it took was a few AGs and lawmakers to make them do it
November 11, 2016
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Facebook albums aren't just for photos anymore
And your friends can get notifications whenever you update.
June 1, 2017
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Facebook allows users to raise funds after a crisis in its new Safety Check update
Facebook has had its Safety Check feature for a while now. It started as a way for people to let their friends they were safe in the event of a natural disaster or other crisis in their area. Today, the social media giant announced an update to its Safety Check system, which adds a few new features.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook amps up 'fake news' antidotes. Plus: fact-checkers!
Your news feed will downplay items with "fake news" red flags, and Facebook will make it easier to report hoaxes. Humans might take closer looks now, too.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook analytics gets smarter with Automated Insights and Custom Dashboards
Facebook's VP of Partnerships, Ime Archibong, announced updates to Facebook Analytics as well as Facebook Login and Account Kit during his F8 keynote address. Analytics is getting greater customizability and a machine learning boost while Login and Account Kit are benefiting from additional transparency and accessibility.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook and MLB partner to bring live-streamed games to the social network
Facebook and the MLB announced today a new live-streaming partnership that will bring 20 live, regular season games to the social network. The games will air weekly on Facebook, with the first -- Rockies at Reds -- showing tomorrow night at 7:10 PM ET on the official MLB Facebook Page. Additional games and times will be announced later.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook and Twitter have secret Harry Potter Easter eggs to celebrate 20 years of the Sorcerer's Stone
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (or Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone depending on where you are in the world). To celebrate, Facebook has hidden a Potter-related Easter egg on the site, and Twitter is getting in on the action as well.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook announces victory over a spam operation after six months of combat
Facebook proudly announced today that it has -- it thinks -- put an end to the nefarious doings of a "sophisticated,' "coordinated operation' that has been spamming the site for the last six months.
April 14, 2017
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Facebook apologizes for drugs, guns, and animals that appeared in Marketplace
After Facebook launched its new Marketplace feature – read: Craigslist competitor – on Monday, people quickly noticed that the service wasn't exactly being put to its intended use. Rather than used furniture, bikes, and appliances being put up for sale, people posted offers purporting to sell guns, animals, and weed, among other prohibited items.
October 5, 2016
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Facebook apologizes for feeding inflated video-view numbers to advertisers
Facebook: "Our clients' trust and belief in our metrics is essential to us."
September 23, 2016
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Facebook appeal over New York search warrants fails
The 381 warrants for information on user accounts were coupled with gag orders
April 5, 2017
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Facebook Appoints new VR Boss
Hugo Barra joins Facebook to work on the company's VR efforts, including Oculus.
January 27, 2017
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Facebook appoints Xiaomi exec Hugo Barra to head VR business
Barra quit Xiaomi amicably, saying that the job was telling on his health
January 26, 2017
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Facebook asks BBC for proof it failed to remove child porn, then reports BBC to the police
Facebook has been harshly criticized over the years for its lack of enforcement when it comes to content that violates guidelines or laws. Child pornography is one example, with investigations by the BBC and others showing Facebook failing to take appropriate action even when material is reported. the social network claims to have made improvements in this area, but a recent follow-up investigation by the BBC showed the opposite.
March 7, 2017
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Facebook asks BBC for sexual images found in Facebook groups; calls police when BBC complies
Facebook, like just about any other social network -- and, indeed, countless websites -- is home to all manner of objectionable and even illegal content. a BBC investigation found that Facebook was failing to remove sexualized images of children from groups after they were reported, calling into question Facebook's moderating procedures. Accounts for convicted pedophiles also remained online after they were reported.
March 7, 2017
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Facebook at Work to start doing the business next month
Facebook's tool for businesses is reported to be ready to take on Slack and other business-oriented rivals.
September 26, 2016
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Facebook authorizes a $6B stock buyback
Facebook today said it is authorizing a $6 billion stock buyback that will go into effect in the first quarter next year.
November 18, 2016
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Facebook bans devs from creating surveillance tools with user data
Without a hint of irony, Facebook has told developers that they may not use data from Instagram and Facebook in surveillance tools.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook bans use of its data for surveillance tools
Social network updates its developers' instructions to explicitly prohibit use of its data for tools police use to track protesters.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook beats in Q1 with $8.03B revenue, faster growth to 1.94B users
Facebook had another strong quarter, beating estimates to start 2017. It scored $8.03 billion in revenue and $1.04 GAAP actual EPS in Q1 compared to $0.87 EPS estimate. It earned that from 1.94 billion users, up from 1.86 billion last quarter, growing at a faster 4.3 percent compared to 3.91 perecent last quarter.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook beats in Q4 with $8.81B revenue, slower growth to 1.86B users
Facebook had another strong quarter in Q4 2016, earning $8.81 billion in revenue and $1.41 EPS. It pulled that from 1.86 billion monthly users, up 3.91 percent this quarter, or 70 million users, from 1.79 billion, but at a slower pace than its 4.67 percent growth last quarter. Mobile now makes up 84 percent of its ad revenue, the same as last quarter, accounting for $7.248 billion, signalling that Facebook has successfully completed its shift to mobile.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook blocks insurance company's plan to base premiums on your posts
Plan would have set fees based on excessive use of exclamation points, among other things.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook blocks links to B.S. Detector, fake news warning plugin
Not only is Facebook not providing little red warnings along with links to potentially specious news–it's now blocking links to the plugin that did.
December 2, 2016
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Facebook boasts 5 million companies advertising to you
The social network is also making it easier for small businesses to target their ads at you.
April 10, 2017
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Facebook boldly emojis where no emojis have emoji'd before
It's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, counting from the airing of the first episode of the original 1966 Star Trek series starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Facebook is marking the occasion, in a few different ways. First, there's a personalized greeting appearing atop News Feeds of users who've liked or otherwise interacted with Star Trek or sci-fi content on FB, and there's also a special custom profile frame you can apply to your primary display pic.
September 8, 2016
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Facebook brings colored backgrounds to statuses
After "the most requested Messenger feature ever" yesterday -- Group Video Chat -- Facebook now has another update.
December 20, 2016
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Facebook brings group video chats to Messenger
The social network says its most-requested feature is coming to its mobile messaging app.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook Brings 'Instant Games' to News Feed and Messenger
Facebook announced that it's testing Instant Games, an HTML5 game platform built atop its social network, in its News Feed and Messenger app.
November 29, 2016
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Facebook brings Live broadcasting to its Spaces virtual reality app
In an effort to seemingly combine a couple of the top tech trends of the year, Facebook will soon be allowing users of its Oculus Rift virtual reality system to live stream themselves inside VR to their Facebook friends and followers as avatars.
July 12, 2017
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Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat
Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook brings Stories, its Snapchat clone, to main app
After testing the feature outside the US, Mark Zuckerberg's social network is bringing the format Snapchat "pioneered" to its marquee app.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook bug would've let anyone delete any video
Remember that bug from a while back that would've let anyone delete your Facebook photos? Turns out a similar bug was lurking for videos.
January 23, 2017
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Facebook 'Bug' Automatically Leaked Moderators' Identities to Suspected Terrorists
Yesterday, Facebook posted a detailed explanation of its counter-terrorism program, defending itself from criticism by European leaders in the wake of recent terror attacks in Britain and France and stating there is "no place on Facebook for terrorism."
June 16, 2017
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Facebook built a helicopter-drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas
The unmanned chopper will be tethered to the ground so it can stay airborne for days at a time.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook built censorship tool to get into China despite human rights risks
Facebook wants to be unbanned in China, so it's built a censorship tool that could hide posts about prohibited topics from people in China, according to the New York Times' Mike Isaac. Rather than censor posts itself, Facebook would potentially provide the tool to a third-party in China such as a local partner company that could use it to prevent users in China from seeing content that breaks the government's rules.
November 22, 2016
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Facebook business booms despite violent-video backlash
The company is dealing with the consequences of letting people livestream whatever they want to its nearly 2 billion users. Still, business is good.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook buys AI startup Ozlo to improve Messenger
Facebook has acquired an AI start-up as it aims to strengthen the artificial intelligence capabilities of its Messenger platform.
August 2, 2017
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Facebook buys another facial recognition company to help it compete with Snapchat
A CMU startup called FacioMetrics
November 16, 2016
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Facebook buys black market passwords to keep your account safe
The company's security chief says account safety is about more than just building secure software.
November 9, 2016
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Facebook buys Ozlo to boost its conversational AI efforts
Facebook has gone ahead and purchased Charles Jolley's conversational AI startup Ozlo. Jolley, formerly Head of Platform for Android at Facebook, will not be returning to the company. The Ozlo team is expected to join Facebook to work on natural language processing challenges.
July 31, 2017
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Facebook Buys Stolen Passwords
Facebook has admitted that it trolls the black market for stolen passwords in an effort to beef up its own security and protect its users who may use the same password across multiple online accounts.
November 11, 2016
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Facebook cafeteria workers vote to unionize
The social network's contract cafeteria workers are the latest employee group in Silicon Valley to join a labor union.
July 24, 2017
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Facebook Camera Means Snapping is Officially the Future
Facebook's Tactical Assault on Snapchat is nearly complete. this morning, the big blue giant launched a trio of features: a fun new effects-filled camera that sits a swipe over from your News Feed; a place for disappearing stories; and a way to share straight from your camera to your friends. That's a lot of words to say a simple thing: Facebook just launched Snapchat. you almost have to wonder if Evan Spiegel, Snap CEO and newly minted super-rich dude, feels just a little bit proud.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook can't be sued for "jerkingman" revenge porn account
Account hosted pictures of a man "pleasuring himself," then made new friends.
June 9, 2017
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Facebook can't solve its hate speech problem with automation
How can the company engineer civil discourse for 2 billion people?
July 7, 2017
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Facebook celebrates 2 billion users by thanking people when they do something nice
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier today that the social network now has 2 billion users.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook censored a live stream video posted by Dakota pipeline protesters
Company blames inadvertent removal on its automated spam filter
September 15, 2016
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Facebook CEO announces new AR Studio Development Platform
During Facebook's F8 Developer Conference keynote speech, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company is working on a free development platform for augmented reality that will speed up the evolution of this technology and hopefully bring it to your smartphone in the near future. Anyone with a good idea or some experience can join the AR Studio and start experimenting with this new exciting tech, which has gone well past Pokemon Go already.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg discusses battle with fake news
Mark Zuckerberg, the 32-year-old head of Facebook, describes how he sees issues like fake news and community standards.
April 13, 2017
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Facebook challenges GoFundMe with personal fundraising features
Now anyone can use Facebook as a donation platform for their classroom, an ill loved one, and other worthy causes.
March 31, 2017
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Facebook changes feed to promote posts that aren't fake, sensational, or spam
Facebook is prioritizing "authentic" content in News Feed with a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content "that people consider genuine, and not misleading, sensational, or spammy." it's also giving a boost to stories that are going viral in real-time right now that could help it compete with Twitter for in-the-moment news sharing
January 31, 2017
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Facebook changes Trending Topics after criticism
The social network adds a more automated design that strips human-written descriptions from its list of popular topics, following months of criticism over how it displayed news stories.
August 26, 2016
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Facebook Chatbot, 'DoNotPay,' provides legal aid for refugees
A chatbot which helped people to appeal parking fines is now providing refugees in the US, Canada and the UK with free legal aid.
March 6, 2017
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Facebook chokes off car insurance slurp because -- get this -- it has privacy concerns
Do as we say, not as we do
November 2, 2016
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Facebook cleans up News Feeds by reducing links to 'low quality', clickbait content
When it's not being accused of being used for propaganda or peddling fake news, Facebook is often criticized for being home to meaningless clickbait that exists only to generate ad revenue. as part of an on-going drive to make people's News Feeds more useful and pleasant to use, the social network is clamping down on what it refers to as "links to low-quality web page experiences."
May 12, 2017
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Facebook claims it has a better way to prove ads work on Facebook
When it comes to online advertising, Facebook is crushing it--at least according to Facebook's balance sheet. Advertisers clearly believe they need to be on Facebook, and Facebook wants them to keep believing it.
May 24, 2017
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Facebook clones GoFundMe with 'personal fundraiser' feature
Facebook will soon begin letting users raise money on behalf of themselves and others, as a way to help cover the cost of events like medical bills, tuition, and crises.
March 30, 2017
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Facebook clones Snapchat once again with new 'instant video' feature for Messenger
Facebook can't stop copying Snapchat, it seems. Remember how Instagram shamelessly injected Snapchat Stories into its service last month? Well now Messenger is getting a very Snapchat-like new feature: instant video.
September 1, 2016
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Facebook confirms testing a dislike emoji for Messenger
Social net is hoping people will use it for voting on things like which restaurant to go to, instead of just being mean
March 6, 2017
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Facebook continues to focus on VR: unveils two 360-degree cameras, the x24 and x6
Around this time last year, Facebook was introducing its first 360-degree camera, aimed at creating a new class of devices for professional VR content creators. Fast forward to this year's F8 conference, and Facebook has introduced two new devices in its "Surround 360' class, the x24 and the x6.
April 20, 2017
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Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same
Facebook doesn't seem concerned with giving each of its core services a unique identity.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook corrects more metrics affecting ad reach, streaming reactions, plus Like & Share counts
Facebook today announced it's correcting a few more issues with its metrics in areas like audience estimation for ads, live video reaction counts and its Like and Share buttons. Though the fixes are referencing several of Facebook's more high-profile products, the issues being addressed aren't as significant as the ones Facebook identified earlier in 2016, when it discovered that the figures for average video view time had been inflated for years.
December 9, 2016
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Facebook created a faster, more accurate translation system using artificial intelligence
Tapping a Neural Network to Translate Text In Chunks
May 9, 2017
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Facebook crosses 2 billion monthly users
Facebook has announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly active users. That's up from the 1.94 billion total that the company cited as part of its most recent earnings report in May. Mark Zuckerberg shared the news directly, and Fast Company has a story on Facebook's constant efforts to keep pushing growth upward.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook Crosses 2 Billion User Mark, Now Used By 27% Of Entire World
It's not literally everyone, but it sure feels like it some days: Facebook has announced that as of today, it officially boasts more than 2 billion (yes, with a b) active users per month... a number that only keeps going up.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook debuts a Twitter-like 'Latest Conversations' feature that shows public posts about buzzing topics
Facebook is rolling out a new feature called "Latest Conversations' in its search results that will show the most recent public posts about timely topics that a lot of people across its network are discussing. the unit gives you a wider view of what people are saying about a news story or other subject by exposing you to sentiments being expressed outside your social circle.
May 5, 2017
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Facebook debuts its first dedicated virtual reality app, Facebook 360
Facebook has devoted major resources and billions of dollars to virtual reality, but there has been a pretty clear line between what happens in the main Facebook app and what happens on the Oculus Rift and Gear VR.
March 8, 2017
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Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. it's now a real problem
Once dismissed by Zuck, misinformation now merits revised security strategy
April 27, 2017
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Facebook deflates filter bubbles by letting you follow topics, not just Pages
Facebook gets a lot of flack for just reinforcing your world views in its News Feed echo chamber instead of challenging your opinions. That's because you choose exactly which friends and Pages to follow, so liberals might skip Fox News or Breitbart while conservatives avoid the Atlantic and Huffington Post. But Facebook's newest feature could bring a wider range of sources to your News Feeds.
May 4, 2017
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Facebook delivers another blow to clickbait
Changes to the News Feed will diminish the amount of clickbait you see.
May 17, 2017
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Facebook denies allowing advertisers to target people based on their emotional state
A leaked internal document shows that Facebook is capable of identifying people according to their emotional state. the document, seen by the Australian, shows how the social network can monitor users' posts and determine when they are feeling "stressed, defeated, overwhelmed, anxious, nervous, stupid, silly, useless, or a failure."
May 2, 2017
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Facebook denies it's a media company despite censorship decisions
Facebook makes value judgements about what can appear in News Feed and what's censored, but insists its a tech company not a media editor.
September 14, 2016
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Facebook denies its targeted advertising is racist
Earlier today we reported about allegations from ProPublica that Facebook is engaged in what appears to be racist ad targeting by excluding based on 'ethnic affinity'. Facebook, predictably, refutes these claims.
October 28, 2016
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Facebook Deprecating Older Apps Across all Mobile Operating Systems and Windows 8/8.1 Desktop
These days a lot of headlines around Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile get written when a company opts to stop updating their app and either pulls it from the Windows Store or just leaves it in place until it stops working.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Developers release HHVM 3.15 with Even More Performance Optimizations
Facebook developers have announced the release of their HHVM HipHop Virtual Machine as their speed-oriented PHP interpreter. HHVM 3.15 is the project's latest Long-Term Support release.
September 15, 2016
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Facebook developing video chat device with touchscreen
The rumored 13-inch display will have a wide-angle camera that can scan for people's faces and objects.
August 1, 2017
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Facebook Discovers, Improves another Ad Metrics Problem
Facebook makes money from monetizing your political arguments with your former roommate's great-aunt, and advertisers want statistics that show what they're getting for their ad dollars. That's why it's of note that Facebook recently told advertisers that it's been overestimating how many people a given ad is going to reach.
December 9, 2016
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Facebook dominates social media with 2 billion users a month
Facebook is still the most wildly popular social network, by like, a lot.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook doubles down on video as forecast worries investors
With new video features, the social network is preparing itself for the future. Still, investors are worried about the coming year.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook drone investigation: Wind gust led to broken wing
A wing on the internet-beaming aircraft broke when its autopilot tried to maintain its angle of descent, a US government report concludes.
December 16, 2016
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Facebook dropping support its apps on older Windows, Windows Phone platforms
If you're still using the Facebook or Facebook Messenger apps on an older version of Windows or Windows Phone, you'll want to find an alternative soon. Facebook has announced that it is dropping support for the apps on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, along with Windows 8 and 8.1 soon.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook dumps personalized trending topics after backlash
To help fight fake news, the social network takes another crack at how it presents popular stories. now everyone in a region will see the same topics.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook employees reportedly forming secret 'task force' to address fake news
Mark Zuckerberg may not care that much about the fake news stories run amok on Facebook, but some employees within his company appear to have very different views.
November 14, 2016
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Facebook employees say deleting 'napalm girl' photo was a mistake
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today that the company faced "difficult decisions" when it deleted a post by a Norwegian journalist containing an iconic photograph of a girl fleeing a napalm attack during the Vietnam War. Sandberg expressed regret at her company's decision to repeatedly delete the photograph and said Facebook would do better at preserving newsworthy content in the future.
September 12, 2016
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Facebook encourages text statuses with new colored backgrounds
Facebook's core attraction isn't news articles you could find anywhere, it's intimate posts from your real friends. that explains why Facebook is trying to make highly personal text statuses as eye-catching as photos with the new test of a colored background option.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook enlists developers to outdo Snapchat's filters with Profile Expression Kit
Facebook sees 30 million updates to profiles each day, but it can't build every tool to keep your photos and videos interesting. So today it's globally rolling out its Profile Expression Kit to all developers. this makes it easy to add media like Vine videos, Boomerang GIFs, Beauty+ enhanced selfies, MSQRD face filters, Lollicam stickers, and Flixel cinemagraphs (seen above) as your profile pic.
September 22, 2016
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Facebook enlists help from fact-checkers to fight fake news
Fabricated news stories will be evaluated by third-party fact-checking organizations and marked with a "disputed" tag in the News Feed.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook enters war against "information operations,' acknowledges election hijinx
Facebook no longer wants to be a tool for enlisting "useful idiots."
May 3, 2017
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Facebook expands delegated account recovery in a play for the next billion users
Facebook is expanding a new account recovery tool it debuted in January that allows other sites such as GitHub to establish encrypted account recovery tokens that are stored by Facebook. When a user loses their GitHub password and gets locked out of their account, he sends the recovery token from Facebook back to GitHub, proving his identity.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook expands its open-source portfolio with new UI framework for Android
At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is open-sourcing Litho, a declarative framework for building efficient user interfaces on Android. Litho is the same framework Facebook uses internally to build its own Android app, which is currently being used by more than a billion people every month.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook expands Safety Check with fundraising and more
Facebook's Safety Check feature has become one of the easiest ways of checking up on loved ones when disaster strikes. It also gives people in the affected area the opportunity to let friends and family know that they're OK, and today Facebook is adding a number of new options, including fundraising.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook F8, day 1: Facebook goes all in on AR and VR
The social network kicks off its annual F8 developer conference with a heavy focus on augmented reality and virtual reality.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Fake News won it for Trump? That's a Zombie theory
Dump the Zuck ... and leave the crazies with him
November 18, 2016
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Facebook fake news: Sort it out yourself, readers
Is the story a joke? Well, is it?
May 8, 2017
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Facebook fawns over suburban goat shopping for candy
The customers at one Oregon 7-Eleven are sometimes known to shop on all fours.
January 17, 2017
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Facebook Finally Attempts to Do Something About Its Fake News Problem
After steadfastly denying it has a problem with fake news, Facebook is finally admitting it does, in fact, have a problem with fake news. Today, it announced several specific ways in which it will try to fix these thorny issues.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments
After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. we inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming with this statement:
March 24, 2017
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Facebook fined 150,000 euros for 'massive' data collection
A watchdog group in France has hit the social media giant for several violations of the country's Data Protection Act.
May 16, 2017
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Facebook fined $122 million by the EU over its WhatsApp acquisition
Facebook has been under investigation over its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 for some time now. When the EU approved the deal, Facebook claimed that it would be unable to make any connections between the Facebook and WhatsApp accounts of individual users. However, in 2016 the team behind the popular messaging app announced it will be sharing user data with its new parent company.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger
The fine serves as a warning for companies involved in mergers in the EU
May 18, 2017
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Facebook Fined €110 Million For Misleading The European Commission
Late last year, the European Commission started an investigation into Facebook's merger with WhatsApp to learn whether or not the company could automatically link Facebook and WhatsApp accounts prior to the merger. The answer seems to be yes, as the Commission is now fining the social networking company €110 million ($122 million) over this violation.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook fights against potential hate-speech fines in Germany
The country is considering penalizing social networks if they don't respond to complaints of hate speech and fake news within 24 hours. Facebook calls the issue "highly complex."
January 19, 2017
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Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews
Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. That allowed fake news distributors to bait-and-switch readers into visiting articles they didn't expect, or make it look like legitimate news publishers were posting inflammatory or false headlines. But it also let real news outlets A/B test link previews, tailor content to different audiences and update previews as news stories evolved.
July 18, 2017
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Facebook Floods the Internet with Lies, Google Tries to bring back Truth
Let's talk about truth and lies on the internet. I know, this is ironic coming from me.
October 14, 2016
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Facebook Fundraisers expand so you have more reasons to ask your friends for money
It's not all that long since Facebook introduced a fundraiser feature, making it possible for users to ask others on the social network for money for a particular cause. Now the company has expanded the personal fundraiser feature so that it can be used for more things.
May 26, 2017
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Facebook fury follows video of son's 'horrifying' TSA patdown
Commentary: More than 5.6 million people have already watched a video of a TSA agent performing what appears to be an extensive patdown on a boy.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook gives its Marketplace a colorful redesign
Facebook has given its Marketplace a bit of a visual overhaul, with new colorful icons and improved search and filtering features. the Craigslist competitor, first launched in October 2016, is Facebook's major entry point into local commerce. Today, the Marketplace sits in a dedicated tab at the bottom of Facebook's app, where its ever-present red badge forces you to click through.
May 1, 2017
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Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams is speaking at TC Sessions: Justice
The lineup for TC Sessions: Justice just keeps getting better. I'm excited to announce that Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams will be joining us onstage at TC Sessions: Justice in June. We'll be discussing Facebook's diversity playbook and its strategy to foster inclusion in the workplace.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook goes full Snapchat with disappearing Stories
Camera filters, selfie masks, and direct messaging are coming to the main Facebook app. Good luck, Snapchat.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook goes on the offensive against fake news and aims to educate users
Having introduced various tools to fight fake news, the next weapon in Facebook's arsenal is education. Over the next few days a large "Tips for spotting fake news" banner will appear at the top of news feeds in 14 countries, but the approach it is taking is unlikely to have much impact on those most influenced by, and most likely to share, fake news.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook Groups can now screen new members with a questionnaire
Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg's promise to build community by improving admin tools for Facebook Groups. now Group admins can establish up to three questions for people requesting to join their Group to answer. this lets admins screen potential members to ensure they're the right fit for the group and will add constructively to the discussion, not just spam or troll the Group.
May 12, 2017
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Facebook halts collection of WhatsApp user data in Europe
Back in August, WhatsApp updated its privacy policy to grant itself the ability to send information gathered from WhatsApp (such as phone numbers) and pass them back to its parent company, Facebook.
November 17, 2016
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Facebook halts Whatsapp data sharing in the UK
The social network has been threatened with legal action by the privacy commissioner
November 7, 2016
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Facebook Handed Over Data on 'Insecure' and 'Overwhelmed' Teenagers to Advertisers
Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. the best--or worst!--new example of this comes from the newspaper the Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents.
May 1, 2017
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Facebook 'Happy Birthday' lawsuit rolls on
Could be costly for Zuck. But who really cooks the Spam?
January 30, 2017
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Facebook has a new type of video ad meant to get people shopping
The new ad attaches product pictures to videos you might watch in News Feed.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook has a solution to all the toxic dross on its site -- wait, it's not AI?
No, it's human janitors toiling away, cleaning up wads of hate and terror incitement
June 16, 2017
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Facebook has connected 40M people with Internet.org
Today on Facebook's blockbuster Q3 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said Internet.org has helped 40 million people get online. Indeed, 0.5% percent of the world's population is now connected to the internet thanks to Facebook's accessibility initiatives.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook has hired former NBC anchor Campbell Brown to improve its relationship with news publishers
Brown will take over Facebook's News Partnerships team.
January 6, 2017
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Facebook has made more than $20 billion in profit since going public -- Twitter has lost $2 billion
A tale of two mobile ad businesses.
May 4, 2017
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Facebook helps companies detect rogue SSL certificates for domains
The company developed a tool that monitors Certificate Transparency logs and alerts domain owners of new certificates
December 13, 2016
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Facebook highlights its fight against "Fake News' in print
The 10 tips are basic news literacy, but Facebook wants the world to know.
April 14, 2017
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Facebook hires Apple veteran to lead virtual reality hardware efforts at Oculus
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the company to own the future of virtual reality, and in the short term that means putting a lot of VR headsets on a lot of faces. Even for a company with nearly 2 billion monthly active users, hardware is still an incredibly difficult beast to master. to do so, the company is hiring Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple, to lead the VR product roadmap for Oculus as head of VR hardware.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook hires ex-CNN anchor to lead news partnerships team
Campbell Brown will try to be the social network's tie that binds it to the media.
January 6, 2017
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Facebook hit by civil rights grievances
An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg alleges censorship of human rights posts.
November 1, 2016
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Facebook hit two billion users today and SugarCRM reminded us you are Zuck's product
Sugar's 'Hint' scraping service populates sales profiles by scraping 70 data sources
June 28, 2017
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Facebook hit with massive fine for providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover
The European Commission has hit Facebook with a €110 million ($122 million) fine for "providing misleading information about WhatsApp takeover". The Commission previously expressed concern that the social media giant had not correctly communicated planned changes to its privacy policy.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook hits the 2 billion users mark, launches special "thank you" features for its users
It did take the world by storm, didn't it? Very few of us, even the older among us, can vaguely recall what the online space looked like B.F. (before Facebook). In a little more than 13 years, Facebook largely reshaped how we communicate, share information and present ourselves to the world.
June 28, 2017
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Facebook Hopes to Have Us all Staring In Awe at Blank Walls with new Augmented Reality Tech
This afternoon, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the hopeful next big thing for his company: augmented reality, allowing people to use their phones to interact with the physical world through their phones -- carving virtual messages into table tops, leaving notes in public for friends that only they can see, and creating public art that is nothing more than a blank wall with people staring at their smartphone screens.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook hosting Communities Summit this summer in Chicago
The social network wants to help users overseeing Facebook Groups community pages "gather, share and connect in real life."
April 11, 2017
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Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant 'M' with new wits
Facebook M, the company's AI-powered assistant that lives inside Messenger, was launched widely back in April, giving suggestions to users based on the context of their conversations. Today, M is getting a bit smarter and more socially capable.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook in the dock: Web giant faces trial for allegedly ripping off data center blueprints
Zuck's Open Compute Project stole our designs, claims Brit biz
May 12, 2017
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Facebook inflated video viewing stats for two years
Social network gave advertisers overestimated averages of viewing times because it only counted any video watched for at least three seconds.
September 23, 2016
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Facebook inserts itself into politics with new tools that help elected officials reach constituents
Facebook this year has launched a number of features that make it easier for people to reach their government representatives on its social network, including "Town Hall," and related integrations with News Feed, as well as ways to share reps' contact info in your own posts. Today, the company is expanding on these initiatives with those designed for elected officials themselves.
June 7, 2017
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Facebook Instant Articles will soon show pleas from publishers
Those email-sign-up, follow-us and install-our-app appeals so common on the web are coming to the social network's fast-loading articles.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook Instant Games helps you waste more time
I think most people would agree, it is so hard to waste time on Facebook.
November 30, 2016
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Facebook Instant Games Playable Inside Messenger Launches Globally
Facebook introduced a new way for users of Facebook Messenger to play video games a few months back. Via Messenger users can play HTML5 Instant Games that don't need to be downloaded. These Instant Games have been playable in the US since November and now launch around the globe with 50 titles to play and enjoy.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger
Think of the new Instant Games as the casual alternative to Facebook Gameroom.
November 29, 2016
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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger
Think of the new Instant Games as the casual alternative to Facebook Gameroom.
November 29, 2016
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Facebook Integrates Reactions into Messenger for some Users
Some users of Facebook Messenger app have found a new feature they can use. the new feature is the ability to add reactions to messages sent during a text conversation with a person or a group. to use the feature the user can hover over a message in a text thread and select the emoji face there.
March 6, 2017
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Facebook internal guides on content moderation revealed in recent leak
An investigation by the Guardian gives a first time look at Facebook's content moderation manuals, related to hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism, and others. Facebook moderators often have less than 10 seconds to review and action a reported post, meaning the possibility for inconsistent judgment is quite real
May 23, 2017
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Facebook introduces a new ad format -- product-focused 'collection'
Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook introduces Group Video Chat in Messenger
Facebook has been adding all sorts of features to its chat app recently, including classic arcade games, and a new camera with art and 3D effects.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook introduces Live Audio in conjunction with the BBC
It's not all that long since Facebook started to allow users to broadcast live video to their friends and followers -- now the social network is doing the same with audio. Things are looking good for mobile users, particularly those with Android devices.
December 21, 2016
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Facebook introduces live audio streams in partnership with the BBC
Sound decisions
December 20, 2016
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Facebook introduces new ad metrics and promises that more are coming
Facebook says it's introducing a number of new measurements for businesses that buy ads and own Facebook Pages.
June 29, 2017
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Facebook introduces new child safety resource for parents
Facebook has launched what it called the Facebook Parents Portal which aims to help parents keep their kids stay safe online. the new site has step-by-step videos and is available in over 55 different languages making it widely accessible for people all over the world.
December 13, 2016
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Facebook introduces PayPal integration in Messenger app
In an effort to make it easier for users to pay through its messaging service, Facebook has added PayPal as a new payment option in the Messenger app.
October 26, 2016
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Facebook introduces 'personal fundraisers' so you can raise money for yourself
If you need money for something, you might think about using a service such as GoFundMe to ask people to donate cash to you. But now you can turn to Facebook instead, as the social network launches a new "personal fundraiser" feature, as well as Donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages.
March 30, 2017
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Facebook introduces personal fundraising tools, donate buttons in Facebook Live for Pages
Facebook today announced it's expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers, starting first in the U.S. the new tool will allow Facebook users to raise money for personal crises and other campaigns -- like school or medical expenses, emergency situations, funerals and more. In addition, the company is adding the ability for Facebook Pages to add a "donate" button to their live broadcasts on the network.
March 30, 2017
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Facebook Introduces the Gameroom: a Potential Steam Competitor
Facebook released its Gameroom software, which will essentially move games off Facebook and onto a semi-independent platform to improve performance and encourage game development.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook introduces weather-focused features for its website and mobile apps
About a year ago, Facebook introduced "weather greetings" which intermittently displayed brief details about the weather in a card-based UI on the social platform. the company has now fully integrated new features focused on the weather into its desktop and mobile apps.
February 9, 2017
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Facebook internal guides on content moderation revealed in recent leak
An investigation by the Guardian gives a first time look at Facebook's content moderation manuals, related to hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism, and others. Facebook moderators often have less than 10 seconds to review and action a reported post, meaning the possibility for inconsistent judgment is quite real
May 23, 2017
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Facebook investors yell at CEO: Get the Zuck out of our boardroom!
Proposal would oust Lord Hoodie from chairman role
February 7, 2017
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Facebook invests $20M to catalyze affordable housing development in Menlo Park
Across the Bay Area, affordable housing remains hard to come by. In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what it calls "A partnership to strengthen our local community."
December 2, 2016
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Facebook invests major moola in affordable housing
The social network pledges $20 million to help its Silicon Valley neighbors buy and keep homes in an eye-wateringly expensive housing market.
December 2, 2016
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Facebook is a Media Company, Treat It as One
In this year's election, the most powerful news source was Facebook. More than 40 percent of US adults–that's more than watch any single TV channel–get their news from Facebook, according to Pew, and as plenty of journalists have recounted, the platform is flooded with hyperpartisan fake news.
November 14, 2016
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Facebook is abusive. it's time to divorce it
And lament that early browsers gave up on web site authoring tools and created monsters
May 8, 2017
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Facebook is allegedly developing its own touch-screen-operated smart speaker
The niche of smart speakers has been gathering both speed and investments, as consumer interest in the products cause more and more tech players to develop own such gadgets. Amazon's Echo units have attained a comfortable dominant position in the industry, while Google Home has brought Mountain View's own AI Assistant into the homes of many. I
July 25, 2017
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Facebook is asking users to judge the truthfulness of news headlines
Facebook is apparently asking users to rate the quality of news stories on its service, after facing criticism for allowing fake or misleading news. at least three people on Twitter have posted surveys that ask whether a headline "uses misleading language" or "withholds key details of the story."
December 5, 2016
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Facebook is bringing games like Pac-Man to its mobile app and Messenger
Facebook wants to host games like it does ads and articles.
November 29, 2016
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Facebook is bringing interactive ads to Messenger
How do you feel about ads on top of your ads? what about advertisements embedded into your messages as "sponsored" messages?
November 9, 2016
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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to Live video
Facebook's new Masks feature for iOS is timed around Halloween, but it's really a jab at Snapchat.
October 27, 2016
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Facebook is building a Houseparty clone for live group video chat
Gather 'round the Bonfire
July 5, 2017
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Facebook is building a 'village' of 1,500 apartments
You could live, work and play at the social media company's HQ.
July 7, 2017
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Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing
Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. the team plans to use optical imaging to scan your brain a hundred times per second to detect you speaking silently in your head, and translate it into text.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook is building its own gaming platform, hopes to take on Steam, iOS, and Android
Over the past 12 years the Steam gaming service has transformed from a digital distribution hub primarily used by Valve's own games into a colossus that stands astride the entire PC gaming industry. While competitor services like GOG and publisher-specific services like uPlay and Origin exist, Steam is still the 800-lb gorilla in the room. Now, Facebook has announced that it intends to challenge Valve's dominance of the PC gaming industry – as well as taking on iOS and Android at the same time.
August 26, 2016
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Facebook is buying a startup to build hardware faster
The startup, called Nascent Objects, aims to help create physical prototypes more quickly. it's all part of Facebook's 10-year plan.
September 19, 2016
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Facebook is changing its Trending section to fight the spread of fake news
It's also going to stop personalizing trending topics for each user.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook is closing in on 2 billion monthly users
The social network's revenue continues to boom
February 1, 2017
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Facebook is coming to your TV
The social network is launching an app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Facebook is also turning up the volume on autoplay videos (if your phone's sound is on).
February 14, 2017
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Facebook is copying yet another popular Snapchat feature: Stories
First Instagram cloned Snapchat's Stories feature. now Facebook is doing it, too.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook is deleting a bunch of spam accounts in its effort to fight fake news
Facebook says spammers are generating fake "Likes' and comments, too.
April 14, 2017
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Facebook is developing a helicopter to deliver internet access in emergencies
Meet the Tether-tenna
April 19, 2017
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Facebook is developing a way to read your mind
Seriously.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook is developing AI that plans to one day be your personal social media assistant
The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) group is releasing AI software known as ParlAI that will be used to develop smart chat bots.
May 16, 2017
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Facebook is expanding its campaign to combat hate speech
Online Civil Courage Initiative provides advertising credits to groups that counteract messaging from terrorists and right-wing groups
September 22, 2016
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Facebook is expanding Safety Check so people can offer help during a disaster
Facebook wants to connect those in need with people who have shelter or food to offer.
February 8, 2017
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Facebook is finally doing something to make Messenger less of an unusable mess
The Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android is an utter mess of ideas at the moment. The confused interface is all over the place and decidedly user unfriendly. All that is set to change, though, thanks to an update that rolls out this week.
May 19, 2017
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Facebook is getting deeper into brick-and-mortar advertising to take on Google
Yeah, but is it in stock?
September 20, 2016
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Facebook is giving away the software it uses to understand objects in photos
DeepMask and SharpMask are now open source
August 25, 2016
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Facebook is going to have a hard time getting people to shop through its app
Why a company's customers don't pick up on new features the way they're "supposed to."
October 10, 2016
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Facebook is hiring 3000 new content monitors for a job AI cannot do
Moderation Remains a Human Problem
May 4, 2017
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Facebook is hiring a (human) AI Editor
Human: Oh sweet bot, tell us a story! A nice story! About a very wise human who worked his whole life to save everybody in the world from having to spend time manually tagging their friends in digital photos -- and made a magic machine that did it for them instead!
July 25, 2017
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Facebook is hiring another 3,000 people to pull down violent and inappropriate content
The company is responding to a number of violent videos and posts that have been cropping up on the service over the past month.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook is improving the 360 video experience by predicting where you will look
From the stage of F8, Joaquin Quinonero, Facebook's Director of Applied Machine Learning, described a new technique the company is using to improve the watching experience for 360 videos. the format is challenging to deliver because of its size, but Facebook is using machine learning to reduce the number of pixels that have to be rendered at any one time. by predicting where a viewer will look next, rendering priority can be given to that location -- particularly helpful for users with lower quality internet access.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook is launching its own video app on the Gear VR
Facebook is launching its own 360-degree video app on the Samsung Gear VR — the first officially Facebook-branded VR social app released. the app isn't a full version of the social network.
March 8, 2017
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Facebook is leaking valuable younger users
Snapchat and Instagram climb with teens as Facebook stumbles
October 18, 2016
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Facebook is making a big ad push to get more people using Facebook Live
TV, billboards, buses – Facebook is doing it all.
October 21, 2016
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Facebook is monitoring Roku and Apple TV streams to deliver targeted advertising
Internet users are accustomed to the idea of targeted advertising. Both Google and Facebook take into account the things you look for online, the things you look at, the people you are connected to, and so on, and use this information to pelt you with ads they think you will respond to.
December 2, 2016
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Facebook is mulling buying original videos
That includes "original and licensed scripted, unscripted and sports content," says the executive leading the effort.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook is offering publishers money to create produced video
The new deals include a mix of both live and produced video commitments.
April 21, 2017
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Facebook is pushing record labels to let you soundtrack your videos
How can Facebook and Instagram make their amateur videos more interesting than those you see on Twitter or Snapchat? a killer soundtrack. That's why Facebook is now pressing record labels even harder for a licensing deal.
February 13, 2017
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Facebook is paying some users $15 to settle a class action lawsuit
If you're a Facebook user in the US you might have just received a check in the mail for $15, seemingly from the company. Surprisingly, the check is actually real, and it's part of a settlement for a class action lawsuit against the giant social network.
November 23, 2016
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Facebook is putting ads in Messenger; lets you start Chats with brands in News Feed timeline
Quick, what's your favorite Facebook feature? is it the ads? Because they should be, at least judging by how much Facebook is working to add more and more of those to our timelines, feeds and now, Messenger.
November 9, 2016
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Facebook is rolling out a product so you can hang with friends in virtual reality
"Spaces' is Facebook's first attempt at social VR.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook is rolling out job postings and applications
Hey, LinkedIn!
February 15, 2017
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Facebook Is Ready For Its Close-Up, Wants To Get Into Scripted TV Shows
Not content to let Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu corner the market on original streaming TV shows, Facebook is reportedly trying to carve out a spot for itself in the entertainment business with its own scripted programming.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook is reportedly making an app for set-top TV boxes
And it's asking media companies to make exclusive shows for it
January 31, 2017
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Facebook is reportedly working on a video app for Apple TV
Facebook is reportedly working on a tvOS app to bring its videos to your living room.
January 31, 2017
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Facebook is taking more notice of Reactions than Likes to control your News Feed content
When Facebook first introduced Reactions users were pleased to finally have the chance to be more expressive, rather than simply 'liking' something. But the excitement soon waned when the social network revealed that it didn't make any difference which Reaction users clicked -- it was simply registered as an interaction.
February 28, 2017
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Facebook is testing a feature that asks you to keep watching videos you started but didn't finish
The new "continue watching" feature is just a test.
March 10, 2017
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Facebook is testing a lot more ads in a lot more places
The company needs to prove News Feed isn't its only cash cow.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook is testing a 'Messenger' style comments section
Facebook is experimenting with a new interface for its comments feature, bringing the display closer to the Messages graphic format. the update, which highlights comments in messaging bubbles, is amongst other tweaks currently being tested - such as a feature that lets you see when people are typing a comment on a post.
March 21, 2017
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Facebook is testing a new messaging product that looks a lot like Snapchat
Facebook's Snapchat envy continues.
October 28, 2016
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Facebook is testing autoplaying videos with the sound already on
Facebook's silent movie era may be ending.
August 23, 2016
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Facebook is testing News Feed-style ads inside Messenger
The experiment is just in Australia and Thailand. for now.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook is testing pre-emptive related articles in News Feed
The "related articles" feature of Facebook's News Feed is nothing new -- in fact it has been with us for more than three years. But now the social network is trialling a new way of displaying related content; rather than waiting until you have clicked on a story to suggest related stories you might be interested in, Facebook will instead be offering these suggestions before you read an article.
April 26, 2017
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Facebook is testing Snapchat-like features in its main app
They include new camera filters like masks and other animations, plus messages that eventually disappear.
October 28, 2016
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Facebook is testing videos that autoplay with sound turned on
In a subtle change to its mobile apps
August 23, 2016
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Facebook is the only thing standing between us and a face-reading nightmare app
A viral hoax reveals the tricky politics of facial recognition
March 15, 2017
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Facebook is training local organizations to help combat extremist content
As part of an ongoing effort to combat the spread of extremist content, Facebook has launched the Online Civil Courage initiative in the U.K. By creating a dedicated support desk for local non-government organizations, the initiative gives such organizations a direct relationship with Facebook, as well as funding and training to ferret out and report extremist activity.
June 23, 2017
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Facebook is unlikely to succeed in China, even if it compromises on free speech
Facebook may have laid some of the early groundwork to launch its social network in China, but the U.S. company's chances of making a dent in the world's most populous country remain remote.
November 23, 2016
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Facebook is using AI in private messages to suggest an Uber or remind you to pay a friend
Facebook Messenger is expanding its AI assistant, M, to all U.S. users.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook is Using Computer Vision to bring AR to the Masses, Dev Platform Available Now
Facebook showed the world it was serious about virtual reality technology when it dropped more than $2 billion to acquire Oculus VR. the company isn't done with VR by a long shot, but it's now setting its sights on augmented reality, as well. During the F8 Developer Conference opening keynote, Mark Zuckerberg announced a development platform that brings AR technology to the palm of your hand through the technology in your smartphone.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook is writing a Mercurial server in Rust. this is not a drill
Git, Go, Swift, pish -- that's so last year, darling
October 18, 2016
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Facebook is working on a way to let you type with your brain
At speeds faster than physical typing
April 19, 2017
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Facebook isn't entirely killing off the mobile web version of Messenger
Earlier this summer, Facebook began to disable messaging in its mobile web app in order to push people to use its mobile Messenger app. However, this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016, Messenger head David Marcus said that the option to use the mobile web experience isn't going away entirely. Instead, the company is selectively disabling the mobile web view for users of certain devices.
September 12, 2016
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Facebook Journalism Project Battles 'Fake News' Problem
The Facebook Journalism Project debuted to help save the media and tackle the social network's growing misinformation problem.
January 11, 2017
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Facebook just bought a small hardware startup called Nascent Objects
The company will join Facebook's new top-secret hardware lab, Building 8.
September 19, 2016
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Facebook just changed its mission, because the old one was broken
With great power comes long letters
February 16, 2017
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Facebook just made it easy to wrap friends around your face
A "one-stop shop" for 360-degree photos and video.
March 8, 2017
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Facebook just secured an e-money license in Ireland, paving the way for Messenger payments in Europe
Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S. all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly secured an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland.
December 6, 2016
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Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds "Wave"
Nearby Friends didn't turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person... with a few changes. Facebook has removed the precise location-sharing feature from Nearby Friends, which now only lets you opt-in to broadcasting your approximate distance from friends and current neighborhood.
December 22, 2016
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Facebook knocks down massive spammer network
The social network says it had been "combating" the operation for six months.
April 14, 2017
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Facebook launches a camera platform for developers to push augmented reality forward
Games, art, notes, and more
April 18, 2017
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Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform
Facebook will rely on an army of outside developers to contribute augmented reality image filters and interactive experiences to its new Camera Effects platform. After today's Facebook F8 conference, the first effects will become available inside Facebook's Camera feature on smartphones, but the Camera Effects platform is designed to eventually be compatible with future augmented reality hardware, such as eyeglasses.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform
More than three years after its acquisition of Oculus, Facebook is a product even more deeply intertwined with people's online identities. Today, Facebook is reaching an important milestone as it launches the first significant integration of social virtual reality into its core product.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook launches bloat-free chat app, Messenger Lite
Facebook's Messenger is one of the most popular chatting apps out there, but the company is looking to improve its reach even further. Facebook has announced the launch of Messenger Lite, a smaller, faster version of its platform, designed for developing markets and low-end phones.
October 3, 2016
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Facebook launches educational guide to help users spot fake news
In a move towards further battling fake news online, Facebook has rolled out a new tool that helps its users determine and ultimately avoid hoax content in the long run.
April 7, 2017
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Facebook launches fake news reporting tool in Germany
Facebook is using German news agency Correctiv as an external fact-checker.
January 16, 2017
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Facebook Launches Fundraising Tools and Donate Buttons
Facebook has rolled out a new set of tools to help people who are trying to raise money for themselves or a cause. the new features will make Facebook a GoFundMe competitor and considering that many people who set up the GoFundMe accounts end up posting them on Facebook, the new fundraising features could very well put a serious crimp in GoFundMe's user base.
March 31, 2017
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Facebook launches its bloat-free Messenger Lite app in over 100 new countries
In October, Facebook launched a new 'lightweight' version of its Messenger app for mobile devices. It was designed primarily for older, less powerful devices, for use in emerging markets with slower, less stable mobile networks, and high costs for data usage.
April 28, 2017
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Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year
Following YouTube's rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter's Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams. National Geographic's Facebook Page will publish the first 360 Live video tomorrow at noon Pacific time as scientists emerge from 80 days of isolation in pods at Utah's Mars Desert Research Station. the stream will feature footage from the mock Mars landscape and interviews with the researchers.
December 12, 2016
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Facebook launches Live Audio, its version of podcasts
The social network continues its push in live media. this time, video is not included.
December 20, 2016
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Facebook launches Online Civil Courage Initiative to fight extremism in the UK
Facebook today launches its latest attempt to tackle online extremism in the UK with its new Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI). It is part of an education drive which finds the social network trying to inform charities and local organizations how to fight hate speech and extremism online.
June 23, 2017
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Facebook launches Parents Portal to help keep kids safe online
Facebook is on something of a mission to clean up its act, or at least its image, at the moment. the social network is looking to tackle the problems of trolls, bullying and fake news, and its latest campaign is a bid to keep younger users safe.
December 13, 2016
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Facebook launches standalone "Events" discovery and calendar app
650 million people use Facebook Events – 100 million every day – but it's a smaller sect of hardcore extroverts who discover these parties and meetups, then invite everyone else.
October 7, 2016
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Facebook launches standalone Events app for Android
An iOS exclusive no more, the calendar-based app gives you tight control over your social life.
December 13, 2016
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Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app
Facebook's plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook app. you can now share stories with your Facebook friends and see what your friends have been up to for the past 24 hours.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange
Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, engineering, cabling and other components that go into building networking for internet and other communications services. Today comes one more advance on that front: Facebook and the TIP are working with French telco Orange to launch a new ॥uro;'Telecom Track॥uro;' in the Orange Fab accelerator based in Paris to find more startups to fill this niche.
April 24, 2017
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Facebook launches the first preview of React VR
Facebook published a blog post with plenty of year-end vanity stats about its open source project today, but in an email to us, the company also announced that it is about to launch the VR version of one of its most popular open source offerings: React. React VR, a Facebook spokesperson told us, will launch in preview later this week.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook launches Town Hall to make finding lawmakers easier
The new feature will list local officials based on your location and provide fast access to follow or contact them.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Launches Yet another Standalone App, this Time for Events
More than two years after Facebook forced mobile users to download the standalone Messenger app if they wanted to start private conversations with "friends," the big blue social juggernaut could going down that road again with the launch of another standalone app for events.
October 7, 2016
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Facebook lets advertisers target insecure teens, says report
Leaked documents allegedly show how Facebook helps brands find teenagers in their most vulnerable moments.
May 1, 2017
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Facebook lets content owners claim ad earnings of pirated videos
Facebook finally has a better solution to freebooting -- the common practice of stealing video and uploading it to one's Facebook Page to reap the engagement and audience growth. Today's update to the Facebook Rights Manager tool that launched last year includes the new option to "claim ad earnings' on other people's uploads of a video you own. this way if an infringing video includes a new mid-roll ad break Facebook is testing, the revenue will be sent to the content's owner instead of the uploader who stole it.
April 27, 2017
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Facebook levels up its identity tools for developers
Location and learning features also arrive as part of F8 conference
April 18, 2017
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Facebook likes India, its fastest-growing market
In search of the next billion people online, the world's biggest social network expands at a quick clip in the world's second-most populous country.
October 21, 2016
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Facebook Lite hits 200M users as low-bandwidth world revenue skyrockets
Facebook's stripped-down but speedy Lite app is growing fast and adding countries so it can keep connecting people and building the company's business in the low-bandwidth world where revenue increased 52% this year.
February 8, 2017
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Facebook Literally Wants to Read your Thoughts
At Facebook's annual developer conference, F8, on Wednesday, the group unveiled what may be Facebook's most ambitious--and creepiest--proposal yet. Facebook wants to build its own "brain-to-computer interface' that would allow us to send thoughts straight to a computer.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance
Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook Live adds chat and joint video streams
The social network wants more people to connect while on Facebook Live -- even as the company deals with violent footage on the platform.
May 23, 2017
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Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming
Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook's desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer.
March 22, 2017
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Facebook Live broadcasting up 4X since May, gets TV and outdoor promo
Facebook wants you to know Live broadcasting isn't just for celebrities. Facebook has bought a new series of US and UK TV, web, billboard, bus, and baggage claim ads that suggest you go Live when you see something cool, want to show off a talent, or just have something important to say.
October 21, 2016
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Facebook Live Expands with Browser Support, Analytics, and More
Facebook Live received browser support, analytics, and other features meant to make its video-streaming platform more appealing to broadcasters.
January 12, 2017
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Facebook Live gains closed captions in the latest update
Last month, Facebook Live got an important update that added new ways to interact with friends on either Android or iOS devices. Today, new improvements for Facebook Live have been released, which are meant to improve live broadcasts.
June 6, 2017
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Facebook Live gets accessible with third-party closed captioning
Over 38 million people in the US are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and Facebook wants them to be able to watch the 1 in 5 of its videos that are broadcast live. So today it's taking the first step towards making Facebook Live more accessible by allowing publishers to create and stream closed captions for their Live videos either on their own or with the help of a technology vendor like Ai-Media or Telestream
June 6, 2017
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Facebook Live is a fifth of the social network's video sharing
Facebook users are watching more video of other Facebook users.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook Live now lets anyone broadcast from a desktop PC
Facebook Live streaming is ready to break out of its mobile confines. the social network today announced that anyone can now livestream from a desktop PC to their followers. this has been supported for Pages for some time, but now anyone can take part in streaming over Facebook Live without going mobile.
March 22, 2017
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Facebook redesigns security settings page making two-factor authentication easily identifiable
Realizing that its security settings were off-putting to many people due to being a shambolic mess, Facebook has rolled out a redesign which it says helps to improve clarity.
June 1, 2017
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Facebook Live update adds new ways to interact with friends on Android and iOS
Two new features are coming to Facebook Live very soon, which are supposed to provide users with more ways to engage with friends. Live Chat With Friends and Live With should make it easier for Facebook Live users to share experiences and connect in real time with their friends.
May 23, 2017
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Facebook Live videos take aim at Twitch with streaming software, hardware support
But Twitch shouldn't sweat it.
March 22, 2017
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Facebook login adds real-name policy, auto-updated friends list to Oculus
FB login is wholly optional; follows March roll-out of FB integration into GearVR.
September 15, 2016
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Facebook Looking to Expand Into Original Video Content
Talks to purchase programming now underway.
December 16, 2016
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Facebook looks inward for new AI technical talent
The race is on to attract as much expertise in artificial intelligence as possible at tech companies large and small, and more than a few Silicon Valley giants are looking inward to convert tech talent they already possess into the AI resources they increasingly need. Facebook has its own AI course, which is oversubscribed, according to a new report by Wired, and which is led by one of the leading AI researchers in the world.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook looks to revamp password recovery by supplanting email
It released an open source password recovery protocol meant for use with third-party sites
January 30, 2017
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Facebook loses appeal over New York search warrants
The 381 warrants for information on user accounts were coupled with gag orders
April 5, 2017
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Facebook loses bid to dismiss teen's revenge porn lawsuit
The social media giant must go to trial for allegedly failing to delete the 14-year-old's naked photos.
September 13, 2016
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Facebook lost its Oculus lawsuit and has to pay $500 million
A jury ruled Oculus founder Palmer Luckey violated a non-disclosure agreement.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook loves virtual reality so much it just axed its VR film studio
Not enough eyeballs in goggles to justify in-house production
May 5, 2017
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Facebook makes Bullshit Claim It Would Take 'Wonder Machine' to Track Hate Speech
Facebook™ problems of late are legion: fake news, hate speech, trolls, and the hideous and unpredictable violent outbursts on its Live platform. Now, apparently, the German court system is in the mix.
February 7, 2017
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Facebook makes it easier to find groups that brands care about
The social network tells CNET it's testing new features that let brands call attention to specific groups, or just link Pages and groups.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook makes its dynamic ads more friendly to brick-and-mortar retailers
Facebook just announced some new features for its dynamic ads, aimed at making the format more appealing to businesses with brick-and-mortar stores.
September 20, 2016
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Facebook makes its privacy settings much clearer
Facebook has made lots of changes to its privacy settings over the years, usually in a bid to make them simpler to understand and use, yet many people just stick with the defaults.
January 26, 2017
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Facebook makes Messenger more like iMessage with emoji reactions
The update also includes in-app @mentions that send Facebook friends specific notifications.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook makes two-factor auth simpler with USB key support
Mobile apps not supported yet, but mobile web now works with NFC-enabled keys.
January 26, 2017
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Facebook malware allegedly spreading celebrity sex tapes through Chrome extension
A new spam campaign has recently been seen spreading on Facebook, which allegedly contains sex videos of celebrities. In reality, it leads unsuspecting users into downloading a malicious Chrome extension.
December 9, 2016
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Facebook malware disguises itself as an image file to download more malware
A new strain of malware has recently been discovered spreading on Facebook, taking advantage of innocent-looking image files to infect computers.
November 21, 2016
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Facebook massively miscalculated video viewing figures for two years
The social networking giant has managed to attract the ire of advertisers after it revealed that it overestimated video viewing figures for two years. a flaw in the tool used to measure the number of views meant that figures relating to video viewing times were inflated by between 60 and 80 percent.
September 23, 2016
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Facebook may launch a video chat Android device and a Google Home rival in 2018
Rumors about Facebook working on a new smart speaker surfaced about a week ago, but the information wasn't entirely clear on how exactly the device will work and when it might be launched on the market. Today, a more in-depth report sheds light on Facebook's plans to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home.
August 1, 2017
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Facebook may print money but thirsty Wall Street wants more
Monetising video... RU serious, Zuck?
July 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger adds app extensions and a bot store
Plus automatic suggestions from M
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Messenger adds group chat Polls and AI payment suggestions
Facebook's chat app wants to help you and your friends decide where to go for dinner or what movie to see, then use machine learning to remind you to pay them back. Today Messenger users on iOS and Android in the US get two new features which could roll out to other countries if they test well.
September 22, 2016
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Facebook Messenger adds live video to augment your messages
As seen on Snapchat
September 1, 2016
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Facebook Messenger Adds Option to Share your Location Live with Friends
For anyone who's ever planned to meet up with friends in a crowded area, you know it can be frustrating to nail down exactly where you are, texting things like: "I'm on the corner by the bodega." "Which corner/bodega?" "The one with the ATM sign." "You're dead to me." Facebook thinks it can solve this problem by allowing Messenger users to share their location live.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger adds Snapchatty filters to video chat
Facebook is Snapchat-ifying its Messenger video calls by adding filters, animated reactions and more masks to make you look like a bunny.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook Messenger adds temporary live location sharing
Follow me around
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video
The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.
September 1, 2016
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Facebook Messenger begins testing ads...and they're big
Facebook today is beginning to test integrating ads into its mobile messaging app's user interface. the company says it will launch what it characterizes as a "very small test" in Australia and Thailand, which will allow businesses to place an ad on the Messenger home screen. These fairly prominent card-style ads include image thumbnails accompanied by text and a link. they appear below your recent conversations, says Facebook.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook Messenger borrows from Slack with Reactions and mentions
Facebook is not shy about stealing features from other messaging tools, and it's usually Snapchat that is used as inspiration. with the latest update to Facebook Messenger, it's Slack that is being borrowed from.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook Messenger brings filters and reactions to its video chat with latest update
Recently, Facebook has been adding Snapchat-like features to its Messenger app, making it more and more similar to the competing instant messaing app . A major Facebook Messenger update has just been released, which further adds such features into the app.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook Messenger day launches as a Snapchat Stories clone for making plans
Today Facebook is globally launching Messenger day to put a utilitarian spin on the slideshow format. While Snapchat Stories is for retelling what you've done, Messenger Day's "Who's up for?" filters and Active now indicators help you find friends to chat and meet up with.
March 9, 2017
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Facebook Messenger gains a powerful new camera with art and 3D effects
Facebook Messenger doesn't just let you chat with friends, you can also use it to play games.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook Messenger gains Instant Video live broadcasting
Facebook, like Twitter, is going all in on video. the social network's latest move is to bring video to its second greatest love -- Facebook Messenger. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is not exactly new, and you'd be right.
September 1, 2016
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Facebook Messenger gets a redesigned home screen, new ways to navigate the app
Facebook has just revealed the new changes that will be added to its Messenger app in the coming days. If the previous update was about the various capabilities inside conversations, the new one will bring some visual changes that are meant to make it easier to navigate across the app.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook Messenger gets Reactions and Mentions
The app becomes more like Facebook: you can now add reaction emoji to individual messages and @ mentions in group chats.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook Messenger globally tests injecting display ads into inbox
Messaging is the center of mobile, and Facebook wants ads in front of all those eyes. After seeing "promising results from Australia and Thailand,' Facebook Messenger is expanding its display ad beta test that lets businesses buy space between your chat threads. Later this month, a small percentage of users will start seeing ads in the Messenger app's home tab.
July 11, 2017
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Facebook Messenger has 1.2 billion users and is now twice the size of Instagram
Messenger is big.
April 12, 2017
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Facebook Messenger hits 1.2B users, that's a lot of people
The social network's messaging app is now twice as big as Instagram and has as many users as WhatsApp.
April 12, 2017
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Facebook Messenger is getting an Apple Music extension
Facebook just announced a bunch of changes to Messenger, with the highlight being new ways for apps to integrate with it. and while it's not available yet, one of the standout partners announced was Apple Music.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Messenger is now able to pump ads into your eyeballs
Facebook, like Google, is all about the ads. not content with filling newsfeeds with advertising, Facebook Messenger -- already something of a privacy nightmare -- is about to become home to 'sponsored messages'. Ads by another name.
November 9, 2016
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Facebook Messenger is using machine learning to prompt you to pay back your friends
Facebook is testing a new feature on its Messenger app starting today that'll use machine learning to prompt you to pay back your friends. It relies on a new service called "chat assist" that recognizes certain words and the actions they reference when they come up in conversation. If you type "IOU" into Messenger, for instance, chat assist will drop a link asking if you want to pay whatever amount you owe.
September 22, 2016
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Facebook Messenger launches Discover as it takes on chatbots (again)
Facebook isn't done with chatbots quite yet; today, the company is launching Discover, a hub inside Messenger for discovering new and interesting chatbots to message with.
June 28, 2017
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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters
Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook Messenger launches its public group chat feature "Rooms" in select markets
Facebook's experiment with semi-anonymous social networking centered around interests, via a standalone app called Rooms, failed. But the learnings from that earlier experiment have now popped up in Facebook's Messenger application as a new feature called Rooms, which is rolling out now in select markets.
November 11, 2016
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Facebook Messenger now allows payments in its 30,000 chat bots
Facebook today filled the biggest hole in its chatbot platform. Messenger bots can accept payments natively without sending users to an external website, Facebook's head of Messenger David Marcus announced today onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016.
September 12, 2016
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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour
Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it's adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share for an hour within a private direct or group message thread your real-time location on a map. the recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger now lets you share your location for an hour at a time
Facebook is introducing a new feature to its Messenger app for iOS and Android that makes it possible to share your current location with contacts. It is also possible to share other static locations to enable you to point out places on a map.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger now supports group payments
Facebook introduced person-to-person payments within Messenger in early 2015, but today the company announced the feature is expanding to support groups, as well. the payments feature essentially works the same in group chats as in private ones, but now allows users to pay either everyone in the group or individual members through a click of the payments icon (the dollar sign).
April 11, 2017
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Facebook Messenger now supports group payments between friends
Facebook Messenger is making it a little easier to split your Sunday brunch tab with friends. and the company is likely hoping that a new addition to Messenger's payments feature means that you'll skip Venmo to do it. Starting today in the US, users on Android and desktop PC can send payments to and split payments between groups of people. Presumably the iPhone version of Messenger will add support for group payments very soon.
April 11, 2017
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Facebook Messenger now supports PayPal payments in bots, will track your PayPal receipts
PayPal is deepening its relationship with Facebook, and will now become one of the payment options within Messenger, among other integrations. that means customers who shop via the growing number of chatbots from online merchants will be able to transact on Messenger using PayPal's payment service.
October 22, 2016
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Facebook Messenger rolls out Instant Games globally, with turn-based gameplay and bots
Facebook has been introducing games to its Messenger chat app for a while. It started with simple hidden gems like Chess, Basketball, and Soccer, and then added arcade games to the mix.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji
Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook Messenger strikes at Skype with desktop group voice calling
We might finally get to stop asking, "Wait, what's your Skype name?" thanks to a test of new Facebook group audio calling on desktop. Facebook launched group voice calls on its mobile Messenger app in April, and now it's working out the kinks to bring the feature to your home and office. It could become a useful alternative to traditional conference calls by piggy-backing on Facebook's ubiquitous identity platform.
December 16, 2016
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Facebook Messenger suggests what to talk about with "Conversation Topics" feature
Facebook Messenger may have already hit the billion-user club this past summer, but the company is always looking for new ways to increase app usage. the latest attempt is the introduction of "conversation topics" on Messenger -- a feature offering suggestions about what to talk about with friends.
October 17, 2016
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Facebook Messenger video chats get a little sexier with new masks, filters and reactions
Facebook Messenger today receives a boatload of visual updates as the social networking company tries to appeal to a younger audience with video chat. The update sees Facebook continuing its expansion of reactions so they can now be used in video chats, but there are also other ways to spice up conversations.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook Messenger wants to be the new Yellow Pages
The bots have invaded Facebook's chat app. now there are 100,000 of them waiting to book you a table or surface headlines at your beck and call.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Messenger will Allow Group Payments
Facebook Messenger has allowed us to send money to friends for about two years now, but the feature only permitted one person per transaction. Facebook will now improve on their payment feature to allow us to pay more than one person at a time. the group payment feature makes splitting a check or bar tab easier.
April 12, 2017
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Facebook Messenger's AI 'M' suggests features to use based on your convos
Write "You owe me $20" and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says "goodbye," Messenger will recommend a "bye-bye" GIF. That's how Facebook's new M Suggestions work.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook Messenger's audio and video calling reaches 300M users
Phase 1: Kill SMS. Phase 2: Kill Skype, FaceTime, and your phone. Phase 3: Profit? Facebook is making strides towards becoming a multi-media communication juggernaut, its head of Messenger David Marcus announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Out of Messenger's one-billion users, 300 million people use its audio and video calling features each month. That's around the size of Skype's entire user base.
September 12, 2016
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Facebook Messenger's bots will soon take payments
Facebook's David Marcus discusses the near and far future of Messenger chatbots.
September 12, 2016
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Facebook Messenger's instant video makes Skyping look old-school
The new feature from the social network is designed to offer a quick video supplement to a text chat.
September 1, 2016
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Facebook Messenger's Live Location helps you track friends
A new Messenger feature announced Monday updates friends' locations on a map as they move.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook Messenger's M assistant gets new AI powers
Talking about the money you owe a friend? M will suggest payment options. Need to get somewhere? M will fetch you an Uber!
April 7, 2017
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Facebook Messenger's new 'Conversation Topic' Feature Seems Creepy and Bad
According to Facebook, the Messenger app currently has around one billion users. Those users can do a lot of things: order flowers, play games, and bother everyone on their contact list with inane location updates.
October 17, 2016
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Facebook Messenger's Plot to be the Only App you Ever Need
When Facebook decoupled Messenger from the Facebook app in 2014, it ticked many, many people off. they said as much in the App Store, flooding the Messenger app with one-star ratings and angry comments about how dare Facebook make them download another app just to chat with friends.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Messenger's source code reveals hidden Rooms feature
Facebook Messenger has built an unlaunched feature called Rooms that lets groups publicly chat about different subjects and events. Buried in Messenger's iOS app's source code are multiple references to the feature, with some explanation of how it works.
September 13, 2016
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Facebook might add its own version of Snapchat Discover to your News Feed
Finding new ways to wield power over media
December 2, 2016
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Facebook might open new data center in Denmark
This could be the social media giant's third server facility in Europe.
October 3, 2016
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Facebook might pay fact-checking organizations to flag fake news
Facebook says that it's open to paying fact-checkers if that's what it takes to fight fake news.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook 'misled' EU regulators over its takeover of WhatsApp
The European Commission is investigating Facebook's behavior during a 2014 investigation of the takeover
December 20, 2016
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Facebook Moments's standalone website doesn't do much
Late last year, Facebook brought its mobile photo-sharing application Moments to the web in a limited capacity by adding a link to the service in the desktop version of Facebook. We've spotted that Facebook also has a standalone web version for the service that offers access to the online albums you've previously shared with friends.
April 12, 2017
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Facebook moves ahead with account recovery for any site
Soon, you'll be able to get back into accounts on multiple sites using Facebook instead of email for recovery. Facebook releases the tool at its F8 event.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook must remove hate speech posts, Austrian court rules
More bad news for Facebook on the content front: An Austrian court has ruled the company must remove posts deemed to be hate speech, Reuters reports.
May 8, 2017
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Facebook News Feed change demotes sketchy links overshared by spammers
Technically, Facebook can't suspend people's accounts just for sharing 50-plus false, sensational or clickbaity news articles per day. It doesn't want to trample anyone's right to share. But there's nothing stopping it from burying those links low in the News Feed so few people ever see them.
June 30, 2017
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Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users... and responsibility
"We're getting to a size where it's worth really taking a careful look at what are all the things that we can do to make social media the most positive force for good possible," Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox told TechCrunch about the company's new milestone. Thirteen years after launching and less than five years after hitting 1 billion, Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook now has two billion active users
Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook a few hours ago to announce that as of "this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!" It has taken the company just under five years to accrue the second billion people to its website, having passed the one billion mark in October 2012.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook now lets anyone make their own Snapchat-like photo frame
But the new tool is not available in the US yet
December 9, 2016
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Facebook now Lets Users with iOS Devices Stream Videos on Apple TV, Chromecast
The next time you fall down a watch-these-disembodied-hands-make-food video hole on Facebook, you won't have to watch it on your phone or tablet: Facebook will now let users on iOS devices stream video on their TVs vy way of Apple TV or Chromecast.
October 14, 2016
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Facebook now lets you ask friends for fundraising money
A new tool lets you solicit funds for things like tuition or emergency expenses.
March 30, 2017
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Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC
Taking on Twitch
March 22, 2017
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Facebook now lets you cast videos to your TV
Facebook wants you to lean back and watch its News Feed videos on your television with a new feature that lets you stream clips via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast, and Google Cast devices. the move could help Facebook generate more video ad revenue, and increase usage time by giving people the richest possible viewing experience while at home.
October 13, 2016
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Facebook now lets you stream video to Apple TV and Chromecast
Please watch more Facebook video
October 13, 2016
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Facebook now Works with Microsoft Bookings
The Microsoft Bookings scheduling service now can be connected with an organization's Facebook page, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.
October 19, 2016
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Facebook offers a $20 million sweetener to improve Silicon Valley communities
Mark Zuckerberg is well known for his philanthropic ventures -- he hardly keeps them quiet, after all. now Facebook as a whole is getting in on the action, offering up a $20 million contribution to help improve the communities around Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
December 2, 2016
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Facebook offers a Better Way to Get back Into your Locked-Out Apps
The stakes of computer security have risen far too high for any modern human to depend on their mother's maiden name to preserve their secrets. But the lingering "forgot password?' function on plenty of apps and websites still falls back to antiquated identity tests.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook offers new Tools to Combat Revenge Porn
This week Facebook added new tools to help people combat revenge porn. this is where someone posts nude photos of users without their permission in an attempt to embarrass that person. Facebook has been in hot water and has been sued in the past by people who claim that the social giant should do more to prevent the unauthorized sharing of nude images.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook offers Workplace, its Slack rival, for free
A new free version, called Workplace Standard, is aimed at giving teams a taste of the service.
April 5, 2017
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Facebook officially announces Gameroom, its PC Steam competitor
After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today's developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months of name changes, beta tests and dev solicitation, Facebook opened up the beta build for all developers and officially named it Gameroom. the app is openly available for users to download on Windows 7 and up.
November 1, 2016
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Facebook officially launches Gameroom, a casual rival to Steam
Facebook has officially launched Gameroom, a dedicated native Windows app for playing all of the various games available on Facebook. Facebook Gameroom is available now as a download for those using Windows 7 or newer.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook officially launches "Town Hall" for contacting government reps, adds local election reminders
Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Facebook was rolling out a new feature called "Town Hall," which would allow the social network's users to easily locate, follow and contact their local, state and federal government representatives. the company today confirmed the feature is available to all U.S. users on desktop and mobile, and will now include News Feed integration. Along with this news, Facebook also announced it's launching local election reminders for the first time, to encourage users to vote in state, county, and municipal elections.
March 27, 2017
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Facebook on Cleveland murder video: 'We need to do better'
The social network is reviewing its reporting process so it can react faster to disturbing content.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook on moderation and community standards: 'we take our role extremely seriously'
Recently leaked documents gave a unique insight into just what can be posted on Facebook, and what moderators are expected to censor. In response to this, the company's head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, has written a lengthy statement in which she tries to explain how Facebook choose what to censor.
May 23, 2017
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Facebook open sources its IT management tool for distributing Adobe's Creative Cloud tools to employees
At Facebook, the IT organization isn't called "IT." Instead, it's referred to as the "enterprise engineering organization." As Facebook client platform engineer Nick McSpadden told me, that's because at a company that operates at the scale of Facebook, IT has to be about more than pushing buttons on a vendor product. And to emphasize this, the company today open sourced one of its internal IT management services for giving users access to products in Adobe's Creative Cloud.
June 21, 2017
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Facebook opens up 360-degree live streaming to all
Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for iPhone) and Air (for Android), or a host of higher-end models designed for pros, you can go live and broadcast an immersive feed for your audience.
March 29, 2017
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Facebook parlays bot bet into ParlAI dialog framework
With human trainers, bots may finally get smart enough to hold complex conversations
May 16, 2017
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Facebook partners with LGBTQ group for Messenger suicide support, and expands mental health tools
In the US, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Facebook is using this to raise awareness of the tools it offers for those in need of help. The social network says that it wants to help people connect with the help they need to promote good mental health and well-being.
May 17, 2017
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Facebook pays, er, nope, gets £11m credit from UK taxman HMRC...
We've got an 'efficient tax structure', boast the Zuckerborg
October 10, 2016
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Facebook pimping for politicos despite fake news 'purge'
Social giant works both sides of news street
January 17, 2017
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Facebook Pinky Swears It Won't Let Anyone (Other Than Facebook) Surveil You
On Monday, Facebook updated its platform policies to prohibit mass surveillance on its platform by explicitly blocking developers from using "data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance." the move came after sustained pressure from civil rights organizations to make it harder for police agencies to surveil Facebook and collect data on users without their knowledge.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook pivots into Stories
In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits "Snapchat has really pioneered.'
March 28, 2017
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Facebook plans customizable filters for nudity and violence
Facebook wants to give you the power to define what is and isn't objectionable, and influence the local defaults of those who don't choose voluntarily. You'll eventually be able to select how much nudity, violence, graphic content and profanity you're comfortable seeing.
February 16, 2017
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Facebook plans free version of its Slack competitor, Workplace
Facebook is looking to entice businesses to let it into their offices by offering Workplace, its worker collaboration service, for free. Called "Workplace Standard," the service will appear identical to the paid version but will lack extras such as analytics tools and administrator controls.
April 5, 2017
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Facebook plans new data center in Denmark
Facebook's third data center outside the US will be built in Odense, Denmark
January 19, 2017
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Facebook plans on offering a free version of its Slack competitor
Facebook Workplace is going free
April 18, 2017
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Facebook plans to be more like YouTube than Netflix as it pays for video
"We're focusing more on shorter form content to start" Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on today's Q4 earnings call, where he was repeatedly questioned about Facebook's video strategy. One thing's clear, Facebook will invest heavily. "I see video as a mega trend," said Zuckerberg.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook plans to buy back $6 billion in stock
This is Facebook's first stock buyback since going public.
November 18, 2016
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Facebook plans to lay almost 500 miles of fiber cable in Africa for better wireless internet
Facebook is partnering with Airtel and BCS on the project.
February 27, 2017
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Facebook plans to reduce censorship, show more offensive but newsworthy content
Facebook will soon display more graphic content including violence and nudity that would normally violate its policies as long as the imagery is newsworthy or important enough.
October 21, 2016
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Facebook privacy class action heads to Europe's top court -- sort of
The Court of Justice of the European Union has been asked by Austria's Supreme Court to rule on a jurisdictional question
September 13, 2016
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Facebook privacy: judge dismisses case surrounding tracking of logged out users
A privacy case against Facebook has been thrown out of court by a judge in the US District Court, Northern District of California. The case surrounded Facebook's tracking of users via Like buttons on other sites even when they were not logged into their accounts.
July 3, 2017
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Facebook promises to openly talk about its most controversial internal policies
Facebook says it'll start being more forthcoming about how and why it addresses some of today's most controversial issues surrounding social media, including its use as a terrorist recruiting tool, its role in spreading made-up news stories, and how people can be kept safe online.
June 15, 2017
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Facebook Promises to Quit Snooping on Private Messages for Ad-Targeting Purposes
More than three years after a group of Facebook users sued the social media network, claiming that it was sharing links sent in private messages with marketing companies in order to boost its ad revenue, the Zuck's company has agreed to stop eavesdropping on those communications.
March 3, 2017
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Facebook promotes fake news by activating Safety Check based on false reports of Bangkok bomb
The problem of fake news on Facebook has been highly publicized recently, and while the social network says it is doing what it can to tackle the issue, it seems the company is actually adding fuel to the fire.
December 28, 2016
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Facebook Publishes New Neural Machine Translation Algorithm
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research team published research results using a new approach for neural machine translation (NMT). Their algorithm scores higher than any other system on three established machine translation tasks, and runs nine times faster than Google's NMT system.
May 24, 2017
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Facebook pulls ad tool that excluded ethnic groups
Advertisers won't be able to keep ads for housing, job opportunities or credit off your feed based on your "ethnic affinity," Facebook says.
November 11, 2016
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Facebook pulls in over $7 billion in quarterly revenue
The digital advertising juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down
November 2, 2016
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Facebook put cork in chatbots that created a secret language
Alice and Bob, the two bots, raise questions about the future of artificial intelligence.
July 31, 2017
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Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting 'false news' atop feed
Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. this week, users in 14 countries, including the U.S., will see an alert above the News Feed several times over the next few days that links them to Facebook's Help Center where they can read "Tips to Spot False News." Written while working with news standards nonprofit First Draft, these tips include being skeptical of sensational headlines and checking for phony URLs.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook puts Messenger, Instagram notifications in one place
You can now check your Facebook, Messenger and Instagram notifications in a single go.
May 19, 2017
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Facebook ramps up its suicide prevention tools and Messenger chat support
Facebook is updating the tools it offers to help try to prevent suicide. Aimed both at those thinking of suicide, and friends and family who are concerned about loved ones, the revamped support tools make use of artificial intelligence and real people to offer help when it is needed most.
March 1, 2017
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Facebook reactions have now infiltrated comments
Just a little over a month after Facebook added reactions to Messenger, the same feature has now extended to comments. Because why bother commenting on a comment when you can just click the "Heart' emoji? what is communication even? Words? what are those? (Insert "Haha' emoji here.)
May 3, 2017
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Facebook really, really wants to work with journalists
The social network has launched a multi-pronged initiative in response to criticism of its news role
January 11, 2017
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Facebook received almost three times more in tax credit than it paid in the UK, figures show
New figures released today show that Facebook made £210 million in revenues but only paid £4.17 million in corporation tax for 2015. It actually wound up better off after it was given £11.3 million in tax credit.
October 10, 2016
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Facebook recruits original shows from Buzzfeed, Vox
Facebook's original shows are going to feel familiar to anyone watching video already in your News Feed.
May 24, 2017
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Facebook reintroduces Marketplace, wants you to sell and buy items from other users
Facebook wants to make it easier for its users to buy and sell items through the social network, so starting today, it's introducing Marketplace. the new feature is designed to be similar to Craigslist, or other online second hand stores.
October 3, 2016
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Facebook rejects claims of gender bias in its engineering department
Facebook may have an issue with gender bias, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. Based on an analysis by an engineer at Facebook, which Facebook told TechCrunch is "incomplete and inaccurate,' code written by female engineers at Facebook gets rejected more often than code written by men at the company.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook rejects notion it has bias against female engineers
The social network disputes an analysis that code by female staffers was rejected 35 percent more than code by their male counterparts.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook releases a standalone app for events
Yeah, that's the ticket
October 7, 2016
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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R
The code is available on GitHub
February 28, 2017
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Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos
Facebook is facing backlash after a Cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a Live video confessing to the murder. the slaying and its subsequent distribution across Facebook has raised questions about how the company moderates violent content.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook Removes Human Curators from Trending Module
Today, Facebook announced that human curators will no longer write short descriptions that accompany trending topics on the site. Instead, the company will rely on an algorithmic process to "pull excerpts directly from stories." the company also said it will stop using human curators to sort through the news.
August 26, 2016
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Facebook renews search for elusive younger users with Lifestage
Social network releases stand-alone, video-based app
August 22, 2016
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Facebook reportedly in talks to stream MLB games
The deal would be for one game a week, according to a report by Reuters. it's all part of a push toward live sports.
February 21, 2017
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Facebook reportedly orders original video shows from BuzzFeed and Vox
Hey, that's us
May 24, 2017
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Facebook reportedly working on deal to live stream MLB games
Social networks really want to show you sports
February 21, 2017
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Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots
Zuck's algorithm in full: 10 INPUT El Reg Bootnote Archive; 20 GOTO 10
August 29, 2016
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Facebook replaces Oculus computer vision head at center of underage sex scandal
The head of computer vision at Facebook's virtual reality subsidiary, Oculus, has been replaced following his arrest related to an underage sex sting operation, TechCrunch has learned.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook Reportedly Built a Censorship Tool for China
Facebook is building a censorship tool so that the company can return to the Chinese market in a move that has angered employees and caused some to leave, the New York Times reports. Facebook was banned from China in 2009.
November 22, 2016
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Facebook reportedly created censorship tool for China
New software prevents posts from appearing in users' feeds in specific regions, the New York Times reports.
November 22, 2016
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Facebook reportedly creates censorship tool in effort to appease China
Facebook, the biggest social network in the world, wants to become even bigger by getting access to China's 1.4 billion potential users. the social network has reportedly created specialized censorship tools, to be used in compliance with the Chinese government, in exchange for access to the country's people.
November 23, 2016
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Facebook Reportedly Let Advertisers Target Teens Who Feel "Worthless'
Advertising in general often works by making you, the consumer, feel deficient in some way. your laundry isn't clean enough; buy our detergent instead. your body isn't thin enough; try our gym instead. your dog isn't organic enough; buy this food instead. But getting super granular and hitting teenagers -- kids -- specifically when they're down is something else.
May 1, 2017
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Facebook reportedly working on voice speaker and video chat device with laptop-sized screen
Do you trust the social network enough to put a camera or always-listening speaker in your home?
August 1, 2017
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Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars
Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. the company's new Facebook Spaces "social' VR venture launched this week.
April 21, 2017
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Facebook Resorts to Physical Media to Combat Fake News
Facebook is going back to basics in an effort to advise British citizens against fake news.
May 10, 2017
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Facebook Revamps 'Privacy Basics' User Guide
Facebook updated its Privacy Basics user guide to make it easier for people to learn how to protect their personal information on its platform.
January 26, 2017
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Facebook reveals the most popular topics of the year
If you wanted to gauge what most people thought were the most important issues this year, Facebook would be a good place to get that information given the large user base and its popularity among those of all ages. Facebook has recently taken this initiative and found the most popular topics, globally, for the past year.
December 9, 2016
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Facebook reveals what it is doing to tackle fake news
The issue of fake news has been in the headlines a lot recently, and it is Facebook that has borne the brunt of criticism. the social network is in the throes of revamping news feeds in a bid to help stamp out the problem. But Facebook is aware that fake news is not going to be eliminated overnight, and so is focusing on "the worst of the worst".
December 14, 2016
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Facebook rolls out a new "Order Food' option in its main navigation
Facebook is now making it easier for you to order food from your favorite restaurants directly within its app, without having to navigate away to a delivery service or restaurant's own app or website. In the main Facebook navigation on both web and mobile, a new option called "Order Food' is rolling out to select users.
May 19, 2017
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Facebook rolls out creepy Discover People feature on mobile, suggesting you make friends with strangers
If you're using the Facebook app on your phone, you might notice the appearance of a new Discover People section. as you would probably guess this is a feature designed to connect you with people on the social network, but there's something of a creepy twist.
February 2, 2017
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Facebook rolls out encryption for Messenger, but it's not as private as you think
Facebook recently enabled end-to-end encryption for all Facebook Messenger users with an opt-in program called Secret Conversations. Here's what it means and how to use it.
October 5, 2016
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Facebook rolls out Find Wi-Fi feature everywhere in the world
Last year, Facebook launched a new feature called Find Wi-Fi on iPhone and Android, but it was only made available in a handful of countries. The new functionality would allow Facebook users who are traveling to find Wi-Fi hotspots nearby.
June 30, 2017
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Facebook rolls out Work, a social network for your office
Just like Facebook, but with co-workers, not friends
October 10, 2016
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Facebook rules protect white men, not black kids, from hate
A ProPublica report says leaked documents show the social network follows complex standards on who is, and isn't, protected from abuse.
June 29, 2017
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Facebook runs full page newspaper ads against fake news in France ahead of the election
In just nine days, France is going to vote for their next president -- there's going to be a second round face-off in three weeks too. and it looks like Facebook wants to avoid another fake news scandal as the company is preemptively running full page ads in major French newspapers.
April 14, 2017
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Facebook Safety Check is stressing Brits out
At least in the UK, telling people you're safe has never been so controversial.
June 15, 2017
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Facebook said to create censorship tool to enter China again
The Chinese government wants more control over the content visible on social networks
November 23, 2016
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Facebook says ad revenue growth will start slowing down next year
Investors aren't happy at all.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook says Instagram Stories now more popular than Snapchat
The social networking service's photo app, purchased for $1 billion five years ago, has slowly been adding Snapchat-like features. and Facebook says it's working.
April 13, 2017
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Facebook Says It Found More Mistakes In Metrics Reported to Advertisers
So, remember that whole thing about Facebook mistakenly telling advertisers for two years that users were watching videos much longer than they actually were? It turns out that wasn't the only advertising metric the social media company got wrong.
November 16, 2016
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Facebook says it miscalculated more metrics, but it's telling advertisers not to worry
On the plus side: this has nothing to do with fake news.
November 16, 2016
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Facebook says it 'needs to do better' after murder video stayed up for hours
In a statement today, Facebook said it will review its content reporting system after a video showing a deadly shooting in the Cleveland area stayed on the site for hours.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook says it wants 'to be a hostile place for terrorists'
As Facebook continues to face criticism over how it handles terrorist propaganda, the company is detailing its process for countering radicalization and other threats.
June 15, 2017
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Facebook says it will allow more explicit posts if they are newsworthy
But the details are murky
October 21, 2016
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Facebook says it will open up for independent ad audit
Following multiple admissions last year that it had been misreporting some of its ad numbers, Facebook just announced that it has committed to an audit by the Media Rating Council "to verify the accuracy of the information we deliver to our partners."
February 10, 2017
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Facebook says it will use image recognition software to fight revenge porn
The move comes a few months after it was reported that a Facebook group was being used to share revenge porn of women in the military.
April 5, 2017
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Facebook says it's going to try to help journalism 'thrive'
It has a long to-do list.
January 11, 2017
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Facebook says it's in talks to buy its own video shows
The company says it wants to "kickstart" its video efforts.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook says one in five videos shared on the service are live streams
Facebook's big bet is paying off
April 6, 2017
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Facebook scales back AI flagship after chatbots hit 70% f-AI-lure rate
'The limitations of automation'
February 22, 2017
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Facebook scoffed at $500m damages. now Oculus faces nerd goggles injunction
Nice one, Sheryl
February 24, 2017
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Facebook scores big in Q3 earnings: $7.01B revenue and 1.79B users
Facebook had a wildly successful Q3, earning $7.01 billion in revenue and $1.09 EPS. That's off of from 1.79 billion monthly users, up 16% year-over-year, and growing 4.67% this quarter, speeding up from 3.63% last quarter. Daily active users rose to 1.18 from 1.13 billion last quarter, and up 17% year-over-year. Facebook now has 1.66 billion mobile MAUs up 5.7% from 1.57 billion in Q2, and it's hit a new billion-user milestone as it reached 1.055 billion mobile-only users.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook seeks original shows from Hollywood agencies
If you think that you have a television series inside of you dying to come out, now is the time to sit down in front of your keyboard to start pounding away at the keys. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is reportedly scouring Hollywood agencies for original scripts. The report says that the social networking site is willing to commit itself to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode for some shows. It also is looking to spend $500,000 to $900,000 per episode on less expensive scripted fare. Facebook wants to own as much of the content as it can.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook sees more small increases on the diversity front
Facebook's latest diversity report shows modest upticks in the numbers of women and minorities working at the company.
August 2, 2017
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Facebook sees your phone as an augmented reality playground
Your phone will blend the digital and physical worlds with technology Facebook is testing this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says at the F8 conference.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook shareholders reject proposal for gender pay equity report
Facebook shareholders have once again rejected a proposal for Facebook to prepare a gender pay equity report to assess pay between men and women across race and ethnicity. A stockholder proposal called for Facebook to prepare a report by December 2017 around the company's policies and goals to reduce the gender pay gap. Shareholders rejected a similar proposal last year.
June 1, 2017
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Facebook shareholders would have uphill climb ousting Zuckerberg from board
Group files a proposal calling for board chairman to be an independent member
February 8, 2017
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Facebook shares own tools to trap bugs before they break code
Test management and debugging at scale become a bit less daunting
May 24, 2017
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Facebook Should Pay $6 Billion Over Oculus Case, ZeniMax Says
Closing arguments were heard on Thursday and the case is now in the hands of a jury.
January 27, 2017
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Facebook shows off air-to-ground laser progress
The company's Connectivity Lab has developed a lightweight gimbal to keep drones connected to the Internet
March 8, 2016
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Facebook shows off progress in using lasers to deliver Internet
The company's Connectivity Lab has developed a lightweight gimbal to keep drones connected to the Internet.
March 8, 2016
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Facebook shrinks filter bubbles with alternate news sources in Trending
You're vulnerable to bias and polarization if you only get your news from one source. So instead of highlighting a single news outlet when you click through to a Trending topic, Facebook will now show a carousel of the other most popular articles written about the subject by different publishers.
May 24, 2017
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Facebook Shruggingly Admits it's a Tool for Propagandists
Back in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was "quite proud of the impact that we were able to have on civic discourse,' doubling down on his stance that the rise of misinformation, spread of outright propaganda, and rapid erosion of trust in the fourth estate were anyone's problems but his.
April 27, 2017
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Facebook shuts down abortion group's page for 'promotion or encouragement of drug use'
Just yesterday we wrote about the repeated closure of an atheist Facebook group by the social network. Now, in a similar act that has more than a slight whiff of censorship to it, Facebook has "unpublished" the page of Women on Web, a group that puts women who live in places that have abortion restrictions in contact with doctors.
May 12, 2017
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Facebook shutters Oculus Story Studio original VR content division
Virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but Facebook's Oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.
May 4, 2017
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Facebook sidesteps Snapchat by launching Messenger Lite in over 100 more countries
Facebook is aggressively pursuing the international and developing world markets Snapchat hasn't prioritized. Facebook Lite recently hit 200 million users, and Instagram just rolled out offline mode for Android. now after launching Messenger Lite for Android in five countries in October, it's expanding to over 100 more, including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
April 27, 2017
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Facebook sics AI on terrorist posts, but humans still do the dirty work
"We don't want Facebook to be used for any terrorist activity whatsoever," says FB.
June 16, 2017
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Facebook signs deal with MLS, Univision to stream live soccer games
Games that were previously Spanish-only will be streamed in English on Facebook.
March 10, 2017
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Facebook slammed for not removing sexualized child images
Convicted pedophiles use the social network to share such images, and reporting them doesn't necessarily lead to their removal, according to the BBC.
March 7, 2017
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Facebook slapped with racial discrimination suit
The lawsuit alleges a facility manager at the social networks' North Carolina data center used racial slurs when referring to black employees.
November 23, 2016
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Facebook snaps up an MTV executive to produce exclusive content
Earlier this month, a report by the Wall Street Journal suggested Facebook was developing an app for set-top boxes such as Apple TV and was asking publishers to produce original content for it.
February 9, 2017
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Facebook Spaces makes virtual reality a social experience
You'll be able to hang out with friends in 3D with the social media giant's new VR platform, released to software developers Tuesday at the F8 conference.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Spaces Social VR App Enters Early Access on Oculus Platform
Facebook's annual F8 Developer Conference kicked off today, and during the opening keynote presentation, the company launched a new VR social platform called Facebook Spaces that lets you interact in VR with your Facebook friends.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook Spends $20 Million to Quiet Gentrification Critics Near Its Headquarters
Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. the social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial 1.1 million square-foot expansion of its headquarters.
December 2, 2016
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Facebook Sponsors CPAC, Which Sucks and is Bad
A month after Facebook sponsored an inauguration party with conservative website the Daily Caller, the social network shows no sign of slowing down its budding romance with the American right.
February 22, 2017
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Facebook stalls in lawsuit alleging its facial recognition tech violates Illinois law
An Illinois law is proving a thorn in Facebook's side as a class action lawsuit, alleging mishandling of biometric information, moves toward trial. the latest developments in the case have the social network objecting against releasing or even admitting the existence of all manner of data, but the plaintiffs aren't taking "objection" for an answer.
December 29, 2016
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Facebook starts rolling out Instant Games for Messenger globally, new features added too
Facebook introduced Instant Games for Messenger back in November, but the initial release included 30 countries only. Today, Facebook announced it would kick off the global rollout of the Instant Games feature.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news
Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news
Before you share that story, Facebook wants you to know its facts are in dispute.
March 23, 2017
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Facebook steps up its fight against fake news during the Kenyan election
Facebook recently introduced a tool to notify users of the platform if news stories that have been shared on the site were disputed by more reputable sources. However, this had a limited reach, only being deployed in a select few countries including Canada and the United States.
August 1, 2017
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Facebook streamlines the login process with Instant Verification
Android users will be able to sign into Facebook-linked apps quicker.
December 21, 2016
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Facebook Stories looks like an ill-fitting mask
Facebook has finally capped off its strategy of cloning Snapchat's USP by slotting a camera-first, ephemeral multimedia sharing feature into its entire social sharing estate.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook Takes Aim at Switch with Facebook Live for PC
Since its launch in June of 2011, Twitch TV has been the leader in video game streaming despite increased competition in the form of Youtube Live. Now, a new competitor is ready to throw its hat into the ring in the form of Facebook.
March 22, 2017
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Facebook Takes Down Major Spam Operation
Facebook announced that it has disrupted a major spam operation that appeared to be coming from bogus accounts located in Indonesia, Bangladesh, and a number of other countries. In an attempt to avoid detection, spammers were found to be using rather sophisticated means of disguising their location, including redirecting their traffic through proxies.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook takes on Snapchat Stories with vanishing daily videos
Messenger day is Facebook's latest bid to keep up with the ever-changing tastes of social media's cool kids.
March 9, 2017
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Facebook takes on the US government over gag order
The social media powerhouse takes issue with a court order that prohibits it from informing three users that warrants have been issued for their data.
July 4, 2017
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Facebook takes on Twitch with new live-streaming deal for esports
In addition to Facebook's announcement of a new partnership with the MLB to live stream a number of regular season games, the social network this week also signed a deal with global esports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of esports events and other original content to Facebook, including 1,500 of original programming.
May 19, 2017
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Facebook takes to newspapers to teach UK users how to spot "fake news'
Social network claims to have killed "tens of thousands of fake UK accounts."
May 8, 2017
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Facebook taps into NFC in Android phones for strong account security
Android users can now use wireless security keys to safeguard their accounts with two-factor authentication.
January 26, 2017
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Facebook taps Whatsapp user data to target ads
WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to exchange information about account holders with parent Facebook
August 25, 2016
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Facebook taps Whatsapp user data to target ads
WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to exchange information about account holders with parent Facebook
August 25, 2016
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Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans
Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a hoard of papers that underscore a deep interest in dialog systems. As has become clear with Siri, Cortana and Alexa, dialog is hard -- it requires more than just good speech recognition to deliver a killer experience to users.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook teams up with the Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth suicide prevention
Facebook has partnered with the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer youth, to bring additional crisis support to Facebook Messenger.
May 16, 2017
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Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance
In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice, Facebook announced today that it will clarify its developer policy to explicitly prohibit the use of Facebook or Instagram data in surveillance tools.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook Tells Developers to Quit It with the "Surveillance" Already
Your phone knows where you are, because it's there with you. and when you use social media to post photos and talk with friends about an event you're at, that's data that can be scraped and used... including by cops who want to figure out what you're up to. But not so fast, Facebook now says: If you want to build an app for surveillance, you're going to have to do it without their data.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook Testing Messenger Feature that Prompts you to Pay your Friends Back
If you're the kind of person who's always forgetting who you owe for dinner, cab rides, or coffee, Facebook Messenger is testing a new feature that will gently nag you into paying your pals back.
September 22, 2016
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Facebook tests a GIF maker on iOS
Facebook confirmed it has begun testing a new GIF maker in the camera feature of the main Facebook mobile application. The feature, which is available with the tap of a button at the top of the screen, lets you shoot footage that you can then save in GIF format to your device's photo gallery, post to your Facebook profile, or add to your Facebook Story.
July 14, 2017
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Facebook tests a second News Feed headed by a rocket ship icon
Facebook's launch of Stories may be the social network's big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused. a "rocket ship" icon has popped up in the app of select users worldwide, adjacent to the News Feed button. Its appearance is prompting a lot of users to wonder, "what on earth is this thing?'
March 29, 2017
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Facebook tests a Twitter-like feature to encourage more conversation
Facebook really wants you to
September 6, 2016
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Facebook Tests Account Recovery Feature with GitHub
Facebook and GitHub partnered up to make sure their users never permanently lose access to their accounts. the system, which is based on the Delegated Account Recovery specification written by Facebook security engineer Brad Hill, could eventually be used by other service providers as well.
January 31, 2017
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Facebook tests ads in Groups, its next potential cash cow
Facebook's latest trick to earn more revenue without drowning the News Feed is to serve ads to the 1 billion users of its Groups feature. After people reported seeing notices that "We're testing ads in Groups," TechCrunch inquired and Facebook confirmed that mobile and desktop versions of Groups in Australia, Canada, Ireland and new Zealand are part of the trial.
October 10, 2016
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Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions
Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook users are now able to surface recommendations of nearby places -- like "dinner nearby" or "bars nearby," for example -- by entering a query in Facebook's search box on the web or mobile.
March 22, 2017
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Facebook tests 'going live' from Facebook Camera, Live Stories like Instagram
Facebook is testing a new way to "go live" on its social network -- an option that was previously available by pressing the "Live" button on the Status update box. Now, for some users, the ability to "go live" -- meaning start a live video broadcast -- is appearing right within the Facebook Camera screen, alongside other options, like the ability to use Facebook Live Audio, or create a GIF.
August 4, 2017
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Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" is Hate Speech
As the old saying goes, "men are trash.' If you're a twenty-something woman, you've probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you've said it to coworkers after your dumb boss makes a boob joke in front of the entire company.
May 12, 2017
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Facebook threatens LinkedIn with job opening features
Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn's recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings. the new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the social network to get their open position in front of more candidates.
November 7, 2016
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Facebook to deploy fake news reporting tool in Germany
Facebook is using German news agency Correctiv as an external fact-checker
January 16, 2017
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Facebook to expand Stories from your phone to your PC
If you like Facebook's glitzed-up photos and videos that vanish after a day, good news. You'll be able to see them on your laptop, too.
August 3, 2017
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Facebook to share data with aid groups via 'disaster maps'
The social network says the anonymized data could help the Red Cross and others focus on areas that have been hit hardest.
June 7, 2017
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Facebook to hire 500 more in Blighty
UK is great to do biz in! But not as good as Ireland, obvs
November 21, 2016
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Facebook to hire just 3,000 more people to moderate the content of its 1.9 billion users
There's been a lot of disturbing content on Facebook in recent weeks and months -- murders, rapes, assaults, shootings and more. After a fatal shooting was shared on the site, Facebook vowed to do more to combat this sort of material.
May 4, 2017
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Facebook to kick off testing of ads in Messenger
Facebook announced in a blog post that it will begin testing ways to display ads in its Messenger app. According to the company, it is "a very small test in Australia and Thailand that gives businesses the opportunity to place ads on the Messenger home screen."
January 26, 2017
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Facebook to launch 360-degree live videos
The social network's future hinges on both live video and virtual reality. now those efforts are slowly coming together.
December 12, 2016
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Facebook to roll out tech for combating fake stories in its Trending topics
Following the controversial firing of the editorial team who managed the Trending Topics that appear next to Facebook's News Feed, the company is now actively working on technology that will help prevent fake news stories from showing up in the Trending section. Similar systems have been rolled out to News Feed in recent months, and now that same technology is making its way to Trending, said Facebook's News Feed head, Adam Mosseri, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF this morning.
September 14, 2016
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Facebook to stream Major League Soccer matches this season
The social network will stream at least 22 of Univision's MLS games in English.
March 10, 2017
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Facebook to Telcos: Forget Hardware Empires–Let's all Share
After two decades of Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint ads, you know how the big telcos deliver cellular service to your smartphone. Each builds its own nationwide wireless network, boasting that its particular web of data centers, fiber lines, and antennas is faster and more reliable (or at least cheaper) than the others.
February 28, 2017
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Facebook to Work with Fact-Checkers, Let Users Flag Fake News Stories as "Disputed"
If you're sick of seeing your friends from high school sharing outrageously untrue news items that are clearly hoaxes, or originally posted on websites with names like "HawtClikzNowAmerica!" or "biznoosclickstore.nz.bike," you may soon have a new tool to help flag this sort of nonsense.
December 14, 2016
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Facebook tool protects other accounts when hackers strike email
Currently, hackers with access to your email could use it to recover passwords from most of your other accounts. this tool aims to stop that.
January 30, 2017
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Facebook tries crowdsourcing, fact-checkers to fight fake news
Flagged fake news stories will be labeled with a warning on users'news feeds
December 14, 2016
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Facebook tries to make chatting with bots more natural
It's just another way the social network is pushing you toward its Messenger chat app.
July 27, 2017
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Facebook tries to make it easier to log into other apps
With updates to Facebook Login, the social network hopes to ease the hassle associated with forgotten passwords.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook turned a JavaScript framework into a VR creation tool
Facebook launched React VR today, an open source JavaScript framework for building VR experiences that was announced back in October. it's based on React, which is the user interface code that powers websites like Facebook and Instagram. React VR lets you import 360 panoramic images and 3D models into a scene, add text and images, and implement interactivity with the same style of code you'd normally use to make a website.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook turns Safety Check over to its users
The world's largest social network won't be deciding what events warrant a Safety Check. you will.
November 17, 2016
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Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides
The social network has rolled out new tools in tandem with partners
March 1, 2017
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Facebook turns to crowdsourcing, fact-checkers to fight fake news
Flagged fake news stories will be labeled with a warning on users'news feeds
December 14, 2016
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Facebook Tweaks News Feed In Effort to Reduce "Low-Quality' Links
Over the past year, Facebook has made several changes to its News Feed algorithm to ensure the posts you see are legit. Now, the social network is at it again, this time tweaking the News Feed to reduce the visibility of links to misleading, ad-covered pages.
May 10, 2017
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Facebook tweaks Trending Topics again to offer more perspectives
The social network is also trying to make the feature more visible on phones.
May 24, 2017
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Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids
Facebook and Autodesk have partnered with nonprofit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and mentorship.
July 31, 2017
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Facebook, Twitter and Snap Inc may bid millions for World Cup 2018 streaming rights
World Cup 2018 is not far off, and social media networks are preparing to offer millions to obtain streaming rights from Fox Sports. The soccer tournament is to be held in Russia next year, and Facebook, Twitter and Snap Inc are all eager to be able to show highlights online.
July 7, 2017
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Facebook under pressure from shareholders to fix fake news
CEO Mark Zuckerberg says misinformation on the site is "a theme I know a lot of us are thinking about."
June 1, 2017
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Facebook Updates Instant Games, Gameroom at F8
Facebook revealed plans at its F8 developer conference to improve how games are presented, discovered, and played on its social networks.
April 20, 2017
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Facebook updates its platform policy to forbid using data for surveillance
Facebook today announced changes to its platform policy that forbid developers from using the company's data for surveillance purposes.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook updates its terms to prohibit spying on users
Facebook has updated its terms and conditions today to reflect the company's stance regarding the use of its data in surveillance. the giant social network is firmly opposed to such uses and has taken action against companies and developers who've breached its terms.
March 14, 2017
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Facebook updates Messenger with support for QR codes, food delivery through M and more
Facebook is launching a couple of new features for its Messenger platform today. Among those is an update to its M virtual assistant, which can now help you order food through delivery.com, the launch of Messenger Codes, which are basically QR codes you can scan into Messenger, and better support for Game bots and turn-by-turn games.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook updates Workplace as enterprise collaboration gets hot again
Millennials are pushing for social, collaborative tools in the workplace
April 19, 2017
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Facebook Unveils New Buzzwords
Last night in an interview with CNN, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major overhaul to the largest social media company on earth, one that might finally fix many of the lingering issues its leadership has been hesitant to address.
June 22, 2017
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Facebook unveils Photo-Matching Tool In Effort to Crack Down on Revenge Porn
Two years ago, Facebook clarified its approach to complaints about supposedly offensive posts. Now, the company is circling back, releasing new tools to ensure people can't re-share intimate images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn.
April 5, 2017
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Facebook updates its ad policies and tools to protect against discriminatory practices
Facebook announced in November that it would stop advertisers from targeting users by race for ads that focused on housing, employment, and credit opportunities, in response to a report that found that Facebook's tools could be used to place discriminatory advertisements. Today, the social network provided a progress update on the matter, disclosing what actions it has taken since its announcement was first made, along with details of its new advertising policies and related tools.
February 8, 2017
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Facebook users activated Safety Check during the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina
Facebook only recently gave users the power to activate the social network's Safety Check feature, and this week people turned it on during the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the first time the feature was used during a protest, Facebook confirmed to BuzzFeed News.
September 23, 2016
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Facebook users pwnd by phone with account recovery vulnerability
Another lonely day, with no one but FB, oh... I'll send an SMS to the world
July 17, 2017
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Facebook users sue over alleged racial discrimination in housing, job ads
Spokeswoman: "Multicultural marketing... helps brands reach audiences."
November 7, 2016
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Facebook users will soon be able to raise funds through their profile
Facebook recently began rolling out a Snapchat-style "Story" feature in its mobile app, that was quickly criticized by users as the company has been introducing it across all its properties such as Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Now, the social network has announced a rather useful feature that would allow users to raise funds through their profile or live videos on verified Pages.
March 31, 2017
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Facebook uses artificial intelligence to help prevent suicides
The social network has rolled out new tools in tandem with partners
March 1, 2017
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Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Update Suicide Prevention Tools
Two years after Facebook rolled out updated tools for suicide prevention, the social media network is revising those resources once again, this time to include artificial intelligence assistance and expanding the features to its other platforms Messenger and Facebook Live.
March 1, 2017
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Facebook uses India as a testing ground for profile picture protection features
It's a common belief that anything that appears online is fair game for downloading and sharing, and this idea extends to Facebook profile pictures. Facebook has found that in India in particular there is great concern from users -- particularly woman -- about uploading a profile picture in case it is download and shared elsewhere.
June 22, 2017
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Facebook uses neural networks to translate posts
Facebook has revealed it is harnessing the power of AI to support its growth across the world.
August 7, 2017
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Facebook uses newspaper ads to warn about fake news and gives tips to help spot it
Facebook's fight against fake news has been taken to the printed press. the social networking giant has taken out a series of ads in UK newspapers giving tips about how to spot fake news. the ad campaign comes as Brits prepare to go to the polls and vote in the snap General Election in a month's time.
May 8, 2017
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Facebook user posts 'Deadpool' movie, faces three years in prison
A Facebook user who generated 5 million hits from posting "Deadpool" while it was still in theaters has been charged with content piracy in California.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook ventures into augmented reality, but Apple could do it better
How the iPhone 8 could own the augmented reality market, no Facebook account required.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook video of elderly man being murdered gets over 1.6 million views
Grandson urges the public to stop sharing footage of his grandfather being killed.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook video pays off
Mark Zuckerberg's drive to "put video first" is also putting money in Facebook's pockets. the more organic videos Facebook users watch, the more high-priced video ads Facebook can slip into the feed. now Facebook's strategy around auto-play video, paying Live content producers and offering more creative tools is helping to propel its massive revenue growth.
November 3, 2016
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Facebook videos will now auto-play with sound enabled by default
A few days ago, Facebook integrated detailed weather-focused features into its mobile app and desktop site. the company has now updated how people interact and view videos, bringing along a rather controversial change as well.
February 15, 2017
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Facebook videos will now auto-play with the sound on by default
Facebook's auto-playing videos are about to get much more annoying.
February 15, 2017
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Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election
Twitter, meanwhile, shirks blame for any outcome
November 10, 2016
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Facebook vows to do better after murder video
By now you undoubtedly have seen news coverage of the so-called "Facebook Murder." While the social network was not responsible for the killing, the suspect did upload a video of the murder to Facebook.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook vows to do better combating hate speech
The social network says it has a lot of work to do despite deleting around 66,000 posts a week that it deems hateful.
June 27, 2017
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Facebook wants people to type from their brain and hear with their skin
Facebook is working on silent speech communications that could help people overcome handicaps
April 20, 2017
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Facebook wants people to type from their brain and hear with their skin
Facebook is working on silent speech communications that could help people overcome handicaps
April 20, 2017
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Facebook wants people to use its app for messaging again with new Stories feature
Facebook is adding Stories to its core app, and over 1.6 billion people will now get to know Snapchat, whether they realize it or not.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook wants teens to use its apps, but not without parental guidance
A new messaging app from the social network is aimed at teens and will focus primarily on offering robust parental controls.
June 1, 2017
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Facebook Wants to be Craigslist... Again
Facebook just launched Facebook Marketplace, the social network's latest attempt at being Craigslist.
October 3, 2016
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Facebook wants to detect slang before it's popular
A software glossary patent would pick up on your lingo while it's still fresh.
March 8, 2016
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Facebook wants to eventually replace passwords, starting with Delegated Account Recovery
Passwords are a part of people's day-to-day online activity, whether it means logging into your bank's online platform or any other site which requires an account. Even though we use them all the time, they are notoriously prone to getting hacked, regardless of the service being used. at its F8 developer conference, Facebook kicked off a closed beta for a service which it sees as the stepping stone for the eventual removal of passwords altogether.
April 20, 2017
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Facebook wants to improve your ad experience and is using AI to help it better understand what content you like
Mid-roll video ads, ads in Instagram Stories and ad experiments in Messenger are just the beginning.
February 6, 2017
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Facebook wants to keep headlines like this out of your News Feed
Facebook recently announced that it wants to do more to cut down on the amount of spam and clickbait that appears in users' News Feeds. Now the social networking company is putting the wheels in motion, working on updates that will help it to identify such content.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook wants to replace Yelp with your friends' recommendations
Facebook's new features are designed to coax you into spending more time inside the social network.
October 19, 2016
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Facebook wants to save the world. You've got work to do
The social network, dealing with existential questions about its role in the world, isn't just about connecting everyone. It now wants to try to help people get along.
June 23, 2017
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Facebook wants to start selling TV ads – on TVs – via Apple TV and Roku boxes
Facebook is moving another step closer to getting its hands on TV ad budgets.
November 4, 2016
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Facebook wants to take on Steam with Gameroom platform
When talking about PC gaming most people think about Valve's widespread platform, Steam. the gaming service has more than 125 million users and powers much of today's title distribution on desktop systems. But Facebook wants in on some of that action.
November 3, 2016
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Facebook wants you to stare even more at the real world through your phone camera
"Augmented reality" platform launches in closed beta today.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook wants you to watch longer videos, so it's going to show you longer videos
Because that's what's on TV.
January 26, 2017
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Facebook wants your News Feed to run faster
Web pages that load faster on the company's mobile app will be more likely to show up at the top of your News Feed.
August 2, 2017
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Facebook warned investors revenue growth would slow 'meaningfully' in 2017. it's now 2017.
Facebook reports Q1 earnings Wednesday.
May 2, 2017
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Facebook weeds out more fake news
Called out for a raft of fake news stories that allegedly affected the 2016 US election, Facebook is systematically adding steps to show what's real.
January 31, 2017
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Facebook widens 360-degree live-streaming to all
Facebook is opening up its tool to live stream video in 360 degrees to all global users, after launching with certain publishers in December.
March 29, 2017
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Facebook wields new weapon in battle against revenge porn
The social network is now using photo matching to make sure images it removes aren't re-uploaded across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.
April 5, 2017
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Facebook will allow more nudity and violence as long as it's 'newsworthy'
Facebook has been under fire recently for deleting or censoring content that showed nudity or violence, but which otherwise would have been deemed to be of public interest. Now, the company is looking at changing the way it displays stories and images to account for such content.
October 22, 2016
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Facebook will hire 3,000 new employees to scan the site for violence and hate
Looking to halt a trend toward the streaming of violent acts in real time, Facebook announced today that it will hire 3,000 new employees whose job will be to monitor the site looking for acts of violence and hate.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook will host live-streamed MLB games this season
Facebook and the MLB announced a new partnership today that will see 20 regular season baseball games live-streamed on Facebook this season, according to TechCrunch.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook will launch group chatbots at F8
Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game's progress, e-commerce deliveries and more, according to three sources familiar with the development of the feature.
March 29, 2017
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Facebook will let companies map online browsing to real-world sales
The feature is part of a broader analytics push
April 18, 2017
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Facebook will let elected officials target posts to constituents
To gain valuable voter insights
June 7, 2017
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Facebook will let you play songs from Spotify and Apple Music inside Messenger
At its F8 developers conference, Facebook unveiled Messenger Chat Extensions for creating in-app experiences, including sharing and playing songs from Spotify and Apple Music.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook will let video creators make money when people pirate their videos
YouTube does something similar.
April 27, 2017
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Facebook will read your thoughts and then share them; make people hear through their skin
Facebook is building technology that will let you type with your brain. Yes, you read that right, the biggest social network in the world, which often comes under attack for privacy concerns, wants to be able to read your thoughts and type them out -- if you want to. the company is also working on a project to let users hear through their skin.
April 20, 2017
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Facebook will share anonymized location data with disaster relief organizations
A new initiative from Facebook will provide aid organizations with location data for users in affected areas, such as where people are marking themselves safe and from where they are fleeing. It shows the immense potential of this kind of fine-grained tracking, but inescapably resurfaces questions of just what else the company could do with the data.
June 7, 2017
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Facebook will show fewer links to slow-loading websites
Facebook wields a huge amount of power over what sites get served to you in your News Feed, and now the company is adding another layer to that by taking site speed into account. According to Facebook, 'Factors such as the person's current network connection and the general speed of the corresponding webpage will be considered. If signals indicate the webpage will load quickly, the link to that webpage might appear higher in your feed.'
August 2, 2017
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Facebook will soon help your iPhone find public Wi-Fi
Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its iPhone app that locates an open network near you.
November 22, 2016
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Facebook will soon let you broadcast 360-degree videos live
More live broadcasting from Facebook.
December 12, 2016
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Facebook will soon start ranking faster loading webpages higher in News Feed
Facebook today announced it will soon be rolling out a change to its News Feed that will increase the distribution of links to faster loading web pages -- including those that use its own Instant Article format, it seems. The change will negatively impact Pages whose links load more slowly, the company also notes.
August 2, 2017
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Facebook will suggest more articles for you to read in News Feed to help fight its 'filter bubble'
Facebook says it wants to create a more "informed community.'
April 25, 2017
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Facebook will test ads on Apple TV and Roku
Facebook's ad ambitions are expanding to encompass Internet-connected TVs – it will be conducting a test of its ad network on Apple TV and Roku next week.
November 4, 2016
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Facebook wins 'Big Brother' award in Belgium
The social network won the not-so-prestigious award for its default privacy settings.
October 7, 2016
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Facebook won't allow racially targeted ads for jobs, housing
Change comes after reporters bought their own discriminatory housing ad last month.
November 11, 2016
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Facebook won't call itself a media company.? ?Is it time to reimagine journalism for the digital age?
What, exactly, is Facebook?
November 16, 2016
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Facebook Won't Say Anything About Its Senior Employee Who Allegedly Solicited Underage Sex
It's been almost a week since one of Facebook's employees was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit sex from a 15 year-old girl, and the company has yet to say anything. Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was arrested at a hotel near Seattle on December 21, where he allegedly thought he was meeting a 15 year-old girl.
December 27, 2016
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Facebook Workplace aims to beat Slack, rule your office
Slack wanted to replace work email, and now Facebook wants to replace Slack. Let the battle of the office chat rooms begin.
October 10, 2016
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Facebook Workplace gets a new customer: Singapore
The Singaporean government will migrate over 140,000 workers to Facebook Workplace by March next year.
November 11, 2016
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Facebook: Law enforcement requests for user data up 9 percent
The social media company's semiannual report gives a snapshot of how Facebook shares user data with governments around the world.
April 27, 2017
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Facebook: Too big to delete
On wednesday, one day after Facebook announced that 2 billion people use its service every month, ProPublica released a bombshell investigation into the company's hate-speech censorship guidelines. The report included documents revealing that Facebook's rules often end up protecting the rights of those in power over those who are powerless. These two revelations are inextricably entwined, each enabling and necessitating the other.
June 28, 2017
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Facebook: we will fight IRS over billions in possible owed back taxes
"Facebook Ireland Holdings Unlimited" helped company lower its US taxes.
July 29, 2016
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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open
The Open Compute Project has accepted the Wedge 100 design, opening up a hardware-software ecosystem
October 18, 2016
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Facebook's 100-gigabit switch design is out in the open
The Open Compute Project has accepted the Wedge 100 design, opening up a hardware-software ecosystem
October 19, 2016
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Facebook's AI assistant will now offer suggestions inside Messenger
Starting on iOS and Android in the US
April 6, 2017
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Facebook's AI boss is on a mission to end spoon-fed machine intelligence
Yes, let computers off the leash with unsupervised learning
September 26, 2016
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Facebook's AI boss: Facebook could fix its filter bubble if it wanted to
The company could build the technology, but it's just not that simple, he added.
December 1, 2016
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Facebook's AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish
Any technology that only works in English neglects 75% of the world. That problem is especially severe for Facebook with its global userbase. Yet most languages are being left out by the advances in artificial intelligence centered around natural language processing led by researchers in the U.S. and China.
June 13, 2017
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Facebook's AI tech now helps anyone build computers that can see
The technology, available for free, lets computers isolate subjects in a photo. that could be a help to blind people, self-driving cars and beyond.
August 25, 2016
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Facebook's AI-powered camera can blur photo backgrounds in real time
A bokeh effect without a dual-camera setup
April 19, 2017
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Facebook's Aquila drone completed a second flight without breaking anything
Facebook's Aquila drone completed its second flight this past May during which it flew for an hour and 46 minutes. Facebook detailed the flight in a blog post and explained the modifications it made to the drone after the failure of the initial test. That first go somewhat failed when a 20-foot section of the wing snapped off during landing. A gust of wind knocked Aquila off its flight path, and the autopilot's attempt to correct course resulted in the drone going faster than intended.
June 29, 2017
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Facebook's Aquila drone completes its second test flight, lands well this time
Facebook's plan to use large solar-powered high-altitude drones to connect areas of the world that traditionally haven't had reliable internet access marked a significant milestone on Thursday. Aquila, its first functional aircraft, completed its second successful test flight -- and landed successfully, too. The first time around, Aquila's flight resulted in a structural failure that affected the craft's landing and resulted in an NTSB investigation.
June 29, 2017
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Facebook's black employee representation has increased for the first time since 2014
Facebook is continuing to pick away at its diversity problem, which it shares with most companies in Silicon Valley. For the first time since 2014, Facebook has increased the overall representation of black employees from 2 percent to 3 percent in the U.S., according to the diversity report Facebook released today. In 2015, Facebook's representation of black employees actually dropped to one percent but then bounced back up to 2 percent in 2016.
August 2, 2017
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Facebook's built-in camera does GIFs now
They're kind of cool, but mainly meant for use in Facebook (which isn't)
July 14, 2017
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Facebook's business isn't slowing as fast as Wall Street expected
Plus it added 80 million new users last quarter.
May 3, 2017
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Facebook's business model for Messenger won't be payments and commerce after all
Messenger is focused on mobile advertising -- just like the rest of Facebook.
April 11, 2017
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Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi
Your smartphone may soon be able to recognize objects in images without accessing the cloud
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's censorship regime is a dangerous gamble
After months of stubborn resistance, Facebook has finally caved to pressure from users and officials around the globe: it will begin experimenting with ways of filtering its news content for so-called "fake news." These are the outlets that cynically push elaborate conspiracy theories like "Pizzagate," and much more straightforward lies like fake Pope-quotes, while also attempting to hide their nature by mimicking the style and naming scheme of traditional news outlets.
December 29, 2016
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Facebook's Community Help lets you aid your neighbors in a crisis
Facebook's Safety Check feature lets you give or seek shelter, food, and other forms of assistance.
February 8, 2017
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Facebook's Comparison of Apache Giraph and Spark GraphX for Graph Data Processing
A Facebook team has recently published a comparison of the performance of their existing Giraph-based graph processing system with the newer GraphX, which is part of the popular Spark framework. Their conclusion is that GraphX is currently neither sufficiently scalable or performant to support their graph processing workloads.
December 9, 2016
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Facebook's CrowdTangle lets publishers compare performance on social apps
Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year.
March 29, 2017
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Facebook's dabblings in TV suggest Zuck isn't actually a genius after all
Just... why?
February 2, 2017
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Facebook's 'delightful' AI Clippy the Paperclip creeps into Messenger
What fresh hell
April 7, 2017
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Facebook's Developer Circles program tries to hook 'em early
The social network wants to help people interested in computer programming -- and teach them how to use Facebook's tools in the process.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's 'dislike' button -- for Messenger only?
If you are a Facebook user, what is the one thing you have most wanted out of the social network?
March 6, 2017
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Facebook's editorial purge has completely backfired
Algorithms are flawed
August 30, 2016
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Facebook's Epic Data Blast is Good for Everyone--Especially Facebook
Engineers recently tested a new way of sending information across a trans-Atlantic internet cable, showing it could push two-and-a-half-times more data through this pipe than current methods. they claim the tests set a record for this kind of intercontinental connection, a key component of the modern internet. But the record isn't as interesting as who ran the test: Facebook.
March 21, 2017
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Facebook's F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram
What will Facebook launch next week at its F8 conference? the schedule reveals plans to give Instagram offline features that are already in testing, opening its Camera Effects Platform to developers so they can create more powerful photo and video overlays for people to use and a Places Graph for developers to do more with Facebook's location database beyond the existing APIs.
April 13, 2017
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Facebook's first original show may be one that was canceled by MTV
The social-networking giant reportedly plans to make its original programmer debut by resurrecting "Loosely Exactly Nicole," which MTV ran for just one season.
June 12, 2017
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Facebook's first VR app surprises, lets us collaborate and be juvenile
Has serious issues, but hand tracking, doodling, media sharing work great in VR "Spaces."
April 19, 2017
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Facebook's First VR World is a Hideous Bride-of-Frankenstein Creation
The concept of VR worlds has been a mainstay of science fiction for decades, and has had a long time to accrue expectations as a result. Even without contending with such hurdles, Facebook's recently revealed VR world must be reckoned a sad and lackluster opening salvo
April 24, 2017
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Facebook's Free Basics in the U.S.: the good, the bad and the controversial
Facebook wants to connect the world, but it has been neglecting one very underserved country -- the U.S.
October 7, 2016
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Facebook's Free Basics violates net neutrality and isn't even that good, says report
The app relies on Bing and Facebook
July 27, 2017
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Facebook's freebie for poor people under fire again
No internet better than Facebook's internet, say NGOs
July 28, 2017
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Facebook's head of design on creating for 2 billion people
Luke Woods is the Head of Design at Facebook. In this episode, we discuss how digital design is in a unique position to make an impact on the world, dive into the details of what the evolution of design looked like at Facebook, and learn the importance of three little words: understand, identify, execute.
April 17, 2017
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Facebook's Instant Verification app login platform replaces two-factor where SMS fails
Two-factor authentication via SMS code can be a huge headache if you're somewhere that you can't receive text messages, whether that's a remote location or on a plane. So Facebook invented a new Android feature for its Facebook Login Account Kit third-party app login platform that lets developers easily verify the identity of returning users who signed up with a phone number without an SMS confirmation.
December 20, 2016
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Facebook's Internet Drone is Under Investigation After 'Structural Failure'
Facebook's flying internet beaming drone thing that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to use to cure poverty (???) is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board according to a report by Bloomberg. the NTSB has yet to release any details of its investigation.
November 21, 2016
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Facebook's journalism certification class is just a test on how to use Facebook
Sorry for the failing grade, mom
April 10, 2017
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Facebook's 'journalism project' seeks to strengthen online news
The initiative is aimed at promoting more collaboration between the social media giant and news outlets, along with shoring up Facebook's defenses against fake news.
January 11, 2017
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Facebook's latest experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi hotspots
Because uploading videos over cellular connections just doesn't cut it.
November 22, 2016
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Facebook's latest goal is to connect (and save) the world
In a time of political arguments and unfriending, CEO Zuckerberg has a new plan
February 17, 2017
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Facebook's latest new features are designed to stop scammers from stealing your profile photos
This may not be a problem most people think about, but as it turns out, social media photo theft is a major issue. Whether for the purpose of creating fake profiles or using them for sketchy web advertising, your photos could easily turn up somewhere online without your knowledge or consent. To this effect, Facebook's latest feature test, right now limited to India only, is designed to stop people from misusing profile photos.
June 22, 2017
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Facebook's latest Trending Topics tweak aims to kill the echo chamber problem
The way Facebook's algorithm's work -- and the way we generally make and maintain friendships -- means that expressing our view on social media is very much like shouting into an echo chamber. The people we follow and who follow us are likely to have broadly similar views on many topics, and Facebook has long worsened the problem by suggesting content we might like to read.
May 25, 2017
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Facebook's livestreaming strategy looks a lot like Twitter's livestreaming strategy
That means Facebook isn't getting a lot of must-see TV.
March 14, 2017
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Facebook's M assistant launches in U.S., will offer chat suggestions
A.I.-powered features can suggest users send money, share location, and more
April 6, 2017
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Facebook's M assistant launches in US, will offer chat suggestions
AI-powered features can suggest users send money, share location, and more.
April 6, 2017
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hacked again
Hacking group OurMine claims credit for defacing the Facebook CEO's Pinterest account. It also hacked Zuckerberg back in June.
November 15, 2016
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has sold almost $300 million in stock over the past month
It's part of his pledge to give away all his wealth.
September 13, 2016
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Facebook's Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed
When Facebook removed messages from the main app, I swore then and there that I would never download Messenger. That's been a pretty easy promise to keep, especially since they introduced the lovely idea of enormous ads that take up half your screen while you try to use the service.
July 11, 2017
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Facebook's Messenger app updated on Windows 10 PCs with video and voice calling
Facebook updated its Messenger app on Windows 10 today, adding features such as voice and video calling. you can also use it to message anyone in your phone book.
November 3, 2016
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Facebook's Michael Booth answers our questions about VR social networks
'Everything you can do on Facebook, you should be able to do in VR'
October 7, 2016
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Facebook's mobile prodigy launches video charades game
Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he'd already built 5 apps. now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just released Show and Tell, which turns selfies and visual communication into a game. You're given an emotion to act out, you send the video to friends and they try to guess what you're feeling.
February 24, 2017
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Facebook's moonshots: Making brains type and skin hear
The social network finally unveils what its secretive Building 8 hardware lab has been working on for the past year. Communication might never be the same.
April 19, 2017
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Facebook's new AI Could Lead to Translations that Actually Make Sense
When a language you don't understand appears in your Facebook News Feed, you can touch a button and quickly translate it. Facebook offers a way of communicating not just with the millions of people who speak your language, but with millions of others who speak something else. Or at least it almost does. Like so many other online translation services, Facebook comes with a caveat: Its translations don't always make sense.
May 9, 2017
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Facebook's new algorithm will help save VR movies from shaky-cam
The social networking company has created a 360 degree video stabilization algorithm
August 31, 2016
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Facebook's new Camera Effects Platform wants to augment your entire reality
See the world through Facebook's eyes.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's new Direct feature is literally Snapchat
Facebook has been putting a lot of work into making its apps look and behave more like Snapchat recently. the most visible example of that is Messenger Day, which launched just a couple of weeks ago, but the company has also been experimenting with various additions to its core app, which it has now begun rolling out to all users.
March 28, 2017
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Facebook's new disaster maps aim to improve how organizations respond to crises
Sharing 'aggregated, de-identified' data
June 8, 2017
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Facebook's new "Explore Feed" makes its way to the app's main navigation
Earlier this year, Facebook was spotted testing a new type of News Feed -- one that designed to help you discover content across the social network, beyond posts from friends and Pages you already follow. During tests, the feed was available through the Facebook app underneath a "rocket ship" icon -- something that seemed to confuse users, who didn't understand the feed's purpose.
July 14, 2017
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Facebook's new features like Messenger day are distracting and obtrusive
Facebook is breaking the user experience to promote a feature it cares about more than its users.
March 17, 2017
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Facebook's new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn
LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren't actively looking for a job. Today Facebook is rolling out a slew of new Jobs features we spotted it testing last year. they could hurt LinkedIn's growth prospects and divert recruiting ad dollars.
February 15, 2017
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Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale
Facebook is getting into the Craigslist business. the world's most populated social network recently announced a new feature called Marketplace, which allows Facebook users to buy and sell items for other users nearby. at launch Marketplace will be a mobile-only feature for Android and iOS, and only in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and new Zealand.
October 3, 2016
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Facebook's new mission statement: 'give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together'
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new mission statement for Facebook. The social network is no longer interested in making the world "more open and connected," now it wants to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together."
June 23, 2017
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Facebook's new skunkworks photo team wants to bring virtual reality to the masses
Facebook needs everyone to create VR content – not just Hollywood.
August 31, 2016
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Facebook's new VR Experience Looks Like Hell on Earth
At its annual developer conference in San Jose today, Facebook unveiled some of its latest tech projects, assuring investors that it's catching up to competitors like Snapchat.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's next act: a new spin on reality
The same technology that made Pokemon Go so successful has a central role in the social network's vision for the future.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook's Oculus has acquired an eye-tracking startup called the Eye Tribe
The companies aren't sharing deal terms.
December 28, 2016
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Facebook's Officially a Media Company. Time to Act Like One
Facebook steadfastly resists categorization as a traditional media company. Instead, CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists on calling the social network a technology platform–even though nearly half of all American adults get their news on Facebook. These old arguments no longer work, especially as Facebook starts making its own video content.
March 6, 2017
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Facebook's Parse developer platform is shutting down today
One year ago Facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering Parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013.
January 30, 2017
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Facebook's Parents Portal Helps Olds Keep Their Kids Safe Online
Facebook announced a new Parents Portal where people can learn about the social network and get advice on how to keep their children safe online.
December 13, 2016
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Facebook's plan for original TV is coming together
The first crop of its original series has been set to launch later this summer (though a source later noted that was a "moving target"), and will have both the runtime and the budget of full-fledged cable TV productions. Thirty-minute episodes will include ads, and Facebook is reportedly willing to pay up to $3 million per episode for centerpiece shows.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook's plans to augment reality are as dystopian as they are smart
Our AR future could be an advertising and social hellscape
April 20, 2017
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Facebook's privacy-invading WhatsApp user data dipping ends in Europe
Facebook has stopped using data collected from WhatsApp users to customize ads in Europe. the move comes after the practice was banned in Germany, and after the UK's Information Commissioner announced an investigation.
November 17, 2016
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Facebook's revenue growth is slowing, but not nearly as much as Wall Street expected
Facebook easily beat Wall Street's Q4 earnings estimates Wednesday.
February 1, 2017
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Facebook's Safety Check activated after deadly Berlin crash
Police encourage those near the site where at least nine died to use the social media giant's feature to let people know they are safe.
December 19, 2016
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Facebook's Safety Check is a stress-inducing flip of social norms
Facebook's Safety Check feature was activated today, following news that a fire had engulfed a 24-storey block of flats in West London. At least six people are reported to have died in the blaze, with police expecting the death toll to rise. The Grenfell tower contains 120 flats.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook's Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades
Facebook today announced a series of improvements for its Safety Check feature -- the service that allows Facebook users to communicate about their safety to friends and family during a crisis. Most notably, people will now have the option to start fundraisers from within Safety Check, in order to immediately translate concern for victims of a crisis or natural disaster into specific actions.
June 14, 2017
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Facebook's secretive hardware team signs rapid collaboration deal with 17 universities
Facebook's shadowy Building 8 research team needs help from academia to invent futuristic hardware. But today's pace of innovation doesn't allow for the standard 9-12 month turnaround time it takes universities to strike one-off research partnerships with private companies.
December 21, 2016
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: we need time to mourn
The social network is expanding its bereavement policy and paid leave for employees who are taking care of sick family members.
February 7, 2017
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Facebook's Slack competitor, Workplace, is finally here
The service formerly know as Facebook at Work has arrived.
October 10, 2016
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Facebook's Social Good Forum aims to improve the world with donations in live video and Community Help
Facebook just held its first Social Good Forum and used it to unveil a number of new tools and options focused around raising money to help out those in need. It also announced the expansion of the existing Safety Check feature.
November 18, 2016
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Facebook's Steam-like Gameroom may be a Trojan horse for social VR
Facebook's Gameroom is now available for hardcore casual gamers.
November 2, 2016
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Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is a year old
In its first year, the project has grown from five to over 450 members, and hopes to cut the cost of an ever-growing range of infrastructure technologies
February 27, 2017
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Facebook's translations are now powered completely by AI
Around 4.5 billion translations are made each day
August 4, 2017
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Facebook's "Trending Topics" will now be the Same for Everyone Nearby, List Story's Publisher
In an effort to deal with its unwieldy fake news problem, Facebook is tweaking its "Trending Topics" algorithm: instead of stories dynamically populating individual users' feeds based on their interests, everyone in the same geographical area will see the same news items.
January 25, 2017
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Facebook's video strategy -- what you need to know
Have you noticed more video on your Facebook feed lately?
February 2, 2017
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Facebook's VIP app Mentions adds Live video drafts, comment blacklists, replay trimming
Facebook is turning its public figures-only Mentions app into a handheld video studio with a slew of new Live broadcasting features rolling out the next few weeks. Mentions on iOS and Android will let broadcasters control brightness and mirroring through an adjustments tray, add category tags, set up comment blocklists, trim their video replays and see their audio, battery and connectivity levels in a broadcaster status bar. Social media managers can also now draft Live video announcements for their celebrity clients to review, and send the star reminders to start broadcasting.
December 21, 2016
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Facebook's whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles
Plus BT evaluates startups. Good luck, network kit giants
June 28, 2017
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Facebook's Zuckerberg Appeared in Court Today in ZeniMax Case, Here's what He Said
"Like most people in the court, I've never even heard of ZeniMax before."
January 17, 2017
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Facebook's Zuck: 'We have work to do to prevent tragedies'
The social network's CEO addresses the Cleveland murder videos and sends condolences to the victim's family.
April 18, 2017
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Facebook, Google face strict EU privacy rules that could hit ad revenues
Plans to plug "void of protection" could place ad trackers on cookie diet in Europe.
January 10, 2017
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Facebook, Google top out most popular apps in 2016
Of the Top 10 apps in the US, the two tech titans hold onto eight spots, Nielsen reports.
December 28, 2016
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Facebook, Instagram Ban Surveillance Tools from Their Platforms After Law Enforcement Abuses
Facebook and its sister service, Instagram, will prohibit the use of their data for mass surveillance purposes. the two services took similar (albeit more limited) action last year, but at the time they didn't commit to a developer policy that clearly prohibits the use of its data to build surveillance tools.
March 13, 2017
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Facebook, Instagram: No, you can't auto-slurp our profiles (cough, cough, border officials)
Mining social media accounts is our job, Uncle Sam
March 13, 2017
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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram unite with cross-app notifications
Facebook's family of apps are moving in together. Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are each testing a feature that shows notification counters from the other apps and lets you instantly switch between them.
May 18, 2017
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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism
Today Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter collectively announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. The new Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism adds structure to existing efforts by the companies to target and remove from major web platforms recruiting materials for terror groups.
June 26, 2017
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Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed
Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms.
March 14, 2017
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WhatsApp blocked in Turkey
Internet access in Turkey restricted after political arrests, says monitoring group.
November 4, 2016
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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate
Facebook is turning to its user base to help solve its clickbait and fake news problems.
December 6, 2016
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Fake News Stories 'Outperformed' Real Ones on Facebook in Weeks Before Election: Report
According to a new Buzzfeed report, the top stories from fake news sources attracted more engagement on Facebook than the top stories from legitimate news organizations in the weeks leading up to the election, generating more shares, comments and reactions on the social network.
November 16, 2016
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Fake ruse: USA Today calls the FBI after half of its 15m Facebook Likes turn out to be bogus
No one real likes us, whines hotel doorstop provider
May 8, 2017
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Famous Dropout Mark Zuckerberg will Get a Harvard Degree After All
Harvard just announced that Facebook founder and aspiring politician Mark Zuckerberg will deliver this year's commencement address. as part of the deal, the university will give Zuckerberg an honorary degree and an honorary doctoral gown. This, despite the fact that Zuck dropped out of Harvard College in his sophomore year.
March 7, 2017
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Father who accidentally streamed the birth of his child on Facebook Live loses court case
A man who live streamed the birth of his son has lost one of a series of cases for copyright infringement which he filed against numerous TV broadcasters and news sites for airing and posting the footage.
February 17, 2017
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Five Things to Know About Facebook's Huge Augmented Reality Fantasy
Facebook kicked off its annual F8 Developer Conference today in dramatic fashion when CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious new augmented reality (AR) platform that will let people overlay digital images onto photos and videos in Facebook.
April 18, 2017
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Five to Try: Facebook's Lifestage is for the kids, and Oh... Sir! lets you hurl savage insults
Social sharing, serious slams, and plenty more in this week's app selection.
October 28, 2016
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Forget prayers, thoughts and sad faces; Facebook Community Help lets you actually help those in crisis
When there is an emergency somewhere in the world -- be it a natural disaster, terrorist attack or humanitarian crisis -- it has become normal to see Facebook's Safety Check feature kick in. as well as letting those affected by the crisis in question let their loved ones know that they are OK, Safety Check activations also result in a flood of thoughts, prayers and sad-faced emoji being sent by Facebookers.
February 9, 2017
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Forgot your GitHub password? Facebook cooks up spec to reset logins via social network
Open protocol published for all app, web devs to implement
January 30, 2017
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Former Maker, Disney, Nickelodeon execs raise $6 million for kids media startup Pocketwatch
With traditional television no longer the powerhouse it once was, today's kids grow up on a diet of Netflix and YouTube and other digital content. a new startup aiming to be the next big kids brand to tackle this space, Pocketwatch, announced today it has raised $6 million in Series a funding led by Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise's Third Wave Digital, a firm that invests in digital media brands.
March 22, 2017
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Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding
San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won't be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing.
May 9, 2017
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French Data Protection Authority Fines Facebook for Collecting Data Without Consent
The Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertPokemon Go s (CNIL), France's data protection watchdog, announced that it's going to impose a 150,000 euro fine on Facebook. the agency will fine Facebook over its use of the "datr' cookie, which enabled the company to collect information on French and other European citizens without their knowledge.
May 16, 2017
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French fling fun-sized fine at Facebook for freakin' following folk
And it's going to get a whole lot worse for Zuckerberg and pals
May 16, 2017
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Full Video: Facebook head of commerce Mary Ku at Code Commerce 2016
Facebook wants to provide customers with choices in how to shop.
October 26, 2016
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Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger
Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You're usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless hours researching statistics to craft the perfect lineup.
August 4, 2017
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German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request
Berlin bench rules against parents' access to teen's account
May 31, 2017
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Germany bans Facebook from collecting WhatsApp users' data
Germany has decided to ban WhatsApp and Facebook from sharing user data with one another as consumers did not agree to the data sharing deal between the two companies.
September 26, 2016
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Germany OKs plan to fine social networks for unchecked hate speech
German cabinet approves draft law that would charge sites like Twitter and Facebook as much as $53 million for failing to regulate hate speech and fake news.
April 5, 2017
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Germany passes controversial law to fine Facebook over hate speech
Social media companies could face fines of €50 million for failing to remove hate speech within 24 hours
June 30, 2017
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Germany passes law with huge fines for Internet companies that don't bar hate speech
German legislators want hate speech removed within 24 hours.
June 30, 2017
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Getting all your news from Facebook is like eating only potato chips, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says
McCue has some ideas for fixing fake news and anonymous harassment online.
February 13, 2017
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Getting started with Facebook App Install Ads
Facebook App Install Ads is a great way to do user acquisition for your Windows Store apps. you will get broad reach, great targeting, and a great dashboard for creating and managing your ads. this video will walk you through creating a Facebook App Install Ad and adding code to your app for proper install attribution.
February 8, 2017
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GitHub Adopts new GraphQL API
GitHub recently introduced at their Github Universe conference the alpha release of their new API, written in Facebook's GraphQL (a query language that allows for self-service API contracts). GitHub writes in its engineering blog that its main reason for switching API paradigms is lack of scalability with their existing RESTful contracts.
October 12, 2016
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Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social
Stories taught us the joy of dictating the pace of content consumption. We fast-forward in 10-second increments, with a quick trigger finger let loose the moment we get bored. That's why soon, endless paragraphs of text and time-consuming videos might not be the only ways to get our news.
August 4, 2017
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Google and Facebook won't place ads on sites peddling fake news
The move follows the prominent display of a fake story on Google search results.
November 15, 2016
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Google overhauls its cloud storage offerings
The tech giant is launching new managed storage and cold storage services
October 20, 2016
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Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
There is concern that the moves could increase the power of the major internet companies
November 15, 2016
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Government requests for Facebook user data up 27 percent in first half of 2016
Facebook released its latest transparency report today, detailing government requests for user data for the first half of 2016. According to the report, government requests for account data increased by 27 percent globally as compared with the last half of 2015. the number of requests grew from 46,710 to 59,229, Facebook said.
December 21, 2016
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Great, now Facebook wants to put ads in Messenger
The social media giant is working on another way to put ads in front of eyeballs, this time taking to its IM app.
January 26, 2017
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Here are all the times Facebook tried to stomp out Snapchat in 2016
Facebook's Snapchat envy isn't new.
December 28, 2016
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Here's some of the Information Facebook will be Collecting from WhatsApp
WhatsApp betrayed its longstanding commitment to privacy today, when it announced plans to start sharing data with Facebook. But what data, exactly, will WhatsApp share with Facebook? the company won't say.
August 25, 2016
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Here's why President Mark Zuckerberg is such a bad idea
Sure, he is going to visit every state this year. that does not mean he should be President. In some ways, tongue in cheek, he already is.
January 25, 2017
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Here, FIDO! Facebook adds security key protection
Hackers are always keen to get their hands on people's social media accounts, so adding two-factor security is a good way of keeping your login details secure if someone tries to access your account on another device.
January 26, 2017
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Heroes of the Storm Tournament Moves from ESPN to Facebook
No more TV coverage.
January 25, 2017
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How do you do, fellow kids: Facebook now lets you create wacky GIFs, because of course
When was the last time you felt like capturing an augmented reality GIF of yourself, all part and parcel with an animated disco ball and wacky rainbow-colored sunglasses? How about an RGB split, surely you can never have enough of those aesthetic RGB splits!
July 14, 2017
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How Facebook censors your posts (FAQ)
High-profile videos involving the police and the black community have gripped the country in recent months. They've also put a spotlight on the confusing mess that is Facebook's censorship policies. We've put together the FAQ Facebook doesn't have to help you understand how, when and why you're being censored.
August 22, 2016
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How Facebook Decides What Needs To Be Deleted
Everything is on Facebook -- but some things shouldn't be. The job of determining what needs to go, and why, is a high-stakes one with a lot of confusion. And now, dozens of leaked documents from inside Facebook show just how hard those calls can be for the moderators who have to make them.
May 22, 2017
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How Facebook Messenger evolved into a chat camera
A picture is worth a thousand words... that no one wants to type on a tiny screen. and even if you did mash in all that text, it'd still lose the subtleties of sarcasm or sincerity. to express the full range of emotion, messaging apps must put us face-to-face despite our distance.
March 8, 2017
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How Facebook News Feed Works
This is the ultimate guide to how Facebook chooses what to show in your News Feed, and how you can get your content seen by more people.
September 6, 2016
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How Facebook plans to evaluate its quest for generalized artificial intelligence
One of the biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence is the belief that today's AIs possess generalized intelligence. we are really good at leveraging large data sets to accomplish specific tasks, but fall flat at replicating the breadth of human intelligence.
February 1, 2017
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How Facebook Secretly Decides What Counts As Hate Speech
Facebook, like many social media platforms, wants to be a supporter of free expression without being seen as actively encouraging hate speech, threats, or harassment. Internally, Facebook has guidelines on what crosses that threshold, but a new investigation finds that these rules do not always make sense, nor do they tend to protect those who are most likely to be targeted.
June 28, 2017
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How Facebook uses artificial intelligence to fight terrorism
The social network, dogged by criticism, explains its efforts to combat extremist content. The company says it will take both software and humans.
June 15, 2017
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How I got facebook to invest in minority-owned businesses
When most people think about diversity, they think recruiting and hiring, and it ends there. They are mistaken.
July 5, 2017
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How long until Facebook Frames?
Snapchat's Spectacles are already causing huge lineups and mild millennial frenzy in LA now that they're on sale via super-exclusive Snapbot vending machines. it's almost inevitable that Facebook copies this, too, so gird your nose bridge for Facebook Frames.
November 10, 2016
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How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook
Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline, investigators report.
November 28, 2016
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How to Control your Facebook News Feed
You can't complain about Facebook News Feed serving you up stuff you're not interested in if you haven't taken the time to customize all of the options and tweaks available. There are more than you might think. from prioritizing the friends you like the most to controlling the sponsored links you see, here's how to take control of your Facebook News Feed.
September 26, 2016
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How to find out what Facebook knows about you
Facebook uses your online activity to build an advertising profile about you. Here's how to look at (and edit) some of that information.
October 19, 2016
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How to get rid of useless facebook.com email addresses in your Contacts
Facebook used to offer email services, but they discontinued it.
October 21, 2016
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How to make Facebook politics less painful
I made just one innocent political comment and it practically started a war. the conversation quickly escalated until my conservative aunt Karen was yelling at Chris, a left-leaning friend from high school. Once Karen stopped yelling, Chris responded with a thoughtful, tempered response "except for the thinly veiled Hitler reference at the end of it.
February 7, 2017
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How to Make Sure you Never Get Locked Out of your Facebook Account
Whether someone's stolen your credentials or you really can't remember your password, if you're ever locked out of your Facebook account, there are a number of routes you can take to get back in. One of the most effective needs to be set up in advance: telling Facebook who you trust the most.
October 7, 2016
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How to manage who gets notified when you stream your Gear VR to Facebook
For now, everyone is going to know when you are livestreaming to Facebook
May 15, 2017
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How to opt out of WhatsApp sharing your information with Facebook
How do I stop WhatsApp from sharing my information with Facebook? There are two ways!
August 26, 2016
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How to optimize your app for the App Store and Google Play
The app-economy competition is fierce. Facebook owns four out of the five most downloaded apps worldwide, but startups are still leaping into the fight to claim new and old markets. for these startups, Facebook is often the least of their worries as, according to research from Gartner, we only actually use between six and ten apps on average and end up neglecting or deleting the rest.
April 27, 2017
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How to replace Facebook Messenger with a much simpler, lighter version
Get rid of the stories and the bots and the games
May 18, 2017
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How to secure your Facebook account
Simple steps to social media lockdown
March 30, 2017
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How to stop Facebook from accessing your Microphone
Facebook has gone on record to state that it is not listening in on your conversations, but those coincidental ads seem really creepy. You can turn off the microphone.
May 23, 2017
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How to turn off Facebook live video notifications
It can be useful finding out when friends are broadcasting live on Facebook, but unfortunately -- depending on your friends, of course -- there is a good chance they won't be broadcasting something so interesting you'll want to drop whatever you're doing to watch there and then.
October 17, 2016
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How to turn off those annoying Facebook Post Tab pop-ups
Sick of those comment pop-up windows that have started to appear on Facebook? They're called Post Tabs, and here's how to turn 'em off!
May 17, 2017
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How To: Hide your Facebook Friends List from Spoofers
This past weekend my wife's Facebook page got spoofed.
August 22, 2016
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I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into
CHIA-CHIUNN HO WAS eating lunch inside Facebook headquarters, at the Full Circle Cafe, when he saw the notice on his phone: Larry Zitnick, one of the leading figures at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab, was teaching another class on deep learning.
March 27, 2017
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I want to launch thousands of drones, says Facebook's flying Wi-Fi router chief
Martin Gomez waxes lyrical on Zuckerberg's future aerial fleet
October 3, 2016
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If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant
When the ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed up with Geofeedia, a software company that uses social media data to track and monitor protesters, many were outraged. Shortly after, Facebook and Twitter cut off Geofeedia's access to their data.
March 31, 2017
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In a digital media world, all that matters is your time
To make inroads into the television market Facebook and other platforms must find a way to increase an hour of your time to something resembling the four hours you spend on television.
January 9, 2017
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Independent Auditors will Check Facebook Ad Displays Down to the Millisecond
You can't blame companies that run advertisements on Facebook for being a bit suspicious after the social media platform has acknowledged problems with over-estimating how long users interact with videos and how much time users spend reading Instant Articles and interacting with brand pages. now the company will submit to an outside audit of that advertising data.
February 10, 2017
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India court could stop Facebook's WhatsApp mega-slurp
Stop Zuck's data gulp
September 20, 2016
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Information Commissioner to investigate data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook
WhatsApp's plans to share user data with Facebook are to be investigated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK. the change in privacy policy goes against a previous public commitment not to share data in this way.
August 26, 2016
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Inside Facebook's Training Ground for Making Chatbots Chattier
2016 WAS the year the chatbots took over Silicon Valley. the only trouble: they didn't really know how to chat.
May 15, 2017
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Is Facebook Disappearing Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey?
Last week in San Jose, California, thousands of mostly youngish white guys attended Oculus VR's third annual developer's conference.
October 13, 2016
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Is Facebook Too Powerful?
I am uncomfortable putting too much power into the hands of just a few, even if their intentions are good. Here's what Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg should do.
March 7, 2017
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It's Mark Zuckerberg's turn to speak out about 'screwups'
This past year was unprecedented in Facebook's history, with criticism over its role in fake news and livestreamed violence. at F8, the CEO takes center stage.
April 17, 2017
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Italian firm thinks Facebook's "Nearby Places" is a copycat, gets feature shut down
Court ordered Facebook to suspend the feature or pay 5,000 euros per day.
March 7, 2017
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Jeez, we'll do something about Facebook murder vids, moans Zuckerberg
OK, OK, we'll hire 3,000 people to police our site, sighs CEO
May 3, 2017
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Job ads on Facebook mean you could apply for your next position through the social network
Ads on Facebook are something of a pain, but they could actually about to become rather more useful. Starting tomorrow, the social network will allow business pages to host job ads and anyone interested in the positions will be able to apply directly via Facebook.
February 16, 2017
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Judah versus the Machines: Facebook's dog-breed-recognition robot
On the road to making machines artificially intelligent, everything needs to be taught, even the facial structure of a dog that looks like a mop.
May 23, 2017
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Judge says his Facebook post about lynching black suspect was a joke
"Time for a tree and a rope...."
May 9, 2017
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Just how partisan is Facebook's fake news? we tested it
Far more spin and fake news is pushed at Trump supporters.
November 21, 2016
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Leaked documents show how Facebook censors users, and reveal policies on sex, terrorism and hate
At the moment, Facebook appears to be more concerned with keeping fake news out of users' news feeds and clamping down on clickbait and propaganda, but there has also been a lot of interest recently in how the social network moderates -- or censors -- content posted by its users. A leak of what has been dubbed The Facebook Files gives a fascinating insight into how the company moderates content, shedding light on just what its secret internal guidelines are.
May 22, 2017
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Leaked Facebook Content Guidelines Highlight Complex Rules
From Harvard's student body to global Internet users, Facebook has grown into the world's leading social networking service.
May 22, 2017
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Lifestage, Facebook's teens-only app, hits Android
Lifestage, Facebook's newer "teens-only" app designed to counteract the Snapchat threat by giving younger users a place to connect outside of Facebook's larger social network, has now arrived on Android. Previously an iPhone-only application, this experimental app represents Facebook's attempt to woo the high schooler crowd, while also testing other features like video profiles, gamification elements, and more.
October 26, 2016
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Live Chat With Friends brings private chats to Facebook Live
Facebook understands the importance of video on its platform, particularly live video. Facebook Live has proved to be an incredibly popular component of the social network and now the company is introducing new ways to connect with friends through the service.
May 24, 2017
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Looking for a job? Facebook's got you covered
What is the best social network to visit when you're looking for a new job?
February 16, 2017
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Lost your password? Facebook thinks it can handle it for you
Facebook has released an open source password recovery protocol meant for use with third-party sites.
January 30, 2017
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Lost for words? Facebook Messenger suggests conversation topics at the cost of privacy
Facebook is keen for people to keep talking. Recently the company has been pushing its Messenger app as a way for people to stay connected in a variety of ways, but it has also noticed a problem -- people don't always have something to talk about.
October 18, 2016
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Lost your password? Facebook thinks it can handle it for you
Facebook has released an open source password recovery protocol meant for use with third-party sites.
January 30, 2017
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Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook
That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook's F8 conference -- an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hear through our skin. Perhaps that's the luxury of a company whose advertising revenue is up 57 percent year-over-year.
April 21, 2017
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Major League Soccer comes to Facebook Live
Soccer is a very popular sport globally, especially in places like Europe and South America. with that said, it is not a huge deal in the United States. True, there are fans of the sport in the USA, but its popularity comes nowhere near, say, baseball, basketball, or football. Unfortunately, this means that many televised matches do not reach all markets. Heck, some matches don't even get broadcast in the English language!
March 10, 2017
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Make a wish! Facebook rolls out Birthday Videos to help you celebrate
Facebook is all about video these days, so the social media giant is creating more of them to put on your timeline.
July 29, 2016
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Man gets 35 years in prison for dissing Thai royals on Facebook
It's one of the harshest sentences yet in a country where such criticism is illegal.
June 9, 2017
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Man Sentenced to Death for Blasphemous Facebook Comments in Pakistan
A 30-year-old man in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in comments made on Facebook.
June 12, 2017
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Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on facebook
When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained self-authored unprofessional content based on the professionalism guidelines of three physicians' organizations.
April 10, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are expecting another daughter
Or as we like to say at Recode: another future Facebook mobile user.
March 9, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg built a real-life A.I.-assistant named Jarvis
Either way, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has taken a page from Tony Stark's book and created his own home-based A.I., called Jarvis, just like Tony Stark's is. So what was Zuckerberg able to accomplish, and what did he learn?
December 20, 2016
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Mark Zuckerberg checks in on his year building A.I. for his home
Challenges and accomplishments for setting up A.I. to answer his door, entertain his daughter
December 20, 2016
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Mark Zuckerberg Decides He Won't Sue Hundreds of Hawaiians to Secure His Property
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided to backtrack on his decision to sue hundreds of native Hawaiians, which would have likely forced the families to sell their land at a public court auction to the highest bidder.
January 27, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg Gets Testy in Oculus Lawsuit Grilling
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fired off some sick burns and engaged in a heated exchange with a lawyer while giving testimony in a blockbuster $2 billion lawsuit trial here in a northern district Federal courtroom on Tuesday.
January 17, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg is dropping his Hawaiian land lawsuits, calling them 'a mistake'
Zuckerberg is trying to formally acquire a 700-acre plot on the island of Kauai, but angered his new neighbors.
January 27, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to have more power in our lives, and we should resist
Facebook seems unlikely to police itself, so it's up to its users and other organizations to start to exert pressure for it to do so.
February 24, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg's Answer to a World Divided by Facebook is More Facebook
When I ask Mark Zuckerberg if the presidential election changed the way he sees Facebook�if he made poor assumptions, if Facebook functioned in ways he didn't intend�he pauses.
February 16, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge this year is to travel all around the U.S. meeting new people
Zuckerberg wants to "get out and talk to more people" in every U.S. state in 2017.
January 3, 2017
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Mark Zuckerberg's rambling letter covers fake news on Facebook, nudity and profanity -- and his ego
In a lengthy missive that has been described by some as a manifesto, Mark Zuckerberg has written a counterattack to criticism of his beloved Facebook. He waxes lyrical about a rosy vision of the future in which communities come together, everyone is included, and everyone is empowered -- largely facilitated by him. for a man who denies he has political leanings, he certainly seems to have been studying Speaking Like a Politician 101. He is nothing if not almost impressively vague.
February 17, 2017
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Marketers say Facebook video metrics scandal is overblown
"The issue is being hugely overblown. Marketers do not care about it, and it has zero impact on spend." That's the response of Jason Stein, founder and CEO of 250-employee social marketing agency Laundry Service, to a Wall Street Journal report strongly criticizing an error in Facebook's "average duration of video viewed" metric.
September 23, 2016
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Markslist: Facebook touts its own tat bazaar
Having conquered social networking and disease, Zuck sets his sights on flea markets
October 3, 2016
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Meet the Facebook group calling out fake nature photography
A weasel using a woodpecker as its own private convertible; a wolf stuffing its snout in another wolf's mouth; a reindeer comically failing to camouflage itself with some leaves. the internet has an insatiable appetite for bizarre wildlife pictures.
August 25, 2016
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Messenger is finally making it easier to find and use bots
Messenger is adding new QR codes and a bot discovery tab.
April 18, 2017
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Messenger just became the latest Facebook app to launch a Stories feature
Messenger joins Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook in copying Snapchat's Stories idea.
March 9, 2017
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Microsoft Bookings get a social boost with launch of new Facebook Page integration
In July, Microsoft introduced a new tool in Office 365, making it easier for businesses - especially those with limited resources - to manage appointments with their customers. Microsoft said at the time that its Bookings service was designed "to make appointment scheduling simpler and more efficient for you, your staff and your customers", and now it's adding further functionality to boost its usefulness.
October 20, 2016
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Microsoft is making it easier for the Thai government to break web encryption
Microsoft is the only major tech company to trust Thailand's national root certificate by default, report says
January 25, 2017
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Mom posts Facebook Live video of 10-year-old driving, say cops
Commentary: a Connecticut mom is arrested after authorities witness what they say was a troubling broadcast.
March 7, 2017
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Naughty Zuck: Facebook fudged its video ad numbers
Overstated average viewing times by up to 80 per cent
September 23, 2016
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Netflix pirates Netflix, for the sake of better video
Meridian's real audience is UHD codecs
September 19, 2016
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Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for September 2016
"Marvel's Luke Cage" and "Narcos" anchor a heavy-hitting September for Netflix.
August 26, 2016
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New report shows the number of requests for user data Facebook receives from global governments
Today Facebook publishes its Global Government Requests Report, revealing just how many data requests the social network has received from governments around the world. this time around, the report covers the second half of 2016, and it shows a mixed-bag of figures.
April 27, 2017
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News industry decries Facebook's "digital duopoly,' wants government help
Newspapers "forced to surrender their content' want to team up and negotiate.
July 11, 2017
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No nudity please, we're killing ourselves: Advice to Facebook mods leaks
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May 22, 2017
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Now ads are coming to Facebook Messenger in global beta test
Following a more limited testing phase in Thailand and Australia, Facebook is rolling out ads globally in Facebook Messenger. The beta program is being extended meaning that Facebook is now able to target Messenger's 1.2 billion monthly users.
July 12, 2017
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Now it's easy to secretly edit Facebook posts without anyone noticing
There is a lot of talk about the possibility of editing tweets on Twitter at the moment, but an editing function has been available on Facebook for ages. with the ability to edit posts that people can comment on come concerns, and with this in mind Facebook has always let you know when a post you're reading has been amended. Until now...
January 12, 2017
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Now you can broadcast live to Facebook from your desktop or your favorite games
Facebook Live has been with us for a little while now, but it has been limited by the fact that it has only been possible to broadcast from mobile devices. Today this changes as Facebook opens up broadcasting to desktop and laptop users too.
March 22, 2017
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Now you can dive into Facebook 360 videos with your Gear VR
The new app will run exclusively on Galaxy phones using Samsung's Oculus-powered headset.
March 9, 2017
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Oculus Drift: VR gaming boss out at Facebook
Less-than-rosy Palmer leaving Zuck's $2bn lawsuit magnet
March 31, 2017
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Oculus/ZeniMax case goes to jury as damages sought increases to $4 billion
Yesterday, in closing statements the legal team representing ZeniMax Media asked the jury in a Dallas courtroom to rule against Oculus VR and award $2 billion in compensation as well as another $2 billion in punitive damages, Polygon reports.
January 27, 2017
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"OK Facebook"–Why stop at assistants? Facebook has grander ambitions for modern AI
Facebook's machine learning pipeline–from research to production–is aimed at an AI future.
January 13, 2017
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One billion people now use Facebook on a mobile device – and only a mobile device – for the first time
Facebook beat Q3 earnings estimates Wednesday.
November 2, 2016
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One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb
While most people still aren't sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook says one-fifth of the videos shared on its network are now Live videos. it's also seen the Live broadcasting daily watch time grow 4X in the past year, according to Facebook's head of video, Fidji Simo.
April 6, 2017
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Open source is not to blame for a lack of industry standards
One commentator blames the virtual data center mess on open source. Here's why that's wrong.
September 28, 2016
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Oops! Facebook outed its antiterror cops whilst they banned admins
C'mon, what were they expecting? Privacy? On Facebook?
June 16, 2017
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Outfoxed by a bot? Facebook is teaching AI to negotiate
Getting bots to bargain could be an important step in building AI-powered personal assistants.
June 14, 2017
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Overhauling groups won't help Facebook build communities
Facebook has a new mission. Rather than "make the world more open and connected," CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together." Grandiose marketing slogans and vague promises aside, what this means for you is a renewed focus on Facebook Groups.
July 5, 2017
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Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, has left Facebook
After six months of radio silence on the issue, Facebook has announced that Palmer Luckey is leaving the company. Luckey, who has made no social media posts since September 23, ran into trouble after being financially linked to Nimble America, a non-profit that described itself as a "social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life." Since then, he's kept himself scarce, only appearing in public to testify in Zenimax Media's lawsuit against Oculus. (Luckey himself was found personally liable for $50 million in damages to Zenimax).
March 31, 2017
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Partnership on AI Brings Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and More Together
The Avengers of AI Have Assembled In the Name of Inclusion
September 26, 2016
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Pinterest is killing off its 'Like' button and wants you to know it's different from Facebook and Instagram
Pinterest isn't a social network, okay?
April 21, 2017
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Play Facebook's Instant Games like Pac-Man directly from News Feed & Messenger
Facebook wants to make gaming with your friends and family easier than ever with Instant Games. Unlike other Facebook games that require some form of installation and setup, Instant Games are much faster to play; just tap on the title you want to play and get started.
November 29, 2016
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Privacy Groups Say Facebook Must Make WhatsApp Data Sharing Opt-In, Ask FTC to Intervene
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), two of the biggest digital privacy organizations in the U.S., filed a complaint with the FTC against WhatsApp's new policy to share user data with Facebook.
August 30, 2016
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Publishers using Facebook's Instant Articles can now show more ads
Earlier this year, Facebook announced it would allow publishers to include more ads in their "Instant Articles" -- the mobile web format that makes news articles load more quickly on Facebook, but have been called out by publishers whose ad-dependent businesses suffered as a result. In March, Facebook began testing ad units at the bottom of Instant Article pages -- in the related articles section. Today, that test is opening to all publishers on the network, says Facebook.
June 8, 2017
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Quick Tip: Master These Privacy Tips for Your Facebook Account
It's likely that you're among Facebook's now 2 billion users. But you might not have known just how much information you're sharing with the outside world when you use the social media platform. Follow the instructions below to take control of your privacy settings.
June 30, 2017
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Race issues emerge as a challenge for tech companies like Uber, Facebook
Lawmakers say companies like Facebook will be more sensitive if they hire more blacks and Hispanics
November 2, 2016
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Recode Daily: Mark Zuckerberg is building the playbook for the modern-day CEO-statesman
Plus, China is running away with the drone market, and here's your latest "Star Wars' trailer.
April 17, 2017
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Report: Facebook helped advertisers target teens who feel "worthless'
Leaked 2017 document reveals FB Australia's intent to exploit teens' words, images.
May 1, 2017
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Report: Facebook, Amazon Among Tech Giants Interested In Streaming Thursday NFL Games
If the news that Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and YouTube are all reportedly interested in streaming Thursday night NFL games sounds familiar, that's because these same rumors swirled last year.
March 24, 2017
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Reports of a Facebook fake news detector are apparently a plugin
Facebook is showing red warning labels above fake news links in the News Feed for some users in what appears to be a limited test. TechCrunch attained the screenshot below of the warning from a source. the warning reads "This website is not a reliable news source. Reason: Classification Pending" In some cases, 'State-Sponsored News' appears as a reason.
December 1, 2016
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Researchers: Facebook makes you as happy as getting married
Friends' comments on posts are apparently really, really uplifting
September 6, 2016
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Salesforce's Quip acquires ex-Facebook designer studio Unity&Variety
Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizzazz to Salesforce's word processing company Quip, which today acquired Unity&Variety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, Unity&Variety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but we're awaiting comment from both companies' execs.
January 13, 2017
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Senator says Facebook gun sales ban 'should have the teeth it needs to be effective'
Facebook's ban on private gun sales has faced steady criticism since it was first instituted in January, as reports of sales on the site continued. Last month, Democratic Massachusetts senator Edward Markey wrote to Facebook and Instagram with questions about how the ban was being enforced, and yesterday, his office released the company's response.
August 24, 2016
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Senior Facebook Employee Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting Unprotected Sex from Underage Girl
Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was arrested near Seattle on December 21 for allegedly soliciting sex from an underage girl. According to charging records, Katz allegedly attempted to pay $350 to have unprotected sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl.
December 25, 2016
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Shopify now lets stores sell directly in Facebook Messenger
Shopify was early to bring its merchants the ability to converse directly with customers via Facebook Messenger, and now it's launching the ability to actually sell directly within messages between stores and customers.
October 5, 2016
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Should you be Able to Serve Divorce Papers Through Facebook?
If you so choose, you can use the internet to avoid virtually all person-to-person contact; sign contracts electronically, transfer funds from account to account, transact business, order dinner and a movie, but can you use Facebook to sidestep the awkward – and sometimes difficult – process of serving divorce papers on your estranged spouse? not always, says one judge.
December 9, 2016
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Snowden-endorsed Signal gains Facebook-style disappearing messages
Facebook's recently rolled-out Secret Conversations heralded the arrival of not only end-to-end encryption for users, but also disappearing messages. not to be outdone, Edward Snowden's favorite messaging service, Signal, has followed suit.
October 12, 2016
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Some Guy Figured Out how to Delete Any Video on Facebook
Security researcher Dan Melamed figured out a clever way to delete any video on Facebook earlier this year, and the social network rewarded him with $10,000 for responsibly reporting his hack.
January 23, 2017
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Some Guy Figured Out how to Hack Into Any Facebook Profile [updated]
A white hat hacker in India says he found a way to hack into any Facebook user's profile. don't freak out though! Like a good white hat, the hacker alerted Facebook to the disastrous loophole. Facebook paid him a $15,000 bug bounty. Seems small.
March 8, 2016
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Sorry GoFundMe. Facebook wants to steal your business, too
The social network grows its personal fundraiser tools.
May 24, 2017
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Stop Trying to Make Me Use Facebook
"Why use Facebook for anything," I tweeted this week. and I mean it. I see no reason to use the ubiquitous social network. I don't need it for marketing. I don't need it to find old relatives. I don't need to keep up with high school classmates or former crushes.
March 2, 2017
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Take care with Facebook Lite -- it could be stealing your data and installing malicious apps
It's no secret that Facebook can be a real hog, both in terms of data and battery usage. to combat the problem, Facebook released a cut-down version of its mobile app in certain markets called Facebook Lite; it also followed that up more recently with Facebook Messenger Lite.
March 7, 2017
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Talk to your Kids About Inappropriate Pics on Facebook
My 7-year-old took pictures of my naked 3-year-old and almost put them on Facebook. how do I explain this is a bad idea?
March 21, 2017
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Teen sues parents for allegedly posting potty pics on Facebook
Technically Incorrect: In Austria, an 18-year-old isn't happy with her parents' social media activity. So she takes the legal route.
September 14, 2016
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Terence Crutcher's shooting was absent from Facebook Trends
Facebook said 53,000 people were talking about Terence Crutcher's death by police, but instead it showed me Trends about Xbox, a Game of Thrones actor, and new Jersey's governor, even though they all had less chatter.
September 20, 2016
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Terrorism victims can't hold Facebook liable for Hamas' use of the platform
Website immunity holds up against the US Anti-Terrorism Act.
May 19, 2017
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Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family
A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country's royal family on Facebook.
June 9, 2017
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The bid to stream NFL: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Amazon?
Twitter had a successful run with the NFL last season. Now, other tech giants are hoping for an interception.
March 24, 2017
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The easy way to save Facebook videos
All you do is add one letter to the URL.
November 10, 2016
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The Facebook products Mark Zuckerberg thinks could help save the world
The Zuckerberg manifesto, explained.
February 16, 2017
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The most important part of Facebook's disinformation strategy is what it leaves out
How much should a social network do to fight espionage?
April 27, 2017
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The new algorithms enabling Facebook's data fixation
A billion and a half photos find their way onto Facebook every single day and the company is racing to understand them and their moving counterparts with the hope of increasing engagement. and while machine learning is undoubtedly the map to the treasure, Facebook and its competitors are still trying to work out how to deal with the spoils once they find them.
March 29, 2017
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The One Hire Facebook Really Needs to Make to Curb Violence
Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company will hire 3,000 people to watch for violent footage posted to the site. the decision comes after two horrific videos caught global attention in recent weeks: a man uploaded a video of himself murdering a grandfather in Cleveland, and a man in Thailand hanged his infant and then himself in a Facebook Live video the authorities saw too late.
May 3, 2017
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The Supreme Court just protected your right to Facebook
LEster Packingham JR. is perhaps the world's most unsympathetic free speech crusader. The registered sex offender pled guilty in 2002 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 21 years old. But in 2010, after the state of North Carolina banned Packingham from using Facebook, under a law that prohibits sex offenders in the state from using a wide swath of the internet, he decided to fight back, arguing that the ban violated his First Amendment rights.
June 19, 2017
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The VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud
The new service lets companies run VMware on AWS and manage their deployments with vCenter
October 13, 2016
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The worst-kept secret ever: Facebook launches Workplace, SADA a launch partner
Much discussed and often predicted, Facebook has finally announced its enterprise product. SADA scored an initial partnership.
October 10, 2016
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The Zucker Mister Social Club: Facebook's daddy wants to be your friend, for realsies
Oh good. another billionaire looking to get into politics
January 4, 2017
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There's a constitutional right to use social media, Supreme Court says
North Carolina's law was "unprecedented in the scope of First Amendment speech."
June 19, 2017
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There's no 'right way' to use Instagram as a professional
I don't view my Instagram feed very seriously. I put some 'work' photos on there that I'm proud of, both from reviewing cameras and my freelance work. I definitely don't do a very good job of curating -- people who are interested in both motorcycles and cats would probably like my feed, but I'm not sure how much overlap there really is for those audiences.
June 21, 2017
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This designer perfectly captured the obnoxious spread of Stories
If we're all very unlucky, this could be what the biggest app updates of 2017 look like:
March 22, 2017
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This Resident Evil 2 Cosplay is Terrifying and Awesome
Resident Evil 7 was released a couple of weeks ago, and we wondered what the creepiest cosplay to ever come out of the franchise might be.
February 14, 2017
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This very distressed purple bird is derailing conversations across Facebook
His name is Trash Dove
February 13, 2017
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Ticketmaster's chatbot for Facebook is actually not terrible
A lot of chatbots have launched on Facebook in recent months, but the Ticketmaster bot launching today is among the best that I've been forced to work with.
June 21, 2017
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Tired of seeing irrelevant Facebook ads? Here's how to fix them.
Facebook knows everything about you. Or does it?
August 24, 2016
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UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content
U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is holding talks with several major internet companies today to urge them to be more proactive about tackling the spread of extremist content online. Companies in attendance include Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook, along with some smaller internet companies.
March 30, 2017
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UK watchdog: You. Facebook. Get over here now. this WhatsApp privacy update. Explain
Decision to share numbers picked up by Canuck crusader
August 29, 2016
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US border agents might want visitors' Facebook passwords
Visiting the US? Maybe you'll have to relinquish your social media passwords or be turned away, the Department of Homeland Security leader says.
February 8, 2017
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US government starts asking foreign travelers to disclose their social media accounts
To 'identify potential threats'
December 22, 2016
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Using Social Media for User Research
Social media is one of the dominant forms of interactions on the Internet. Leading platforms such as Facebook and Twitter count hundreds of millions of users each month. In this article, I will show you how social media is a rich vein of data for user researchers. I will argue that it would be an oversight for an organization to treat social media as nothing more than an opportunity for customer service enquiries, help requests and brand advocacy.
March 1, 2017
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Virgin Media blames Facebook for issue that prevented users accessing the social network
Earlier this week, broadband customers of UK internet service provider Virgin Media found themselves unable to access Facebook. Inevitably, this led to a wave of considerable outrage among those needing to immediately share photos of their pets doing the funniest things.
April 13, 2017
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Want in on a Facebook Group? Get ready to take a quiz
A way to filter out trolls
May 12, 2017
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Want to post a discriminatory ad? Facebook may try to stop you automatically
Follows November outcry over targeted FB ads' possible violations of Fair Housing Act.
February 8, 2017
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Want to send payments via Facebook Messenger? now you can
Facebook today announced Messenger Platform v1.2, which enables you to send money to your Facebook pals.
September 12, 2016
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We Need to Stop Taking Facebook's Word for It
In the days since the election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally started publicly confronting Facebook's fake news problem. In doing so, he's attempted to absolve the company of any blame but has offered no proof to support his claim that hoaxes and fake news aren't running rampant on Facebook.
November 14, 2016
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What's up, Zuck? FTC to probe Facebook for WhatsApp phone number mega-slurp
Campaigners urge watchdog to examine info snatch
September 8, 2016
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Where to post your daily stories in 2017
Feed frenzy
March 30, 2017
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While Facebook reinvents Sadville, we still dream of flying cars
Hello? Innovation? you in there, buddy?
April 24, 2017
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Why Facebook Needs to Buy Netflix
Netflix has the kind of content deals Facebook needs to truly make its mark in video.
February 14, 2017
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Why Facebook Workplace has no future
On October 10, Facebook debuted its long-incubated and much-anticipated platform for business: Workplace. But within days it was already clear that it wasn't going to live up to the hype. In fact, there's no way it could have.
November 18, 2016
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Why we underestimate time when we're having fun on Facebook
Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours -- but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do it.
February 7, 2017
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Will Facebook actually hire 3,000 content moderators, or will they outsource?
The company refuses to comment on where those 3,000 workers will be employed.
May 4, 2017
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With Facebook shafted, India now belongs to Google
The path's clear for Loon, the stratospheric data slurper
March 8, 2016
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With "Workplace," Facebook Tries Again to Invade your Office Space
Lots of people use Facebook to communicate with friends, but in spite of launching "Facebook at Work" nearly two years ago, the company has yet to convince many businesses that Facebook could be used to manage an office space. Today, Facebook is relaunching at Work with a new name and new features it hopes will be appealing to enterprise users.
October 10, 2016
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Workplace by Facebook begins to take shape
Workplace by Facebook has been in general release for just two months now, but it's clear that Facebook has big plans for its enterprise social product. Just this week, at TechCrunch Disrupt in London, the company announced a new platform to integrate enterprise applications with Workplace, putting it in direct competition with Slack, the enterprise social darling of the moment.
December 9, 2016
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Workplace by Facebook exits beta, bringing social networking to the enterprise
You may not have heard of Workplace by Facebook, and that could be for one of two reasons. Firstly, it used to be known as Facebook at Work but, more importantly, it has been in closed beta for nearly two years.
October 10, 2016
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Workplace by Facebook opens to sell enterprise social networking to the masses
After 20 months in a closed beta under the working title Facebook at Work, (as we predicted it would the other week) today Facebook is finally bringing its enterprise-focused messaging and social networking service to market under a new name, Workplace.
October 10, 2016
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Yes, Facebook is a media company
Will a chart convince you? Okay. Here's a chart.
August 30, 2016
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You can now buy things from Facebook bots
An update brings support for payments, custom UI, new ads, and more
September 12, 2016
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You can now buy things from Facebook bots
An update brings support for payments, custom UI, new ads and more
September 12, 2016
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You can now play classic arcade games in Facebook Messenger -- Here's how
You've been able to play basic games in Facebook Messenger for a while -- things like chess, soccer and basketball -- but from now you'll be able to play classic arcade games too.
November 29, 2016
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You can now play classic games like Pac-Man inside Facebook Messenger
Get your game on with Facebook Messenger.
November 29, 2016
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You can now stream Android games to Facebook Live from your PC
Game streaming is something that everyone working in streamed video wants a part of, and now Facebook Live can stream Android games (and other apps) via the BlueStacks desktop emulator for PC and Mac. the integration is pretty smart, and while it was previously available for Twitch, the addition of Facebook Live support means mobile games streamers can potentially reach a different, more varied audience than they might encounter on Amazon's more gamer-centric streaming network.
September 22, 2016
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You can now Stream Any Blizzard Game on Facebook
Blizzard Streaming, the developer's foray into the world of live streaming gameplay, launched today. the feature allows its PC users to broadcast any Blizzard game straight through the Battle.net client.
August 26, 2016
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You can now stream any Blizzard game live on Facebook
Back in June Blizzard announced a collaboration with Facebook which would allow players to easily stream any of the developer's games through Facebook Live. Today, the feature is finally going live.
August 26, 2016
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You can now Use Facebook as your Calendar App
Here's How
October 7, 2016
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You can now Use Keywords to Search Facebook for Friends' Photos
You know that moment when you're telling a great story, the one about the time your friend carved Aaron Rodgers' likeness out of cheese and then married it, but in the moment, you can't remember where to find the photo evidence on Facebook? your storytelling skills may be vastly improved now that Facebook will let users search among their friends' photos.
February 2, 2017
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You can't take the pervs off Facebook, says US Supreme Court
First Amendment rights and dancing babies
June 19, 2017
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You can't trust news on Facebook -- and (once again) you can't trust its web ad metrics
Another recount in America: Cockup sends publishers back to their abacuses
December 19, 2016
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You just might find your next job on Facebook
Companies can post jobs on the social network; feature not seen as a threat to LinkedIn
February 16, 2017
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You will start seeing ads in Facebook Messenger in the coming months
Don't be surprised if brand advertisements start appearing in your Facebook Messenger in the coming months. That's because Facebook is expanding its advertisement test run worldwide, reaching outside the test group of users in Thailand and Australia where initials trials were held.
July 11, 2017
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You won't believe why Facebook will block this headline
Updates to news feed algorithms tweaked to catch spammy and deceptive headlines.
May 18, 2017
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Your Facebook account is now more secure than your bank's (probably)
Protect those baby pics and political rants with hardware two-factor auth keys
January 26, 2017
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Your data is probably safer with Facebook than with your hospital
So says Stripe CEO Patrick Collison on the latest episode of Recode Decode.
May 15, 2017
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Zuckerberg close to updating Facebook's mission
The CEO posts the founder's letter he wrote five years ago and says he's almost done writing a new one. the social network's Sheryl Sandberg is reflecting, too.
February 1, 2017
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Zuckerberg gets a 'frenemy' request after 'Napalm Girl' flap
A Norwegian newspaper editor wants answers on censorship from Facebook's founder himself.
September 20, 2016
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Zuckerberg implies Facebook is a media company, just "not a traditional media company"
Mark Zuckerberg gave new insights about how he sees Facebook's role in informing the world today during a Live video one-on-one year-end chat with COO Sheryl Sandberg. Facebook's CEO also lent support to employees trying to fight fake news today, though reports indicated some employees were dissatisfied by his initially tepid response to the issue.
December 21, 2016
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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn't tilt the elections
Facebook's news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump
November 11, 2016
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Zuckerberg shows off upcoming Facebook features
Created in corporate hackathons, features like GIFs for comments, offline communications and shared photo albums are likely soon
December 6, 2016
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Zuckerberg takes the stand to defend Oculus
The Facebook CEO, giving testimony in a lawsuit over the virtual reality technology, describes a rushed and fraught deal nearly three years ago.
January 17, 2017
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Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read your MIND at 100 words a minute
Billionaire dreamer to see your thoughts 'by 2019'
April 19, 2017
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Flickr

Flickr now lets you search for images based on visual similarity
Flickr today received a new update that will allow users to search for images based on visual similarity. Now, you'll be able to pick an image from a search result and find more photos that share the same shape, composition, color, or content category.
March 7, 2017
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All about Chrome Notifications settings
Cut through the noise and see what's important by setting up your Chromebook notifications.
June 2, 2017
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Chrome OS gets cryptographically verified enterprise device management
New Verified Access API provides cryptographic guarantees about the identify and security state of Chrome OS devices
September 15, 2016
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Chrome OS is getting a touch-focused redesign
The video shows off a redesigned desktop for Chrome OS that introduces an Android-like app drawer and search bar. The new elements sit on top of the traditional task bar, so using a Chromebook with trackpad and keyboard won't change. But if you're using a touchscreen, you'll be able to tap right into a Google search box or swipe up to access a grid displaying all of your apps. Five "suggested apps' will also appear in a dock, making them even quicker to launch.
July 7, 2017
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Dreams do come true: Chrome OS will soon have a native night mode
Your circadian rhythm thanks you.
June 27, 2017
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Google is giving Chrome OS a touch-focused redesign
Google's Chrome OS has seen increased adoption in the education sector, prompting Microsoft to respond with Windows 10 S, a version of Windows focused on the classroom. Initially, most Chromebooks did not feature touch support, but since Google announced that Android apps would be coming to Chrome OS, some hardware makers like Asus, Samsung and Lenovo have started to release touch-enabled Chromebooks.
July 7, 2017
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Google reportedly working on a laptop and tablet running an Android-Chrome OS hybrid
Google is reportedly working on a new Pixel laptop that will run on the long-gestating new operating system that merges Android and Chrome OS. According to Android Police and 9to5Google, the device is known internally by the codename "Bison" or Pixel 3, and will run on what's currently being called "Andromeda" when it sees release in Q3 2017. In addition, 9to5Google also reports that Huawei is working on a new Nexus tablet that will also run the new OS.
September 26, 2016
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Google said to debut Android-Chrome OS hybrid on new laptop, tablet
The combined operating system, called Andromeda, will reportedly launch on a Huawei Nexus tablet and a "Pixel" laptop.
September 26, 2016
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How to add a second user and Google account to your Chromebook
You can add as many accounts to your Chromebook as you like, and there are even some handy ways to administer them all.
June 13, 2017
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Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out
Chromebooks aren't like regular computers -- so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.
June 22, 2017
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Night Light is coming to Chrome OS but you can check it out now if you're brave
Blue light reduction features have become an increasingly popular in smart devices and operating systems, such as Night Light in Windows 10 and Night Shift in macOS as well as iOS. However, users of Chrome OS have so far been left without a baked-in solution but Google is planning to change the situation.
May 16, 2017
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The 10 best Android apps for Chromebooks
These apps are often better than the web-based versions you'd find via Chrome OS.
June 23, 2017
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The Android Runtime on Chrome OS makes Use of Wayland
With Google's Android Runtime for Chrome (ARC) it turns out that this technology for letting Android apps run on Chrome OS is making use of the Wayland protocol and could open up other Wayland clients to running on Chrome OS.
September 7, 2016
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Instagram

An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months
A number of Instagram users have found they're no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts ॥uro;"" a feature, similar to Facebook's, that allows you to take a break from the social network for a period of time, but stops short of a full account deletion. the bug has been spotted in the wild since at least February, and is the subject of a number of complaints across social media, including Reddit, Quora, and Twitter since that time.
April 24, 2017
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And now there are 500K active advertisers on Instagram
For those of you following Instagram's ad business, my headline might seem a bit familiar – yes, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service announced another advertiser milestone back in February, but at the time there were only 200,000 advertisers, less than half of the 500,000 advertisers that Instagram says it has today.
September 22, 2016
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App Tour: Instagram on Windows 10 Desktops and Tablets
Late last week, Instagram and Microsoft announced an updated to the Universal Windows Platform Instagram app for Windows 10 that brings Instagram capabilities to certain desktop and tablet PCs running Windows 10.
October 17, 2016
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Apple joins Instagram to share top notch #ShotoniPhone photos
Apple has officially joined Instagram. The tech giant has always been conspicuously silent on social media, but as the iPhone becomes an increasingly powerful and popular tool for capturing high-quality photos and videos, Apple finally caved and joined Instagram to share some of its favorite #ShotoniPhone creations.
August 7, 2017
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Apple joins Instagram, can you guess the handle?
It's been a long time since we put Apple and Instagram in one sentence, but on this very Monday, the team from Cupertino finally stopped being a Luddite, and embraced the inevitable - their own Instagram account.
August 7, 2017
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Apple opens new Instagram account, populates it with photos from #ShotoniPhone
Tech giant may actually post regularly to this social media account ahead of the fall.
August 7, 2017
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Bye, Felicia: Instagram drops Foursquare, Swarm, and Flickr cross-posting support
For a week or so, Instagram has been lacking the options to instantly share your posts on either Foursquare, Swarm (Foursquare's check-in app), or Flickr. Currently, Instagram users can only cross-post to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
May 23, 2017
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Google and Apple reject female nudity app designed to bypass Instagram rules
An app designed to help women post nude photos on Instagram has recently been rejected by both Apple's App Store, and the Google play Store.
December 13, 2016
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Grids 4.0 for Instagram review: Post photos from Mac, but sharing is limited
Grids for Instagram brings your favorite social media images to the Mac in a beautiful way, now with the ability to upload and repost photos.
January 1, 2017
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Hide your Instagram posts with a new archive option!
Think your profile is overrun with too many Instagram posts? Not enough likes on your latest selfie? Well you'll soon be able to archive those oldies. Here's how!
May 23, 2017
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How to Make the Dopest Videos for Snapchat and Instagram
Apple just pushed out its newest app, a mobile iMovie for the Snapchat generation--but it's far from the only lightweight video editor you can get for your phone. Jazz up those clips of your pets and vacations before they hit Instagram and Snapchat with these mobile video editing suites, putting pro tools in your pocket.
April 7, 2017
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How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac
Mac: Some of the most popular apps on your phone most likely have a web-friendly version. Facebook and Twitter both started on the web, after all. But Instagram is different, and not exactly web-friendly, which makes it a hassle if you prefer to edit your photos on your desktop (large screens are still cool!) instead of your phone.
June 26, 2017
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How to stop Facebook and Instagram notifications from driving you crazy
Before you delete Facebook for being annoying, take a dive into the notification settings.
July 5, 2017
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Instagram -- Everything you need to know!
Get familiar with the queen of all social media apps and start sharing your life through Instagram!
May 2, 2017
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Instagram adds face filters, more creative tools
Instagram continues to add new filters and various tools that further improve its mobile apps. the latest update introduces a new set of face filters in the camera, which allows users to turn their selfies into funny photos.
May 16, 2017
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Instagram adds face filters; gets one step closer to becoming the new Snapchat
Instagram is introducing Snapchat-style augmented reality face filters today. Here's everything you need to know!
May 16, 2017
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Instagram adds Live Photo-to-Boomerang, wider colors for iPhone 7/7+
Now you can post GIFs to Instagram Stories even if you didn't shoot them in its standalone app Boomerang. Apple Live Photos can now be converted into Boomerangs.
January 5, 2017
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Instagram adds live video in Stories, coming to Windows 10 soon
Instagram announced today that it will now be offering live video for Stories, a feature that it launched back in August. the Facebook-owned social network says that once you're done recording, "your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime."
November 21, 2016
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Instagram adds location and hashtag stories to Explore tab
Instagram has just introduced two new features that will improve the way users discover the world around them on Explore: location and hashtag stories. Both new features will be available from the Explore tab inside the Instagram app and should enable users to see what's happening around them, as well as find stories related to their interests.
May 23, 2017
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Instagram allows users to block nasty comments
The Facebook-owned photo sharing service is introducing a new feature that will allow users to filter and block offensive words in comments of their posts.
September 12, 2016
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Instagram appears to be testing live video
All live everything all the time
October 21, 2016
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Instagram bug makes user accounts appear to be deleted
Over the past 24 hours, Instagram users have been unable to log in, blaming the service for possibly deleting their accounts without providing any real explanation. Reports of these incidents filled Twitter and Facebook. When Instagram tweeted this today, users flooded the account demanding to hear why their Instagrams were randomly shut down.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories
Version 9.7 has some new features that give your stories a little extra oomph.
November 10, 2016
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Instagram brings disappearing photos and videos to its Windows 10 app
Instagram users on Windows 10 PC and Mobile are getting a bit closer to feature parity with their Android and iOS counterparts with a new update rolling out to the photo-sharing app. Most notably, this update adds the ability to send disappearing photos and videos with a dedicated button in the direct message screen.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram carousel-style posts are finally here for everyone
Instagram has started rolling out a new feature to all accounts: an option to include multiple photos and videos in a single post. Starting with version 10.9 for iOS and Android, users can now select up to ten photos and videos to assemble slideshow-style posts.
February 23, 2017
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Instagram Continues to Ignore iPad Users, Comes to Windows Tablets Instead
Instagram is now available on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. this is the first time Instagram has released a tablet-optimized version of its app.
October 14, 2016
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Instagram Continues to Mimic Snapchat, Adds Disappearing Messages to Direct Inbox
In yet another apparent attempt to render Snapchat irrelevant, Instagram has incorporated its rival social media's hallmark feature -- disappearing messages -- into its own platform.
April 11, 2017
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Instagram continues to morph itself into more than just another social network
You're already posting pictures to Instagram and using it to exclusively chat with your pals. You'll soon be able to book your next appointment through it, too.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram could transform into a Yelp competitor
Like a hair stylist on IG? Make an appointment
March 22, 2017
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Instagram Direct disappearing messages work exactly like Snapchat's
Thus continues Instagram's efforts to remain relevant among the messaging-obsessed millennials -- and it seems to be working.
April 11, 2017
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Instagram doubles advertisers in six months
The photo-sharing platform introduced ads one year ago, leveraging Facebook ad technology.
September 22, 2016
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Instagram for Android now works offline
Like, comment, and even unfollow -- regardless of your connection
April 19, 2017
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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile grabs new Stories feature in latest update
Instagram users on Windows 10 Mobile can rejoice as Instagram has been updated to 9.575.8218 and with comes the new Stories feature.
August 30, 2016
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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save pictures from your feed
Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile is getting its second notable update this week, bringing along the ability to save any pictures on your feed to your own personal collection. That's thanks to a new bookmark icon present underneath each post in your feed. Simply tap the icon and that picture will appear in a dedicated "Saved" section under your profile.
February 1, 2017
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Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile updated with 'pinch to zoom' for images
Instagram has updated its Windows 10 Mobile app, adding the highly requested feature of "pinch to zoom" for images and video in the social networking app.
September 28, 2016
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Instagram for Windows 10 now lets you post snaps from your PC webcam
The official Instagram app is getting a small, but fairly handy update for PC users. For better or for worse, Instagram is breaking from its mobile-centric roots by now allowing anyone using the app on a PC can now upload photos to Instagram using their webcam.
June 1, 2017
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Instagram found a new place to show you ads: Inside its Stories feature
150 million people now use Stories every day.
January 11, 2017
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Instagram gets Boomerang, hands-free, and nightmode support for some Windows phones
Instagram appears to be rolling out a batch interesting new features to at least some of its Windows Phone app users. Included in the update, which bumps the app from version 10.707.48352 to 10.738.64166, is support for Boomerang, hands-free and night mode in the camera portion of the app. you can check out a before and after look at the changes in the screenshots below.
January 30, 2017
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Instagram gets Snapchat-style face filters and the transformation is practically complete
One update after another has given Instagram, the Facebook-owned image sharing app, a look that resembles Snapchat. and here we are, the day we knew was coming: the day that silly augmented reality filters arrive on Instagram.
May 16, 2017
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Instagram getting safer
Instagram can be a very rewarding experience. If you have never tried it, please know that the concept is rather simple. a user posts either a picture or video, and then other people can comment on it. It is a refreshing alternative to other social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
December 6, 2016
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Instagram grows to 1M active advertisers, plans to add more data and direct booking
The Facebook-owned photo and video app is announcing that it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, compared to 500,000 in September and 200,000 just over a year ago.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram Head of Product Kevin Weil to talk shop at Disrupt NY
Instagram is killing it. the photo-sharing behemoth has topped 600 million users, with the most recent 100 million joining in the last year. Plus, the company now has more than 1 million active advertisers, building on Facebook's already-dominant advertising business.
April 6, 2017
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Instagram hits 1 million advertisers, double the amount it had 6 months ago
Instagram is in demand as a platform for advertisers. Since September, the number of companies that actively advertise on the picture and video sharing app has doubled to one million. a year ago, that number was 200,000. Advertising on Instagram can be quite fruitful for these firms, especially since as many as 400 million people are using the app every day. James Quarles, who is the head of advertising at Instagram, says the appeal of the site goes beyond the raw numbers.
March 22, 2017
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Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments
Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Facebook and Instagram have done with DeepText, a text classification engine meant to help machines interpret words as used in context to fight spam.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram implements image upload through mobile site
So far the only way of uploading an image to Instagram has been to use service's Android or iOS mobile apps. the mobile website only allowed for browsing, searching and liking of images and viewing of notifications. However, Instagram has made a major change, allowing users to upload images through its mobile website.
May 9, 2017
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Instagram introduces ability to upload images through its mobile web app
It's limited to the mobile browser, but it's been added to help Instagram in its attempt at world social network domination.
May 8, 2017
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Instagram introduces archive, a feature to let you 'hide' your pictures - save your blushes
Instagram is one of the most successful apps among the social media landscape. The platform has amassed over 700 million users in a fairly short amount of time with Goldman Sachs declaring it as one of the most popular apps among millennials. The application's reach can be attributed to the newer functionalities that the company provides consistently across several platforms.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram introduces automatic blocking of offensive comments
Instagram isn't as infamous for its toxic user base as other social media services are (looking at you, Twitter), but just like pretty much every online community out there, there exists a specific subset of its users that take advantage of the relative anonymity to abuse others. To combat this problem, Instagram has just launched a new feature: automatic blocking of offensive comments.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram introduces Collections, puts Pinterest on top of its hit list
Facebook has an unhealthy addiction: taking other services' ideas and putting them into its own products. Its core app, as well as Messenger, have received their own versions of pretty much every major Snapchat feature, and also just a week ago its other major platform, Instagram, got the same treatment.
April 18, 2017
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Instagram is building new zoom, filter, and GIF features for the iPhone 7 camera
The iPhone 7's powerful new camera features will be getting the spotlight in an upcoming version of Instagram. Ian Spalter, Instagram's head of design, appeared on-stage at the iPhone 7 launch event to demo the iPhone-inspired upgrades coming to his app.
September 7, 2016
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Instagram is finally going to make it easier to shop for the products you see in your feed
It's been a looooong time coming.
November 1, 2016
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Instagram is finally making it easy to buy stuff
The photo-sharing network is turning into a shoppable catalog, and it's a good thing.
November 1, 2016
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Instagram is hedging its bets on becoming your go-to messaging platform
The latest additions to the image sharing platform add landscape and portrait photos to Direct messages, in addition to link sharing.
May 25, 2017
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Instagram is killing its awesome Photo Map, sigh
Instagram is removing the Photo Map feature because everything is terrible and nothing matters. as you can see, I'm having a somewhat emotional reaction to this news.
September 6, 2016
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Instagram is launching a new way for users to ignore internet trolls
An imperfect system, but better.
September 12, 2016
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Instagram is now available for Windows 10 PCs
Instagram has finally made its way to the Windows 10 Store, after Microsoft announced Facebook would bring the application to PCs back in March. the app is now supported on Windows 10 Mobile, PC, and Surface. Unfortunately, Instagram is not yet available for Microsoft's Hololens or the Xbox One.
October 14, 2016
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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages
Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.
November 21, 2016
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Instagram is the latest nexus of the Marines photo sharing scandal
Following the revelation that a private Facebook group with 30,000 members targeted female Marines in a non-consensual photo sharing ring, other toxic online communities are popping up -- and proving that the Marines United scandal is by no means an isolated incident.
March 16, 2017
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Instagram launches video ads in between your friends' Stories
Business have another way to reach users on Instagram.
January 11, 2017
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Instagram live video now rolling out on Windows 10 PC and Mobile
Several weeks after the feature started making its way to users on other platforms, live video is now beginning to become available to Instagram users in the universal Windows 10 PC and Mobile app.
December 22, 2016
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Instagram Makes It Easier For 'Influencers' To Tag Sponsored Posts
Consumer watchdogs and the federal government have been cracking down on undisclosed "stealth" advertising on social media -- particularly Instagram, where celebrities of all stripes have been caught shilling for products without disclosing they were compensated. In an effort to make it easier for these "influencers" to be more transparent about sponsored posts, Instagram has launched a new "paid partnership" label.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram now allows you to reply to stories using photos or videos
Instagram Stories are a way for your friends and family to post a day's worth of pictures and videos in a slideshow format so that they can share a complete day with you through the app. The images remain online for 24-hours. Instagram today announced that it is adding a new feature that will allow you to respond to the Stories posted by friends and family through the use of a photograph or video. To respond to a Story, all you need to do is tap on the new camera button while in the process of viewing it.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram now has partial offline support on Android
Facebook had its F8 developer conference yesterday, and among the many announcements the company made, was a new feature for Instagram. the popular image sharing platform now has offline support on Android, but it's understandably very limited.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram now lets you like comments and remove followers from private accounts
Trolls, spammers, and unwanted followers, be-gone! Instagram's got your back with their latest update that adds an extra layer of safety to your profile.
December 6, 2016
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Instagram now lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos in iOS
Instagram just announced an update to its iOS app that will let you pinch to zoom on photos or videos. the new feature will be available across the entire app, according to Instagram – pinch-to-zoom will work on the media that shows up in your standard feed as well as on people's profiles and in the Explore tab. Instagram said the new feature will be rolling out to Android "in the coming weeks."
August 31, 2016
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Instagram now lets you reply to stories with photos and videos
Instagram's rapid fire updates to its Stories feature continues today with the added ability to respond to individual stories with photos, videos, and Boomerangs.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram now lets you save photos on Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram has been showing a lot of love for Windows 10 Mobile lately and it seems that it is not going to slow down anytime soon. After bringing several new features to their app on the platform including Live Video and a slew of other enhancements within a week of each other, the company has now added Saved Posts in its latest update.
February 2, 2017
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Instagram now lets you save your own stories and mute others
Instagram has issued another Snapchat-inspired update to its app, the latest in an aggressive series since the company's big redesign in May. In version 9.3, released today, Instagram has added some new options to the app's Snapchat-style "stories" feature that it unveiled last month. Users will now be able to save the photos and videos that they post to their stories to the camera roll automatically by default, and they can also mute the stories of people they follow.
September 13, 2016
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Instagram now lets you send photos and videos via DM on your Windows 10 PC
The Instagram app has added the option for you to share photos and videos through direct messages on your Windows 10 PC. it's a pretty basic feature, but one that has been missing until recently.
April 5, 2017
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Instagram now lets you sort your saved posts into "Collections"
In an update to its mobile app, Instagram has added the capability to organise saved posts into named "Collections", as well as being able to save posts specifically to them.
April 17, 2017
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Instagram rolls out its Live video feature in the U.S.
Now, you can use the Instagram app for live-streaming.
December 12, 2016
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Instagram Stories have all but replaced Snapchat for me
Almost 20 percent of Instagram users say they watch 'Stories' every day.
December 9, 2016
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Instagram Stories hits 250 million active daily users and surpasses Snapchat's total users count
Instagram's Stories feature has hit a whopping count of 250 million daily users - or a quarter of a billion -- after having report a 200 million count only two months ago. It now surpasses Snapchat's 166 million (as of May) total daily active users by a wide margin and currently seems hardly reachable, even though some people suggest it copied Stories from Snap.
June 21, 2017
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Instagram Stories now have geostickers, just like Snapchat
But it's live in just two cities for now
March 7, 2017
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Instagram tackles self-harm and suicide with new reporting tools, support options
While Twitter continues to struggle with rampant bullying and abuse, Instagram is instead stepping up its game when it comes to keeping users safe from harm. the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network this week began rolling out a new reporting tool that lets its users anonymously flag friends' posts about self-harm. This, in turn, will prompt a message from Instagram to the user in question, offering support, including tips as well as access to a help line, all of which can be accessed directly in the app itself.
October 19, 2016
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Instagram takes another move from Snapchat's playbook by adding location-based stickers to Stories
Instagram Stories has proven to be a beast to be reckoned with since it launched about six months ago. Just about a month ago, we reported that the service had accumulated over 150 million daily users since its inception last August.
March 8, 2017
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Instagram taking new steps to reduce offensive and spammy comments using machine learning
Everything helps in the fight against spam.
June 29, 2017
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Instagram update brings support for landscape and portrait images
A new version of Instagram is now available for download via App Store and Google Play. The updated app adds a couple of new features into the mix, so if you already have it installed, here is what you'll get.
May 25, 2017
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Instagram Users Not Pleased After Their Accounts Are Disabled For No Reason
Instagram already has a lot of reasons it can employ to justify closing a user's account: hacked feeds, spammers, lawbreakers, bullying, etc. But dozens of Instagram users are raging against the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform today, saying they were locked out of their accounts without any reason or explanation.
July 6, 2017
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Instagram will now let you upload 10 photos at once
The new "photo carousels" are meant to encourage more posting.
February 22, 2017
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Instagram will soon let you share multiple photos in one post
Albums are part of the latest Instagram beta on Android
February 1, 2017
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Instagram's Android app now has an offline mode
While Snapchat is busy experimenting with its funky spectacles, Instagram has been practicing some engineering gymnastics to make its service more accessible. at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference today, Instagram announced a new update, making it possible to browse and use most parts of the photo-sharing service without access to the Internet.
April 19, 2017
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Instagram's latest update lets you hide your terrible old selfies from the public
We've all been there: you're scrolling through your own Instagram feed, when you notice that photo. Why did you upload this? It's awful! But boy did it get a sweet amount of likes -- there's no way you're outright deleting it.
June 14, 2017
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Instagram's most-followed user doesn't like Instagram
Selena Gomez says she deleted the app from her phone
March 16, 2017
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Instagram's new galleries will let you share multiple photos per post
Instagram was already a time-suck. this new feature is going to make it worse.
February 22, 2017
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Instagram's new gallery feature lets you showcase up to ten photos and videos
Post more than one memory at a time without overloading your followers.
February 22, 2017
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Is it worth it to buy Instagram followers, or is it a total scam?
Be honest: have you ever been curious about buying Instagram followers or likes? Is it even worth it, or is it a total scam? Here's everything you need to know!
July 6, 2017
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Latest Instagram update adds face filters and more
Instagram lands another blow in the battle for social media dominance.
May 16, 2017
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More people use Instagram's Stories feature than use Snapchat
Instagram says 200 million people use Stories every day.
April 13, 2017
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Pokemon's Japanese Official Instagram is adorable
More Pika-dorable or Pika-waii?
August 4, 2017
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Some users are getting access to Instagram Live Video on Windows 10 Mobile
Instagram announced late last year the introduction of Live Videos to its app's Stories feature. It allowed users to record live for up to 60 minutes and the video would then disappear once the broadcast was finished. Besides that, the company also added the ability to send disappearing photos and videos directly to friends, which would last for 24 hours.
January 24, 2017
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You can now reply to Instagram Stories with photos and video
Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. This means you can use all the creative tools found in the Instagram camera, including filters, Boomerang, rewind and stickers to show the original poster exactly how your really feel about what they're sharing.
July 6, 2017
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You can now save drafts of your photos on Instagram
Instagram is now letting users save drafts of their photo edits so they can come back to them later. you know the situation: you just spent 15 minutes perfecting the shadows and highlights on your next Instagram post, only to realize you're late for work and need to rush.
September 20, 2016
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You can now share live video replays to Instagram Stories
In November last year Instagram introduced a live streaming feature. Since then it has been used by millions, but unlike on Facebook live stream videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. Now, Instagram is introducing the option to share a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories.
June 21, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

3 great email app alternatives to Windows Mail: Mailbird, eM Client and Inky
Windows 10's default app isn't the best option for unruly inboxes. Try one of these instead.
February 9, 2017
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10 Leading Private Cloud Companies
Deciding which private cloud vendors are the leading private cloud companies is somewhat complex. When it comes to the public cloud, it's pretty easy to figure out which companies are the leaders. Amazon Web Services dominates the market with Microsoft, IBM and Google trailing and several niche players farther down the list.
September 26, 2016
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12 powerful websites that can replace your PC's desktop software
The World Wide Web sure ain't what it used to be, and when it comes to getting things done anywhere and everywhere, that's a good thing. Once, the idea of working in your browser was nothing more than a pipe dream. and the idea of replacing desktop software with online alternatives completely? Pfah! Ridiculous.
February 15, 2017
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Misc. - A

A Studio Ghibli-Produced TV Show is Coming to Amazon Prime Later this Month
Studio Ghibli fans who don't have an Amazon Prime account may want to get on that. Later this month, the studio's animated show Ronja, the Robber's Daughter comes to the streaming service.
January 9, 2017
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AdHawk aims to take the complexity out of Facebook and Google advertising
After more than a year in beta testing, AdHawk has opened its doors to all advertisers.
July 3, 2017
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Adblock Plus introduces new platform to increase Acceptable Ads' transparency
It has been difficult to ignore the issue of online ads recently. Facebook's approach to ads has been in the news in particular, but the battle between advertisers and ad blockers is one that has rumbled on for some time -- and looks set to continue to do so. at the forefront of ad blocking is Adblock Plus, and the company has just announced a new ad platform that aims to deliver ads that will not irritate internet users too much.
September 13, 2016
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AI on your lock screen
For the last 10 years, news feeds have been the main way -- the mainstream user interface -- to discover interesting and relevant digital content. Today, news feeds, from Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest, are surfacing the interesting news and moments from your social network and favorite sources.
June 13, 2017
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AI's, Bots and Canvases Part IV: the war is on! Microsoft is not alone
The world of personal computing is in a perpetual state of evolution. and there is no greater force instigating the advancement of technology than competition.
August 26, 2016
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Amazon Launches Anime Streaming Service
Featuring Rurouni Kenshin, Akira, and more.
January 12, 2017
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Amazon tries again with AppStream because customers didn't like it
Tired of desktop apps that respond instantly? Banish them to the browser
December 2, 2016
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Amazon's cloud gain could be Google's cloud loss
Google could have a hard time catching up to Amazon.
April 28, 2017
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Amazon's massive AWS outage was caused by human error
One incorrect command and the whole internet suffers.
March 2, 2017
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AMD adds GPU firepower to Google's cloud services
For most of the past few years, HPC computing, general purpose GPU computing, and deep learning have all primarily been an Nvidia play (or an Nvidia-Intel tussle). AMD generally hasn't had the resources to launch a huge effort into these markets, even though its GCN GPUs were generally recognized as formidable compute platforms, particularly against Nvidia's Kepler architecture.
November 16, 2016
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An action plan for cloud management
It's important to keep track of the who, what, where, when and why of your data
March 13, 2017
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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service
Acquires icloud.net from Asian social network, which closes at month's end
February 22, 2017
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Apple nixes Facebook and Twitter integration from iOS 11
With the arrival of any new operating system, the focus tends to be on what has been added and what has been improved. But it's also important to keep an eye on what has been removed, and this is true of Apple's newly announced iOS 11.
June 6, 2017
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Apple may be too late to make a big social impact
If reports of new video app are true, could it succeed in busy social networking world?
August 25, 2016
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Apple media boss Eddy Cue is coming to Code Media 2017
And that's just the start of a lineup that includes Amazon, BuzzFeed and more. see you there!
November 1, 2016
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Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots
And iMessage users send over 200,000 messages each second
June 12, 2017
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Apple wants to make its own movies and TV shows – to help it compete with Spotify
Buy Apple Music for $10 a month and get some free TV shows, too?
January 12, 2017
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Apple's Business Chat takes on Twitter DMs for customer service messaging
At WWDC 2017, Apple is set to announce Business Chat, a feature that looks to be a direct shot at customer service messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger and Twitter's DM support.
June 5, 2017
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Apple's Eddy Cue: Nope, we don't want to be Netflix
Apple is testing the waters of original programming, but Eddy Cue says don't expect the company to dive in headfirst.
October 20, 2016
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AWS launches cloud-based accelerators to speed apps
New instance types will make specialized applications like machine learning run even faster
November 30, 2016
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AWS launches FPGA-based cloud instances to accelerate complex applications
New instance types will make specialized apps like machine learning run even faster
November 30, 2016
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AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more
January was slow, but we still got some new functionality
February 15, 2017
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Azure Active Directory Connect Health Gets new Alert Capabilities
Microsoft today announced the commercial release of a couple of Azure Active Directory monitoring capabilities that were previously at the preview stage.
February 27, 2017
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Azure Stack's third technical preview arrives
Microsoft's hybrid cloud system is on track to launch in the middle of this year
March 1, 2017
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Misc. - B

Battle of the clouds: Amazon Web Services versus Microsoft Azure versus Google Cloud Platform
Which flavor of IaaS public cloud has what you need?
February 22, 2017
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Bdrive secures files in the cloud with fingerprints and fragmentation
Bundesdruckerei's Bdrive cloud file storage service uses erasure coding to increase redundancy and security
March 19, 2017
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Best Music Streaming Services
Which streaming music service is right for you? Here's a look at some of the top options.
October 20, 2016
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Bing one-ups Google, lets you image search within images
Did you spot the perfect outfit in a web search? Bing may be able to find it for you.
June 1, 2017
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Box and Microsoft partner for cloud content management with Azure
Box Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced an expanded partnership to jointly offer Box cloud content management with Azure to enterprise customers. Box will use Azure as a strategic public cloud platform, and the companies commit to shared go-to-market investments, including initiatives to co-sell Box with Azure. In addition, the partnership will enable future integration between Azure's artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities with Box's cloud content management platform.
June 27, 2017
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Businesses rely on managed services providers to move to Azure
while Microsoft's Azure cloud service is gaining popularity with businesses, many of them are relying on a managed services provider (MSP) to implement it successfully.
February 17, 2017
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Cenviro moves to the cloud with SAP Suite on HANA
Cenviro today announced that it will be deploying multiple SAP solutions including SAP Suite on HANA with IS-U Waste Management as part of the organisation's digital transformation. the deployment will leverage on the services of Deloitte Consulting SEA with iTelligence Outsourcing MSC as hosting partner.
April 3, 2017
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Check Point adds advanced security to the Google Cloud Platform
Businesses often have security concerns surrounding moving their data to the cloud. for users of the popular Google Cloud Platform, Check Point is offering additional security with the launch of a new product.
March 8, 2017
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China announces mass shutdown of VPNs that bypass Great Firewall
China says all VPN providers must get permission from government to operate.
January 23, 2017
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Chinese Twitter has more monthly users than the 'real' blue bird social network
China is a whole other Earth on its own. The amount of people living within its territory is something that you just cannot cognitively process in your mind, but can only read as a number. As we know, the Chinese government has established very stringent rules on Internet access and usage for its some 1.3 billion citizens.
May 19, 2017
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Cisco Global Cloud Index; 92% Workload will be In Cloud by 2020
The demand for cloud storage and data services is on the rise and according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 92% of the computing process will be done in cloud data centres by the year 2020. the Cisco Global Cloud Index report shows how the use of the cloud for users as well as enterprises is going to change in the coming four years.
November 11, 2016
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Citrix ShareFile review: Secure cloud-based file-sharing for the workplace
It's been about a year since we last looked at Citrix ShareFile, the cloud-based file sharing and synchronization service offered by Citrix. In that year, ShareFile has added Outlook and Gmail integration, a native desktop app, and better security controls to what was already an excellent, business-class tool for sharing files with your team or with your collaborators.
July 10, 2017
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Cloud adoption keeps moving ahead, survey says
The average company will allocate more than 25% of their IT spending to cloud
November 4, 2016
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Cloud eye for the sysadmin guy: Get tooled up proper, like
How to weather the storm
June 6, 2017
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Cloud Foundry targets developers to spark enterprise adoption
A number of large enterprises are now using Cloud Foundry to build new applications
February 15, 2017
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Cloud sandboxing for DevOps: what you need to know
Sandboxes provide environments for developers and testers to reproduce even the most complex infrastructures, from data centers to public and hybrid clouds.
October 27, 2016
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Cloud-based governance solution identifies breaches in real time
All organizations have valuable data which they need to protect, but as their digital footprint gets larger it becomes harder to keep track of and guard all their information.
June 28, 2017
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Cloud-based identity service streamlines SaaS adoption
SaaS application adoption is growing fast and with it comes increasing expectations to be able to access any application from anywhere on any device.
August 24, 2016
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Cloud-native workloads gain momentum
A new survey shows that 18 percent of organizations now have more than half of their workloads in cloud-native environments. In addition many are moving from on-premises and self-hosting toward shared environments, distributing workloads across multiple providers.
June 23, 2017
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CloudMe
Upload, access and share your files from anywhere, even your phone
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Critics Say New Anti-Trafficking Bill Could 'Jeopardize Bedrock Principles' Of Social Media
A new Senate bill with rare bipartisan support seeks to curb online sex trafficking, but some critics of the legislation say the bill is so broadly written that it could open up legal floodgates that could expose social media networks Facebook and Twitter and popular reader-edited sites like reddit to prosecution for content published by users.
August 2, 2017
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Misc. - D

Data trashed? When RPO 0 isn't enough
Cast-iron storage policies
April 19, 2017
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Datadog takes it to new Relic and the other APM vendors
Formerly an infrastructure monitoring company, Datadog wants to extend its breadth.
September 21, 2016
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Digital transformation must be a priority in a cloud-first world
As the UK enters an uncertain economic future, the issue of falling productivity is once again center stage. Since the 2008 financial crisis, studies measuring how much output is produced per hour or worker have been constant disappointments when compared to the country's global counterparts.
March 1, 2017
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Docker wants to help put old enterprise apps into containers
Flat-rate program will move one old app to a container in five days
April 19, 2017
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Docs can be friendly too.
Now you can discover, create, and share Microsoft Office documents with your Facebook friends. Built using Microsoft Office 2010 - Docs for Facebook lets you work from just about anywhere with the familiar Office experience.
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Elon Musk Says He's Also Targeted by Fake News Stories
The topic of fake news stories circulating Facebook has been a hot one since the presidential election ended. it's also been on the mind of Elon Musk, who says he's apparently a target for fake news stories as well criticizing his use of taxpayer money at his various companies.
November 22, 2016
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Enterprises' favorite cloud solution is IaaS
Just over half of enterprises (51 percent), which decide to deploy a cloud solution, opt for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), over Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (Saas).
September 28, 2016
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Epic! raises $8 million to keep kids reading in a digital age
The makers of Epic!, one of many apps jockeying to become a "Netflix for books,' have raised $8 million in a round led by Reach Capital, the education-specialized venture firm. Additional investors in the Series C included TransLink Capital, Rakuten Ventures, Menlo Ventures, WI Harper, Brighteye Ventures and Innovation Endeavors.
May 30, 2017
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EU accuses Facebook of providing misleading information about WhatsApp acquisition
The European Commission could hit Facebook with a colossal fine for providing misleading information during its $19bn takeover of WhatsApp.
December 20, 2016
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EU Commission accuses Facebook of misleading it with takeover of WhatsApp, fines to follow
According to a report by Reuters, the European Commission has charged Facebook with providing misleading information during its takeover of WhatsApp, which could result in the company having to pay a possible fine of one percent of its turnover.
December 20, 2016
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Europe praises internet giants for progress on hate speech
The number of illegal posts removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft has doubled in the last six months. But more can still be done, says the EU.
June 1, 2017
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Europe says Facebook, Twitter and Google need to improve user terms or face fines
Facebook, Twitter and Google have failed to impress EU authorities with their proposed revisions to user terms. The three companies have been under pressure to amend their terms to bring them in line with European law.
July 25, 2017
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European Commission: Facebook and WhatsApp User Accounts May Have Been Automatically Linked Since 2014
Facebook may have provided inaccurate or misleading information to the European Commission when the Commission was investigating its WhatsApp acquisition in 2014. the EC said Facebook had the ability to link its own user accounts with WhatsApp accounts since 2014, but it didn't tell the Commission about it. the accusation comes shortly after the Commission decided to look into WhatsApp's new data-sharing policy with Facebook.
December 20, 2016
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European Parliament keen to throw news publishers a bone
But will Google and Facebook be good neighbours?
July 12, 2017
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F5 readies ADCs for public cloud
A10, along with competing application delivery control vendors, are adapting their products to work in an era of public cloud
November 16, 2016
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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube: Here's how we'll stop terrorist propaganda
Rivals join forces to curb online terrorist propaganda through the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism.
June 27, 2017
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Families of San Bernardino victims sue Facebook, Google, Twitter
The Silicon Valley companies are accused of knowingly allowing terrorism and ISIS support to flourish on social media.
May 5, 2017
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FilmStruck is a streaming service for lovers of art-house films and foreign classics
It might be time for movie lovers to add another streaming service to their monthly subscriptions – FilmStruck, a new service created by Turner Classic Movies.
November 18, 2016
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First Click: OK Google, why is iCloud storage so expensive?
October 5th, 2016
October 5, 2016
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FolderShare
Keep important files at your fingertips - anywhere. all file changes are automatically synchronized between linked computers, so you are always accessing the latest documents, photos, and files.
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Misc. - G

German court rules against Syrian refugee in Facebook fake news case
Court says that Facebook was neither a 'perpetrator nor a participant' in allowing defamatory posts to spread
March 8, 2017
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German law would fine social media sites "publishing" fake news
Social media sites must kill hoaxes within 24 hours, offer prominent corrections.
December 19, 2016
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Germany to Facebook, Twitter: we are this close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours
And hate speech, too
March 14, 2017
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Germany warns Facebook and Twitter: Regulate fake news or pay
The German government is proposing new legislation that would fine social media platforms up to $53 million for failing to regulate and delete "criminal" content.
March 14, 2017
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Getting started with Microsoft's Yammer social network for enterprise
Your company just deployed Yammer, an enterprise social network service, and you're not sure what to do. the road to becoming a "Yammer Champion" is littered with potential rewards. Here's how to get started on the right path.
May 9, 2017
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Google and Facebook are booming. is the rest of the digital ad business sinking?
It's finally happening: Advertisers have started moving big chunks of their budgets from traditional media to the internet, and digital advertising is booming.
November 2, 2016
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Google and Microsoft are playing catchup with AWS's cloudy power
Hardware 'incumbents' battered -- but small fry may drop out soon
July 29, 2016
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Google and Oracle Making Big SaaS Gains
Microsoft may be the current champ, thanks to its strong collaboration offerings, but its rivals are picking up speed, says Synergy Research.
March 10, 2017
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Google brings 4K video live streaming to YouTube
While 1080p may look "good enough" to you, once you move to a higher resolution display, it is hard to go back. Prices for both 4K monitors and televisions continue to drop, meaning more and more consumers are buying them. During this past Black Friday, there were many such TVs being offered with big discounts.
November 30, 2016
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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business
Turns out, the company's enterprise push is working out.
April 27, 2017
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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business
Turns out, the company's enterprise push is working out
April 28, 2017
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Google Cloud Platform
Along with strong IaaS capabilities, it is Google's PaaS that really shines -- and the Google Cloud Platform excels at big data, analytics and machine learning as well.
May 25, 2017
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Google Cloud Platform gets a range of security improvements
Google has announced a series of additions to its Cloud Platform infrastructure. These aim to boost overall security and ensure that a user or company's assets are protected.
March 10, 2017
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Google Combines Cloud, Corporate Software Offerings
Google repackaged its cloud services and corporate software and hardware offerings into a new unit called Google Cloud on Thursday, the internet search provider's latest attempt to catch leaders in the sector Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
October 3, 2016
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Google echoes Amazon's assurance on EU data protection compliance
Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and now Google have promised customers they will be ready for the European Union's new data protection regime when it enters force next year
May 3, 2017
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Google gently leads Intel into its cloud: this is for your own good
All is well, rejoice, rejoice, let's get into the white 'n' fluffy
November 18, 2016
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Google is Partnering with Raspberry Pi to Create Artificial Intelligence
Raspberry Pi has sold over 10 million units, making it the most successful British computer ever, according to Wired. Thanks to its ridiculous popularity and all of the intelligent things people have done with it, it's going to be able to broach a new frontier: artificial intelligence.
January 23, 2017
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Google Is Said to Work on News Product Competing With Snapchat
Alphabet Inc.'s Google is working with publishers on a news product called Stamp that would serve up articles in a mobile magazine-like design, similar to Snapchat's Discover service, according to a person familiar with the matter.
August 4, 2017
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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises
Energyworx has been testing it for two months
May 16, 2017
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Google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for Windows enterprise users
Google is looking to attract Microsoft enterprise customers with new beta versions of images for SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core for Google Compute Engine.
February 2, 2017
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Google Refreshes Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Lineup
Not to be outdone by AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google unveils new enterprise-grade cloud storage plans to help businesses rein in costs.
October 20, 2016
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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features
After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.
January 23, 2017
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Google said to launch AMP-based Snapchat Discover-like feature
Google is creating a visual publication format for media companies similar to Snapchat's "Discover," based on its AMP mobile optimization technology for webpages and called "Stamp," according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
August 4, 2017
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Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynote
The tech titan hammers its commitment to large businesses
March 8, 2017
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Google wants to bring smart tools to Raspberry Pi-like boards
Raspberry Pi says Google will release more smart tools this year for makers
January 23, 2017
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Google wants to buy cloud software company Apigee
Google has announced that it will acquire the cloud software company Apigee Corp in a move that will likely help boost its own cloud offerings.
September 12, 2016
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Google will reportedly launch a Snapchat Discover competitor
It's reportedly called STAMP, which stands for "Stories" plus "Accelerated Mobile Pages."
August 4, 2017
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Google's secret weapon in cloud computing: people
While the company touted technology and service at Google Cloud Next this week, customers had other reasons for switching
March 10, 2017
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Groupon M&A chief Jason Harinstein is joining Flatiron Health as its first CFO
Another ex-Googler is heading to a health startup.
April 3, 2017
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Here's how Google is overhauling its cloud storage offerings
The tech giant is launching new managed storage and cold storage services
October 20, 2016
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Here's how we should deal with fake news online
Doing nothing can no longer be the default option.
November 18, 2016
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Here's why Google Cloud support is now priced per person
Per-user pricing should reduce costs for business customers and help streamline the support process
March 13, 2017
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Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools
Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps
February 15, 2017
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Hey, Apple: it's time to rethink iCloud
For something that's supposed to give customers a little peace of mind, iCloud seems to cause an undue amount of stress instead.
September 2, 2016
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How enterprises can overcome SaaS' data fragmentation challenge
When the Great Recession hit in 2007, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) began to catch the attention of enterprise CIOs as a favorable way to reduce the CAPEX necessary to provide their businesses with world-class IT services, and deliver more predictable OPEX.
February 17, 2017
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How Facebook, Twitter jumpstarted the Women's March
The heads of the Women's March on Washington speak about the impact of social media in staging protests.
April 20, 2017
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How Netflix can Dominate TV (Hint: it's not Cheap)
Binge-watching has not yet supplanted traditional TV-watching, but we're moving in that direction, and TV networks are, in my opinion, not well-positioned for this shift. When revenue relies on ad dollars, it behooves networks to release content over long periods of time.
September 13, 2016
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How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president
The existing content will be archived for future generations.
November 1, 2016
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How cloud computing has changed homework time--for parents
As assignments move out of the backpack and into the cloud, parental involvement suffers.
March 31, 2017
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How to be popular on social media, even if you aren't IRL
You know what they say -- fake it 'til you make it! Here's how to be popular on social media (even if you really aren't IRL).
May 12, 2017
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How to combine WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Slack in one window
A helpful Chrome app called All-in-One Messenger brings together all your new messaging services.
September 13, 2016
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How to find a digital movie rental longer than 24 hours
Shop around and you might find a 48-hour or longer rental–and even pay less than for 24 hours.
November 7, 2016
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How to make all your social media posts truly private
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained
February 16, 2017
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How to Make your Social Media Accounts as Private as Possible
Maintaining social media accounts while staying as anonymous as possible isn't easy--just ask the Director of the FBI--but you can put your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other accounts into a locked-down, private mode to evade detection.
April 3, 2017
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How to master Outlook's out-of-office automatic replies
How do I create and send Outlook out-of-office messages? Simple, at least if you use Office 365 Business or Microsoft Exchange.
February 24, 2017
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How to pause and clear your YouTube history
We all have videos we'd rather forget.
June 13, 2017
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How Web-Based Tech Drives App Development
Organizations expect to increase their investments in web-based technologies to enhance the efficiency and quality of their app development, according to a recent survey from Sencha. the resulting report, "The State of the Modern Web," indicates that web technology enables developers to support multiple browsers and screen sizes for both desktop and mobile app projects.
December 5, 2016
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Misc. - I

If Apple's Video Plan is Really this Half-Assed, It will be a Disaster
Apple is preparing to film its own original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple executives are reportedly already in discussion with industry veterans about how to create shows comparable to Netflix's Stranger Things or HBO's Westworld. If all goes according to plan, the company will begin offering its original TV shows on its $10-per-month streaming service Apple Music by the end of 2017. Sadly, it looks like Apple is going to half-ass the enterprise.
January 12, 2017
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In 2017, media companies will finally realize they are being disrupted by the very platforms that distribute their content
"Smart pipes" are changing the way consumers interact with their favorite content – and traditional delivery systems want in on the future.
December 13, 2016
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Instart Logic wants to offer Facebook's ad-blocker-blocker to everyone
In this case, two negatives may just end up being bad for the internet.
December 14, 2016
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Irish court hears case challenging transatlantic data transfers
After Safe Harbor, Ireland's privacy watchdog wants the Court of Justice of the EU to outlaw another data transfer mechanism
February 7, 2017
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Is multi-cloud architecture just a fad? [Q&A]
Enterprises often find themselves working with more than one cloud provider. this multi-cloud approach is a lot like hybrid cloud, yet many companies today may not consider this type of environment. If they have, they are more than likely wondering how to manage and govern the data held in separate clouds. they want to know how to find the best use of different architectures in a multi-cloud world.
May 12, 2017
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Is Tesla Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?
Tesla already makes cars, solar panels and roofs, and CEO Elon Musk also dabbles in space travel, so maybe it's not that big of a stretch that he's also looking to create a new streaming music service.
June 23, 2017
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It's getting harder and harder to tell Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter apart
Social apps are all starting to look the same.
April 4, 2017
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Misc. - K

Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to traffic-interception attacks
The certificate validation mechanism relied on weak 32-bit signatures that were susceptible to collisions, researcher found
January 4, 2017
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Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 arrives on Windows, runs Google services in a desktop app
Zive, Inc has released Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 for PC users, migrating its popular Mac tool of the same name to the Windows platform.
April 25, 2017
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Kubernetes is now generally available on Azure Container Service
It joins DC/OS and Docker Swarm
February 21, 2017
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Misc. - L

LEGO Life is a safe social network that lets kids show off their creations
Who doesn't love LEGO? Well... apart from parents who find themselves standing on the little plastic bricks in bare feet, that is! One of the joys of LEGO is not just that it lets kids -- young and old -- get creative, and it's great to share your creations.
January 31, 2017
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LinkedIn Website Demographics lets website owners track the type of visitors coming to their sites
The tracking capabilities of social media sites has long been a cause for concern, with Facebook being the most notable example. Now the Microsoft-owned professional social network LinkedIn has announced details of a new tracking feature that will be of interest to website owners.
July 27, 2017
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LinkedIn's workforce is a little more diverse than it was a year ago
It's still mostly white, mostly male.
October 18, 2016
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Majority of CEOs are not engaging with social media
A new study into the social media habits of Fortune 500 CEOs reveals that only 40 percent were active on one of the six major social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube) in 2016.
May 31, 2017
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Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that's growing like crazy
Attack of the clone
April 4, 2017
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Meerkat built a new app in secret, and almost 1 million people are using it
Can private broadcasting succeed where public live-streaming failed?
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft Adds Resources for Easing Azure Migrations
Microsoft highlighted resources this week designed to make it easier for organizations to tap its Azure datacenter services in so-called "hybrid" approaches.
April 13, 2017
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Microsoft and partners showcase cloud-enabled solutions for law enforcement at IACP 2016
Monday at the 123rd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference and exposition in San Diego, Microsoft Corp. and its partners showcased innovative solutions that demonstrate how the cloud and modern Windows devices are transforming the way law enforcement engages with citizens, improves communities and enables more effective first response.
October 17, 2016
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Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 is now available
Microsoft has announced an extension of Azure technologies on-premises, as well as a couple of Azure Stack updates. According to a blog post announcing the new features, the updates will enable organizations with hybrid cloud environments to have the same flexibility and innovation capability to match their business objectives and app design.
March 3, 2017
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Microsoft Buying Cloud Optimization Startup Cloudyn
Microsoft today announced an agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a provider of public cloud monitoring services for enterprises, managed service providers and cloud solution providers.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft buys cloud-monitoring vendor Cloudyn
Microsoft is acquiring Cloudyn, a cloud monitoring and analytics firm with which it has partnered previously, for an undisclosed amount.
June 29, 2017
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Microsoft Cloud strength highlights first quarter results
Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016:
October 20, 2016
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Microsoft Cloud strength highlights second quarter results
Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeds $14.0 billion
January 26, 2017
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Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches
Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are launching next month
September 26, 2016
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Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services
The company says it signed up over 2,000 Indian startups in one year
February 20, 2017
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Microsoft increases European cloud investment to $3 billion, unveils cloud policy recommendations
Reflecting the significant investment Microsoft Corp. is making in cloud computing in Europe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith on Monday shared new details about how this momentum is taking shape. Nadella stated that Microsoft has more than doubled its cloud capacity in Europe in the past year, noted that the company has invested over $3 billion (USD) across Europe to date, and shared that Microsoft intends to deliver the Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in France, starting in 2017.
October 3, 2016
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Microsoft is bringing its regional Lumia Instagram accounts under one roof
Just as it has started doing for its Twitter and Facebook Lumia accounts, Microsoft has announced it will begin shutting down its regional Lumia Instagram accounts, opting instead to consolidate them under one global account. the official Lumia account will soon be @MicrosoftLumia for all regions once the region-specific accounts shut down.
August 24, 2016
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Microsoft is Shutting Down Docs.com File Sharing and Storage Service in December 2017
Microsoft announced today that their Docs.com service will shut down on 15 December 2017.
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft is shutting down its Docs.com file sharing service
Docs.com is a file sharing service from Microsoft that lets you publish and share content from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway, and Minecraft world, as well as PDF documents.
June 9, 2017
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Microsoft joins with Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to fight terrorism online
Microsoft is teaming with YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to combat terrorism online. In a joint statement published on Twitter's public policy blog, the companies announced today that they will form the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in a move to collaborate on efforts to push back against content from terrorist and other extremist groups online.
June 26, 2017
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Microsoft launches LinkedIn Lite in India ahead of a wider rollout
Just like Facebook did with Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Lite, Microsoft is launching a cut-down, data-sipping version of LinkedIn for mobile users. LinkedIn Lite launches in India initially, and is designed for countries with limited mobile internet access.
July 24, 2017
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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections
Customers get improved indemnity for open source use and possible patent transfer
February 8, 2017
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Microsoft Teams for Android now supports third-party cloud storage services
After launching Microsoft Teams in 181 countries, Microsoft has been continuously improving the app by adding various new functionalities such as 'classroom experiences'. The company recently announced that it would be adding support for different third-party cloud storage services to its Microsoft Teams app. Today, the application has received another update for Android devices, adding support for third-party cloud storage providers along with some other features as well.
June 30, 2017
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Microsoft's bot platform has 45,000 developers -- more than Facebook's, less than Google's
Facebook, Google and Microsoft are currently locked in a battle over which bot platform will have more developers, and currently it's Google that's winning -- but it's not that simple.
October 4, 2016
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Microsoft's new Cache app could become its version of Google Keep
Microsoft wants to know what you want Cache to be.
August 23, 2016
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Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go
Microsoft is making it easier for developers to manage their cloud deployments on the go, using a new mobile app and browser-based command line.
May 10, 2017
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Microsoft's Outlook.com adds Google Drive and Facebook photo integration
Pretty soon you'll be able to send Facebook photos and Google Drive documents via email inside Outlook.com.
September 16, 2016
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Microsoft, Google and IBM Cloud Growth Eclipses Smaller Players
When cloud giants compete, it's the smaller providers that suffer, finds Synergy Research.
February 3, 2017
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Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook to work with UK government to tackle extremist content
Following UK home secretary Amber Rudd's suggestion that encrypted messaging service WhatsApp was 'a secret place to hide' for terrorists, four major technology companies met with the minister to discuss the removal of extremist material from websites and social media.
March 31, 2017
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Microsoft, YouTube, and others team up to combat terrorism
Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have formed a team to combat terrorism. These platforms have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which will aid in making their services "hostile to terrorists and violent extremists".
June 27, 2017
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MicroStrategy enterprise analytics platform comes to AWS
Businesses are collecting more information than ever before, and they need a reliable and accessible way of analyzing it.
May 30, 2017
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MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans
It's no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans. But with all the noise on these platforms, it's not always the easiest to engage on a deeper level. at least that's what MLB players think.
April 18, 2017
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Napflix Aims to be the Netflix to Lull you to Sleep
Picture this: it's 3:00 a.m. and you're binge-watching the new season of...anything. Watching TV is a good way to keep you up and the stimulation and light is only going to keep you up even longer and Netflix is only getting stronger, producing more content.
November 4, 2016
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Napflix is a Netflix for People Who Need to Go to Sleep, Like, Right Now
We are all overstimulated automatons making our way through the day, just moving from one screen to the next in a sleep-deprived stupor. and even though scientists say it's the worst idea, many of us can't sleep without a TV on. That's where Napflix comes in.
November 2, 2016
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Navy and Marine Corps outlaw nude photo sharing without consent
The Marine Corps has taken another step to crack down on the nude photo sharing scandal that broke open in the Marines United Facebook Group. Following changes to the rules governing behavior on social media platforms, new Navy regulations outlaw sharing nude photos without permission outright.
April 20, 2017
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NBCUniversal is doubling its bet on BuzzFeed by investing another $200 million
More money for Jonah Peretti and his video ambitions.
October 20, 2016
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New app framework delivers better visibility into cloud infrastructure
Cloud workloads are increasing their share of data center traffic, but they give admins a headache when it comes to security and visibility.
July 24, 2017
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New FilmStruck streaming service challenges the competition with quality
These 12 excellent movies prove that point.
November 18, 2016
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New platform simplifies securing cloud workloads
The cloud is a dynamic environment and the threats it faces are equally fluid, whether they're sophisticated cyber attacks or insider threats.
April 24, 2017
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New Relic: Turtles? No. it's cloud infrastructure all the way down
Cloud service for managing cloud services arrives, nearly
November 7, 2016
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New SaaS platform delivers gateway security for the cloud
Organizations are increasingly faced with the need to support a more distributed environment, with employees accessing data on mobile devices and information stored both in-house and in the cloud.
April 3, 2017
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New solution guarantees 100 percent uptime for private cloud storage
Whether public or private, one of the key factors businesses consider in choosing a cloud service is to ensure maximum availability.
February 28, 2017
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New York Times editor Quentin Hardy is heading to Google
He announced on Twitter Monday that he will be head of editorial for Google Cloud.
January 23, 2017
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Nimble lands $9 million Series a to simplify contact management in the cloud
Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara has been around the contacts block a few times. He was the guy who founded Goldmine, the grandaddy of contact databases. for the last several years he has been working at Nimble, a startup with the goal of managing contacts info inside Office 365 and G Suite. Today, his company announced a $9 million Series a round.
March 2, 2017
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Oracle is also getting in on the chatbot revolution
New tools make it easier to create automated conversation partners with business data
September 19, 2016
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Oracle to buy cloud infrastructure provider Dyn
Dyn's internet optimization services may help Oracle deliver the hybrid cloud
November 21, 2016
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On-demand music streaming has won
The ad-supported model dominates. and the major labels don't like it.
August 26, 2016
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Online abuse and my children: a cautionary tale
As a father of three active children, I'm no stranger to calls from school in the middle of the day.
July 28, 2017
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OpenStack services monitoring: Challenges and solutions
If you have previously worked with cloud platforms, you will be familiar with the distributed and decoupled nature of these systems. A decoupled distributed system relies on microservices to carry out specific tasks, each one exposing its own REST (Representational State Transfer) APIs. These microservices talk to each other through a lightweight messaging layer usually in the form of a message broker such as RabbitMQ or QPID.
May 24, 2017
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Outlook Mail's new colorful contact icons are now rolling out to everyone
A fresh update is headed out to Outlook Mail on Windows 10 PC and Mobile, bringing some colorful UI tweaks to everyone. Previously only available to Windows Insiders, this update adds some new contact icons that brighten up the interface with an extra pop of color.
March 2, 2017
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Outlook.com
A preview of modern email from Microsoft
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Parker Posey will play Dr. Smith and now we Suddenly Care a Lot About Netflix's Lost in Space
The news that Netflix was making a new version of Lost in Space was always only sort of interesting. it's a show that's ripe for a reboot in the landscape of turning old TV shows and movies into new TV shows and movies. But it's also a property lacking anything more identifiable than a robot yelling, "Danger, will Robinson!" Until now.
November 22, 2016
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PBS Kids wants to ease your parenting guilt
The new Playtime Pad tablet lets parents set screen-time limits and includes educational games, videos and apps.
October 17, 2016
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Pew Research Center: 41% of Americans experience online harassment
A new study conducted by Pew Research has found that 41% of Americans have personally experienced online harassment, commonly on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The study found that online harassment has increased by 35% since 2014, based on data from gathered in an earlier survey that the think tank previously conducted.
July 13, 2017
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Pinterest brings its visual search technology to the web
Pinterest has been ramping up its efforts in visual search to make its search and discovery features more useful, but today it's opening up the technology a bit more with an integration into the company's Chrome browser extension. with the updated extension, you'll be able to hover on any image on the web in order to find related ideas and products — that is, you can now use visual search on other websites, not only on Pinterest itself.
March 7, 2017
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Pinterest expects to make more than $500 million in revenue this year
The visual discovery site is on the path to an IPO.
March 21, 2017
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Pinterest has hired its first CFO: Twitter exec Todd Morgenfeld
But that doesn't mean it is planning an IPO.
October 4, 2016
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Pinterest is making it easier to click and buy the stuff you see
Shop the look is a new product that tags multiple products in Pinterest photos.
February 8, 2017
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Pinterest will now let you search for products using any image you find online – without visiting Pinterest
See something you like? this new browser extension can help you find it.
March 7, 2017
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Pinterest's camera search Lens gets a new look
Pinterest's camera search tool, Lens, is getting a makeover today with some updated including the ability to zoom in and out and tap to focus, and making it easier to search with Lens from photos they've already taken.
June 21, 2017
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Pinterest's Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017
Snap has finally gone public and it's worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another -- specifically, Pinterest?
April 20, 2017
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Plugins and social media links leave websites more open to compromise
Adding extra features like plugins and social media links makes websites more likely to be compromised according to a new report.
July 6, 2017
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Popular shopping app Wish is raising around $500 million in a new investment
The fast-growing startup also raised $500 million last year.
November 3, 2016
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Popular YouTubers can finally get their mobile live stream on " and make money doing it
Google finally flips the live-streaming switch on YouTube, opening the feature to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers.
February 7, 2017
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Private Cloud Computing Providers
These top companies private cloud vendors offers solutions that enable enterprises to deploy and manage a wide array of private cloud environments.
April 27, 2017
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Reddit plans a profile page redesign reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter
Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways it plans to do that: by making the service a little bit more like Facebook and Twitter.
March 21, 2017
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Reddit's new profile pages could fundamentally transform the site
By injecting bits of Facebook and Twitter
March 21, 2017
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Report: Amazon wants to add live sports streams to Prime
Could a Prime membership mean access to your favorite live sports?
November 22, 2016
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Report: Apple will go up against Netflix, HBO, others with scripted TV shows
The problem is that audiences already have plenty of stuff to watch.
January 12, 2017
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SaaS to the max: the limits of shifting from on-site to cloud services
Software as a Service can replace many things, but what are its limits?
December 6, 2016
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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities
Salesforce plans to add the data collection capabilities of Krux to its CRM platform
October 4, 2016
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SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data
SAP announced a new tool today called the Leonardo IoT Bridge designed to help bridge the gap between data coming from sensors in the field and business systems operating inside a firm.
July 11, 2017
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Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with 'micro apps'
In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, but what about productivity tools for those enterprises that have no appetite or budget to rip out and replace software that they've been using for years? Well, there's an app for that, too.
April 19, 2017
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SentiOne raises $3.5 million to monitor social media
While it's not exactly sentient, SentiOne sure sounds like it should be. this Polish company watches social media for brands allowing you to create an instant monitor for any topic. Founded by Bartek Bazinski, Michael Brzezicki and Kamil Bargiel, the company raised $3.5 million from Venture TFI and Trigon TFI Group to build out their platform internationally.
November 9, 2016
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Shopify adding eBay as a sales channel for merchants
Shopify has another sales channel, in addition to its existing avenues including Amazon, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Pinterest and more. The latest addition is eBay, which hosts a large audience of potential customers, giving Shopify store owners one more opportunity to get their wares in front of folks.
July 13, 2017
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Silicon Valley Security Officers Protecting Facebook and Others Unionize
As the cost of living in Silicon Valley continues to rise, the security officers that work on the campuses of some of the biggest technology companies have moved to unionize in an effort to demand higher wages.
January 30, 2017
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Sisense brings its analytics platform to chat bots
Users can ask natural-language questions about their data on Slack, Skype and others
November 15, 2016
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Snopes.com asks for bailout amid dispute over who runs the site and collects ad dollars
Google and Facebook both have fact-check site on their fake-news-fighting teams
July 25, 2017
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Social media, which now divides us, doesn't have to, Hello founder Orkut Bkten says
Bkten, who started Google's first social network, Orkut, says his new social app will help you make friends.
December 27, 2016
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Social media keeps reminding us of the timeline that could have been
And that's not necessarily a bad thing
November 9, 2016
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Software-defined sensor technology improves cloud visibility
While companies are keen to benefit from the agility and cost savings of using the cloud, there are still concerns about the ability to monitor and secure systems to an enterprise standard.
April 11, 2017
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Solving the puzzle of hybrid cloud [Q&A]
Many enterprises are moving towards hybrid cloud environments, but they face a challenge when it comes to working out how to control their cloud use effectively.
April 14, 2017
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Sorry SD card users and ReFS fans, OneDrive doesn't like your kind
NTFS or get out seems to be Microsoft's new OneDrive policy as if you try to upload files from disks formatted with their FAT32 or ReFS file systems you will be greeted with an error. This restriction has existed on Windows 8.1 for a while but it is a new twist now offered on the current Win 10 Insiders Edition, which does mean there is hope that it will be removed.
July 7, 2017
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SoundCloud -- Everything you need to know!
What is SoundCloud? Pretty much what it says on the tin: a cloud platform that hosts sounds. It lets you discover, download, and upload content of your own!
June 23, 2017
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Spotify bot for Facebook Messenger lets you share music and listen to mood-based playlists
At Facebook's F8 conference yesterday, much of the attention was focused on virtual reality, augmented reality -- anything that breaks out of vanilla reality. But there were other things of arguably greater interest, and for music fans there was news of the Spotify bot for Facebook Messenger.
April 19, 2017
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Spotify is coming to the Windows 10 Store for PC
Announced today at the Surface Laptop reveal, Spotify is making its way to the Windows 10 Store, though it's unclear when.
May 2, 2017
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Spotify is launching a Messenger bot for sharing song clips with friends
Spotify will be launching a bot for Facebook Messenger users that lets friends discover and share music directly in their chats. the bot, which takes advantage of Facebook's soon-to-launch chat extensions, includes search tools, music recommendations, and sharing functionality for sending 30-second song clips to friends that can either be listened to within Messenger, or launched in Spotify's app to hear the song in full.
April 18, 2017
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Spotify just struck a crucial deal with Sony Music
The company is looking to go public this year
July 11, 2017
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Storyzy is a quote verifier that wants to skewer fake news
On the internet no-one knows you're a dog. And no-one knows whether that "fact" you're reading -- say, about President Putin's pet dog having been trained to cock its leg at the word "trump" -- is bona fide truth or more nonsense FAKE NEWS doing the rounds on Facebook.
June 2, 2017
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TeamViewer unveils web conferencing solution for enterprises
TeamViewer is looking for a piece of Amazon Chime's pie as it introduces a competitor, Blizz by TeamViewer. It is a dedicated web conferencing and collaboration solution, aimed at the needs of small and medium sized businesses and mid enterprise organizations.
March 9, 2017
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Telco data is an untapped source of customer information
Brands often turn to sources like Google and Facebook to find information about consumers, but a new report suggests that telecom carriers could be a valuable source of customer data.
February 27, 2017
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Telegram introduces voice calls, touting end-to-end encryption
Telegram is the latest messaging app to get a major new feature, but unlike Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Hike and countless others, it isn't cribbing from Snapchat. That's because Telegram is introducing voice calls.
March 30, 2017
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Telegram lets you unsend messages in new release
If you got drunk over the holiday and sent out a few messages you wish you could have retracted, you wouldn't be alone. Today, Telegram pushed out an update (3.16) that allows you to delete messages that you might have sent by accident, within 48 hours of sending them.
January 3, 2017
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Text Chat Operators | Bulk SMS Messaging Services | Chat Room Help
Text chat operators offers Live text chat services, SMS messaging services Email processing, Live website chat support, Chat Room Help and SE0 service.
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The best ways to clean up your Facebook News Feed
More of what you want to see, less of what you don't
April 18, 2017
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The latest Facebook spam wave is all thanks to deceptive UI
I just spammed all of my friends and family to install an app I had just uninstalled.
February 21, 2017
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The Mercury Effect
In 1999 the eponymous owner of the popular proto-blog Stile Project wrote a post called "The Mercury Effect.'
April 17, 2017
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The need for algorithmic accountability
There is a new generation of companies exerting such great influence on society that they're essentially becoming utilities. Google, Amazon, Facebook and Uber are near monopolies that provide services as integral to our modern life as power, telephone and transportation systems were a century ago.
September 8, 2016
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The role of social bots in spreading fake news
Fake news is spread all over the internet nowadays and is linked to recent manipulations of stock markets and elections. For that reason, tech giants have stepped up their fight against these malicious disinformation tools, with Google recently expanding its Fact Check tool to determine fake news in search results and Facebook enabling its fake news alert in Kenya for its election on August 8.
August 7, 2017
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Those Translations You See On Facebook Are Now Translated Via Neural Networks
If you use Facebook a lot, you've probably seen several translated sentences here and there, as long as you're casually browsing. If you thought these were being done by hand, prepare to be shocked: They're actually done automatically, and now they're being translated by neural networks. This is a switch that's just happened for the company, and now things are changing in a good way for those who rely on translation to read certain posts.
August 7, 2017
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TIFF day 6: Black Mirror, La La Land, and the inevitability of unfair comparisons
Plus, why you shouldn't walk out of a movie at a film festival (and why I did)
September 14, 2016
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Tinder CEO Sean Rad Leaving Post for Second Time In Two Years
Imagine you go on a Tinder date that goes okay, but you decide you still want to see other people. Then a few months later you take the chance of seeing that first person again, only to realize "yeah, this isn't going to work." now replace "date" with "CEO" and you've basically got the story of Sean Rad, who will be stepping aside as CEO for the second time in two years.
December 9, 2016
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Tinder for Apple TV is online dating with an audience
Tinder just released a tvOS app so it's easier for your friends and family to question your dating choices.
December 13, 2016
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Tinder's new premium feature is basically a cheat code for online dating
Imagine if you could see which Tinder users have liked you before you decide whether to give them the thumbs up or the thumbs down.
June 28, 2017
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TransferWise's Facebook Messenger bot lets you transfer money internationally
Top messaging services have evolved past their basic role, as the major players in this market look to differentiate their offerings from the rest of the crowd. Facebook, for instance, added a bot platform to Messenger last year to make it more relevant to businesses and consumers.
February 21, 2017
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Teradata delivers portable database licensing for the hybrid cloud
Whilst cloud and hybrid models offer undoubted flexibility, they can lead to problems when it comes to keeping track of software licenses.
April 3, 2017
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Tucows
Dive into Tucows-tested and rated Internet software. all manner of editors, Internet utilities, viewers, Web-design programs and browser tools are at hand.
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Turkish government blocks access to social networks
A monitoring group says the government has restricted Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and other sites after detaining pro-Kurdish leaders.
November 4, 2016
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Twitch's new video ads can avoid ad blockers
Twitch is the next big name to take on ad blocking. Starting today, it's rolling out a new ad format that's supposed to be harder to skip. Twitch says the change will "reduce the efficacy" of ad blockers – seemingly leaving some wiggle room there under the assumption that someone's going to find a way around them.
November 2, 2016
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Twitch's Pulse is a Twitter clone that keeps you in touch with your favorite game streamers
Twitch is making it easier to get updates from your favorite broadcasters and friends with Pulse.
March 7, 2017
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Two years after buying Elite Daily, the Daily Mail says the Facebook publisher is worthless
It's taking a $31 million loss.
December 1, 2016
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Tyler, the Creator wrote the Bill Nye Saves the World theme song and it's a total banger
Is this the birth of Billwave?
April 17, 2017
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Misc. - U

Udacity is going to help Facebook teach engineers within its Developer Circles
Facebook's been steadily growing its Developer Circles initiative in recent months and today during its annual F8 conference the company provided an update on growth and announced a new partnership with Udacity. Developer Circles is Facebook's community-driven initiative for engaging with and training developers.
April 18, 2017
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Uncovering Hidden Cloud Computing Costs
IT organizations are challenged to manage cloud computing costs in an environment of constant price shifting. Here's what you need to know.
December 21, 2016
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Unmagic 8 Ball: Predicting the future is hard
But you can rest assured that it doesn't look good for Apple.
March 21, 2017
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Upthere launches cloud service with a goal to replace your local storage
As we use our mobile devices to do more every day, it's important to have access to all of our content across your home and office computer, smartphone, or tablet
July 29, 2016
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US government starts asking foreign travelers to disclose their social media accounts
To 'identify potential threats'
December 22, 2016
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Misc. - V

Viber adds Chat Extensions for YouTube, Spotify, Booking, GIPHY, and more - get it all done within the chat
Viber is one of the world's leading messaging apps and a great alternative to other established messengers like Skype. The latest update to the app sees its Chat Extensions feature completely revamped, letting you access the services of YouTube, Spotify, Booking.com, VICE Media, GIPHY, Guggy, and Getty Images all within Viber, never having to leave a conversation.
June 28, 2017
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Viber is the latest messaging app to clone Snapchat with new 'Secret Chat" feature
Everyone is cloning Snapchat right now, but messaging app Viber has gone back to the old school by copying Snapchat's core ephemeral messaging feature.
March 13, 2017
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Viber's Secret Chats sets a time limit on entire conversations
Viber's got a new feature for those who don't want their secret conversations uncovered by losing their phone.
March 10, 2017
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Video app maker Flipagram is trying to find a buyer
Or should we say flip itself.
August 31, 2016
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Vimeo rolls out support for 360 degree video
Video sharing platform Vimeo is joining competitors Facebook and YouTube by also adding support for 360 degree video. the site, which targets video creators more specifically, is taking the extra step of helping coach people on how to make these sorts of immersive videos through a series of online tutorials. There's also a new channel on the site, which allows viewers to explore a curated selection of 360 degree video content.
March 8, 2017
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Vimeo Takes on YouTube, Facebook with 360-Degree Video Support
Vimeo announced the aptly named Vimeo 360 service to let people upload, stream, and sell 360-degree video content. the company also said it would highlight this content on a curated channel, publish lessons to help creators learn more about 360-degree videos, and otherwise support the format.
March 8, 2017
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Vine to shut down app 'in the coming months'
Vine is nearing its final loop.
October 27, 2016
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VMware is turning to rival Amazon AWS to power its new cloud service
It's the latest coup for Amazon's $10 billion AWS business.
October 13, 2016
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VMware to deliver Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure
VMware has announced two major announcements with Microsoft and Samsung.
May 18, 2017
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Misc. - W

"We're a tech company, we're not a media company," says Facebook founder
Social network giant under EU pressure for not editing hateful and illegal posts.
August 30, 2016
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WebCatalog runs your favorite web apps natively
WebCatalog is an open-source cross-platform tool which runs your favorite websites and services as native desktop applications.
March 8, 2017
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What Apple's rumored original TV shows mean for Apple Music
Apple is reportedly taking on Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify with scripted shows and movies.
January 12, 2017
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What to Expect from F8, Facebook's Huge Annual Show-And-Tell
You can pinpoint exactly when Facebook stopped being a social network for hip youngsters and started becoming the giant all-consuming, many-tentacled internet behemoth it is today: During its first F8 developer conference.
April 17, 2017
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What you need to know about social relationship management
The importance of social media to businesses has long been recognized. According to a recent survey, time spent on social platforms represents 28 percent of all online activity, so if it's important to customers, it naturally becomes important for companies too.
November 4, 2016
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What's Leaving Netflix In September 2016
Fringe, Alias, Zoolander, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Open Water, and more.
August 26, 2016
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WhatsApp adds a touch of Snapchat with 'Status' feature
The Facebook-owned app debuts a feature that lets you post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. Sound familiar?
February 20, 2017
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WhatsApp Betrays Privacy Stance, will Share Data with Facebook
It was going to happen soon enough: WhatsApp will now start sharing user data with the company that owns it, Facebook.
August 25, 2016
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WhatsApp does about face, will serve ads in Facebook-owned app
Nominal subscription fee was dropped in January of this year
August 26, 2016
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WhatsApp is bringing back statuses after replacing them with a Snapchat Story clone
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
March 15, 2017
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WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone
WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. it's another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it's end-to-end encrypted like WhatsApp messaging.
February 20, 2017
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WhatsApp will hand over data to Facebook
The messaging app's parent company will use the data to target ads and suggest new friends.
August 25, 2016
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WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook for ads
The messaging app finally updates its terms and conditions, two years after being bought by Facebook.
August 25, 2016
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Who needs Facebook friends when there's Kirobo?
Facebook continues its quest to become a community classifieds section with the mobile Marketplace. But nothing you'll find for sale will ever be as cool as Toyota's Kirobo Mini.
October 3, 2016
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Why is there no fake news on LinkedIn? Listen to its editor explain.
The difference between LinkedIn and Facebook is the difference between your office and your home, Daniel Roth says.
December 29, 2016
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Windows 10 Gmail users: These new Mail & Calendar features are coming your way
Microsoft has started trialing an improved experience in Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps for users with Gmail accounts.
April 24, 2017
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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M
Wipro is bulking up its cloud consulting practice in the face of stiff competition frm Accenture, Deloitte and others
October 20, 2016
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Workplace by Facebook continues to mature
At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool, including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all show a product that's maturing to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers.
April 18, 2017
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Wuu is a confusing Snapchat alternative from the creator of Ello
Wuu are you?
March 23, 2017
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Yahoo Turned Off E-Mail Forwarding Just When People Might Want to Leave
Whether it's become of the breach of their account data, reports that the company built a tool for the U.S. government to monitor users' e-mail, the pending sale (maybe) to Verizon, or because they've simply outgrown the service, a lot of users want to quit using Yahoo for their e-mail. some of them already had quit, and then learned that automatically forwarding e-mail to a new address isn't an option.
October 10, 2016
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Yahoo's head lawyer is taking the fall for its hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer is getting her pay docked
The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs – at the top.
March 1, 2017
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Your short attention span could help fake news spread
The study modeled how ideas spread through online social networks
June 26, 2017
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YouTube -- Everything you need to know!
Looking for more information about YouTube? Here's everything you need to know!
May 24, 2017
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YouTube enables 4K live video streaming for all
Quadruple the resolution for your streaming needs.
November 30, 2016
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YouTube live-streaming goes 4K
Google's massive video site adds the high-definition video format as it battles Facebook over who'll rule live-streaming.
November 30, 2016
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YouTube mobile live streaming is here, starting with channels above 10,000 subscribers
You can now go live with just a few taps.
February 7, 2017
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YouTube Music finally gets the robust offline functions it needed at launch
YouTube Music can finally go oflline with the songs you choose rather than songs an algorithm picked.
August 4, 2017
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YouTube Music now allows users to download songs, albums and playlists for offline listening
Until Google merges YouTube Red and Play Music services, music lovers get to benefit from new features that are only available with a subscription. YouTube Red is a premium service that requires a monthly fee, but one of the features that its subscribers use on a regular basis is now available for free to YouTube Music users.
August 4, 2017
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YouTube now Supports 4K Live Streaming at 60 FPS, 360 Degrees as Well
YouTube is constantly changing all the time and a new feature that the site has introduced is the support for 4K live streaming at 60 FPS this is both for standard video formats as well as 360 degrees. this means that you could also enjoy viewing videos in 4K if you have a Samsung gear headset or some other form of VR. It is nice to see that this option will be available to content creators.
December 1, 2016
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YouTube will Remove Their 30 Second Unskippable Ads
When browsing through our favorite content, it's understandable that the disruption of videos or music due to ads can be rather discouraging. for the most part, many of us don't want to spend about $10 USD each month just to skip on ads but still support our favorite sites by disabling browser extensions like Adblock.
February 20, 2017
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YouTube: no ads until your channel has 10,000 views
YouTube is more than just a source of cat videos and hilariously painful-looking accidents caught on camera: for many people it is a source of extra income, or even a living. But the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) through which advertisements can be used to generate money is also open to abuse.
April 7, 2017
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Misc. - Z

Zone Photo Studio X ships with layers and cloud storage integration
Zoner Software has shipped Zoner Photo Studio X (aka version 19), the latest edition of its one-stop photo editor. Top of the "What's New" list is full Layers support, with all the features and blend modes you need.
October 4, 2016
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OneDrive

An introduction to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service
There is information everywhere these days, especially in "the cloud."
April 7, 2017
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Can you Keep your Data Safe Just Using OneDrive?
The quick answer, at least in my experience and usage case, is yes.
March 10, 2017
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Hands on with OneDrive Files On-Demand in Windows 10 build 16215
Earlier today, Microsoft announced the availability of OneDrive Files On-Demand for Windows Insiders that are running PC build 16215. But while it's rolling out today, you can install it manually if you don't want to wait, so that's what we did.
June 13, 2017
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Hands on with OneDrive On-Demand Sync for Windows 10
On-Demand Sync for OneDrives allows users to see their entire OneDrive library without having to download any files. Here's how it works.
June 13, 2017
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How to set up and use OneDrive on Kodi
It's easy to enjoy your OneDrive-stored media on Kodi. Here's how.
February 8, 2017
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How to use OneDrive Files On-Demand on Windows 10
Microsoft's OneDrive now lets you view your files without having to download them using on-demand sync. Here's how it works.
July 10, 2017
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How to use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint to externally share files
If you think the best way to share files with your colleagues or customers is through email attachments, think again. by using Microsoft's OneDrive for Business or SharePoint services, you get a more professional, more controllable sharing experience.
May 2, 2017
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Microsoft bringing OneDrive for Business Improvements this Year
Microsoft offered a progress report this week on its OneDrive for Business improvements, sharing mobile, browser, synchronization and IT enhancements.
September 28, 2016
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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals
Aw, your Office 365 storage is crippled? how convenient
March 23, 2017
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Microsoft makes test build of its OneDrive Placeholders replacement available to Windows 10 Insiders
Microsoft is opening up testing of its OneDrive Files On-Demand feature to Windows Insider testers, ahead of its debut in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
June 13, 2017
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Microsoft OneDrive placeholders return as 'Files On-Demand' in Fall Creators Update
A long-coveted feature from Windows 8 is expected to return to Windows 10 this fall. Welcome back, OneDrive placeholders.
May 11, 2017
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Microsoft reveals a variety of improvements to OneDrive for Business
Microsoft has added new features to OneDrive for Business, including a standalone Mac client and improved syncing between SharePoint sites and shared folders. the improvements mean workers can now access all their Office 365 files offline, wherever they are stored.
January 25, 2017
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Microsoft starts cutting unlimited OneDrive storage limits
In late 2015, Microsoft announced plans to cut the amount of free OneDrive storage to 5GB and end unlimited storage for Office 365 users. the cutoff for unlimited users was set for yesterday, March 1, which means that unlimited users should now start seeing their unlimited storage dropping down to 1TB.
March 2, 2017
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€Microsoft: No, Linux users, we didn't try to penalize you for not using Windows with OneDrive
Microsoft fixes a bug that made its file-hosting service, OneDrive, slow on Linux but not on Windows.
March 24, 2017
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OneDrive done right is back, and now it works properly
Placeholders have returned, without the flaws of Microsoft's first implementation.
June 13, 2017
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OneDrive has stopped working on non-NTFS drives
FAT disks are no longer supported--more surprisingly, nor is the new ReFS file system.
July 6, 2017
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OneDrive for Android update enhances ability to view files while offline
Microsoft has just released a new version of OneDrive for Android, which brings a brand new feature into the mix and improves one that was already available for users of the application.
April 24, 2017
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OneDrive storage gets cut for Office 365 users in a month; our tips to get through it
In October 2014, Microsoft promised that cloud storage limits would become a thing of the past, saying that Office 365 subscribers would get unlimited OneDrive storage. some users saw an increase to 10TB - from the already-offered 1TB - and some got unlimited storage. the company announced that it would be breaking that promise a year later, citing the fact that some users had abused the policy by using their unlimited storage for unlimited storage.
February 1, 2017
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OneDrive versus Google Drive versus Dropbox: a cloud storage comparison for Windows users
With so many cloud storage solutions available, which one should Windows users choose? Which company has the track record or reputation for being secure? how do you know the value to expect?
April 11, 2017
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Three ways to restrict OneDrive uploads in Windows 10
Sometimes you need a break from the cloud when your internet connection isn't the greatest.
February 17, 2017
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Windows 10 fall update will restore (and improve) OneDrive's best feature
Feature restores and improves upon the way OneDrive worked in Windows 8.1.
May 11, 2017
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Skype

Bye-bye hamburger: New Skype update for Windows 10 Insiders features tweaks to the UI
Microsoft has recently launched the next generation of Skype, featuring a fresh design and more social features, on both Android and iPhone. A new Insider update for the Windows 10 UWP app is out now and features some minor UI changes, preparing for the impending major refresh that is also coming to Windows 10.
July 10, 2017
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How to use Skype chat commands from any device
You probably didn't know this, but besides sending emoji, you can also use commands on Skype to do a variety of tasks – here's everything you can do!
November 23, 2016
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It's finally here: Skype Preview now offers SMS Relay for everyone
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Skype Preview 11.9, finally bringing its SMS Relay feature to the public. the feature hit Fast ring Insiders a month and a half ago, but that definitely wasn't the beginning of the story.
November 4, 2016
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Latest Microsoft Skype preview adds voice translation for phone calls
Microsoft has added Skype Translator support for mobile and landline phone calls to the latest version of Skype Preview for Windows 10 PC Insider testers.
December 12, 2016
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Microsoft begins rolling out overhauled Skype consumer app
Microsoft is beginning to roll out an updated version of its Skype consumer client, first to Android users, as of June 1. What's next for Skype for Business? No word.
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft bringing Changes to Skype for Business Clients
Microsoft this week announced Skype for Business client application updates for Mac, iOS and Android devices.
October 28, 2016
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Microsoft details upcoming additions and improvements for Skype Preview on Windows 10
Microsoft has revealed a list of new and improved features it plans to add to the Skype Preview app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile in the coming weeks and months.
September 16, 2016
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Microsoft has redesigned Skype with new 'Snapchat-like' features
Android users will get the first look at the redesigned Skype app.
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft is working on a redesigned Skype app with new features and Bing
Microsoft has been working on modernising its Skype platform for a multiplicity of devices and platforms for a few years now and while it had made many strides, there are still some issues to be fixed. the company already has big plans for turning Skype into your go-to communications hub on Android with calling and SMS built-in to the app; but while those efforts continue, Microsoft is still working on improving the existing client.
February 16, 2017
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Microsoft outlines what's new in the latest update to Skype for Windows 10
Earlier this week, Microsoft released an update for its UWP Skype app, bringing a new design that ditches the hamburger menu. Today, the firm actually announced it, outlining some new features that are included.
July 14, 2017
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Microsoft partners with PayPal on new 'Send Money' funds transfer feature for Skype
Skype isn't the best communication service. Actually, it is often quite bad. Microsoft's development team seems to not care about the user interface as it looks terrible compared to competitors. Quite frankly, it is often a frustrating experience. The saving grace for Skype is its cross-platform nature -- there are clients for all popular operating systems. Not to mention, many users likely use it out of habit and name recognition.
August 2, 2017
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Microsoft releases Skype for Business for Mac, adds new capabilities on iOS and Android
It's been six months since Microsoft launched the public preview of its new Skype for Business client for Mac. the company said at the time that it expected to release the new client in the third quarter of this year.
October 27, 2016
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Microsoft reveals details of plans for SMS support in Windows 10 Skype Preview app
Yesterday, Microsoft released an update to its Skype Preview app for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, adding SMS support on both Windows 10 PCs and phones. Today, the company revealed some of its plans for the new feature.
September 16, 2016
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Microsoft reveals "next generation of Skype", launching on Android; iOS and Windows later
"Life is busy and filled with too many options," Microsoft's Skype team said today. "Staying connected, with all this noise, can sometimes be challenging."
June 1, 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Skype Lite in India with support for biometric authentication
Skype Lite is designed to work on slow cellular connections in India.
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft says Skype for Windows 10 is officially out of preview, "ready for everyday use"
When Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update last year, it did so with an incomplete 'Skype Preview' app, which lacked many of the features available in the full desktop application that users were familiar with. Skype Preview was built on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and has gradually seen new features added with the help of millions of people on the Windows Insider Program.
April 11, 2017
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Microsoft seeks Indian customers with exclusive Skype Lite app
The new app is designed to run faster, use less data and be more power-efficient
February 22, 2017
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Microsoft shuts down Skype office in London as it develops yet another client
The new client will be a cross-platform application.
September 19, 2016
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New Skype for Windows 10 update brings tweaked UI for PC and Mobile
Microsoft is rolling out a new Skype for Windows 10 update that brings a slightly tweaked UI design in preparation of the new Skype design refresh.
July 10, 2017
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New Skype Preview lets Windows 10 Insiders manage phone texts on PCs
Windows 10 Insiders on build 14926 on both a PC and a Windows 10 Mobile device can now send and receive texts from a single app.
September 19, 2016
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One Skype to rule them all? Microsoft working on new unified Skype client for all platforms
Microsoft is planning a big change to Skype, consolidating its development around a single cross-platform client that will replace its existing applications.
September 20, 2016
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Skype Expands Live Translation to Calls to Landlines, Mobile Phones
Microsoft's Skype voice and video chat service offers a feature that could be very useful: real-time audio translation of your calls. Until now, it's only been an option for calls to other Skype users, but now the service will be available to Skype users when they call out from the service to landlines and mobile phones.
December 12, 2016
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Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature
At Skype, we work to make your life easier and more efficient. That's why we developed Send Money, a Skype feature that allows you to transfer funds via the latest Skype mobile app while you're in the middle of a conversation using PayPal.
August 2, 2017
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Skype goes all Snapchat with Highlights, its own riff on Stories
Microsoft's messaging app follows in footsteps of Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
June 1, 2017
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Skype like a boss with these hidden chat commands
Skype has several powerful slash commands you should know about.
March 10, 2017
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Skype Preview adds SMS relay, webpage previews and more for everyone
This update also includes SMS relay, according to a post over on the Skype blog. with SMS relay, you'll be able to send text messages from the Skype Preview app on your PC if the app is set as the default messaging app on your Windows 10 Mobile phone.
November 4, 2016
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Skype Preview evolves in the latest version of Windows 10
Since its launch in 2003, Skype has been powered by the latest technology to bring people together in new ways, enabling over three billion minutes of Skype calls every day, across multiple platforms and devices from mobile to desktop. Wow!
April 11, 2017
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Skype Preview update for Windows 10 Production adds conversation hiding and more
Microsoft is rolling out a new update for the Skype Preview app for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. the new production update adds the ability to hide conversations, among other new features.
September 28, 2016
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Skype Preview updated for Insiders with video messages, real-time translator and more
Insiders on the Fast ring are getting access to some nifty new features in Skype Preview for Windows 10 devices. as announced on the Skype blog, users will be able to check out real-time translations during mobile and landline calls, video messages, marking conversations read or unread, and much more.
December 9, 2016
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Skype retires older apps for Windows and more as it pushes new features
The newest version of the Skype app takes a big hat-tip from social media platforms like Snapchat and Facebook's Messenger with its newest features, adding a Stories-like feature called Highlights, a big selection of bots to add into chats and a longer plan to upgrade group conversations with more features. Now, as part of the effort to get people to use the new Skype more, the company is also doubling down on something else: Skype is trying to get users off of older versions of Skype.
June 8, 2017
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Skype update for Windows 10 brings message reactions, design tweaks, more
Microsoft has announced a new update for the Skype UWP app on Windows 10 that brings along some notable changes that were previously only available to Windows Insiders. Included are some tweaks to the UI, along with message reactions and sharing tweaks.
July 14, 2017
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Skype's live translator feature now supports Arabic
It's the eighth spoken language Skype supports.
March 8, 2016
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Skype's major redesign prioritizes helpful bots and a smart camera over traditional video chats
The new Skype will be pushed to Android first, not Windows.
June 1, 2017
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Skype's radical real-time voice translator now works with normal phone calls
Multi-language calls are no longer limited to the Skype network.
December 12, 2016
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This Week on Windows, join us for some exciting updates around the following:
November 11, 2016
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The best ways to use Skype for Business
If you have used Skype before, the chances are that you have been involved in a conference call or video presentation before.
April 3, 2017
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Universal Skype app updated on production with searchable chats, simplified contacts, and more
Shortly after shedding its Preview tag for Insiders, the universal Skype app for Windows 10 is rolling out the same feature-packed update to everyone. Included in this update is a new, simplified way of handling contacts, the ability to SMS with Skype Credit, searchable chats, and much more.
April 10, 2017
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What's next for Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications products
Microsoft looks to be readying a new Skype for Business on-premises server and may soon clairfy how Teams fits into its unified communications business roadmap.
August 7, 2017
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You No Longer Need a Skype Account to Use Skype
Want to call someone on Skype but don't feel like downloading it or even signing up for a new account? Neither action is necessary now that Skype has opened up chats, voice, and video calls to guests.
November 15, 2016
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Snap

A former Snap employee is suing the company and claims it's been lying about its growth
Snap says the lawsuit "has no merit."
January 5, 2017
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Ad Giant Says Facebook Fears Snapchat's 'Penetration'
Martin Sorrell–the CEO of WPP, a major advertising and public relations company–said Tuesday that his clients poured $1 billion more into Facebook advertising this year than they did Snapchat. Nevertheless, he purported that Facebook has been "trying to undermine Snapchat."
December 6, 2016
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Adonit basically made a stylus for Snapchat
It's even called Snap
October 10, 2016
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Are Snapchat's Spectacles creepy or cool?
Recode's Peter Kafka and the Verge's Lauren Goode and Sean O'Kane discuss this and more on Too Embarrassed to Ask.
November 24, 2016
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Google Capital changes its name to CapitalG (Update: and quietly confirms it invested in Snapchat)
Google Capital – the company's venture arm that focuses on growth-stage companies (read: those that have proven their idea and are now growing) as opposed to earlier-stage startups – is now "CapitalG."
November 4, 2016
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Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat
Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap's last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider's Alex Heath. That offer was apparently an open secret inside Snap, and was on the table after the IPO, too.
August 3, 2017
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How Snapchat's goofy faces made everyone comfortable with selfies
A picture's worth a thousand views
September 13, 2016
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How to use Snapchat's new augmented reality 3D world lenses
Snapchat is retaliating against Facebook's clone wars by boosting its AR camera capabilities. Here's how to add 3D animated objects to your Snapchat messages.
April 18, 2017
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I'll have Fabric, Crashlytics... Google crams Twitter mobile dev tools in trolley
Keep yr Digits for now, fam ... we're good
January 19, 2017
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Meet the man behind Spectacles, Snapchat's new smart sunglasses
Former Motorola exec Steve Horowitz is running Snapchat's hardware team.
September 26, 2016
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NBCUniversal explains why it just invested $500 million in Snap
Here's a note from CEO Steve Burke.
March 3, 2017
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Now it's Snapchat copying Facebook's ads Power Editor
Snap Inc desperately needs ad revenue to redirect its sinking share price. So after a year of getting mercilessly copied by Facebook, Snapchat is returning the favor by launching its take on the Facebook ads Power Editor. This new "Advanced Mode" for its Snapchat Ads Manager lets big advertisers rapidly deploy complex ad campaigns with tons of creative variants.
August 4, 2017
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One way Snapchat�s IPO will be unique: the shares won�t come with voting rights
Here�s how Snap�s stock structure works.
February 21, 2017
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Recode Daily: it's Snapchat IPO day
But is it going public too early?
March 2, 2017
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Recode Daily: Snap's IPO was a success – now it has to prove it's not Twitter
Evan Spiegel is excited.
March 3, 2017
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Snap commits $2 billion over 5 years for Google Cloud infrastructure
Most of today's Snap coverage will be about its revenue and daily average usage numbers, but there was one small tidbit that emerged that will mean big business for the company's cloud infrastructure partner, Google.
February 2, 2017
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Snap created a �How to Use Snapchat' video for Wall Street
Maybe it will help you, too.
February 17, 2017
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Snap finally shared the details of its business, which is growing like crazy
Here's our first public look at Snap's private business.
February 2, 2017
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Snap has a $2 billion contract with Google for cloud services
The company is on the hook for $400 million a year.
February 2, 2017
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Snap has acquired an ad tech company called Flite
Snap is beefing up its ad tech team.
December 19, 2016
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Snap has confidentially filed for an IPO
That was fast.
November 15, 2016
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Snap has financially handcuffed itself to Google Cloud
In doing so, it's not in control over some key parts of its business and costs for the foreseeable future as its IPO approaches.
February 7, 2017
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Snap hired Apple News's former media boss to work on its Discover section
Donna Ogier joined Snap in February.
March 13, 2017
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Snap Inc. Introduces Snap Map
We've definitely seen changes throughout Snapchat over the years, including some of our favorite filters, embarrassing texts, and face swaps with cats. Lately, other applications have adopted features similar to Snapchat like Facebook's Messenger Day and Instagram's Stories. Now, Snap Inc. has announced the introduction of a new cool feature called Snap Map. This will allow users to overlook a map within the app and click on the stories of friends they follow. The video below gives insight into how it works.
June 22, 2017
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Snap is fighting back against a lawsuit claiming it lied about user growth
Snap says a lawsuit from a former employee is "all about publicity."
January 19, 2017
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Snap is the new stubborn, slow-growing Twitter
Twitter fell apart in 2013 when its growth slowed significantly in the face of competition and copying from Facebook, and users found it too hard to find the best content due to its unsorted reverse chronological feed. Its share price fell 18 percent a quarter later as the growth troubles continued.
May 10, 2017
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Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism
Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations.
July 31, 2017
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Snap loses $2.2 billion (yes, billion) in earnings debut
While most of those losses came from stock payouts, the pressure of Facebook and Instagram loom.
May 10, 2017
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Snap may get music where Facebook and others failed
The last social network to truly "get" music was MySpace – unfortunately, they didn't get much else.
March 2, 2017
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Snap paid out $58 million to media companies last year
That's up from about $10 million in 2015.
February 2, 2017
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Snap plans to publicly file for its much-anticipated IPO late next week
The social communications company's current valuation is $25 billion, said sources.
January 27, 2017
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Snap says "diversity is about more than numbers"
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat and Spectacles, included in its filing to go public a brief tidbit on diversity. Unlike tech companies like Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and several others, Snap has not released a diversity report. at the end of 2016, Snap employed 1,859 employees, but Snap won't say how diverse it is.
February 2, 2017
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Snap says Snapchat doesn't need to be as big as Facebook to compete with Facebook
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel is preaching a story of quality over quantity.
May 11, 2017
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Snap shells out $7.7 million for a patent just to keep it away from Facebook
Remember Mobli? it's sort of an Instagram competitor that launched back in 2011, but didn't really make it that far. the Android version of the app is now officially dead, while the iOS version is not among the highest-rated apps on the App Store. the fact that it works on a subscription scheme doesn't do it any favors, too, we suppose. Well, the app's maker -- Mobli Media -- still just made a bucketload of cash by selling a specific patent to Snap for $7.7 million.
April 21, 2017
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Snap Spectacles launch in Europe, now available in the UK for £129.99
Remember Snap's Spectacles? Yep, they're still a thing - and now, they're making their way to Europe.
June 2, 2017
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Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video
Snap is about to embark on its investor roadshow as it prepares to go public at the beginning of March. and a new video gives a glimpse at how they will be trying to persuade Wall Street to buy shares.
February 17, 2017
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Snap: Rewriting 'Art of War' for social networking – by not documenting anything
Social networks may be the most valuable and durable types of businesses powered by "network effects," the phenomenon of products or services becoming more powerful the more people use them. the social-networking companies in our recently launched Network Effect Index – a group of current and formerly public consumer-Web companies valued at $1 billion or more – outperformed the S&P by over 170 percent in the last five years, the most of any business category in the index.
February 28, 2017
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Snap's anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability
Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform.
April 19, 2017
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Snap's IPO explained: Snap just raised $3.4 billion – but it's only keeping $2.3 billion
Founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are getting $272 million apiece.
March 2, 2017
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Snap's IPO numbers look a lot more like Twitter's than Facebook's
Probably not the comparison investors are looking for.
February 2, 2017
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Snap's IPO was a success. now it has to prove it's not Twitter.
Snap closed the first day of trading at $24.47, for a 44 percent gain.
March 2, 2017
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Snap's new AR ads are for overlaying objects onto stuff that isn't your face
Snap had a tough earnings call last week. this could help.
May 15, 2017
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Snap's revenue growth looks like it will come from more ads, not more users
Snapchat isn't looking to emerging markets the way Facebook is.
March 13, 2017
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Snap's Spectacles are now available directly from Amazon
Remember when people waited in long lines for them?
July 18, 2017
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Snap's Spectacles business isn't a big business
Probably around 60,000 pairs last quarter.
May 10, 2017
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Snapchat -- Everything you need to know!
Get snap-happy and learn all the ins and outs of Snapchat!
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M
Snapchat's newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running independently, similar to how Facebook lets Instagram run independently.
June 21, 2017
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Snapchat adds a Bitmoji quick message feature to home screen in latest update
Snapchat's latest update, which launched in beta only a week ago, was just released officially on AppStore and Google play and adds quite a handy new feature for Bitmoji enthusiasts. Bitmoji, which Snapchat acquired in March last year, will now be available as a widget on your phone's home screen and will allow you to quickly open a conversation with best friends who have customized avatars made with the app.
March 15, 2017
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Snapchat adds multi-Snap recording and a color changing Tint Brush
Snapchat has a couple of new features rolling out Tuesday, including the ability to record multiple 10 second Snaps continuously, and a new "Tint Brush" that allows you to selectively color specific objects or areas of your snaps. The Multi-Snap recording feature is coming to iOS first, with a rollout planned soon for Android, and the Tint Brush feature is launching on both iOS and Android right away.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat forecast to pull $3bn a year by 2019, to surpass Twitter, AOL and Yahoo
Snap, the parent company behind the disappearing photo app, launched on the stock market earlier this month, making Snapchat's co-founder, Evan Spiegel, the world's youngest billionaire. the IPO saw the company's shares soar up to $26 in two days, marking a $9 increase, and raised an eye-watering $3.4bn.
March 27, 2017
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Snapchat has almost as many teens as Facebook, despite being an eighth of its size
It's not the size of the social media app.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat has hired Morgan Stanley to raise debt financing
Snapchat isn't selling more equity right now, and it isn't talking IPO – yet.
September 8, 2016
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Snapchat introduces World Lenses, transforming your surroundings into an AR experience
Over a year ago, Snapchat introduced Lenses -- its take on augmented reality that let you add bunny ears, masks, CGI makeup and a variety of other effects to your selfies. These effects proved to be quite popular, as people started posting their augmented selfies all over social media.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat is now Worth Around $30 Billion After Successful NYSE Debut
After months of planning, Snap – the company behind Snapchat – has officially debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, and things are apparently going well.
March 2, 2017
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Snapchat is pushing its publisher content almost out of sight
You'll see all your friends' Stories first now.
October 7, 2016
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Snapchat is working with college newspapers to produce local Discover Stories
Snapchat's latest experiment involves college reporters. In recent months, Snap has asked several college newspapers to make stories for its Discover section, according to a report from Business Insider. The stories are similar to the ones created by publishers like The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Vice, except they'll be unique to certain colleges.
August 1, 2017
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Snapchat just filed for its IPO
At a valuation of $25 billion to $35 billion
November 15, 2016
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Snapchat just got way easier to use thanks to a new search bar
Confused by Snapchat? this app update is designed to simplify snapping.
January 13, 2017
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Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your homescreen
Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature.
March 14, 2017
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Snapchat launches self-serve ad manager
Snap Inc. wants the ad dollars of smaller businesses, not just giant brands. So today it's launching its new self-serve ad manager for buying video Snap Ads. There's also the new Snapchat Mobile Dashboard for tracking campaigns from your phone, and the Business Manager site for configuring the roles and permissions of team members.
May 4, 2017
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Snapchat lets you add links, voice filters and backdrops to Snaps
Snapchat is breaking its long-standing "no links'' rule today while also providing some novel new creative tools to keep it one step ahead of Instagram. The new features are rolling out globally on iOS and Android thanks to an update today, Snap Inc. tells TechCrunch.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat messages won't always disappear as fast as they used to
Snap is rolling out a bunch of product updates just in time for earnings.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat now lets everyone make Bitmoji shortcuts of their friends
After first testing the feature with Android beta users, Snap is updating its main iOS and Android app to allow people to create widgets of their best friends' Bitmoji. These shortcuts immediately open a text chat with that friend. for iOS users, the widget will only show up on the Today screen, as pictured above. Android users, however, can put the Bitmoji widgets wherever they like on the home screen.
March 14, 2017
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Snapchat now lets you record 60-second Snaps ... sort of
Nothing in Snapchat can ever just work as you expect.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat overhauls search to make finding friends easier
Plus, Our Stories are now everywhere
January 12, 2017
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Snapchat parent reportedly headed for an IPO
The initial public offering could value the company at up to $25B
November 16, 2016
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Snapchat passes the 500 million downloads milestone on Android
Shortly after Snap went public at a valuation of $24 billion, the Android version of Snapchat crossed the 500 million downloads mark on Google Play.
March 6, 2017
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Snapchat puts 3D objects in your space with World Lenses
Now you can interact with 3D objects using the rear-facing camera.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat Quietly Files for $25B Initial Public Offering
A month after the rumor mill began swirling with ideas that Snap – the parent company of quick-photo messaging app Snapchat – would file for an initial public offering, the tech company has officially filed papers to go public to the tune of $25 billion.
November 16, 2016
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Snapchat seduces advertisers with new self-serve tools and certified partners
To beat Facebook and Google's duopoly, Snapchat needs advertisers to build and buy campaigns with confidence. So today it's announcing the Snap Publisher tool for building vertical video creative, it's rolling out its self-serve Ad Manager, and its launching a Snapchat Certified Partners program to connect advertisers to trained third-party ad tech tool providers.
June 12, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles 2 to feature augmented reality?
Snap's hardware adventure with the fun-looking Spectacles seems to be heading to a next stage -- a stage that involves a new version of the camera-equipped sunglasses for serious Snapchatters.
June 13, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles are going for hundreds of dollars on eBay
Snapchat's Spectacles, a pair of $130 camera-equipped sunglasses that sync with your smartphone, went on sale this morning from a bright yellow pop-up vending machine that first showed up near the company's Venice Beach headquarters.
November 10, 2016
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Snapchat Spectacles are so LA
Commentary: Unlike competitors like the ill-fated Google Glass, Snapchat's new shades look like you could find them at a souvenir stand on Venice Beach. That's their genius.
September 26, 2016
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Snapchat Spectacles review: More than just a toy for Millennials
Anyone can get into Spectacles as long as life-logging is the goal.
January 13, 2017
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Snapchat Spectacles: Everything you need to know!
Stay up to date on Spectacles by Snap Inc., the round-video-recording sunglasses for Snapchat.
July 18, 2017
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Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features
Snapchat silently pushed another update to its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a couple of new features that should further enhance user's experience with Snapchat. This would be the second update for Snapchat released in just a week.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat Wants To Help You Stalk Your Friends With New Map Feature
Because there is apparently no such thing as oversharing on social media these days, Snapchat is rolling out a new "Snap Map' feature that lets users creep on where their friends are posting photos from.
June 21, 2017
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Snapchat's automated ad sales have arrived, and real ad dollars are likely coming next
Snapchat has launched its ads API.
October 5, 2016
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Snapchat's Bitmoji is the No. 1 most-downloaded app in five top markets
Uber makes the list, too.
April 7, 2017
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Snapchat's latest update aims to reduce frustration, adds new features
The team behind the wildly popular Snapchat service has just announced a new update is now available to its users, which focuses on new features and improvements that are meant to further enhance usability.
May 9, 2017
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Snapchat's latest update lets you send links to friends
Snapchat's latest update on iOS and Android now lets users do what brands can already do: link a website to your snap. Now your friends just have to swipe up to view whatever you link in Snapchat's internal browser.
July 5, 2017
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Snapchat's new World Lenses filter reality with 3D objects
Filters aren't just for your face anymore.
April 18, 2017
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Snapchat's Reliance on Google Cloud Raises Concerns Following IPO Filing
Snap Inc., the company responsible for Snapchat, has prompted questions around its reliance on Google Cloud, following its $3 billion IPO filing.
February 9, 2017
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Snapchat's user base was growing quickly – but slowed down last quarter
Snap added 50 million new users last year, but just five million in Q4.
February 2, 2017
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Sorry, Snapchat, Instagram now has fun face filters, too
Instagram has copied yet another popular Snapchat feature.
May 16, 2017
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Spectacles review: 5 things to know about Snapchat's glasses
MrMobile loves his tech wearable and his social media sociable, and the Snapchat Spectacles are the perfect confluence of those ideals. He ambled around all of CES with the spectacles on his face, getting stopped with questions about them. Since he's been asked about them many times already, he's put together this great list of information you should know about Spectacles.
January 11, 2017
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Teens still love Snapchat despite Facebook's copycat moves
A study from Piper Jaffray shows Snapchat still is the social network to beat, while Fitbit edges out Apple as the top connected-devices brand.
April 10, 2017
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The company behind Snapchat is working on a drone
Snap Inc, most commonly known as the maker of Snapchat, really wants to become one of the big boys. Following the release of its weird yet fun Spectacles and its subsequent IPO, the company is now officially more than just a lucky winner of the app bubble. now that its first hardware product is available to the masses, Snap is looking to branch out further, and a new report shows it's currently interested in drone technology.
March 1, 2017
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There are now Snapchat Spectacles for diving, but you can't have them yet
The Snapchat Spectacles are quite the weird gizmo. For those unfamiliar, they are a pair of sunglasses with a camera and an LED flash on either side that allow you to shoot videos and photos for Snapchat. However, just like a lot of other accessories, they're not best friends with water.
June 26, 2017
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This Snapchat Spectacles case melted while charging
Galaxy Note 7napchat? One owner of Snap Inc's Spectacles camera-glasses had a similar experience. they tell TechCrunch that after charging the Spectacles case for a half-hour, they returned to find "the internals melted", and provided us with this photographic evidence. the owner, who wished not to be named, wrote that you can see "the big button and LEDs...all that is now a wired mash."
January 26, 2017
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Underhyping Snapchat
The media, analyst and investor communities clearly have a love-hate relationship with Snapchat. In the run-up to its IPO, it was hailed as the next great technology company (in part due to Snap's own communication efforts). and now that its S-1 is out, the commentary has turned quite negative. as always, the truth is somewhere in the middle and public filings paint a very clear picture of why that is.
February 7, 2017
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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style drawing on images
As well as emoji and colored text tools
October 3, 2016
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WhatsApp adds Snapchat-style emoji, drawing, and other camera editing tools
You can now draw and add emoji to your photos and videos on WhatsApp.
October 4, 2016
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Who needs Spectacles? Snap this tiny camera onto your own sunglasses for less
Don't have the time or patience to find a pair of the ultra-hip, hard-to-get Snapchat Spectacles? the PogoCam is a slick alternative that'll take on hands-free photo and video bound for your social networks with more than one pair of glasses or shades.
January 26, 2017
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Why Snap lost more than $2 billion in three months
Short answer: It paid its employees -- including CEO Evan Spiegel -- $2 billion in stock.
May 10, 2017
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Why would I buy stock in Snap?
The Verge's Lauren Goode and Recode's Kurt Wagner answer your questions on this bonus episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask.
February 6, 2017
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With influx of IPO cash, what is Snap's next move?
Analysts expect company behind Snapchat will focus on acquisitions
March 3, 2017
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You can now buy Snap's video-recording sunglasses online
Spectacles aren't available only from a vending machine anymore.
February 20, 2017
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You can now design, submit, and pay for a custom Snapchat geofilter from your phone
While custom Snapchat geofilters have always been available, they required users to head to a special website using a browser to create and pay for them. Now the process has been streamlined, allowing users to create and pay for the custom geofilters within the app itself.
June 28, 2017
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Tumblr

Tumblr brings Apple's Live Photos to the web
Tumblr today is bringing Live Photos to the web version of its service, while also rolling out tools that will allow other web developers to do the same. the company has released an open source JavaScript library it calls "Laphs" – or Live Anywhere Photos – which lets you support Live Photos on any website. to activate a Live Photo on the web, you use a click-and-hold instead of a hard press, as on mobile.
September 20, 2016
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Tumblr is launching a video chat app called Cabana
The blogging company is "exploring a new direction,' according to CEO David Karp.
April 18, 2017
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Tumblr is the first place you can see Apple's Live Photos on the web
When Apple introduced Live Photos last year it was a cool trick that lived only on Apple devices. Press down on a photo, and a couple of seconds of automatically recorded footage plays like a GIF with sound.
September 21, 2016
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Tumblr rolls out post filter that accidentally hides LGBTQ+ content, apologizes
If you've ever set virtual foot on Tumblr, you've probably noticed it's chock full of porn: in fact, estimates say one in every five posts contains pornographic content. To combat the problem, the Yahoo-owned company recently put out a so-called Safe Mode, whose purpose was to filter out all explicit content on the website. As is usual in such cases, however, there was a slight problem: the feature had a tendency of hiding LGBTQ+ posts. Sound familiar?
June 26, 2017
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Twitter

CEO Jack Dorsey just bought $7 million in Twitter stock
Dorsey has confidence in Twitter's future. Do investors?
February 14, 2017
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'Correct Names' Twitter Calls It Like It Sees It
Pull on some feet gloves, grab a glass of snowman blood, and relax on the human shelf while learning the "correct names" for socks, water, and sofa.
July 31, 2017
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FBI will receive 'limited' Twitter firehose access through Dataminr, but has to watch its step
The FBI has publicly disclosed its intent to get at the "mission critical" Twitter firehose through third party monitoring service Dataminr. But Twitter, which has a 5 percent stake in Dataminr and of course has sovereign control over the firehose, recently told the company to stop providing data to intelligence agencies. So what's happening here?
November 15, 2016
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Disney shouldn't buy Twitter, but the fact that it thought about it should terrify Big Media
If Bob Iger is worried about the future, what about everyone else?
October 3, 2016
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Ev Williams says online advertising is a broken business – what's that mean for Twitter?
The guy who runs Medium is down on ads. what does that mean for the other company he helps manage?
January 4, 2017
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Here are all the Twitter executives who flew the coop in 2016
There were a lot of them.
December 21, 2016
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Here are the Twitter executives you need to know
Twitter has had a ton of turnover in the past year. Who are the new people you should know?
March 9, 2017
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Here's how to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitter tonight
Twitter's big day is finally here. Tonight is the first night of NFL's Thursday Night Football, which will be streamed all season on Twitter (as well as CBS and NFL Network as cable partners).
September 15, 2016
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How do you fix Twitter?
A few Silicon Valley luminaries offer up their solutions.
October 19, 2016
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Jack Dorsey just spent $9.5M buying more Twitter stock
Jack Dorsey is at it again -- after purchasing $7 million in Twitter stock back in February, the Twitter CEO bought another $9.5 million today.
April 28, 2017
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Judge says Twitter can proceed with lawsuit to increase transparency about government surveillance
Transparency reports about government data requests have become very common from tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. But while these firms publish reports, their hands are tied when it comes to what they can reveal. Twitter wants to change that.
July 7, 2017
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Live 360-degree video comes to Periscope and Twitter
Users will be able to scroll around live 360-degree video, but only select users can post it for now.
December 29, 2016
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Medium says it can't make money selling ads so it's laying off a third of its staff
Medium is laying off 50 people and changing its business model.
January 4, 2017
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New Web tool tracks Russian "influence ops" on Twitter
Hamilton 68 tracks Russian state news and Twitter trolls, shows propaganda trends.
August 2, 2017
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No one wants to buy Twitter
The emotional roller coaster that is Twitter's future seems to have hit a new low today as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tells the Financial Times his company has "walked away" from making a bid to buy it.
October 14, 2016
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Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour is now running all of Twitter's live video products, too
An expanded role in a key area for Twitter.
February 6, 2017
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Reuters Built a Bot that can Identify Real News on Twitter
Who Says Ai Can'T Spot Fake News?
December 2, 2016
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Running a celebrity news account on Twitter is no joke
Welcome to the love club
June 15, 2017
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Taking it to the Tweets: Statistics proves Twitter a powerful tool in forecasting crime
Although most people don't broadcast in advance their intention to engage in criminal activity, scientists have discovered that the use of Twitter can help predict crime.
August 1, 2017
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The case for Twitter's independence (unless Google or management buys)
The problems associated with the widespread rumors of Twitters "for sale" status and that the management team is divided on whether or not to sell the company were compounded this morning with reports that Google, Disney and Apple will not be bidders. the stock price is down 20 percent to $19.79 at the time of writing.
October 7, 2016
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The Perks of Being Twitter Verified: Members-Only Dating Service
Online dating is fraught with complications. Chief among them: authenticity.
July 27, 2017
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This Chrome add-on lets you see Twitter through the eyes of other users
FlipFeed wants to burst your social media bubble.
February 13, 2017
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Tweeten rebuilt from the ground up with refreshed UI, lots of new features
Tweeten, one of the more popular third-party Twitter apps on Windows 10, is getting a big update today with a lot of changes across the board. The latest version of the app has been completely rewritten from the ground up, making it faster to install and quite a bit lighter. Along with the rewrite, a bunch of new features have been added to the mix as well, including a built-in emoji picker, new GIF features, and more.
June 23, 2017
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Tweeten releases an extension for Microsoft Edge
Third-party Twitter app Tweeten has released an extensions for Microsoft's Edge. this allows you to use the app inside Microsoft's new browser, and is one of the first extensions on the platform.
March 18, 2016
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Twitter 7.2 for Android released with automatic night mode feature
A few weeks after rolling out a major redesign of its app, Twitter is bringing yet another important new feature to the Android platform: night mode. The new option was available for less than a week in the beta version of Twitter for Android, but now is being pushed to a larger audience.
June 26, 2017
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Twitter adds Direct Message request review inbox feature
Twitter will now allow you to review Direct Messages received from people who you don't follow before responding to them in a consolidated inbox, adopting a feature that Facebook has long used for its own messaging feature and app. The new DM review inbox function works for anyone who's turned on the setting that allows receipt of messages from people they don't follow, and will let you choose to either "Delete' or "Accept' inbound messages.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter adds QR codes for some reason
When clicking the follow button feels too hard
November 16, 2016
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Twitter alpha preps app shortcuts and round icons to take advantage of Android 7.1
The new tricks are neat, but this early release version of the app is quite crash-prone and shouldn't be relied on for everyday use.
October 30, 2016
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Twitter apes Facebook and brings live video streaming to its mobile apps
Twitter is rolling out a new feature to iOS and Android users that enables users to broadcast live video from within the app. If this sounds rather familiar, it's because it's a feature copied from Facebook -- and something that is already offered by Twitter-owned Periscope.
December 14, 2016
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Twitter app aims live-stream video at your TV
The app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft's Xbox One comes just as the social network begins its live streams of 10 NFL Thursday Night Football games.
September 14, 2016
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Twitter beats revenue expectations but fails to add any new users this quarter
Twitter has released its second quarter earnings report and despite beating analysts' revenue expectations, the struggling social media network failed to increase its monthly active users, spooking investors looking for growth and causing the company's shares to drop as much as 14 percent to $16.85, the biggest one-day drop since October.
July 27, 2017
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Twitter bots can reduce racist slurs–if people think the bots are white
Results of two-month study revealed on same day as new Twitter "muting" updates.
November 15, 2016
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Twitter buyout rumors hint at Google, Salesforce interest
Big names surface as rumors around a potential Twitter sale swirl. a formal bid may even be in the works.
September 23, 2016
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Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'
Twitter will be sticking with its infamous 140-character limit on public posts. the company's CEO, Jack Dorsey, when asked in an interview if the limit was staying or if it will change, answered, "It's staying. it's a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity."
March 18, 2016
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Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals
The company has started surveying users to assess their interest in an improved TweetDeck
March 24, 2017
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Twitter COO Adam Bain is leaving the company
CFO Anthony Noto will take Bain's COO job.
November 9, 2016
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Twitter could learn from this subreddit about adults who don't understand social media
Welcome to the Cracker Bargel
April 18, 2017
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Twitter Creates New Inbox For Direct Messages From Strangers
Twitter has long allowed users to contact each other privately through Direct Messages, but usually only if the two accounts are following each other. That's about to change.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter cuts Dataminr access for law enforcement fusion centers
Facing pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Twitter announced that it will limit the data access it formerly provided to domestic surveillance hubs. Twitter's longstanding policy has been to prohibit the use of its data for surveillance, but a social media monitoring firm it partially owns, Dataminr, has repeatedly taken government contracts that give local and federal law enforcement unfettered access to news alerts based on Twitter's raw data.
December 14, 2016
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Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets
The data-friendly version is browser-based
April 6, 2017
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Twitter for Android TV brings streaming to the biggest screen in your house
The social network's foray into football and other programming is behind the push into your living room.
November 16, 2016
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Twitter for Windows 10 updated with new notification features and settings for live events
Twitter has been slowly branching out to become a platform for live event coverage, and its latest update to its Windows 10 app shows that. Included in the update are new settings for live notifications along with the option to turn on what Twitter calls a "Home Live Banner."
June 27, 2017
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Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls
The company is using algorithms to try to weed out abusive accounts
March 1, 2017
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Twitter has a new head of product who barely uses the product
He's tweeted 143 times
December 1, 2016
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Twitter introduces anti-trolling measures with its latest update
Twitter has adopted a crusading stance on trolling and harassment happening on its social network service. Over the last few weeks, the company introduced an update that improved its reporting tool, stifled the creation of abusive accounts, and revamped its search tool to remove content and Tweets from accounts that users have blocked.
March 1, 2017
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Twitter introduces tool to mute words, hashtags and emoji
Twitter is trying to win back the support of people who have left the network.
November 15, 2016
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Twitter is finally paying its best users to create videos
Twitter's 70/30 revenue split is better than YouTube's deal.
August 30, 2016
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Twitter is having a very bad day
Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak.
July 27, 2017
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Twitter is replacing the Moments tab with a new Explore tab instead
Twitter wants to make it easier for you to find stuff on Twitter.
January 26, 2017
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Twitter is taking new steps to stop abuse – no, really this time
Twitter has a problem. Well, it has several problems.
February 7, 2017
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Twitter launches Android TV app for NFL streams and live video
A platform nobody uses has an app for something nobody watches
November 16, 2016
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Twitter launches Lite, a solution to data caps and poor mobile reception
Many people don't know this nowadays, but posting to Twitter doesn't actually require a data connection. This, just like the 140-symbol limit, is a holdover from the days when tweeting was done via sending a text message, a feature which is actually still available today.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter launches on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One
Twitter needs to figure out a way to continue to grow – and it certainly seems open to looking into a lot of new places outside your phone to figure out how to do that.
September 14, 2016
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Twitter Lite is a faster, smaller Twitter built for the mobile web
The data-friendly version is browser-based.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter Lite is a Progressive Web App that's designed for emerging markets
Twitter Lite is a 1MB Progressive Web App that has all the features as the native app.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter mulls an enhanced TweetDeck for power users as subscription rumors swirl
The company has started surveying users to assess their interest in an improved TweetDeck
March 24, 2017
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Twitter no longer counts names towards 140-character limit in replies
Twitter is making conversations better -- and potentially more confusing.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter now Lets Businesses Show When they Monitor Customer Service Tweets
The Twitter feeds of most big companies are littered with gripes from customers trying to get someone to resolve their problem. Thing is, some companies either don't monitor their Twitter feeds for customer service complaints, or only only respond to these Tweets during certain times. a new Twitter feature is intended to let businesses be more transparent about if and when they handle customer service on the social media platform.
September 15, 2016
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Twitter now lets you mute notifications from people who don't follow you
Filtering out spam
July 10, 2017
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Twitter Lite offers a faster Twitter experience on slow connections with Data Saver mode
After the launch of the data-saving YouTube Go beta by Google, Twitter has announced the launch of Twitter Lite. In a similar vein to YouTube Go, Twitter Lite is an acknowledgement that a huge number of people around the world are getting online using a 3G -- or even a 2G -- connection.
April 6, 2017
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Twitter overcharged video advertisers, issues refunds
Now it's Twitter copying Facebook... but in the worst way. Following several embarrassing disclosures of inaccurate metrics by Facebook, today Business Insider's Alex Heath broke news that Twitter overcharged some advertisers. Between November 7th and December 12th, a source tells BI that video ad buyers were overcharged up to 35 percent.
December 22, 2016
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Twitter releases 360-degree video streaming on Periscope
Social network's latest feature comes two weeks after rival Facebook announced plans to release its own 360 videos.
December 28, 2016
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Twitter releases free video app for Microsoft Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV
When people think of Twitter, their minds might conjure images of short-form messages filled with emoji. While it is much more than that, it is how some people view the social network. Lately, however, the company is looking to expand into other markets, such as streaming media. as a publicly-traded company, Twitter could be looking to rejuvenate a relatively stagnant stock.
September 14, 2016
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Twitter Rolls back Update After "Accidentally" Removing '@' from Replies
If you noticed something a little funny on Twitter recently, you aren't alone: the company confirmed that it "accidentally" pushed an update that briefly killed off the @ symbol in front of usernames.
December 9, 2016
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Twitter says it 'met many' of its goals around diversity last year, so it's setting new goals for 2017
Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.
January 19, 2017
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Twitter says it's going to start pushing more abusive tweets out of sight
The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.
February 7, 2017
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Twitter Sells Fabric to Google
Twitter bought Crashlytics, including its main products -- Crash Reporting, beta Distribution and Mobile Analytics -- in 2013. a year later, Twitter announced the Fabric platform including, besides the initial Crashlytics offering, a number of other apps such as MoPub (advertising), Digits (authentication) and Twitter Kit (integration with Twitter), all meant to create an attractive back-end for mobile developers.
January 19, 2017
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Twitter starts letting users live stream from more than just their phones
Starting with the Livestream Mevo
March 21, 2017
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Twitter stalls, fails to add new users this quarter
But 12 percent more users are logging in on a daily basis
July 27, 2017
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Twitter still thinks it's a TV platform -- and here are its dozen new shows
Last year: NFL. this year: Bloomberg, the WNBA, Live Nation and our friends at the Verge.
May 1, 2017
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Twitter stops counting usernames in replies toward the 140-character limit
Finally.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter Study Unsurprisingly Finds Using Twitter is Good for Business
Weeks after Twitter rolled out a suite of new customer service tools for businesses using the social network to connect with clients, the company has come out with a not-at-all-shocking report that interacting with customers on Twitter is good for business. Flabbergasted? Probably not.
October 5, 2016
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Twitter tests a $99 monthly automatic Tweet promotion service
Twitter might have found an interesting halfway point between charging subscriptions and its traditional advertising revenue model -- automatic promoted tweets for a flat $99 monthly fee, which could appeal to power users and brands alike.
July 28, 2017
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Twitter tests replacing Moments with a new 'Explore' tab on mobile
For discovery and news in one place
October 12, 2016
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Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails...because that's the problem?
Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It's unclear what advantage going "round" would bring, as the style's adoption among app makers and designers tends to be more of a trend that ebbs and flows over time, rather than a format that's proven to have a significant advantage over the classic and familiar square/rectangular style.
May 30, 2017
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Twitter update for Windows 10 PC and Mobile removes @names from reply text
It looks like Twitter is now following through with some changes to @replies it promised at the end of March with its Windows 10 app. at the time, Twitter dropped @replies from counting towards the 140 character limit. with the change, @names no longer appeared in reply text on other platforms, with names instead appearing above the text itself.
May 2, 2017
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Twitter usernames no longer count toward the 140 character limit on tweeted replies
Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. An update to the app is being pushed out starting today; the main change will allow users to send a reply to a Tweet without counting usernames toward the 140 character limit.
March 30, 2017
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Twitter Users Frustrated by Disappearance of "@-Replies"
When Twitter was created, there was no built-in way to indicate that you were Tweeting to a particular account, so users came up with the "@username" method for tagging others in their Tweets. In the decade since, the @- reply has gone from obscure shorthand to commonplace usage by hundreds of millions of people. But as part of Twitter's recently announced changes, the @-reply is vanishing – and some folks are not happy.
October 30, 2016
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Twitter wants more TV producers and YouTube stars livestreaming on Periscope
So now you can stream stuff from places other than your phone.
October 13, 2016
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Twitter will cut 9 percent of its workforce, or roughly 350 people
The layoffs were announced alongside Twitter's Q3 earnings Thursday morning.
October 27, 2016
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Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos
Twitter is looking for some more video ad dollars.
March 28, 2017
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Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps are all about video, not tweets
But the important part for cord cutters: Free NFL games.
September 14, 2016
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Twitter's new transparency report is disclosure done right
It's common practice these days for companies that hold significant amounts of user data to publish transparency reports. Google, Facebook, Dropbox and Slack all put out their numbers on a regular basis, breaking down government requests for user data by country and type.
September 21, 2016
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Twitter's Periscope adds 360-degree live videos
Periscope is still plugging along.
December 28, 2016
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Twitter's personalized Highlights feature finally comes to iOS
The feature aims to help users catch up quickly with the tweets most relevant to them. It comes to Apple's mobile platform more than a year after Android.
November 1, 2016
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Twitter's React-Based Mobile Web Stack Rivals Native Performance
Twitter recently switched all of their mobile web front-end users to a modern, JavaScript-based web stack. In doing so, they demonstrated how advancements in mobile web technologies rival the performance of native-based apps.
February 17, 2017
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Twitter's Tech Stack - from JavaScript to Big Data
Take a tour of the current tech stack used by Twitter. We'll cover their approach to JavaScript, services infrastructure, databases and caching, as well as big data.
March 18, 2016
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Twitter's U.S. mobile advertising revenue is expected to decline for the first time, says eMarketer
Facebook and Google are doing quite nicely, though.
March 14, 2017
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Twitter's user growth goes nowhere and the stock is collapsing
The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users were growing quarter-over-quarter.
July 27, 2017
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What price for Twitter? a lot, which might be a big issue for many buyers.
Could it fetch up to $30 billion, as some sources suggest?
September 23, 2016
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You can live stream on Twitter without the Periscope app now
Twitter continues its heavy push into video.
December 14, 2016
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You can now see when someone has read your Twitter DM
Use this power wisely
September 8, 2016
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Virgin Mobile UK introduces (mostly) unlimited Twitter usage without using up your data
Virgin Mobile has introduced a new perk for its customers in the UK, making Twitter usage free on their mobile devices - but there is an important exception to be aware of.
July 10, 2017
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We probably still need some more numbers for this Very Important Twitter Chart
I'm reviewing the transcript in my notes of Twitter's second-quarter earnings call, which definitely did not go well, with the stock crashing more than 10% and it seems like Twitter is beating the drum very hard on its daily active user growth.
July 27, 2017
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Wordpress

WordPress 4.6.1 upgrades security, fixes 15 bugs
WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. this is a security release for all previous versions and all users are strongly encouraged to update their sites immediately.
September 8, 2016
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WordPress.com add-on now available for Google Docs
Writing is either a solo or collaborative effort, with tools of the trade being quite varied. Now, two of them have been integrated seamlessly.
March 9, 2017
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WordPress.com gives you more options to share your posts on social networks
WordPress.com is slowly but surely replacing all those clunky social sharing plugins that you use. With today's update, you can now schedule tweets, Facebook posts or LinkedIn updates in WordPress.com's admin interface.
July 13, 2017
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WordPress.com now lets you write and collaborate in Google Docs
Instead of competing with Google Docs, WordPress.com is going to embrace the popular web editor so you can write and publish from Google Docs if you're using Chrome. it's going to make it much easier to collaborate with other people, as Google Docs has become the default collaborative real-time editor on the web.
March 7, 2017
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WordPress.com now supports collaborative editing through Google Docs
WordPress is opening up some new editing options today with the release of a plugin for Google Docs.
March 7, 2017
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Zoho

Zoho launches one-stop cloud business suite for SMBs
Productivity software company Zoho has long offered packages for CRM, business email and more.
July 25, 2017
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Zoho racks up another offering, launches Checkout
Yet another product launch from the most active software vendor you've probably not ever heard of.
February 1, 2017
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ZOHO Office Suite
Online Office Tools, Productivity Applications and more
Provides a Service
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Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user
Zoho's new offering, Zoho One, brings together all of the company's 30+ apps for $30 a month per user.
July 25, 2017
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