Category: Facebook

Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns
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Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns

If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over two years since Instagram Stories launched cross-posting to Stories. Countless hours…

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3 Reasons Why the Facebook Bubble is Ripe for a Huge 2020 Burst
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3 Reasons Why the Facebook Bubble is Ripe for a Huge 2020 Burst

Libra’s potential success has already been priced in and it looks like the crypto will be a big letdown for the bulls. Regulatory fears will start weighing heavier on the company. Antitrust agencies are already planning a tech probe of the Silicon Valley and a meaningful punishment is imminent. Broader markets’ rally benefited Facebook but…

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Facebook, Google Rake in Election Ad Spending While Twitter, Spotify Say No
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Facebook, Google Rake in Election Ad Spending While Twitter, Spotify Say No

Presidential candidates have already spent more than $105 million on digital ads. Facebook and Google are getting most of the dough. Spotify just joined Twitter in rejecting these election ads outright. With billionaires like Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg splashing their cash around, the airwaves have been filled with 2020 presidential election ads. The political…

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Is Facebook dead to Gen Z?
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Is Facebook dead to Gen Z?

A look at recent usage trends, and how the company is trying to stay relevant More posts by this contributor Justine Moore Contributor Justine Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures alongside her sister, Olivia. More posts by this contributor The writing is on the wall for Facebook — the platform…

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Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe
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Facebook sells off Oculus Medium to Adobe

Facebook is selling Oculus Medium — a 3D virtual reality sculpting tool for creatives — to Adobe. The team was an expensive effort for Oculus and its sale signifies a broader rethinking within Facebook in what virtual reality projects they tackle in-house. It’s clear that Oculus pumped an awful lot of money into Medium over…

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Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration
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Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80 countries. The company today is announcing several new features, including WhatsApp integration, support for first-hand information sharing and an expansion of its “Data for Good” tools for things like better disaster and displacement maps. Crisis…

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Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false
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Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false

Facebook added a correction notice to a post by a fringe news site that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It’s the first time the government has tried to enforce a new law against ‘fake news’ outside its borders. The post by fringe news site States Times Review (STR), contained “scurrilous accusations” according to the…

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Facebook buys the VR studio behind Beat Saber
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Facebook buys the VR studio behind Beat Saber

Virtual reality doesn’t have many hit games yet, but Facebook is buying the studio behind one of the platform’s biggest titles. Facebook announced today that it will be buying Beat Games, the game studio behind Beat Saber, a rhythm game that’s equal parts Fruit Ninja and Guitar Hero — with light sabers of course. Terms…

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