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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Ohioan recounts dinner with Zuckerberg, the presence of eight former secret service agents, and how Zuck said he has spoken to Trump multiple times on the phone   —  About two weeks ago, Daniel Moore received a cryptic phone call.  —  The 57-year-old resident of Newton Falls …
May 6, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook planning on premiering about two dozen TV-like shows in mid-June, has greenlit virtual-reality dating show from Condé Nast Entertainment   —  Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June …
May 5, 2017, 5:24 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
CEO of WPP, the world's largest advertising group, says the company plans to spend $200M on Snapchat ads in 2017, after spending $96M in 2016   —  The CEO of the world's largest advertising group, WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, said his firm plans to spend $200 million on Snapchat in 2017 during …
Apr 29, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook's Building 8 experimental consumer hardware group working on at least 4 projects, one involving cameras and AR; group to have a key role at F8   —  - A top secret division within Facebook called Building 8 is working on at least four unannounced consumer hardware products.
Mar 19, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Oculus drops price of Rift headset and Touch wireless controllers by $100 each, together now $598   —  Facebook has a new strategy to get people interested in virtual reality: cutting the price.  —  The company's VR subsidiary, Oculus, announced Wednesday that it's lowering the cost …
Mar 1, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Tinder acquires Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app that functions similarly to Snapchat's Live Stories   —  Tinder is making a push into video with the acquisition of Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app that functions similarly to Snapchat's “Live Stories” format.
Feb 16, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook to add tools to connect businesses and job seekers in US on Friday: “Apply Now” button, autofill for applicant information, responses via Messenger   —  Facebook is going after LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job listing sites.  —  Starting Wednesday …
Feb 15, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus VR pop-ups in Best Buys after a steep decline in consumer demos after Christmas   —  Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US, Business Insider has learned.
Feb 8, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
IPO filing discloses Snapchat paid $158M to oust co-founder Reggie Brown after 2014 settlement   —  Snap cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy will become billionaires overnight when their company goes public at a potential $25 billion valuation.  —  One person who will not share …
Feb 2, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook is testing ephemeral Stories that sit at the top of News Feed in its main app in Ireland, mimicking Snapchat and Instagram   —  After successfully copying Snapchat with Instagram Stories, Facebook is at it again in its big blue app.  —  The same interface, which Facebook …
Jan 25, 2017, 11:13 AMIn context

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