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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
DoorDash to add six robots to its food delivery fleet in Redwood City this Thursday for short-distance orders of up to two miles   —  This Thursday, the on-demand delivery company DoorDash's human couriers will begin working alongside a new type of coworker: robots.
Mar 20, 2017, 7:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Snap's hands-off approach to high profile Snapchat users has alienated some of them, increasing the appeal of Instagram and YouTube   —  During a November 2014 trip to Los Angeles, Boston-based Snapchat “creator” Mike Platco stopped by Snap's Venice, California, offices to say hello.
Mar 2, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is temporarily limiting reach of tweets from “potentially abusive accounts” to people who already follow them on case-by-case basis   —  Twitter time out.  —  Twitter is temporarily decreasing the reach of tweets from users it believes are engaging in abusive behavior via …
Feb 16, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How the digital legacy of the Obama White House will live on via tech projects such as a Twitter bot, a Giphy page, and Internet Archive sharing   —  President Obama was the first US president to use Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook Live, and YouTube to engage the public.
Jan 5, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
After years of rejecting the “media company” label, Twitter is hiring Periscope editors, broadcasting news alerts, and airing premium live video   —  If you're wondering whether Twitter views itself as a media company or not, take a look at its careers page.
Dec 31, 2016, 8:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter tests breaking news alerts for big events, such as Fidel Castro's death, using an algorithm to decide who gets them   —  Twitter wants to be a news app, having recently moved to that category from the “social networking” category in the iOS App Store.
Dec 19, 2016, 11:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook tests context-based actions in Messenger via its “M” assistant, such as sending location or stickers   —  Facebook's “M” virtual assistant hasn't been rolled out to all that many people, but its interactions with a limited user base have helped train Facebook's artificial …
Dec 15, 2016, 10:25 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook's fake news problem emerged as it emphasized real-time content, with the debut of its Share button in 2012 and hashtags and Trending in mid-2013   —  As Facebook attempted to capture the fast-moving energy of the news cycle from Twitter, and shied away from policing political content …
Nov 21, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Justin Bieber-backed Shots pivots from a social app to a content creation platform, which will sell video to competing platforms and share revenue with creators   —  Lele Pons, one of Shots Studios' stars, with Benita, a character in the Shots series Awkward Puppets
Oct 5, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook disabled the accounts of several prominent Palestinian journalists last week, then admitted the error and restored them, a continuing pattern   —  Facebook, a vital forum for online speech, can't seem to stop removing significant political content from its platform.
Sep 28, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context

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