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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Lifestage, an app for high school students to create a profile with videos   —  “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016?  What if every field in your profile was a full video" asks Facebook's 19-year old product prodigy Michael Sayman.
Aug 19, 2016, 6:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is building its own Steam-style desktop gaming platform with Unity   —  Facebook may try to compete with Steam, or at least win back revenue lost when casual gaming shifted to mobile.  Today Facebook formally announced it's working with game engine Unity to build a dedicated …
Aug 18, 2016, 10:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google's bare-bones FaceTime competitor Duo launches for iOS and Android, won't connect with other communication apps from Google like Hangouts, upcoming Allo   —  Can Google spring back from its social failures with a bare-bones video-calling app that unites iOS and Android users?
Aug 16, 2016, 12:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out new code to nullify adblock workaround introduced by Adblock Plus   —  Adblock Plus launched a workaround to Facebook's ad block bypass today that ham-handedly removes posts from friends and Pages, not just ads, according to a statement provided by Facebook to TechCrunch.
Aug 11, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Just like Facebook Subscribe was good enough to slow Twitter's growth, Instagram Stories could slow Snapchat   —  Good-enough goes a long way when combined with network effect.  You don't always need to be better to win, you just have to rob your competitor of its appeal.
Aug 10, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom gives full credit to Snapchat for Stories format, and looks at how tech companies build on each others' innovations   —  The one thing you never hear in Silicon Valley is an entrepreneur admit they copied someone else.  Yet there in the headquarters of Facebook …
Aug 6, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook starts testing MSQRD selfie filters in Canada and Brazil, opening to your camera instead of a status update prompt on top of your feed   —  Snapchat opens to the camera by default to spur content creation, and now Facebook is trying the same starting with an Olympics-themed test in Brazil and Canada.
Aug 5, 2016, 11:21 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches Release Radar, a weekly personalized playlist of new music   —  Spotify is doubling down on its strategy to beat Apple Music with big data-driven personalized playlists like Discover Weekly — a huge hit that saw 40 million users in its first year.
Aug 5, 2016, 7:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Inside Area 404, Facebook's 22K square foot hardware lab at its Menlo Park HQ, built to avoid outsourcing delays and cut time from concept to working prototype   —  This is where Facebook will prototype its solar drones, Internet-beaming lasers, VR headsets, and next-gen servers.
Aug 3, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram “Stories” clones Snapchat's Stories feature for ephemeral photo and video slideshows, will roll out globally on iOS and Android over next few weeks   —  People only post the highlights of their life on Instagram, so today the app adds its own version of “Stories” …
Aug 2, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context

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