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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook reports searches up 33% over past nine months to 2B per day, as it hopes to attract more of the chatter that ends up on Twitter   —  Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter.
Jul 27, 2016, 10:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook reports Q2 revenue of $6.44B vs $6.02B expected, $0.97 EPS vs $0.82 expected; mobile ad revenue 84% of total ad revenue, up from 76% last year   —  Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again.  The social network continued steady growth …
Jul 27, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A history of Facebook Messenger as it reaches 1B monthly users five years after its debut; 17B photos are now sent through the service each month   —  Facebook's gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off.  Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months …
Jul 20, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook releases new statement explaining censorship policy for Live, says it only removes content if it celebrates or glorifies violence   —  Facebook only removes content if it celebrates or glorifies violence, not if it's only graphic or disturbing, according to a spokesperson.
Jul 8, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook implements News Feed ranking changes favoring friends and family over publishers, lists the “cores values” underlying this move   —  After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency.  The company is publishing a formal …
Jun 29, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker feature on iOS to compete with Google Photos and Apple's Memories feature coming in iOS 10   —  Most people can't shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring.  That's why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatic movie makers based on your media.
Jun 27, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events, currently for iOS users, in 10 US cities   —  Approximately 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60 percent of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed.  But Facebook is giving hardcore extroverts seeking …
Jun 27, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts rolling-out Foursquare-powered location-tagged tweet feeds on iOS   —  Finally Twitter will let you see tweets from a specific place, like a business, sports stadium, or music festival.  After a reader tipped us off, Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch it's now rolling out this big …
Jun 24, 2016, 10:45 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram doubles monthly users to 500M in 2 years, with 300M checking daily, but the rate of growth for images shared per day is slowing   —  Photos transcend language barriers, leading Instagram to hit a major milestone today, Its growth is actually accelerating over time …
Jun 21, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds SMS support back to Facebook Messenger for Android after pulling it in 2012; SMS support is not currently planned for Messenger on iOS   —  Surround and conquer is Facebook's new strategy for getting people to switch from SMS to Messenger.  You can now read and send old-school text messages …
Jun 14, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context

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