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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook expands Safety Check to help people offer community aid like food and shelter, now live in US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Saudi Arabia   —  Facebook wants to connect those in need with people who have shelter or food to offer.  —  Facebook is expanding Safety Check …
Feb 8, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter to hide abusive tweets in conversations, add safe search, and try to keep banned users from rejoining the service   —  The company promised users more features around safety, so here they are.  —  A week ago, Twitter executives said that making the service safer for users was the company's …
Feb 7, 2017, 9:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Flipagram CEO says the video creation app has been acquired by Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, will remain “completely independent”   —  Flipagram says it will remain “completely independent.”  —  Flipagram, the video creation app that was once considered a serious threat to Instagram …
Feb 1, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook is testing carousel ads inside Messenger in Australia and Thailand, says the ads aren't targeted based on content of messages   —  The experiment is just in Australia and Thailand.  For now.  —  Facebook said last summer that it was running out of places to show users ads in News Feed …
Jan 25, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Head of Product Kevin Weil explain the bevy of new features launched in 2016, many of which were inspired by Snapchat   —  How Kevin Systrom got over minimalism and snapped into building mode.  —  Toward the tail end of 2015, Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram …
Jan 23, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it beat “many” internal workplace diversity targets in 2016, including promoting minorities and women to leadership positions   —  Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male.  —  Most Silicon Valley tech companies have workforces …
Jan 19, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: publishers doubt Facebook will renew paid livestreaming deals, as it has been pushing them to focus on creating longer content   —  Publishers don't expect Facebook to renew the deals it was pushing last spring; now Facebook wants something else.  —  Facebook spent more than $50 million …
Jan 17, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: details from Mark Zuckerberg's candid weekly Q&A sessions almost never leak because staffers fear reprisal, such as firings and peer pressure   —  The CEO opens up to 16,000 employees once a week.  Why don't you hear more about it?  —  On a Friday afternoon in July 2015 …
Jan 5, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
A look at Messenger and Instagram features from 2016 that mimic Snapchat, such as Stories and ephemeral messaging, as Facebook tries to curb Snapchat's growth   —  Facebook's Snapchat envy isn't new.  —  Facebook is worried about Snapchat.  Big time.  —  Mark Zuckerberg …
Jan 1, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is “thinking a lot” about an edit-tweet button, also considering bookmarks, better threading, and multiple interest-based timelines   —  He also wants to know what else you want him to build.  —  You've probably dreamed of directing Twitter's product strategy — well, here's your chance!
Dec 30, 2016, 10:00 AMIn context

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