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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook just changed its mission, because the old one was broken   —  With great power comes long letters  —  Facebook used to repeat its mission statement so often that most tech reporters could recite it from memory: “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
Feb 16, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yik Yak's lead mobile developer publishes group messaging app Hive to App Store and Google Play, possibly signalling pivot for the company   —  Yak to the drawing board  —  In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track.
Feb 13, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Pinterest debuts Lens in beta, a search tool which identifies real-world objects and suggests related products   —  New, more visual search  —  Pinterest today introduced Lens, a new visual search tool that uses machine vision to detect objects in the real world and suggest related items on the service.
Feb 8, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
More than 2K Google employees across eight campuses, including Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin, stopped work to protest Trump's executive order on immigration   —  Google employees in offices around the world staged a walkout on Monday afternoon in protest of President Donald Trump's executive …
Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it's replacing the Moments tab with an Explore tab, which emphasizes trending topics and live video   —  Content advisory  —  Twitter's central Moments tab, which once terrorized obsessive-compulsive users with a blue dot that never went away, is going away.
Jan 26, 2017, 12:08 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack debuts new threaded messages feature on all platforms; conversations are attached to specific messages and show in the “flex pane” sidebar on desktop, web   —  Evolving beyond chat  —  Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window …
Jan 18, 2017, 1:12 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter adds live video broadcast to its iOS and Android apps; Periscope will continue as a standalone app   —  Periscope down  —  Twitter released an update today that will let you broadcast live video from within its app for iOS and Android.  The feature is “powered by” Periscope …
Dec 14, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Anonymous social network Yik Yak lays off about 30 of its 50 staffers as growth stalls; sources say the remaining employees are mostly engineers   —  Yak to square one  —  Yik Yak has laid off a “significant” number of employees amid a downturn in the app's growth prospects, The Verge has learned.
Dec 8, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook filed a patent last June for a system that partly uses machine learning to vet objectionable content; system could help remove fake news   —  A project in the works since 2015  —  As Facebook works on new tools to stop the spread of misinformation on its network …
Dec 8, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter brings ranked conversations to mobile devices, so replies with higher engagement or from accounts you follow will show up first, and adds reply counts   —  Seeing popular replies first  —  Twitter introduced a new design for replies today that ranks conversations in your timeline according …
Nov 29, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context

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