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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook removes precise location sharing in Nearby Friends, starts testing new “Wave” feature for sending waving emoji to nearby friends   —  Nearby Friends didn't turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person... with a few changes.
Dec 24, 2016, 1:00 AMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
WhatsApp is being used by many immigrants and migrants to stay in touch with family members and friends back home, thanks to its security, simplicity, ubiquity   —  When Facebook bought WhatsApp for more than $19 billion in 2014, Jan Koum, a founder of the messaging company …
Dec 21, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook starts letting users choose background color for status updates on Android, amid reports of decreased personal sharing   —  Facebook's core attraction isn't news articles you could find anywhere, it's intimate posts from your real friends.  That explains why Facebook is trying …
Dec 19, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Salesforce announces LiveMessage, which brings bot conversations, SMS, Facebook Messenger, and more to Service Cloud   —  The gist of LiveMessage is that companies should be able to connect to customers and service them as a friend-to-friend interaction would occur via an app like Facebook Messenger.
Dec 13, 2016, 6:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out a lightweight web version of its photo-sharing service, Moments   —  When Facebook originally launched its photo-sharing service Moments, the idea was to offer friends and family a better way to send each other photos without having to post them more publicly on the social network itself.
Dec 12, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Facebook secures an e-money license from Irish government, which can be used in all EU countries, potentially allowing Messenger-based payments in Europe   —  Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S …
Dec 7, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger-based platform for HTML5 games, played in message threads; 17 games available at launch, including Pac-Man, Space Invaders   —  Bored while you wait for someone to text back?  Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games …
Nov 29, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds analytics support for Messenger bots, opens its developer program FbStart to bot developers   —  Facebook has been putting a big effort into growing Messenger as a bot platform this year.  Now there are 34,000 of these bots in existence, built to automatically feed you news and entertainment …
Nov 14, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook mistakenly showed memorial banners on profile pages implying users were dead, apologized for a “terrible error”   —  RIP  —  Facebook is capping one of the longest weeks in American history by telling everyone that they are dead.  Log on to your profile and there's …
Nov 11, 2016, 5:40 PMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Pocket will start recommending popular stories saved by other users and will list them in categories like technology, food, and fitness   —  While Facebook and Twitter offer an endless parade of links, Pocket wants to promote only the good stuff.  —  Gathering good reading material from around the internet is hard.
Oct 26, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context

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