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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges   —  Select Netflix members are getting a chance to hide viewing of embarrassing titles from logs, recommendations and Facebook friends.  —  We've all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix …
Jul 18, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook launches Mentions iPhone app, intended for use by public figures with verified Pages   —  You Can't Use Facebook's New iPhone App — Unless You're Famous  —  Stars aren't just like us.  They need a special app to post on Facebook.  —  That's the thinking behind Mentions …
Jul 17, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
Secret / Medium:
Secret raises $25M series B, launches ‘Collections’ feature and anonymous Facebook login   —  Onward  —  The next six months  —  Six months into growing and evolving Secret, our community has shown us how much demand there is for a social network centered around honest conversations.
Jul 14, 2014, 1:10 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Becomes A Local Party Discovery Tool With “Events For You” Redesign   —  Just because you weren't invited, doesn't mean Facebook can't help you crash the party.  Facebook Events on the web got a slick visual overhaul today that includes a new “Events For You” tab that recommends gatherings …
Jul 3, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Slingshot Challenges Snapchat With ‘Reply To Unlock’   —  Facebook wants to break the “1% Rule” of Internet culture that says a tiny fraction of users create the content for everyone else.  So after a momentary leak last week, today Facebook officially launches Slingshot for iOS …
Jun 17, 2014, 1:50 PMIn context
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook Slingshot is much more than a Snapchat clone   —  A new kind of network that feels more like a feed than a messenger  —  At first, Facebook's new ephemeral messaging app, Slingshot, feels like yet another Snapchat clone.  The free app, available now for iPhone and Android …
Jun 17, 2014, 1:45 PMIn context
Sara M. Watson / The Atlantic Online:
Why customized ads are so creepy, even when they miss their target   —  Why customized ads are so creepy, even when they miss their target  —  “What is it about my data that suggests I might be a good fit for an anorexia study?”  That's the question my friend Jean asked me after she saw …
Jun 17, 2014, 9:10 AMIn context
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The Dark Side Of Facebook, Where People Lie, Steal, And Make Millions   —  On Feb. 10, Jason Fyk received a strange Facebook message.  —  “Bro.”  —  The message had been sent by someone who wasn't his friend on the social network, someone using the alias “Anthony.  *” It was a name Fyk had come to know and dread.
Jun 16, 2014, 8:15 AMIn context
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook accidentally launches, then pulls Snapchat competitor Slingshot   —  After recently killing off Poke, its first Snapchat competitor, Facebook is back with a second shot at ephemeral messaging.  The new app, called Slingshot, lets you quickly send photos and videos to friends inside a minimal messaging interface.
Jun 9, 2014, 5:10 PMIn context
Tim Hornyak / PC World:
QuickCoin app lets users send bitcoin through Facebook   —  If you're intrigued by Bitcoin but daunted by how transactions work, there's an app for that—and it's on Facebook.  —  QuickCoin lets users move the cryptocurrency around for free through the social network.
May 27, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context

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