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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting developers monetize Messenger's Instant Games with in-app purchases and video ads   —  Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app.  After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger …
Oct 19, 2017, 1:18 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh, which has had 5M+ downloads and over a billion messages sent in “past few weeks”, will let it continue to run   —  Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram.  Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh …
Oct 16, 2017, 4:37 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months   —  No one's posting to Facebook Stories.  Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature.  Maybe younger or international demographics are …
Oct 12, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Oculus:
Facebook debuts Rift Core 2.0 with redesigned Dash UI featuring dock-like hub and Home, the desktop-like space that can be shown to friends in VR, coming in Dec   —  Today, we announced Rift Core 2.0, a complete overhaul of Rift's core experience that lets people do more in VR than ever before.
Oct 11, 2017, 2:16 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's testing a “snooze” button that mutes people or pages for a day, week, or month   —  Sick of a friend's non-stop vacation photos?  Bored of hearing about some business Page's big launch?  One of your groups won't shut up about their upcoming get-together?
Sep 14, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Brad Frost:
The notifications Facebook uses to keep people coming back have gotten overt and aggressive   —  Several months ago, I turned off notifications from Facebook on my phone.  Last week, I went ahead and removed the Facebook app from my phone.  —  Now, I genuinely enjoy Facebook.
Sep 12, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Facebook's “People You May Know” recommends a relative a reporter didn't know she had, raising privacy questions; Facebook, citing privacy, won't offer details   —  Rebecca Porter and I were strangers, as far as I knew.  Facebook, however, thought we might be connected.
Aug 26, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Oren Hod / Facebook:
Facebook debuts On This Day-style monthly or seasonal memory recaps and friendship milestones   —  People come to Facebook to experience, share and talk about some of the most important moments happening in their lives, communities and around the world.  Many of these moments are reminiscing past memories and moments between friends.
Aug 25, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Facebook:
Facebook will let users give friends the option of donating to a US nonprofit on their birthday   —  People come to Facebook to send well-wishes and celebrate birthdays with friends.  In fact, every day more than 45 million people give birthday wishes on Facebook, which is why it's important …
Aug 16, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
David Lumb / Engadget:
Google brings its Trusted Contacts location sharing app to iOS and updates the Android app with new features   —  Google released Trusted Contacts for Android at the end of last year as an app version of Facebook's Safety Check that automatically shares your phone's status to close friends and family.
Jul 26, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context

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