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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook's Building 8 experimental consumer hardware group working on at least 4 projects, one involving cameras and AR; group to have a key role at F8   —  - A top secret division within Facebook called Building 8 is working on at least four unannounced consumer hardware products.
Mar 19, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Oculus drops price of Rift headset and Touch wireless controllers by $100 each, together now $598   —  Facebook has a new strategy to get people interested in virtual reality: cutting the price.  —  The company's VR subsidiary, Oculus, announced Wednesday that it's lowering the cost …
Mar 1, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Tinder acquires Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app that functions similarly to Snapchat's Live Stories   —  Tinder is making a push into video with the acquisition of Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app that functions similarly to Snapchat's “Live Stories” format.
Feb 16, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook to add tools to connect businesses and job seekers in US on Friday: “Apply Now” button, autofill for applicant information, responses via Messenger   —  Facebook is going after LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job listing sites.  —  Starting Wednesday …
Feb 15, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus VR pop-ups in Best Buys after a steep decline in consumer demos after Christmas   —  Facebook is closing around 200 of its 500 Oculus virtual reality demo stations at Best Buy locations across the US, Business Insider has learned.
Feb 8, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
IPO filing discloses Snapchat paid $158M to oust co-founder Reggie Brown after 2014 settlement   —  Snap cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy will become billionaires overnight when their company goes public at a potential $25 billion valuation.  —  One person who will not share …
Feb 2, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Facebook is testing ephemeral Stories that sit at the top of News Feed in its main app in Ireland, mimicking Snapchat and Instagram   —  After successfully copying Snapchat with Instagram Stories, Facebook is at it again in its big blue app.  —  The same interface, which Facebook …
Jan 25, 2017, 11:13 AMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Twitter's Android app inflated video ad metrics between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12, source says by up to 35%; Twitter admits technical error and refunds advertisers   —  A bug in a recent version of Twitter's Android app inflated video advertising metrics by as much as 35%, a person familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
Dec 22, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook is working on Collections, a feature to showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed   —  Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar …
Dec 2, 2016, 1:45 PMIn context
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Twitter gives Anthony Noto an additional $12M a year in stock over a four year period, for his new job as COO, replacing Adam Bain   —  Twitter's Anthony Noto is getting a hefty stock package worth up to $12 million per year to take on a larger role as Chief Operating Officer of the struggling internet company.
Nov 24, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context

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