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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Reporter uses Facebook to buy an AR-15 assault rifle, despite Facebook banning gun sales   —  Facebook banned the coordination of private gun sales earlier this year, but it's still easy to arrange the purchase of firearms on its platform.  I should know: I bought one.
Aug 10, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Less than 6 months after joining, Twitter VP of communications Natalie Kerris is leaving the company   —  Natalie Kerris, who joined Twitter as its VP of communications in February, is leaving the company, BuzzFeed News has learned.  Leslie Berland, Twitter's chief marketing officer …
Aug 1, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
The temporary follow feature in Twitter Moments is indispensable when big news hits, but too hard to find   —  Two major news events unfolded this week with the kind of incremental and quickly evolving updates that made Twitter an ideal place to follow both.
Jun 28, 2016, 8:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: Twitter curtails development of Buy button and product pages, moves commerce team to other projects   —  Jack Dorsey puts Dick Costolo-era project on backburner as Twitter refocuses on core product.  —  Twitter has curtailed product development on its ‘Buy’ button and product pages …
May 25, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
New AI-powered helper bot Ozlo goes live with $14M in funding from Greylock and others, does not rely on human intermediaries, will take up to 10K initial users   —  For the past few weeks, whenever I've found myself looking for a place to eat or drink, I've turned to Ozlo, a bot on my phone, for help.
May 10, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: LinkedIn has held talks with publishers about introducing its own version of Facebook's Instant Articles   —  LinkedIn Exploring Its Own Version Of Facebook's Instant Articles  —  LinkedIn is considering introducing its own version of Facebook's Instant Articles …
May 5, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Google's training AI with formulaic romance novels to help it become more conversational; uses could include more natural search and email Smart Reply responses   —  Google Is Feeding Romance Novels To Its Artificial Intelligence Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational  —  “Her blouse sprang apart.
May 5, 2016, 8:40 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: Facebook is offering some content creators around $250K for 20 live video posts per month over a three-month period   —  As Social Shifts To Video, Content Creators Win Power And Dollars  —  Photo illustration by Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News / Thinkstock-Facebook
Apr 27, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook rolling out setting that lets users turn off all Live notifications   —  You Can Turn Off Those Facebook Live Video Notifications Now  —  Facebook is finally introducing an option to turn off all those live video notifications.  The control is currently rolling out, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.
Apr 22, 2016, 8:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to start selling tickets through Facebook   —  Eventbrite To Sell Tickets Directly Through Facebook Too  —  Earlier today, BuzzFeed News reported that Ticketmaster will soon begin selling tickets directly on Facebook.  We've now learned that another big ticketing company, Eventbrite, is set to do the same.
Apr 11, 2016, 9:15 PMIn context

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