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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter introduces Snapchat-like QR codes as an option to follow people   —  When clicking the follow button feels too hard  —  Twitter today introduced QR codes into its apps for iOS and Android, because not having QR codes was Twitter's biggest existential threat as a business and the main reason …
Nov 16, 2016, 5:50 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
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook is buying the social analytics company CrowdTangle, used by BuzzFeed, CNN, ESPN, others to track how content spreads online, for an undisclosed sum   —  Understanding how news goes viral  —  Facebook today announced that it has purchased CrowdTangle, a 4-year-old tool that publishers use …
Nov 11, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zuckerberg: “the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way... is a pretty crazy idea”   —  “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”  —  After a day of criticism over his company's role …
Nov 10, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack's ad in The New York Times made the company look afraid of Microsoft Teams, undermining its message and echoing past sentiments from companies like Rdio   —  Paper tiger  —  Slack has always been easy to like.  The fast-growing team communication startup had a classic underdog story …
Nov 3, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Vine struggled to monetize and compete with Instagram and Snapchat amid executive churn, while failing to find strategic benefits for Twitter   —  Closing the loop  —  The thing about Vine becoming the internet's premiere tool for making short-form videos is that it happened almost completely by accident.
Oct 28, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How a co-founder of a startup called Luka built an AI chatbot, trained on past messages, for texting with her deceased friend   —  When her best friend died, she rebuilt him using artificial intelligence  —  When the engineers had at last finished their work, Eugenia Kuyda opened a console on her laptop and began to type.
Oct 8, 2016, 1:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Snap's Spectacles work: 115-degree lens shoots circular videos up to 30 seconds long that are wirelessly transferred to the app, lights indicate recording   —  Your questions answered  —  The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles, its first hardware product.
Sep 24, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat, unveils Spectacles, glasses that record up to 10 seconds of video at a time with a tap of a button, to be sold this fall for $130   —  Snap decisions  —  Snapchat's first hardware product is coming to the market sooner than anyone expected.
Sep 24, 2016, 12:25 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3B over 10 years to cure and manage diseases, starting with $600M fund for Biohub research center at UCSF   —  Starting with a $600 million “Biohub”  —  The philanthropic initiative founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan …
Sep 21, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context

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