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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Genies, which raised $15M at $100M+ valuation, launches its iOS app that uses lifelike personalized avatars to reenact news, had ~680,000 waitlisted to signup   —  “We plan on making Bitmoji obsolete,” says Akash Nigam, CEO of Genies.  Bragging about beating one of the world's top apps …
Dec 8, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Sound Collection tool for inserting copyright-free music into Facebook and Instagram clips, starts camera loaner program for 360 video creators   —  The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting.  So after years of reported discussions with the record labels …
Dec 8, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger Kids, a standalone messaging app that lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family approved by their parents, on iOS in the US   —  For the first time, Facebook is opening up to children under age 13 with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralize child predator threats …
Dec 4, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will waive its 5% fee on donations, match donations up to $50M per year, launch new APIs, and expand donation tools to 13 new countries   —  Facebook has always been about friends, but now it's seeking a broader purpose.  So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money.
Nov 29, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it's testing Messenger Broadcast, a tool that lets businesses send marketing messages to users   —  Facebook may soon be ready to squeeze more money out of its 1.3 billion-user chat app.  The company has internally developed “Messenger Broadcast,” a self-serve mass-messaging interface …
Nov 28, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out AI for suicide prevention globally with the exception of the EU after initial tests in US, to detect suicidal posts before they're reported   —  This is software to save lives.  Facebook's new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts …
Nov 27, 2017, 11:19 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat debuts new ad formats allowing advertisers to post Promoted Stories in Stories tab and AR Trial Ads for placing interactive objects in a camera view   —  Snap Inc's stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats.
Nov 24, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months   —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars …
Nov 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
UnitedMasters, which helps artists distribute music on streaming platforms and advertise to fans, raised $70M Series A led by Alphabet; Ben Horowitz joins board   —  Record labels are obsolete.  They haven't kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise.
Nov 16, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook kills off Messenger Day stories feature, replacing it with Facebook Stories inside Messenger, and kills off Facebook Direct ephemeral messaging   —  Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones.  Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging …
Nov 13, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context

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