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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
At Facebook's anti-sex trafficking hackathon, Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, and Pinterest competed, the winners developed tools to track traffickers online   —  Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet.
May 25, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat now gives users the option to send their real-time location to a friend or request theirs, which shows up on the Snap Map and within message threads   —  Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users.
May 24, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook's power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted to answer   —  Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries …
May 22, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram is testing a mid-feed alert that tells users they are caught up on all new posts from the past 48 hours   —  Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you've seen all the posts Instagram will show you.  That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive …
May 21, 2018, 8:10 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked screenshots show Facebook's influencer search engine for connecting marketers and creators to make branded content; Facebook confirms it is testing it   —  Facebook's next money-maker could be this tool for connecting marketers to social media creators so they can team up on sponsored-content Facebook ad campaigns.
May 18, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook to start testing ads in Stories today in the US, Mexico, and Brazil, says Stories has 150M daily users, defines a user as anyone who watches one story   —  After 14 months of silence since launching, Facebook Stories has finally announced a 150 million daily active user count for its Snapchat Stories clone.
May 17, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Compound, a startup that's building a money market for crypto assets, raises $8M seed led by a16z and gets the first investment from Coinbase's new venture fund   —  Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate.  Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet …
May 16, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram app code reveals a Usage Insights dashboard that displays “time spent”, an emoji bar, and replies to comments from notifications   —  Instagram may be jumping into the time well spent movement, following the unveiling of Google's new time management controls last week.
May 15, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp refreshes Groups to let admins more easily manage their Groups and users more quickly catch up on missed messages, to better take on Telegram   —  Facebook just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company.
May 15, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Uber users can now rate their trip mid-ride with categorized and written feedback, instead of having to wait for the end of the trip   —  “Last year was pretty hard, I'm not gonna lie,” says Peter Deng, Uber's head of rider experience.  But as part of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's push …
May 14, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context

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