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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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events   —  Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can't match in a bid to boost usage.  Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest …
Nov 13, 2017, 1:13 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local in the US on iOS and Android, adds restaurants, bars, and places your friends visit   —  Bad news for Yelp and good news for nightlife lovers.  When you want to go out, it doesn't necessarily have to be to an event.
Nov 10, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Community Boost program, traveling to 30 US cities during 2018, to help SMBs use the platform, provide training to unemployed, more   —  Whether it's to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost.
Nov 9, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen says his new firm Chia Network will debut less energy-intensive cryptocurrency in 2018 verified via time, computer storage proofs   —  A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that.
Nov 8, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says Clinton and Trump campaigns spent combined $81M on ads on the platform, compared to $46K spent by Russian Internet Research Agency   —  Russian information troll farm the Internet Research Agency spent just .05 percent as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton …
Nov 1, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
During congressional hearing, Facebook's general counsel said 120K Instagram posts from Russian-linked accounts reached 16M Americans from Oct '16 to election   —  Facebook detailed the extent of Russia's election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing.
Nov 1, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Senators raise issue to Facebook, Twitter, Google of shell firms obscuring identities of advertisers, a fundamental obstacle to efforts to increase transparency   —  How can internet giants know that innocent-seeming U.S. companies aren't actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections?
Oct 31, 2017, 4:57 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests 4K UHD video posts for some Pages, three years after YouTube's 4K video rollout   —  If you're sick of your beautiful videos looking crummy on Facebook, there's good news for you.  After some super HD videos started popping up on the social network, Facebook now confirms …
Oct 24, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat updates iOS app with link sharing from other apps, introduces temporary opt-out options for Snap Map   —  Snapchat is embracing links beyond its native content and will now allow you to briefly disappear from its Snap Map.  In an update to Snapchat's iOS apptoday, Snap began rolling out two important new features.
Oct 23, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context

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