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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud expands monetization program to musicians who are 18 and up, pay for hosting, get over 5K streams per month, and only publish original music   —  SoundCloud moves painfully slow for a tech company, and no one feels that pain more than musicians who are popular on the site …
Oct 9, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts video chat devices for home: the $199 Portal with a 10" screen and $349 Portal+ with a 15.6" swiveling screen; preorders today, ships November   —  Facebook's first hardware product combines Alexa (and eventually Google Assistant) with a countertop video chat screen that zooms to always keep you in frame.
Oct 8, 2018, 9:08 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms Messenger is testing voice features to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls, and create reminders, as the app's Android code shows   —  Facebook Messenger could soon let you user your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls, and create reminders.
Oct 5, 2018, 8:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Screenshots suggest Instagram is testing a Location History feature that would share users' location with Facebook for targeted ads and content recommendations   —  This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned.
Oct 4, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a redesigned version of Nearby Friends that looks a lot like Snap Map   —  Helping friends meet up offline has been a massive missed opportunity for Facebook .  Whether because the brand is too creepy or the politely opt-in 2015 rollout of its location sharing feature …
Oct 4, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan's VC firm Initialized Capital raises $225M for its fourth fund   —  “Right now we're in this Empire Strikes Back moment” says Initialized Capital's Garry Tan, referring to tech giants ruthlessly copying and competing with fresh ideas.  “We think the startups represent the Return Of The Jedi.”
Oct 2, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Compound, the Coinbase and Andreessen Horowitz funded startup, launches its money market protocol for shorting cryptocurrencies or lending them to earn interest   —  Think Ethereum and other crypto coins are overvalued?  Now you can make money when their prices fall via Compound …
Sep 28, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg says all Oculus VR content will be forward-compatible with upcoming Rifts   —  Oculus doesn't want to deter developers by making their games and content obsolete when the next version of Rift comes out.  So today at the Oculus Connect 5 conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that …
Sep 26, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Inside Facebook's attempts to keep its Facebook and Messenger Stories original, including rolling out its Music feature for adding songs as a soundtrack   —  There's a secret Facebook app called Blink.  Built for employees only, it's how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom.
Sep 26, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources say Instagram's co-founders are leaving after growing tensions with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's leadership over autonomy and product direction   —  Facebook promised Instagram autonomy, but reduced it over time leading to today's bombshell revelation.
Sep 25, 2018, 12:20 AMIn context

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