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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Vine's founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app   —  “It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new.”  That's how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire meets Facebook Live.
Oct 22, 2017, 4:40 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins letting developers monetize Messenger's Instant Games with in-app purchases and video ads   —  Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app.  After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger …
Oct 19, 2017, 1:18 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh, which has had 5M+ downloads and over a billion messages sent in “past few weeks”, will let it continue to run   —  Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram.  Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh …
Oct 16, 2017, 4:37 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's opening up Facebook Stories to all Pages over the coming months   —  No one's posting to Facebook Stories.  Only 8 of my 2800 friends have Stories up right now, and 3 came from the new ‘cross-post from Instagram Stories’ feature.  Maybe younger or international demographics are …
Oct 12, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat says it's opening a secluded R&D lab 30 miles south of Salt Lake City in Lehi, Utah   —  It's hard to build something secret in LA or SF without anyone finding out.  So Snap Inc. is building a new R&D office in the remote location of Lehi, Utah — 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Oct 11, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos, who is leading the company's Russia investigation, complains via tweetstorm about a misguided media backlash over “The Algorithm”   —  “I am seeing a ton of coverage of our recent issues driven by stereotypes of our employees and attacks against fantasy …
Oct 7, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Freight logistics startup Flexport raises $110M Series C led by DST Global, plans to offer freight financing, buy more warehouses   —  “We're actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away" says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen.  “It's counterintuitive.
Oct 6, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
AOL is shutting down Instant Messenger (AIM) on December 15 after 20 years   —  The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug.  On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997.  AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century.
Oct 6, 2017, 11:13 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a chat app for Workplace users called “Workplace Chat” on Mac and Windows, with features including screen sharing   —  TechCrunch has discovered that Facebook has stealthily launched official desktop PC and Mac chat apps with screen sharing — two features users have been begging for.
Oct 5, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests button to provide additional context on links in News Feed, such as the publisher's Wikipedia entry, trending information, and related articles   —  Facebook thinks showing Wikipedia entries about publishers and additional Related Articles will give users more context about the links they see.
Oct 5, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context

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