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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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's executive reshuffle might reduce the autonomy of Instagram and WhatsApp but could give the company the ability to execute a more coherent strategy   —  Facebook was a mess.  The independence it dangled to close acquisition deals with Instagram and WhatsApp turned the company into a tangle of overlapping products.
May 8, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is working on Avatars, a feature akin to Snapchat's Bitmoji that allows users to create personalized avatars and use them in Messenger, private chats   —  Hidden inside the code of Facebook's Android app is an unreleased feature called Facebook Avatars that lets people build personalized …
May 7, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter for Android's APK shows that Twitter is testing an encrypted DMs feature that is labeled “Secret conversations”   —  Buried inside Twitter's Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages.
May 7, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram may soon allow users to add music to their Stories using “music stickers”, according to changes to code   —  Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app. “music stickers” could let you search for and add a song to your posts …
May 7, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram confirms it has added a native payments feature to its app with a limited set of partners, letting users purchase items without leaving Instagram   —  Get ready to shop the 'Gram.  Instagram just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users.
May 3, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context

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