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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook launching new team of fewer than 12 to explore blockchain tech, led by David Marcus and including Instagram's VPs of engineering and product   —  What is the blockchain?  Facebook wants to find out, too.  —  What is the blockchain?  And how should Facebook be using it?
May 8, 2018, 5:28 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook adds Jeff Zients, the director of the National Economic Council for Obama for three years, to its board, filling Jan Koum's seat   —  Zients, who is the CEO of Cranemere Group Limited, will officially join the board at the end of the month.  —  Facebook has a new board member …
May 8, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook appoints CPO Chris Cox to lead Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger apps; CTO Mike Schroepfer to oversee AR/VR, AI, blockchain, more   —  WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook's core app are getting new leaders as part of a massive executive reorg.
May 8, 2018, 4:02 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it's building a Clear History feature to let users stop Facebook-collected browsing history and app usage from being associated with their account   —  It's arguably the company's biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  —  Facebook users will soon be able …
May 1, 2018, 12:17 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Overview of Twitter's video ad business, which brought in $287M+ in Q1 and over half of the company's total revenue since Q4 2017   —  Twitter made more than $287 million from video ads last quarter.  —  Twitter has been highlighting its video ad business during earnings calls for years …
May 1, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap confirms it's testing a redesign that puts user-generated Stories back alongside content from celebrities and others in Discover page   —  User Stories are headed to the Discover page as part of a new test, which raises a number of questions about Snap's recent redesign.
Apr 25, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap begins rolling out a direct response ad unit in the Snapchat camera screen, encouraging users to perform an action when using a sponsored lens   —  These new Snapchat ads won't blend in as well as the old ones.  —  Snap likes to say that it's a camera company — the camera …
Apr 18, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it suspended 274K accounts for promoting terrorism in last six months of 2017, bringing total to 1.2M since August 2015   —  It suspended more than 274,000 accounts just in the last six months of 2017.  —  Twitter suspended more than 1.2 million accounts that were promoting terrorism …
Apr 5, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook will stop sharing as much of your personal data with people outside of Facebook   —  Facebook is making sweeping changes to many of its most important APIs.  —  Facebook is aggressively cutting down on the amount of personal data third-party developers can collect from users as part …
Apr 4, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have collected information on as many as 87M people, mostly in US; original reports pegged the number closer to 50M   —  On Monday, April 9, you can find out if you were one of them.  —  Cambridge Analytica may have had data from more unwitting Facebook users than originally thought.
Apr 4, 2018, 2:37 PMIn context

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