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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook tests showing posts from local politicians in News Feed even for users not following those politicians, at most once per week   —  You may soon see posts from politicians you don't follow.  —  Facebook is testing a new feature that inserts posts from local politicians into users' News Feeds …
Aug 6, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook acquired AI startup Ozlo, which had raised $14M, to help Messenger build its personal assistant; Ozlo will shut down its enterprise API and app   —  Ozlo is joining Messenger.  —  Facebook has acquired Ozlo, a Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup, to help Messenger build …
Jul 31, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Reddit raised $200M in funding, is now valued at $1.8B, a16z and Sequoia among investors; sources: Condé Nast owner Advance Publications retains majority stake   —  It's going on a hiring spree and redesigning its website.  —  Reddit has raised $200 million in new venture funding …
Jul 31, 2017, 1:14 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Estimate places Twitter's DAUs at 157M in Q2 2017, extrapolated from a Q2 2015 figure, up from 140M DAUs in Q2 2016   —  Twitter talks a lot about DAU growth but doesn't break out any hard numbers, so we did our own estimate.  —  For the past six months, Twitter has been selling investors …
Jul 27, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook has acquired a content rights startup called Source3 to help fight video pirates   —  Facebook wants to make sure video creators can't get ripped off.  —  Facebook has acquired a startup to help it crack down on users who share pirated videos and other content without permission.
Jul 24, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter hires a new CFO: Ned Segal, longtime Goldman Sachs banker and recent Intuit exec, relieving COO Anthony Noto of CFO duties he's held since November   —  Segal was most recently at Intuit.  —  Twitter has hired a new CFO: Ned Segal, a longtime Goldman Sachs banker who was most recently …
Jul 11, 2017, 4:14 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it will identify and demote links from users who post more than 50 times a day in News Feed   —  People who post 50-plus times per day are likely sharing spam or false news, Facebook says.  —  Facebook has a new way of identifying false news and spam in users' feeds …
Jun 30, 2017, 2:23 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram rolled out a location Stories feature, just like Snapchat's location Stories feature   —  Instagram will now compile Stories around hashtags and locations.  —  Instagram is adding another new Snapchat feature — and another new place where it can (eventually) show ads to users.
May 23, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter has hired Todd Swidler, former senior vice president of video and partnerships at Bloomberg, to run its live video business   —  Todd Swidler is joining to run all of Twitter's live video partnerships.  —  Twitter has hired a former media executive to run its growing live video business …
May 22, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Facebook's TV-like shows, set for mid-June launch, have been delayed at least until late July   —  One challenge is figuring out where these shows will live outside of Facebook's video tab.  —  Facebook's big push into original video is taking longer than expected.
May 21, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context

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