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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter's deletion of its Facebook app caused old cross-posts to temporarily disappear   —  (Update: Axios has a post explaining why the cross-posted tweets disappeared.  Essentially, Twitter deleted its app from Facebook after Facebook stopped allowing cross-posts earlier this month, since without that feature it was basically useless.
Aug 28, 2018, 6:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook expands its Express Wi-Fi program for developing markets through new partner program for access point manufacturers like Arista   —  Facebook is today launching a partner program for its Express Wi-Fi initiative, which helps bring higher-speed connections to developing markets …
Aug 28, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube adds “Time watched” stats to its “digital wellbeing” tools in its mobile apps   —  Google today is expanding YouTube's set of “digital wellbeing” tools, with an added feature that will calculate how much you're watching videos.
Aug 27, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: 6M users installed third party Twitter apps on mobile between 2014 and 2018; there were 560M official Twitter app installs during that period   —  Twitter tried to downplay the impact deactivating its legacy APIs would have on its community and the third-party Twitter clients preferred …
Aug 17, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: pure play streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now reach 5% of US Wi-Fi households, up 58% since last year   —  The number of U.S. households watching streaming TV services - those that deliver cable TV-like programming over the internet - has grown a remarkable 58% over last year, according to new data from comScore.
Aug 17, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
WordPress.com updates its policy to prohibit “malicious publication” of images of minors, following backlash over failure to remove Sandy Hook conspiracies   —  WordPress has taken down a handful alt-right blogs, according to several complaints from affected blog owners and readers …
Aug 16, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it's ending legacy API support, used by third-party apps like Tweetbot, due to “technical and business constraints”   —  It's hard to be a fan of Twitter right now.  The company is sticking up for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, when nearly all other platforms …
Aug 16, 2018, 1:07 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Lite adds push notifications and rolls out to 21 more countries including India, Ukraine, Argentina, and Zimbabwe, bringing the total to 45   —  Twitter announced today its Twitter Lite app is expanding to 21 more countries, which makes the data-saving app available to now over 45 countries in total.
Aug 13, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch says it will close its Communities and will implement a tagging system in September to help users better find streams   —  Say goodbye to Twitch's Communities.  The game streaming service says it's soon killing off this still relatively new addition to its site in favor of implementing a tagging system instead.
Aug 10, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook shuts down Friend List feeds, which had let users view posts from groups of specific friends, but keeps Friend Lists   —  Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app.  The feature allowed users to scroll through …
Aug 10, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context

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