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Guillermo Parra-Bernal / Reuters:
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court suspends a ruling by a low-tier judge that had blocked WhatsApp   —  Brazil's Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a ruling by a low-tier judge ordering wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp, the third such decision against the popular phone messaging app in eight months.
Jul 19, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Reuters:
Brazilian judge orders phone carriers to block WhatsApp, the third such incident in 8 months   —  A Brazilian judge ordered wireless phone carriers to block access to Facebook Inc's WhatsApp indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, the third such incident against the popular phone messaging app in eight months.
Jul 19, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Inside Facebook's Mobile Device Lab, which houses about 60 server racks to test its apps for performance and battery consumption on older phones   —  Deep inside Facebook's very first data center, located in a sprawling facility in the hills of Prineville, OR, lies a series of about 60 server racks.
Jul 13, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter and Vine to support 140 second videos, will share revenue with influential Vine creators   —  Vine is expanding its video limit to 140-seconds.  —  There are a lot of places you can go on your phone to watch videos — Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are a few popular options.
Jun 21, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Over 100M records from Russian social media site VK, with unencrypted passwords, names, emails, and phone numbers, on sale by hacker named Peace for 1 bitcoin   —  Accounts for over 100 million users of popular social media site VK.com are being traded on the digital underground.
Jun 5, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
If users prioritize big-data AI services, like those offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, then Apple will be in a position similar to BlackBerry was in 2007   —  Before the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry was the king of smartphones.  They seemed unstoppable, because by most accounts …
May 21, 2016, 10:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook now lets you upload panoramas along with photos from 360 cameras for viewing as 360 Photos in News Feed and on Gear VR headsets; Gear VR hits 1M users   —  Those panoramas trapped on your phone will finally get a better viewing experience, both on News Feed and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR.
May 11, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Robert Buderi / Xconomy:
Mary Lou Jepsen talks about why she left Oculus and vision for her new startup, Open Water, building a consumer wearable with functionality of $5M MRI machine   —  I had long planned a phone call with Mary Lou Jepsen for this afternoon—a prep session for a chat I will be doing with her a week …
May 8, 2016, 7:25 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out group voice calls in Messenger on iOS and Android globally   —  Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone  —  Jump on the party line or hear the voices of your whole family with Facebook Messenger's latest feature.  Rolling out globally over the next 24 hours …
Apr 20, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook Messenger now lets anyone make group calls   —  Facebook announced today that it is letting anyone make group voice calls within its Messenger app.  This capability is rolling out over the next 24 hours, so if you don't have it yet, make sure you have the latest app update.
Apr 20, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context

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