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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find 20K samples of adware Android apps in third-party app stores that gain root access and are nearly impossible to remove   —  New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove  —  20,000 samples found impersonating apps from Twitter, Facebook, and others.
Nov 5, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Message Requests will replace Other Inbox for receiving messages from users outside your network of friends   —  Facebook Messenger Wants To BE Your Phone Number With New Message Requests  —  Phone numbers are dumb.  Once someone has yours, you can't stop them from contacting you.
Oct 27, 2015, 4:00 PMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Facebook offers more reasons for users to remain within its app with Notifications update   —  Facebook wants to be the only thing you look at on your phone  —  Facebook has gradually been adding information to its “notifications” tab to make it much more than just a place to check …
Oct 26, 2015, 10:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows 10 Mobile coming to existing Windows Phone devices in December after shipping with new Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL, and Lumia 550   —  Windows 10 Mobile is coming to Windows Phone devices in December  —  Microsoft didn't talk much about Windows 10 Mobile at its big press event yesterday …
Oct 7, 2015, 3:45 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Internet.org rebrands its free services mobile website and app as Free Basics to distinguish it from larger initiative, adds 60 new services, HTTPS support   —  Facebook Renames Its Controversial Internet.org App  —  Facebook is rebranding its most prominent—and controversial—effort to connect the unconnected.
Sep 24, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins brings on new partners in effort to increase diversity and hires Mark Zuckerberg's youngest sister, Arielle, as an associate partner   —  Arielle Zuckerberg, Zuck's Youngest Sister, Is Joining Kleiner Perkins  —  Arielle Zuckerberg, the youngest sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg …
Sep 22, 2015, 10:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is working on a standalone video app that will support 360-degree footage; launch details uncertain   —  Facebook Looks to Bring Virtual Reality to Mobile Devices  —  360-degree video app would allow users to change viewing perspective by tilting their phones
Sep 14, 2015, 4:00 PMIn context
Re/code:
Google and Twitter are working together on an open source mobile publishing product similar to Facebook's Instant Articles, plan to launch it this fall   —  Google and Twitter Team Up to Offer Their Own ‘Instant Articles’ — With a Twist  —  Google and Twitter are working together to help publishers show …
Sep 11, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's New Moments App Now Automatically Creates Music Videos From Your Photos   —  Facebook Moments, the social network's recently launched photo-sharing app that aims to address the problem of getting friends to send each other the photos they've been hoarding on their own phones, is expanding to video.
Aug 25, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet:
Pew: 70% of Facebook users log in daily, 36% of smartphone owners use messaging apps, Instagram and other social sites see increase in engagement   —  Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015  —  In today's world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting …
Aug 20, 2015, 4:55 AMIn context

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