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Casey Newton / The Interface:
One reason for Facebook's aggressive PR against competitors was to manage declining morale, and retain employees who would otherwise jump ship   —  For some time now, Facebook has copped to being “slow.”  —  Confronted with any question about Russian interference on the platform …
Nov 14, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap launches Snap Camera app for Mac and Windows, brings Snapchat filters to apps including Twitch, YouTube, and Skype on the desktop   —  The conference call is going to be lit, fam  —  Snap, which likes to call itself a camera company, is bringing that camera to the desktop.
Oct 26, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A look at two features Twitter is testing: “presence indicators”, which say what users are doing while they tweet, and “ice breakers” to start conversations   —  Executives say they want to enhance conversations on the platform  —  Twitter is testing new features designed …
Oct 24, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook rolls out a redesigned Messenger app with a focus on simplicity, using more white space and fewer tabs, and plans to add a dark mode in coming months   —  A powerful utility goes back to basics  —  Facebook is releasing a redesigned version of Messenger today that attempts to put the focus back on your chats.
Oct 23, 2018, 2:28 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Houseparty rolls out Facemail, a way to record and share 15-second video messages within the app, for iOS and Android   —  It's like voicemail, but for teens  —  Houseparty, which makes an app for hosting live video chats with your friends and family, is taking a step toward video voicemail.
Oct 15, 2018, 5:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
In a publicity crisis, like a data breach, Google receives less outrage and pushback from users than Facebook because it provides genuinely useful services   —  What Google gained by giving up on social networks  —  There are bad bugs, and there are worse bugs.
Oct 11, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Lately, the @Twitter account has interacted more playfully with users; Twitter says it's part of an effort to promote healthy conversations on the platform   —  On Friday morning, Twitter posted a single word to its Twitter account: “The.”  Average users began replying, telling a story one word at a time.
Sep 22, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Instagram was testing a way for users to reshare posts from other accounts to their own feeds; company says it's not building or testing such a feature   —  Will it revive the feed — or break it?  —  After years of resistance, Instagram is now testing a way for you to reshare posts from other accounts to your own feed.
Sep 20, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Breitbart's leaked Google all-hands video, while innocuous, is another example of employee dissatisfaction on public display, following James Damore and others   —  What the leak of a video says about this moment at Alphabet  —  It's an unhappy time at Google.
Sep 13, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Profiles of tech CEOs that mostly focus on personality, like the recent New Yorker piece on Zuckerberg, can at best shed light on platforms' problems indirectly   —  On the limits of tech company CEO interviews  —  Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook before it breaks democracy?
Sep 12, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context

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