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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
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Instagram is building a standalone app for shopping, which may be called IG Shopping   —  Facebook is planning a major new move into e-commerce, sources tell The Verge  —  Instagram is working on a new standalone app dedicated to shopping, The Verge has learned.
Sep 4, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
NYT article linking Facebook use to hate crimes in Germany was deservedly and widely criticized, but no access to Facebook data makes further research difficult   —  On Tuesday, The New York Times' investigation of a study into how Facebook promoted anti-refugee violence in Germany galvanized discussion …
Aug 24, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style   —  What the Alex Jones controversy and its move to limit third-party apps have in common  —  Why does Twitter move so slowly?
Aug 18, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim   —  On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets.  Employees who had been pressing top executives …
Aug 17, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context

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