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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months   —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars …
Nov 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
UnitedMasters, which helps artists distribute music on streaming platforms and advertise to fans, raised $70M Series A led by Alphabet; Ben Horowitz joins board   —  Record labels are obsolete.  They haven't kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise.
Nov 16, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook kills off Messenger Day stories feature, replacing it with Facebook Stories inside Messenger, and kills off Facebook Direct ephemeral messaging   —  Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones.  Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging …
Nov 13, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches collaborative Stories for Groups and Events   —  Facebook is combining its Snapchat Stories clone with features Snapchat can't match in a bid to boost usage.  Starting today, users of Facebook Groups and Events will be able to contribute to a Facebook Story visible to the rest …
Nov 13, 2017, 1:13 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local in the US on iOS and Android, adds restaurants, bars, and places your friends visit   —  Bad news for Yelp and good news for nightlife lovers.  When you want to go out, it doesn't necessarily have to be to an event.
Nov 10, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Community Boost program, traveling to 30 US cities during 2018, to help SMBs use the platform, provide training to unemployed, more   —  Whether it's to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost.
Nov 9, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen says his new firm Chia Network will debut less energy-intensive cryptocurrency in 2018 verified via time, computer storage proofs   —  A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that.
Nov 8, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says Clinton and Trump campaigns spent combined $81M on ads on the platform, compared to $46K spent by Russian Internet Research Agency   —  Russian information troll farm the Internet Research Agency spent just .05 percent as much on Facebook ads as Hillary Clinton …
Nov 1, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
During congressional hearing, Facebook's general counsel said 120K Instagram posts from Russian-linked accounts reached 16M Americans from Oct '16 to election   —  Facebook detailed the extent of Russia's election interference campaign on Instagram today during its second congressional hearing.
Nov 1, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Senators raise issue to Facebook, Twitter, Google of shell firms obscuring identities of advertisers, a fundamental obstacle to efforts to increase transparency   —  How can internet giants know that innocent-seeming U.S. companies aren't actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections?
Oct 31, 2017, 4:57 PMIn context

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