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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Periscope public beta allows users to permanently save broadcasts by typing #save in title of stream   —  Periscope mimics FB Live by letting you permanently #Save replays  —  Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars …
May 5, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Profile of AI assistant Viv, from the creators of Siri, ahead of its public demo Monday; sources say the company received acquisition bids from Google, Facebook   —  Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. …
May 4, 2016, 8:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing business profiles that feature a contact button, directions, and more   —  Instagram Business Profiles to feature ‘Contact’ buttons, directions and more  —  Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles - basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page.
May 4, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more   —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
May 3, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Adobe acquires LiveFyre, plans to use user-generated content tech for client apps, sites; Storify, other products to be integrated into Adobe marketing services   —  Adobe is buying Livefyre so brands can have more free content  —  Adobe has acquired marketing startup Livefyre for an undisclosed sum …
May 3, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Natalia Scalzaretto / Reuters:
Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp   —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South American country.
May 3, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Tech:NYC, a new tech industry lobbying group, launches, with Fred Wilson and Tim Armstrong as co-chairs and members including Google, Facebook, and Uber   —  Google, Facebook, Uber, and others join new NYC tech industry lobbying group  —  A new, New York City-based technology advocacy group has launched …
May 2, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Chris Sonderby / Facebook:
Facebook's Global Government Requests Report for H2 2015 shows requests for account data are up 13% to 47K, and 60% of requests in US come with a gag order   —  Global Government Requests Report  —  Today we are releasing our latest Global Government Requests Report as part of a broader effort …
Apr 28, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder's new friend-finding feature Tinder Social, which displays names of Facebook friends using the app, is being tested in Australia   —  Oops!  Tinder's new friend-finding feature, Tinder Social, is outing which of your friends use the app  —  Tinder announced this morning it's testing …
Apr 28, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Amazon earns $513M in Q1, its biggest profit ever, thanks to fast-growing Amazon Web Services business; stock up more than 9%   —  Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud  —  SEATTLE — Amazon delivered a blowout quarter on Thursday, joining Facebook as one of the rare bright spots …
Apr 28, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context

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