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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Reporter follows all of Facebook's prompts and suggestions for weeks, leading to extreme oversharing, polluted news feeds, and awkward encounters   —  Facebook is lousy with opportunities for embarrassment.  An offhanded political remark that silently — and completely unbeknownst to you …
Sep 25, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
David Fischer / Facebook:
Facebook VP of advertising David Fischer explains video metric miscalculation, apologizes, says the mistake had no impact on billing   —  Many of you may have seen the reports about our video metric miscalculation - I want to provide further clarity on the issue.
Sep 23, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Oculus's Palmer Luckey funding pro-Trump political organization dedicated to “shitposting” and “meme magic”   —  A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.
Sep 23, 2016, 1:00 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it overestimated average video viewing time metric by 60%-80% for 2 years, according to information Publicis Media says it obtained from Facebook   —  Social network miscalculated the average time users spent watching videos on its platform  —  Big ad buyers and marketers …
Sep 22, 2016, 8:48 PMIn context
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Bluestacks adds Facebook Live streaming option to its desktop Android emulator   —  Draw a crowd while you play ‘Clash Royale.’  —  Streaming your favorite smartphone apps on Twitch is pretty hard.  Through Facebook?  Even harder.  To simplify the process, Bluestacks is adding a Facebook Live option to its desktop Android emulator.
Sep 22, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook Messenger rolls out polls in group chats and intelligent payment suggestions in US   —  Facebook is rolling out two new features for its popular Messaging app, giving users in-chat polling and also testing out an intelligent way to detect when you want to send money.
Sep 22, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram says it now has over 500K active advertisers, up from 200K in February   —  For those of you following Instagram's ad business, my headline might seem a bit familiar — yes, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service announced another advertiser milestone back in February …
Sep 22, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Facebook's Messenger app now supports CallKit on iOS 10, brings VoIP calling to CarPlay   —  iOS 10 lets third-party developers use the standard call look and feel from the Phone app in their own apps with something known as CallKit, and Facebook's latest update to Messenger is already taking advantage of it.
Sep 21, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3B over 10 years to cure and manage diseases, starting with $600M fund for Biohub research center at UCSF   —  Starting with a $600 million “Biohub”  —  The philanthropic initiative founded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan …
Sep 21, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, other tech firms join the White House to help refugees across the world by donating resources like WiFi, training, more   —  Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other big tech corporations have joined hands with the White House to help refugees across the globe.
Sep 21, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context

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