GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

GitHub’s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug

Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poetry, or fall in love in a foreign tongue, you’ll… more

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October 20, 2017

Antisocial media?

Antisocial media?

As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads‘, issue pushing Facebook… more

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October 20, 2017

You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. The deeper integration with Messenger’s… more

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October 19, 2017

Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety road map

Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety road map

Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand… more

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October 18, 2017

Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from… more

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October 18, 2017

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads

Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger,… more

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October 18, 2017

Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know.

A new… more

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October 17, 2017

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet… more

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October 17, 2017

Facebook’s response to Russian election interference: ‘Bad things happen’

Facebook’s response to Russian election interference: ‘Bad things happen’

Facebook has come under fire for its role in influencing the U.S. presidential election, particularly when it comes to “fake news” and Russian-sponsored ads.

When asked about this at WSJ… more

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October 17, 2017

Facebook officially rolls out its discovery-focused ‘Explore Feed’

Facebook officially rolls out its discovery-focused ‘Explore Feed’

Facebook’s tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms. Previously available on mobile devices in the main… more

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October 17, 2017