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Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-22T16:43:43+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits”, Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased “Your Time On Facebook” feature. It shows

Messenger Kids expands outside the U.S., rolls out ‘kindness’ features – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-22T19:46:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook’s kid-friendly messaging app, Messenger Kids, is expanding to its first countries outside the U.S. today, with launches in Canada and Peru. It’s also introducing French and Spanish versions of its app, and rolling out a handful of new features focused on promoting respect and empathy, including a “Messenger Kids Pledge” and something called

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-21T17:13:39+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook this morning announced an expansion of its fact-checking program and other actions it’s taking to combat the scourge of fake news on its social network. The company, which was found to be compromised by Russian trolls whose disinformation campaigns around the November 2016 presidential election reached 150 million Americans, has been increasing

Facebook tests ‘subscription Groups’ that charge for exclusive content – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-20T17:39:45+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. A hand-picked array of parenting, cooking and “organize my home” Groups will be the first to get the chance to spawn a subscription Group open to their members. During the test, Facebook

Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-20T00:19:16+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind

Facebook launches Brand Collabs search engine for sponsoring creators – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-19T21:14:12+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook wants to help connect brands to creators so they can work out sponsored content and product placement deals, even if it won’t be taking a cut. Confirming our scoop from May, Facebook today launched its Brand Collabs Manager. It’s a search engine that brands can use to browse different web celebrities based

Social media still growing in emerging markets but stalled elsewhere – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-19T18:11:39+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s (so far) five-year project to expand access to the Internet in emerging markets makes plenty of business sense when you look at the latest report by the Pew Research Center — which shows social media use has plateaued across developed markets but continues to rise in the developing world. In 2015-16, roughly

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-17T21:08:29+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com. This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of SaaS companies, which is fast approaching $100

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-17T09:55:04+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support they deserve. Last year, TechCrunch took a major page from its playbook, the Startup Battlefield competition, and staged the event in Nairobi, Kenya to find the best early