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Instagram’s Do Not Disturb and “Caught Up” deter overgramming – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-02T18:26:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Instagram is turning the Time Well Spent philosophy into features to help users avoid endless scrolling and distraction by notifications. Today, Instagram is rolling out its “You’re All Caught – You’ve seen all new posts from the past 2 days” warning in the feed which TechCrunch broke the news about in May. Past

Facebook is buying UK’s Bloomsbury AI to ramp up natural language tech in London – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-02T13:18:29+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Perhaps rightly, there has long been a perception that Google-owned Deepmind has been the most aggressive in hoovering up a lot of the U.K.’s best talent in artificial intelligence, but now Facebook appears to be turning its eye to the country. TechCrunch understands that the social network behemoth is acquiring London-based Bloomsbury AI,

Facebook is using machine learning to self-tune its myriad services – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T23:42:44+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Regardless of what you may think of Facebook as a platform, they run a massive operation, and when you reach their level of scale you have to get more creative in how you handle every aspect of your computing environment. Engineers quickly reach the limits of human ability to track information, to the

Facebook will allow you to see all the active ads from any Page – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T20:36:57+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook made two announcements about ad transparency today — one around the ads purchased by any Page and another around expanding its recently announced archive of political ads. It seems like ad transparency is a big focus today, as Twitter just launched its own Ads Transparency Center, allowing anyone to see ads bought

Facebook’s virtual reality sculpting platform gets a 2.0 upgrade – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T19:35:51+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Eighteen months since its initial release, Oculus is delivering some major updates to its Medium “immersive sculpting tool” in a free 2.0 update that’s being released today. The artistic tool is one of the company’s few first-party apps on the PC Rift platform. Today’s updates focus primarily on performance bumps, a UI revamp

Quiz app leaked data on ~120M users for years – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T14:28:43+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook knows the historical app audit it’s conducting in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal is going to result in a tsunami of skeletons tumbling out of its closet. It’s already suspended around 200 apps as a result of the audit — which remains ongoing, with no formal timeline announced for

Chat app Line to launch crypto exchange in July but it won’t cover US or Japan – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T10:23:39+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Messaging app firm Line has confirmed it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange called BitBox next month. The company said back in January that it planned to enter the crypto space with an exchange, but today it said that the BitBox service won’t be available for users in the U.S. and Japan — that’s

Facebook makes Stories another Like contest with emoji reactions – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-28T01:08:38+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Ready to scrounge for Likes on your Stories too? Facebook Stories can feel like a ghost town even though it has 150 million daily users. So Facebook is trying to get more people who view your ephemeral content on its Snapchat clone to speak up so you keep posting. Today Facebook is bringing its

Facebook tests 30-day keyword snoozing to fight spoilers, triggers – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-27T13:48:11+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

Don’t want to know the ending to a World Cup game or Avengers movie until you’ve watched it, or just need to quiet an exhausting political topic like “Trump”? Facebook is now testing the option to “snooze” specific keywords so you won’t see them for 30 days in News Feed or Groups. The

Facebook reverses its crypto ad ban – TechCrunch

By | 2018-06-26T22:23:15+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Facebook|

As there’s clearly too much ad revenue potential to ignore, Facebook today announced it’s reversing its cryptocurrecy ad ban effective immediately. The decision comes with a few caveats, however. The company says it will allow ads and related content from “pre-approved advisers,” but will still not allow ads promoting binary options and initial