Facebook poaches new CMO Antonio Lucio from HP – TechCrunch

Amidst Facebook’s biggest branding crisis, it’s just hired a veteran CMO formerly of Pepsi and Visa to boost the social network’s external image and cross-promote features inside its apps....

Facebook bans first app since Cambridge Analytica, myPersonality, and suspends hundreds more – TechCrunch

Facebook announced today that it had banned the app myPersonality for improper data controls and suspended hundreds more. So far this is only the second app to be banned...

Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose is leaving the company – TechCrunch

Facebook’s vice president of partnerships Dan Rose will leave the company early next year. Rose announced the move on his public Facebook page, indicating that he would stay on...

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S18 Day 2 – TechCrunch

59 startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2  and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create...

A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions – TechCrunch

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t...

Facebook is removing over 5,000 ad targeting options to prevent discriminatory ads – TechCrunch

Facebook announced this morning it’s making a change to how its ad targeting system works in order to tackle the misuse of its platform to discriminate and exclude audiences...

Facebook assigns you a fake-news-flagging trustworthiness score – TechCrunch

A new way to attack Facebook is to fraudulently report a news story as false in hopes of reducing its visibility, either because someone wants to censor it or...

Sequoia wraps up new $695M fund for India and Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Sequoia has announced the close of its newest fund for India and Southeast Asia. The firm has raised $695 million for this fund, which is its fifth since it expanded into...

NYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI – TechCrunch

Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it’s also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take an fifteen minutes or an hour to complete...

HUD complaint accuses Facebook ads of violating Fair Housing Act – TechCrunch

A new complaint filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accuses Facebook of helping landlords and home sellers violate the Fair Housing Act. According to...