March 5, 2021

How Facebook stole the news business

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Instead of developing an owned audience of homepage visitors and newsletter subscribers, they let Facebook brainwash […]

400M people use Facebook Messenger audio and video calling each month

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch Facebook’s push for video goes well beyond the News Feed. On today’s earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg said 400 million people are making audio and video calls each month, up swiftly from 300 million in just September. That’s partly thanks to the December launch of multi-screen group video chat that looks similar […]

Facebook’s 360-degree photos are coming to your News Feed

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By Nicole Lee From engadget It’s not just about videos anymore. Back in September, Facebook introduced support for 360-degree videos in your Newsfeed. Soon, that same treatment will apply to photos too. The social network announced today that starting in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to snap a panoramic photo sphere on your phone […]