Category: Facebook

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September 10, 2020

Daily Crunch: Facebook launches a college-only network

Facebook returns to its college roots, Alexa gets a printing feature and we take a deep dive into Unity’s business. This is your Daily Crunch for September 10, 2020. The big story: Facebook launches a college-only network If you’re old and decrepit like me, you...


by Anthony Ha in Daily Crunch
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September 3, 2020

Facebook Watch is getting 1.25B visitors each month

Facebook is sharing some new growth numbers around its video destination — namely, that Facebook Watch is now receiving more than 1.25 billion visitors every month. The company isn’t saying specifically how those numbers have changed during the pandemic (when video services like Netflix have...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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September 2, 2020

FB Messenger chief Stan Chudnovsky is coming to Disrupt

Stan Chudnovsky last spoke at Disrupt in 2016, so we’ve got a lot to catch up on. Chudnovsky remains in charge of Facebook Messenger — his current title is VP of Messenger — so he can tell us more about how the product has evolved...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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August 25, 2020

Facebook is bringing a Shop section to its app, while Instagram expands Live Shopping

Facebook is announcing a number of new e-commerce features both within the main Facebook app and on Instagram. The pandemic has forced many businesses to shift online, and Facebook made a big announcement in May around the ability of merchants to create Facebook Shops that...


by Anthony Ha in Apps
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August 14, 2020

Facebook pushes back against Apple’s App Store fees

Facebook joined the growing ranks of companies publicly complaining about the 30% fee that Apple collects on payments made through its App Store. Those complaints came midway through a blog post about the social network’s new feature supporting paid online events. Facebook said that to support...


by Anthony Ha in Apple
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August 14, 2020

Facebook launches support for paid online events

Businesses will now be able to monetize online events on Facebook, thanks to a new feature that the social network is launching in the United States and 19 other countries today. In a call with reporters, Head of Facebook App Fidji Simo said that Facebook’s...


by Anthony Ha in Facebook
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July 21, 2020

Bangladesh regulator orders telcos to stop providing free access to social media

Bangladesh’s regulator has ordered telecom operators and other internet providers in the nation to stop providing free access to social media services, becoming the latest market in Asia to take a partial stand against zero-rating deals. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, the local regulator, said late...


by Manish Singh in Apps
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July 1, 2020

AR 1.0 is dead: Here’s what it got wrong

The first wave of AR startups offering smart glasses is now over, with a few exceptions. Google acquired North this week for an undisclosed sum. The Canadian company had raised nearly $200 million, but the release of its Focals 2.0 smart glasses has been cancelled,...


by Lucas Matney in app-store