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WhatsApp Status gets a Snapchat inspired makeover

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After rolling out Snapchat’s Stories format for iOS beta users last week, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now completely ditching its old text-based status messages format for all the platforms. Yes, the Facebook is now copying the Stories format for the fourth

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a new world through Facebook’s lens

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Though Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it pretty much clear that he has no plans to enter a Political arena, his latest 5000 words’ post is a perfect example of one deftly written political speech. While, Google and Amazon

Snap sets lower valuation in highly awaited IPO

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Snap Inc, the parent company of the popular messaging app Snapchat, has set a valuation range for itself of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion in its initial public offering. Though this is lower than the widely expected $25 billion valuations,

Facebook to allow job postings on its platform

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Facebook is the undisputed king in the social networking space. Zuckerberg’s team now wants a similar crown for itself in the business networking domain and is leaving no stones unturned to achieve it. After launching Marketplace in October that lets

WhatsApp adds Snapchat Stories’ format for status messages on iOS beta

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Looks like Facebook isn’t yet done with Snapchat. After clone copying Snapchat’s ephemeral photo/video story option for Instagram, the social networking giant is now gearing up to roll out this feature for its messaging platform WhatsApp. According to a tweet

Facebook to roll out app to watch videos on Smart TVs

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Facebook is taking one step forward to make its platform and apps, a go-to place for the content creators to share videos. The social networking giant would be launching an app that allows the users to watch Facebook user-generated videos

Facebook is chasing record labels for music licensing deals

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We are well aware of the importance of the video content for Facebook, and how the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to adopt the strategy for its future growth. Now, to further strengthen its video strategy, Facebook is chasing

LinkedIn now provides ‘disable comment’ option to manage comments on long-form articles

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Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, social media is increasingly becoming a hostile space because of online abuse. In the light of such incidents, many platforms are taking initiatives to control and reduce online abuse. Making a move in this

Say hello to your new weather app, Facebook

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Facebook started decades ago with just a few pictures; then it became the platform to check on others’ lives. Then the social media giant reformed the concept of video content and also took the role of the newsroom by landing

YouTube launches live-streaming feature on mobile devices

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Live video is becoming a rage on social platforms, with companies like Twitter and Facebook embracing the concept of streaming live events. However, YouTube was being reluctant to adopt mobile live streaming. But that’s all about to change. YouTube has

Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub is investing $50mn for its first batch of 47 research initiatives

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation, Chan-Zuckerberg BioHub has announced its first batch of human disease investigators that “will apply the most advanced technologies to support the global fight against infectious diseases.” The organisation would

Hootsuite acquires social media ads manager AdEspresso

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After relaunching Hootsuite Ads, the social media management company Hootsuite has acquired AdEspresso. The financial details of the acquisition are yet to be disclosed. Founded in 2013, AdEspresso offers users a set of tools to create, A-B test, and post advertisements

Apple, Facebook and 95 other companies file opposition to Trump’s immigration ban

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Some of the top tech companies including names like Apple, Facebook, Twitter, MicrosoftMicrosoft and others have filed an amicus brief with the federal appeals court against the President Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven countries, as first reported by

Snapchat parent files to go public on the New York Stock Exchange

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Snapchat, which was launched in 2011 to allow users be casual and raw in the disappearing photos, is going public and it’s going to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as “SNAP.” The company is said to be

Facebook beats expectations with $8.81bn in revenue in Q4, user-base reaches 1.86bn

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Facebook witnessed another strong quarter posting $8.81 billion in revenue for Q4, 2016. In terms of a number of users the social network now has 1.86 billion monthly users, adding 70 million users this quarter. However, the 3.91 percent growth

Instagram reportedly testing feature to post multiple photos in a single post

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Instead of using Layout app, Instagram users might get the ability to post multiple photos and videos in a single post. The much-awaited feature was first spotted by the Droid-Life, where the report says that the latest beta version of

Facebook changes feed to push real news over fake and sensational

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Looks like Facebook is finally making some concerted efforts at fighting fake and sensational news. The social network has introduced a ranking algorithm change that detects and promotes content “that people consider genuine, and not misleading, sensational, or spammy.” As

Now Facebook posts decide your entrance to the US

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What will be your reaction if you are detained at an airport or borders and not allowed to come back to your own place/country, where you have been residing for years, just because of one political opinion that you expressed

Hugo Barra is joining Facebook after leaving Xiaomi

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Within a week of leaving Xiaomi, Hugo Barra has another big news for the tech world. Barra, a former executive at Alphabet Inc.’s Google and who successfully led Xiaomi’s international efforts is now joining Facebook to oversee the social network’s

Narendra Modi becomes the most followed world leader on social media

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When the United States 44th President Barack Obama ceded the presidency role to new President-elect Donald Trump, some rank-reversal took place on the Twitter platform too. With approximately 81 million followers on Twitter, Barack Obama was the most followed world