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Facebook expands its live streaming abilities to desktop & laptops

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Finally, vloggers can post live video from desktops or laptop as Facebook is opening the gates of Live Video to desktops, PC and laptops, which was previously available exclusively for mobile users. The social media behemoth announced in a blog post

Facebook introduces a new way to connect with govt officials

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Facebook wants you to stay in touch not only with your friends but also with the governors and senators of your country. Yes, the social media giant has added another option on the “More” menu in Facebook’s mobile app christened “Town Hall.” Offering

Flipkart working with Facebook to make its mobile app, website lighter

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After partnering Microsoft to adopt Azure as its exclusive cloud services, Flipkart reportedly is now partnering with Facebook to provide better mobile app and website experience on budget phones and low connectivity scenarios. In a bid to make its app

Microsoft is closing down its failed social network ‘So.Cl’

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Well, your first question may be regarding the little-known origins of the said social network but the present news deals with the shuttering down of Microsoft’s failed social experiment So.Cl. The project from Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division was launched in late

Twitch announces a new social media feed, Pulse

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Amazon-owned video game streaming company Twitch has announced a new feature Pulse, an integrated social media feed “where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page.” Similar to

India will host its 1st Mobile World Congress in September

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India will be organising its first mobile congress in September with a special focus on reaching out to the South East Asian markets. “There is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and an edition in Shanghai. There is nothing in between

Facebook is testing a dislike button in Messenger

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For years, people have been requesting Facebook for a button to express a negative emotion. Facebook has finally bowed down to the pressure and has introduced the button, however, the button is available only in Facebook Messenger. Yes, the social

Medium too launches snapchat-inspired features

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Following Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Hike’s footsteps in launching Snapchat-inspired features, Medium is next to copy Snapchat’s popular Stories feature. The publishing company Medium has launched Series (read stories) for its iOS and Android mobile users. The new “Series” feature lets

Facebook testing a redesigned UI to integrate M, your personal assistant

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The social media giant, Facebook is known for testing various features to boost users’ experience. Adding one more to this long list, Facebook is now testing the integration for Facebook’s upcoming “M” personal assistant, in a redesigned UI. M is Facebook’s

HMD unveils 3 new smartphones; resurrects Nokia 3310 and iconic Snake game

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HMD Global, the new home for Nokia phones made the most awaited announcement of MWC in the form of a new version of the cult status game, Snake and a rebirth of one of the best-selling feature phones of all time, Nokia

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