Instagram’s vertical IGTV surrenders to...
A year ago Instagram made a bold bet with the launch of IGTV: That it could invent and popularize a new medium of...
Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s...
PlanetScale’s founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox. Now they’re...
Future launches $150/mo exercise app where real...
The only way to beat laziness is with guilt, and so that’s what Future sells. It assigns you an actual human...
Facebook changes algorithm to promote worthwhile...
Facebook is updating the News Feed ranking algorithm to incorporate data from surveys about who you say are your...
Instagram adds Stories to Explore tab. Here’s...
Instagram’s pivot to Stories continues with an overhaul of Explore designed to let users dig deeper into their...
Uber Black launches Quiet Driver Mode
Tired of chatty drivers? Uber is finally giving users its most requested feature: an in-app way to request minimal...
Twitter’s new Developer Labs offers beta access...
Twitter is finally modernizing its core APIs after 7 years of stagnation, and it wants early feedback from developers....
Friend portability is the must-have Facebook...
Choice for consumers compels fair treatment by corporations. When people can easily move to a competitor, it creates a...
Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data...
Facebook might have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands. In a late Friday news dump, Facebook revealed that today...
Instagram will block hashtag pages full of...
Instagram will begin blocking vaccine-related hashtag pages when content surfaced on a hashtag page features a large...
Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads
Facebook still won’t let you advertise for cryptocurrencies, exchanges, binaries, or ICOs without prior approval....
Journey launches its real-time group “Peloton...
Sitting silently with your eyes closed isn’t fun but it’s good for you…so you probably don’t...
Why you don’t want Tumblr sold to exploitative...
Tumblr has been squandered ever since it was bought for $1.1 billion in 2013 by Yahoo, now part of Verizon Media Group....
Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by...
Causes grew to a jawdropping 186 million users as one of the first ten Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook...
Facebook Dating opens to friends with Secret
Facebook built Dating to be privacy-safe, hoping to avoid the awkwardness of friends or family checking out your...
Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts
Would we feel less envious, shameful and competitive if Instagram didn’t tell us how many Likes a post received?...
Facebook Messenger will get desktop apps,...
To win chat, Facebook Messenger must be as accessible as SMS, yet more entertaining than Snapchat. Today, Messenger...
Zuckerberg warns of authoritarian data...
If free nations demand companies store data locally, it legitimizes that practice for authoritarian nations which can...
Snapchat is bringing its Bitmoji avatars into...
Want your video game character to look just like you? Soon you’ll be able to scan an in-game code with Snapchat...
You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has...
You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’...