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Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015

Facebook testing its own virtual assistant, 'Moneypenny'

Facebook testing its own virtual assistant, 'Moneypenny'

Siri, Cortana and Google Now could soon have some new competition, as Facebook is believed to be launching its own virtual digital assistant named “Moneypenny” (named after M's assistant in the James Bond movies).

Facebook's security chief wants Adobe to kill off Flash

Facebook's security chief wants Adobe to kill off Flash

Facebook's security chief, Alex Stamos, has said in a tweet that he wants Adobe to set a date for Flash to be killed off.

Monday, 13 Jul 2015

How ‘freebooting’ on Facebook is costing YouTubers tens of millions of pageviews

How ‘freebooting’ on Facebook is costing YouTubers tens of millions of pageviews

I learned a new word today: it’s ‘freebooting’, and it’s costing honest YouTubers tens of millions of pageviews, and a whole lot of cash. This is what it is, and how it’s done.

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015

Facebook is watching you more closely than you think

Facebook is watching you more closely than you think

Facebook is rolling out more detailed tracking of how you watch videos in your newsfeed, including whether you increase the volume or watch the video in full screen. This is part of its bid to provide more relevant content for users that goes beyond traditional engagement statistics.

Monday, 29 Jun 2015

Facebook testing Snapchat-inspired photo uploader that includes swipe-able filters and text

Facebook testing Snapchat-inspired photo uploader that includes swipe-able filters and text

Facebook is testing a new photo uploader that includes Snapchat-esque features like swipe-to-preview filters, stickers, and text overlays. The new feature is currently only available to select iOS users.

Friday, 26 Jun 2015

Facebook allows sign up of Messenger for users without a Facebook account

Facebook allows sign up of Messenger for users without a Facebook account

Starting today, people in the U.S, Canada, Peru and Venezuela can sign up for Facebook Messenger even if they do not have an account with the social network.

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015

Facebook releases Moments photo app that recognizes your friends from your camera roll

Facebook releases Moments photo app that recognizes your friends from your camera roll

Facebook has released an app called Moments that sorts through your camera roll, tags your friends, and allows you to share photos privately with them. It relies on the same face recognition technology that powers Facebook's own tagging feature.

Monday, 15 Jun 2015

Facebook Messenger now boasts over 700 million monthly active users

Facebook Messenger now boasts over 700 million monthly active users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed during the company's annual investor meeting last week that its Messenger app now has over 700 million monthly active users.

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015

Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

Thanks to changes Facebook made to their Graph API, Facebook Connect features will no longer work on Microsoft apps and services like Outlook.com, Windows 8.1's and Windows Phone's People app.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Facebook officially supports GIFs on its News Feed

Facebook officially supports GIFs on its News Feed

Facebook confirmed that its News Feed now supports animated GIFs. However, GIF support is not yet enabled for brand pages and on its mobile website. Read on to find out more.

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