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Reid Hoffman on evolving product-market fit and sizing up talent

Reid Hoffman on evolving product-market fit and sizing up talent

Shripriya Mahesh Contributor Shripriya Mahesh is a partner at Omidyar Network. More posts by this contributor: In our new episode of the Founder’s Corner podcast, I spoke with my longtime friend and former colleague Reid Hoffman––the renowned entrepreneur and investor who co-founded LinkedIn and today serves as partner at Greylock, advising a plethora of tech […]

Facebook tests pre-loaded ‘Instant Videos’

Facebook tests pre-loaded ‘Instant Videos’

Facebook doesn’t want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos. That’s why it’s testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads and caches Facebook videos to your phone while you’re on Wi-Fi so you can watch them later on the go for free. Users will see lightning […]

WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start convos with businesses

WhatsApp’s first ads appear on Facebook and start convos with businesses

WhatsApp is preparing to finally monetize, and its first move follows the same strategy as Facebook Messenger. TechCrunch has discovered code in Facebook’s ad manager that lets businesses buy ads with the call to action “Send WhatsApp Message.” We reached out for comment and a WhatsApp spokesperson told TechCrunch “We’re testing a new way for […]

Crunch Report | So About That Equifax Hack

Crunch Report | So About That Equifax Hack

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Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook

Instagram test feature lets users share Stories straight to Facebook

To boost the popularity of Stories, Facebook could turn to its photo-centric sister app. In a new feature test first spotted by the Next Web’s Matt Navarra and Twitter user @mruiandre, some users are seeing an option to share Instagram Stories directly to the main Facebook app. Instagram has since confirmed that the feature is […]

Facebook Watch original video tab launches to all U.S. users

Facebook Watch original video tab launches to all U.S. users

Today Facebook officially opened its new Watch tab of original video content to everyone in the U.S. after a limited rollout a month ago and expansion to some more users last week. Available on Facebook’s native mobile apps, desktop site, and TV apps, Watch lets users subscribe to their favorite series instead of just haphazardly […]

Instagram Stories are coming to the web

Instagram Stories are coming to the web

Instagram Stories, its Snapchat clone now used by daily more people than Snapchat itself, is coming to the web. Initially, the feature will allow desktop and mobile web users to view Stories posted by their friends and others they follow. But it in the months ahead, the web version will allow you to post to […]

Facebook has a way to correct your crooked 360 photos

Facebook has a way to correct your crooked 360 photos

As part of its Scale conference today in San Jose, Facebook’s computational photography team is announcing the completion of an internal research project dedicated to helping you clean up your poorly taken 360 photos. The team used a deep neural network to identify crooked 360 photos and reorient them to maintain realism. You’ve probably used […]