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360 photos and videos are coming to Facebook’s Instant Articles

360 photos and videos are coming to Facebook’s Instant Articles

Facebook’s Instant Articles — the format that displays publishers’ content in a faster-loading, distraction-free view when accessed by Facebook users on mobile devices — are about to get more interactive. The social network announced today that these articles will now support 360 videos and photos — meaning, publishers can include 360 content in-line, which users can then […]

Instagram tackles self-harm and suicide with new reporting tools, support options

Instagram tackles self-harm and suicide with new reporting tools, support options

While Twitter continues to struggle with rampant bullying and abuse, Instagram is instead stepping up its game when it comes to keeping users safe from harm. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing network this week began rolling out a new reporting tool that lets its users anonymously flag friends’ posts about self-harm. This, in turn, will prompt a message from Instagram […]

You can endorse your preferred presidential candidate on Facebook now

You can endorse your preferred presidential candidate on Facebook now

Facebook rolled out a new feature today that lets users endorse presidential candidates, a move that will probably bring even more acrimonious comments about this election cycle into your News Feed. Yay. Here’s how it works: You can go onto any candidate’s Facebook page — yes, this includes third-party candidates like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson; […]

Facebook hires The Sims’ Rachel Rubin Franklin to lead Social VR team

Facebook hires The Sims’ Rachel Rubin Franklin to lead Social VR team

What will friending, sharing, and messaging look like in virtual reality? Facebook has tapped video game giant Electronic Arts’ VP Rachel Rubin Franklin as the new head of the Facebook Social VR team. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg presented an exciting demo of how friends can play and explore together in VR thanks to Facebook, and […]

Periscope Producer lets you stream to Twitter from pro cameras, apps, VR

Periscope Producer lets you stream to Twitter from pro cameras, apps, VR

Periscope is embracing professional streaming and expanding beyond amateur content shot on phones with its new Periscope Producer feature. It allows creators to generate a special URL that they can then stream to from a wide array of devices, including professional cameras, studio editing rigs, satellite trucks, desktop streaming software like OBS, games, VR headsets, […]

Facebook now lets cast videos to your TV

Facebook now lets cast videos to your TV

Facebook wants you to lean back and watch its News Feed videos on your television with a new feature that lets you stream clips via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast, and Google Cast devices. The move could help Facebook generate more video ad revenue, and increase usage time by giving people the richest possible […]

FreedomPop enters JV with Dish to launch free mobile services in Mexico

FreedomPop enters JV with Dish to launch free mobile services in Mexico

FreedomPop — the U.S. startup that has built a mobile operation based around free basic voice and data services — today announced its newest international market, along with a strategic partnership to help tackle it. The company is going to launch services in Mexico, and it is doing so in a strategic partnership with Dish Mexico, a satellite-based […]

Facebook is about to learn that the enterprise is a different animal

Facebook is about to learn that the enterprise is a different animal

Facebook officially entered the enterprise market this week with the release of Workplace by Facebook (previously known as Facebook at Work). It goes without saying that Facebook has had tremendous success as a consumer tool, but the enterprise is a different place, with distinct requirements. While it picked up 1,000 beta customers when it was […]

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