Facebook said it would share its research with academics at Duke, Harvard, Minnesota, and North Carolina who are studying the extent of news deserts created by newspaper closures and staff downsizing.... Gadgets 360 · 1 month
Google experiment will directly fund the creation of local, digital-only news publications  9to5Google · 4 weeks
Last week, the Google News Initiative celebrated its first anniversary with new fact checking and expanded subscription tools, as well as an analytics dashboard.... more
Facebook Working on Tab to Promote 'High Quality News'  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Zuckerberg said he sees interest in building a product separate from its personalized feed that would serve people who want news from professional media. more
Facebook tests merging its News Feed and Stories into a single interface  THE VERGE · 6 days
Facebook is testing a radically redesigned interface for its app, which sees the News Feed and Stories feature combined into a single feed that... more
Facebook use hasn't changed much despite privacy, fake news scandals - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
US adults are just as hooked on social media now as they were last year, according to a Pew survey. more
Facebook Messenger could be returning to the main Facebook app  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app. The feature is currently... more
Facebook’s News Feed is starting to explain itself  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Facebook has announced a new feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” which allows you to see information about... more
Facebook to reveal News Feed algorithm secrets  BBC · 3 weeks
Facebook is launching a new feature to explain how its algorithms decide what to display in your News Feed. more
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experiencing widespread outages  CBC · 1 week
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. more
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after widespread outages  CBC · 1 week
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by... more
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down across U.S. and Europe  Global News · 1 week
All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. more
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after outage across U.S. and Europe  Global News · 1 week
All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. more
Apple News+ may not threaten publishers after all, argues media journalist  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
The prevailing view of Apple News+ among newspaper publishers has been that the deal... more
Facebook hasn't done enough in Myanmar, UN investigator says - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
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Facebook Spotted Testing Merging of News Feed With Stories  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Facebook News Feed and Stories are currently two distinct interfaces for its over 2.2 billion monthly active users. more
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down for more than two hours  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were all experiencing issues this morning for users worldwide. Facebook... more
Astroscreen raises $1M to detect social media manipulation with machine learning  TechCrunch · 3 days
In an era of social media manipulation and disinformation, we could sure use some help from innovative entrepreneurs. Social networks are now critical to how the... more
Facebook’s AI team maps the whole population of Africa  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
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Guardian to flag old news on social media  BBC · 3 weeks
Old articles will be marked with their year of publication on social media, to limit misinformation. more
Facebook Wanted to Use Tiny Drones to Boost Mobile Internet Speed: Report  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
The Facebook project, codenamed "Catalina", was discontinued a year ago, adding to the list of aerial Internet projects that the social networking giant abandoned. more
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are down for users around the world  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all experiencing issues this morning for users worldwide. Facebook... more
Social media sites urged to remove 'like' button  Sky News · 7 days
Social media sites including Facebook may be forced to turn off the "like" function for British children, thanks to proposed guidelines for online safety.  more
New Facebook tool answers the question “Why am I seeing this post?”  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook announced today that it is adding a feature called “Why am I seeing this post?” to News Feeds. Similar to “Why am I... more
Gmail gets message scheduling, Facebook wants to ad news transparency video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
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Life is Strange 2 creators explain why they won’t shy away from politics in games
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Vector graphics app Vectornator gets redesign + new features after going free, Mac app soon
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Marvel movie sale: Get Thor, Ant-Man, Infinity War and more for $10 each - CNET
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Should iPhone owners envy Samsung’s Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
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LG UltraFine 4K Display currently not sold on Apple․com, stock still available elsewhere
9to5Mac
Chipzel has spent a decade making incredible music with Game Boys
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GTA 6 Development Confirmed Via Rockstar India Ex-Employee Resume
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Logitech Slim Folio Pro review – bulky, but great for typists [Video]
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Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15
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The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
THE VERGE
Google’s Project Jacquard is still alive and well, controls entire TED talk presentation
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Apple Watch authentication expanding beyond unlocking your Mac in macOS 10.15
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