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India Shutters Facebook’s Free Web Access Program
/ February 8, 2016 11:54 am
India Shutters Facebook’s Free Web Access Program

Billboard reports "Free Basics, the program developed by Facebook which seeks to provide low-income people in emerging markets like Africa and India with a limited -- but free -- way to access the web, has been shut down following an order by India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI).". Read More

Upworthy generated 200 million Facebook video views with a nine-person team
/ February 5, 2016 11:49 am
Upworthy generated 200 million Facebook video views with a nine-person team

Digiday reports "In January, Upworthy topped 200 million views on Facebook for the first time, according to Tubular Labs. In fact, the publisher’s Facebook video audience has more than tripled over the past few months, up from 64.2 million in November 2015, according to Tubular. Compare this to YouTube, where Upworthy has nearly 154,000 subscribers and did just 209,000 views in December.". Read More

Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users
/ February 5, 2016 11:41 am
Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users

Mashable reports "Facebook and Google both just reached a significant milestone. Google's Gmail and Facebook's WhatsApp both claim more than 1 billion monthly active users, the companies announced Monday. News of both milestones came at nearly the exact same time. Gmail's milestone was announced during Alphabet's Q4 earnings call, with WhatsApp's news coming just minutes later." . Read More

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Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World
/ February 5, 2016 11:20 am
Why Bitcoin Will Thrive First in the Developing World

Wired reports "Explaining the appeal of bitcoin to the average American isn’t easy. Here in the US, it’s not terribly hard to save, spend, and send money. Most people have bank accounts and credit cards, and when they need to send money to a friend, relative, or acquaintance, they can use any number of online services, from PayPal and Square to SnapChat and Facebook. For most people, bitcoin and other digital currencies looks like a solution in need of a problem—a technological end-run around big banks and big government that interests only geeks, drug dealers, and crazed libertarians.". Read More

Publishers have eagerly embraced autoplay video, but advertisers have concerns
/ February 2, 2016 10:53 am
Publishers have eagerly embraced autoplay video, but advertisers have concerns

Digiday reports "Thanks to the embrace of autoplay video by Facebook and sibling Instagram, automatically playing video, with the sound off thankfully, is the new normal. Publishers like Bloomberg, CNN and ESPN have rushed to embrace the tactic, which has the advantage of goosing view counts and helping them milk the cash cow of video advertising. And some agencies are wondering if publishers are being too aggressive.". Read More

Facebook Is Bringing 3D Touch To Your Timeline
/ January 22, 2016 12:22 pm
Facebook Is Bringing 3D Touch To Your Timeline

TechCrunch reports "Facebook is bringing 3D Touch to its Timeline, the company says – meaning that users of Apple’s latest devices, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, will soon be able to press on links, profiles and more, in order to preview content without having to navigate away from their current spot. This previewing feature, dubbed “peek and pop,” was introduced last fall on Apple’s new smartphones, where it was touted as a way to add another dimension to the iPhone’s multi-touch interface.". Read More

Nielsen Adds Facebook to Social TV Ratings
/ January 22, 2016 11:55 am
Nielsen Adds Facebook to Social TV Ratings

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Nielsen wants to know what TV shows are getting the biggest buzz on Facebook. The measurement firm is expanding its Twitter TV Ratings to include data from Facebook and, eventually, Instagram. The new reports are being rebranded as Nielsen's Social Content Ratings.". Read More

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