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Topic: Facebook

Popular iPhone messaging app WhatsApp newly crippled by China's 'Great Firewall'

07/18/2017, 10:07 am

Facebook's last remaining tentpole product in China -- WhatsApp -- has reportedly been severely crippled by changes to China's internet filters, often known as the "Great Firewall."

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Facebook's Oculus to fight Apple's AR and VR push with new $200 standalone headset in 2018

07/13/2017, 02:07 pm

Facebook's Oculus is apparently in the early stages of developing a standalone mobile headset, with use cases like watching a movie on a plane, without needing a connected computer or smartphone.

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Facebook hits two billion active monthly users amidst call for community building

06/27/2017, 01:06 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post that the social network has hit 2 billion monthly users, and has renewed his call to bring the world closer.

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Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV shows later this summer

06/26/2017, 01:06 pm

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch high-budget scripted TV shows by late summer, directly competing against services like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Apple Music.

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EU levels $122M fine against Facebook for misleading info during WhatsApp takeover

05/18/2017, 09:05 am

The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million euros -- about $122 million -- for providing "misleading information" during a 2014 review of its WhatsApp acquisition, which raised concerns about data sharing between the two services.

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After tricking govt regulators, Uber got caught breaking Apple's iOS App Store rules

04/23/2017, 03:04 pm

In 2014, Uber was discovered to be blocking authorities from seeing its cars in order to evade regulations or bans in a series of locations including Paris, Las Vegas, China and South Korea. The next year, Apple found out Uber was also flouting its iOS developer rules to identify users' devices by hardware ID--and nearly got kicked out of the App Store over it.

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UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to boost ad & subscription revenues

04/21/2017, 04:04 pm

Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

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Facebook reveals full Apple Music integration in Messenger, AR initiative at F8 conference

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

At Tuesday's keynote speech for Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Facebook announced full Apple Music integration with Messenger is coming soon, plus an assortment of technologies and developer programs intended to boost augmented reality adoption for all users of the social media platform's apps.

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Facebook steps up 'false news' crackdown with tips for spotting and reporting bogus stories

04/07/2017, 12:04 pm

This week, users on Facebook began receiving a public service announcement from the social networking site regarding what it has branded as "false news," offering tips on how to spot a fake story.

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Facebook's new M assistant merges Apple's data detectors & rumored Siri Messages enhancements

04/07/2017, 11:04 am

Taking it out of a year-long test phase, Facebook on Friday launched "M," a new AI assistant integrated into Messenger that bears some similarity to Apple's data detectors, as well as rumored Siri integration into Messages for "iOS 11."

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How to use Facebook Messenger's new Live Location feature on iPhone

03/29/2017, 01:03 pm

Facebook this week introduced Live Location to its Messenger app for iOS, letting people temporarily track each other when trying to rendezvous. Here's how to make use of the feature on your iPhone.

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Facebook rolls out Snapchat-like Stories & in-app camera for Apple's iPhone

03/28/2017, 11:03 am

Following a limited test, Facebook began rolling out Stories to all its iOS and Android users on Tuesday, coming alongside a new in-app camera with masks, filters, and other effects.

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Facebook updates Messenger for Apple's iPhone & iPad with Live Location sharing

03/27/2017, 04:03 pm

Facebook on Monday began rolling out a new feature -- Live Location -- to its Messenger apps for iOS and Android, just days after Google announced a similar feature for Google Maps.

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Facebook hires former Apple designer Michael Hillman to take charge of VR hardware at Oculus

03/27/2017, 03:03 pm

Facebook is taking on Michael Hillman -- a person with 15 years at Apple, including key work on the company's Mac desktops -- as the head of hardware at its Oculus VR division.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

03/17/2017, 08:03 pm

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

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Facebook's latest Snapchat Stories clone, Messenger Day, rolls out worldwide

03/09/2017, 12:03 pm

Facebook on Thursday announced the global availability of Messenger Day, a feature within its Messenger app for Android and Apple's iPhone and iPad that appears to be directly based off Snapchat's Stories feature.

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Oculus Rift won't support Apple's Mac anytime soon, co-founder says

03/01/2017, 11:03 pm

In an interview on Wednesday, Oculus co-founder and head of Rift operations Nate Mitchell said that while support for macOS is not currently on the company's roadmap, it might revisit the topic of Apple integration in the future.

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How to find and watch Facebook Live streaming video with your Apple TV

03/01/2017, 10:03 am

Facebook has recently launched its Videos app for the Apple TV, providing shared videos to users freed from most of the commentary the social network provides -- AppleInsider examines the offering.

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Facebook Video launches for Apple TV with support for live streams

02/28/2017, 11:02 pm

Facebook on Tuesday launched Facebook Video, a new tvOS app that allows fourth-generation Apple TV owners to view pre-recorded video content, including live streams, on the big screen.

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