• Facebook Woos Journos with Signal
    With their insatiable appetite for constant updates and tiny attention spans, journalists naturally gravitated to Twitter when it launched and have been some of its most dedicated users ever since. But now the microblogging site is facing new competition from Facebook, which hopes to pry journalists away from Twitter with Signal, a new feature that provides a real time view of what's happening the Facebook universe, including Instagram.
  • Facebook Bows New Shop Section With Shopify
    The world's largest social network is barreling into e-commerce through an expanded relationship with e-commerce platform Shopify. It will allow Facebook users to buy products directly from Shopify merchants on their Facebook pages.
  • Bloomberg Licenses Twitter Data
    The worlds of business information and social media are fast converging, judging by a flurry of new deals between social networks and publishers of financial data. In the latest such tie-up, Bloomberg has signed a long-term agreement with Twitter, giving the financial information distributor access to real-time information from the microblogging platform on behalf of subscribers to the Bloomberg Professional service.
  • Facebook Developing 'Dislike' Button
    Misanthropes like me were naturally overjoyed to hear that Facebook is finally developing a "dislike" button to go along with its "like" button -- until we heard that it's actually intended to help people show empathy, or something.
  • Facebook Said To Be Working On 360 Video App
    While Facebook's Oculus division is focused on enabling immersive virtual reality experiences through a wearable headset, the social media giant is also developing a smartphone app that immerses the user in a 360-degree video environment, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the work. However, Facebook didn't confirm the report.
  • Social Media Linked to Sleep Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Other Great Things
    The "fear of missing out," better known by the acronym FOMO, is a real psychological phenomenon with negative consequences for social media users who are affected by it, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow, which linked social media to anxiety, depression, and decreased sleep quality in teenagers.
  • Facebook Opens Up Mentions (Sort Of)
    Facebook is throwing open the doors to Mentions, its app previously only available to celebrities -- well, kind of. Whereas before Mentions was only available to the truly famous, requiring a verified Page, it is now open to mere "public figures" including journalists, as long as they have a verified Profile.
  • iHeartMedia Invests in Unified Social
    Unified Social has raised $30 million in a new round of funding led by iHeartMedia, formerly Clear Channel, the companies announced Thursday. Other investors in the latest round of funding include Advance Publications, Upfront Ventures, and the Foundry Group.
  • Tinder's New Option, 'Super Like,' Is Totes Not Creepy
    Since its launch in 2012, Tinder has quickly become the most popular way for people to meet new people based on their shared interest in having sex. But the app's well-known swipe-right-or-left interface has its limitations, giving users a simple binary choice between "yes" or "no." That doesn't give them much room to express degrees of interest, neglecting the wide range of emotions between passing fancy and all-out infatuation.
  • Facebook Testing New Mobile Ads
    Facebook is looking to secure its domination of mobile advertising with a slick new format that allows users to interact with several layers of advertiser content without leaving Facebook's app, according to Re/code, which first reported the news.
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