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Facebook F8: New Surround 360 Camera and Other Major Announcements From Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS 360 Capture SDK tool makes it easier to capture, share experience in VR Giphy support will be available in Facebook Live, Camera and Messenger Tether-tenna helicopters will deliver Internet access during emergencies Facebook’s ongoing annual developer conference F8 2017 moved into its second day on Wednesday. While Day 1 was mostly about augmented reality, Facebook Spaces VR, Places Graph ... Read More »

Periscope Super Hearts Launched, Helps Live Stream Performers Earn Money

HIGHLIGHTS People watching Periscope can send heart shapes that are virtual currency Broadcasters receiving an equivalent of about $175 can cash out the money At first only broadcasters in the United States will be eligible Twitter plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and ... Read More »

Facebook Said to Have Received Nod to Set up Indonesia Unit

Facebook Inc has received an in-principle approval to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, said a senior government source from the Southeast Asian nation, home to the social networking giant’s fourth-largest user base. Indonesia has been pushing multinational technology firms to be locally incorporated, arguing that companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google set up small business entities to provide ... Read More »

Snapchat to Get Original Time Warner Shows

HIGHLIGHTS Time Warner and Snap have agreed to develop original shows for Snapchat The companies did not disclose the financial terms Time Warner said it expects to air 3 shows per day by the end of 2017 Time Warner and Snap said on Monday they had entered into an agreement to develop original shows for messaging service Snapchat over the ... Read More »

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

HIGHLIGHTS Almost half of China’s Internet users use live video streaming sites The live broadcasting market was worth CNY 21 billion in 2016 Ministry of Culture said that it had shut down 10 hosting platforms Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Tools to Help People Discover Local News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook testing products that meaningfully engage with their community The test have just begun and are on three products Facebook is also using software to intercept graphic content A day after reports emerged of guidelines that Facebook follows to censor sensitive content, the social media giant said it is testing products to connect its users to local news. As ... Read More »

Facebook Gets ‘Live Chat With Friends’ and ‘Live With’ Features

HIGHLIGHTS Live Chat With Friends is currently being tested on mobile Live Chat With Friends will be made available broadly in summer Live With feature was earlier available only to public figures It is not a hidden fact that Facebook has been trying to focus on videos for quite some time and after imitating some features from the rival platforms, ... Read More »

Facebook Trending Topics Tweaked to Show More News Sources

HIGHLIGHTS New design will offer a “carousel” with a variety of websites Aim is to help people “feel more informed about the news in their region” The update “does not affect how trending topics are identified” Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature – its latest move to give users a variety of sources on ... Read More »

Facebook Expands Personal Fundraising Tools to More People, Causes

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook will let users ask friends and strangers to give them money The company has been testing the tool since March Latest update adds sports and community fundraisers as options Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses. It is now ... Read More »

‘Can’t have her cake and eat it too’: Corby storms to social media fame then requests privacy

Corby’s Bali exit became a media circus, not lessened by her immediate social media presence or the bizarre halloween masks seen emerging from her mother’s Brisbane home. When her Indonesian nightmare began, MySpace not Instagram was prevalent, but it has not taken her long to get into the swing of the latest social media. Discussing the hot topic on Channel ... Read More »