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Facebook’s cryptocurrency gets big backing; to be unveiled next week
Jun15

Facebook’s cryptocurrency gets big backing; to be unveiled next week

Facebook is reportedly set to unveil its much talked about cryptocurrency next week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Though, an official launch is not expected until 2020, behemoths in the financial markets are already boosting the currency by showing their support. Among several other companies that have signified interest in teaming up with Facebook to get “Libra” [the name of the soon-to-be unveiled digital currency] up and...

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Facebook launches Blood Donation feature in the US
Jun13

Facebook launches Blood Donation feature in the US

Facebook has rolled out a blood donation feature for people in the US. The feature, which is basically designed to improve the process of blood donation, will be available in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Baltimore and Washington, DC for a start, while people in other cities across America will have their turn in the coming months. Facebook is collaborating with relevant partners including America’s Blood Centers,...

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Facebook now prompts you to send Gift Cards to friends on their birthday
Jun10

Facebook now prompts you to send Gift Cards to friends on their birthday

Social media behemoth Facebook is getting more creative when it comes to celebrating special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. The company, according to Matt Navarra, has started prompting users to send Gift Cards to their friends on their birthday. Navarra posted a screenshot of the images showing samples of the Gift Cards in different denominations. The Gift Cards come in different categories including a $25 Uber Gift...

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US ban fallout—Facebook suspends apps preinstalls on Huawei phones
Jun07

US ban fallout—Facebook suspends apps preinstalls on Huawei phones

More worries for Huawei as Facebook apps will no longer come preinstalled in phones made by the Chinese company. This much was revealed by Reuters in a report it tagged as “exclusive.” This latest blow to the Chinese phone giant is one that may significantly affect its ability to retain its share in the global market. Recall that Google’s suit of apps including its powerful OS, Android may no longer be available in Huawei’s new phones...

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Facebook reportedly set to announce its cryptocurrency later this month
Jun06

Facebook reportedly set to announce its cryptocurrency later this month

Facebook’s digital currency is reportedly set to be announced later this month, per The Information. The report adds that the social media behemoth is working towards getting its cryptocurrency out with the support of external backers. This may not be unconnected with the company’s recent travails in terms of trust and privacy. Using external backers is probably the best option for the social media behemoth considering how badly...

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Facebook News Feed updated with new Page, Group ranking factors
Jun04

Facebook News Feed updated with new Page, Group ranking factors

  Facebook updated its News Feed algorithm this month. But it only aims to boost content from people close to you, cutting down the reach of clickbait. Now, the social network has revised it further to add new ranking factors for content from Pages and Groups. Facebook expounded how its surveys help gather feedback on how effective its feed algorithm are, and to focus on improvement. “We’ve [recently] begun surveying people...

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