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Facebook wants to help you curtail your social media addiction
Jun24

Facebook wants to help you curtail your social media addiction

You are probably asking yourself if you read that headline well. Surely there must be a mistake somewhere along the line. Of course, the headline is correct and Facebook is actually cooking something that might interest everyone—yours truly inclusive. Mark Zuckerberg and his team are working on a plan to help you curb your Facebook addiction. Hidden with the Facebook Android app is an unreleased feature called “Your Time on Facebook.”...

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Facebook deploys tools to automatically detect pages spreading fake news
Jun23

Facebook deploys tools to automatically detect pages spreading fake news

Facebook is intensifying efforts towards reducing or possibly eradicating fake news. This time around, the social media giant is deploying machine learning to sustain the pressure on pages spreading fake news. On Thursday, the company announced a number of new measures that involve using machine learning to identify fake articles that are copied and pasted by various accounts. Emphasis this time around will be placed on overseas...

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YouTube plans to win hearts with new monetization tool called ‘Channel Memberships’
Jun22

YouTube plans to win hearts with new monetization tool called ‘Channel Memberships’

Apparently not pleased with the way creators are switching their allegiance to other platforms where they can push their content out, YouTube is rolling out a new tool to win them back. Many creators felt hard done by YouTube’s decision to demonetize their videos even before they ever got the chance to be published—a move that made them sought other alternatives. The Google subsidiary wants to mend broken relationships and is doing it...

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Instagram launches IGTV, a new app for watching long-form video
Jun21

Instagram launches IGTV, a new app for watching long-form video

We are finally here—the eagerly awaited long-form video product that has been making the rounds online has finally been launched by Instagram. IGTV the name of the long-form video features was finally launched by Instagram on Wednesday and will signal a new way for online creators to make money while creating content for their followers to consume. We’re announcing our most exciting feature to date: IGTV, a new app for watching...

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Instagram about to launch a video hub called ‘IGTV’ for online creators
Jun20

Instagram about to launch a video hub called ‘IGTV’ for online creators

The Instagram long-form video report we brought you a fortnight ago is gradually taking shape. Then, we had reported that the ephemeral video sharing app was working on a video feature that will last at least an hour. The latest addition to that report is from TechCrunch, with the tech blog reporting that Instagram now has a name for its long-form video which it calls “IGTV.” IGTV the new video hub is set to be launched later today,...

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YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada
Jun19

YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada

In efforts to make its music service available to more people in different geographical locations, Google has rolled out YouTube Premium and Music to Canada and 11 other countries. This is in addition to existing places where users can access the music streaming service. Prior to this expansion, the service was already available in places like United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The company did promise at...

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