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Facebook is bringing augmented reality ads to News Feed
Jul10

Facebook is bringing augmented reality ads to News Feed

Facebook users in the US will soon start [it is most likely that users in the US have already started seeing them] seeing augmented reality ads in their News Feed. Though, AR ads are still in their early stages of testing, users will be able to try on the products being advertised through a process that is similar to what is obtainable in Snapchat filter. Facebook made the announcement today, in a move that is not dissimilar from what...

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Facebook wins rights to stream 380 live EPL fixtures to fans in Asia
Jul07

Facebook wins rights to stream 380 live EPL fixtures to fans in Asia

Facebook has won the rights to stream 380 live English Premier League fixtures in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos between 2019 and 2022, The Daily Mail reports. This represents a major breakthrough for the social media behemoth considering the popularity of the EPL across the world. Facebook saw off competition from media giants BeIn Sports and Fox; two companies that have a huge pedigree when it comes to broadcasting live soccer...

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Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report
Jul07

Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report

In spite of threat to user growth, Twitter is going ahead with plans to purge its platform—suspending a whopping 70 million accounts in the last two months. That figure amounts to about 1 million accounts every day, which by the way could be the company’s latest attempt at stamping out fake news. According to The Washington Post, the microblogging company suspended 70 million accounts in the months of May and June, with similar trend...

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Instagram and Facebook both testing a ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature
Jul03

Instagram and Facebook both testing a ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature

Instagram and Facebook are simultaneously testing a ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature, TechCrunch reports. The two sister companies according to the report, could soon hand users more control over how they want to receive notifications from the two apps. A couple of respected tech bloggers including WABetaInfo and Matt Navarra were first to spot the feature, while some users claim that they have indeed spotted it on their apps. The Do Not...

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Instagram could soon allow you ask questions in your Stories
Jul02

Instagram could soon allow you ask questions in your Stories

At this rate, we will probably lose count of the number of features Instagram has added to Stories since the feature was launched. The Facebook-owned subsidiary is at it again, and this time, it is reportedly testing a feature that will allow you to post questions to your Stories. As spotted by Android Police, users will be allowed to ask specific questions, while viewers can then tap into the text box and respond with whatever...

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Twitter users can now view who paid for ads in new transparency drive
Jul02

Twitter users can now view who paid for ads in new transparency drive

Twitter has announced a new transparency drive that will allow users to view who paid for an ad. The tool which was launched a couple of days ago, will allow users to view all active campaigns an advertiser has run in the last seven days. This, they [users] would be able to use by searching for the advertiser’s Twitter handle. To view ads from any advertiser you will be able to simply search for a specific handle and see the creative...

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