Is Facebook Planning To Replace Twitter With Its Super Bowl Hub?
Jan28

Is Facebook Planning To Replace Twitter With Its Super Bowl Hub?

The social media war is getting stiffer by the day with more companies either introducing new features and services or taking on competitors in one area or the other. In a bid to stay ahead of the game and maintain its position as the biggest social media company in the world, Facebook has built a live news hub for the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday. This is similar to a service already being offered by Twitter, which allows users to...

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Snapchat Set To Launch “Discover,” As Content Play Comes Into Focus
Jan27

Snapchat Set To Launch “Discover,” As Content Play Comes Into Focus

Snapchat is set to match words with action as it plans to launch its long-awaited feature that will let its users skim a selection of multimedia content from publishers such as ESPN, CNN, Vice and Warner Music. The service known as “Discover,” will be launched on Tuesday, and will let Snapchat sell ads against the videos, photos and articles; with accrued revenues from such sales shared with publishers, reports Recode. No comment has...

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Facebook Blocks Pages Said To Be Insulting To Muhammad To Avoid Being Banned
Jan27

Facebook Blocks Pages Said To Be Insulting To Muhammad To Avoid Being Banned

Facebook has blocked a couple of pages said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in Turkey. This came after authorities in Turkey threatened to ban some social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube should they fail to comply with orders, which insisted that such offensive contents against the Prophet be removed or blocked. This information was revealed to the New York Times by an employee of Facebook who has knowledge of...

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Facebook Testing Standalone App For Low-End Users
Jan26

Facebook Testing Standalone App For Low-End Users

Facebook is again targeting low-end users as it has started testing a standalone app called Facebook Lite. The new app according to TechCrunch is available only for Android phones in select countries, and is just 252 kilobytes in size. It is designed to work on 2G network and in locations where connectivity is either low or poor. Facebook Lite is designed for low-end Android devices in emerging markets, with TechCrunch reporting that...

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Twitter Launches “Digits” Login For Web
Jan22

Twitter Launches “Digits” Login For Web

Twitter has added one more way to access your account without a password. Called Digits, the new feature was announced Wednesday by the microblogging company. It is a feature that will let Twitter users to login to the account with just their phone and a one-off password. “We’re very pleased to release Digits login for web today. It’s a new way for you to enable phone-based login for your mobile apps’ websites,” the company announced...

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Finally WhatsApp Is Live On The Web!
Jan22

Finally WhatsApp Is Live On The Web!

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is finally live on the web, but only for those on Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry. This will no doubt cheer the hearts of millions of users who have been eagerly anticipating the day such news will be announced. “Today, (Wednesday) for the first time, millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser. Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors...

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