Social Media

Facebook Tests Posting of Instagram Stories as WhatsApp Statuses

HIGHLIGHTS The feature has been confirmed to be in testing A Story posted as a WhatsApp Status will be encrypted Facebook didn’t confirm if it would roll out the feature globally Facebook is running a small test to let users post their Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp Status. The new feature will let users post decorated photos, videos, and GIF images from Instagram on WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018: Fix Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post on Thursday The Facebook CEO has made personal resolutions in the past He compared this year’s challenge to the first one he did 9 years ago Mark Zuckerberg says his “personal challenge” for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year since 2009. Past challenges have included wearing a tie ... Read More »

WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve: 20 Billion Messages Sent in India, 75 Billion Worldwide

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says this is the highest-ever user activity on a single day More than 13 billion images, 5 billion videos were shared worldwide Interestingly, WhatsApp suffered an outage late on New Year’s eve WhatsApp users in India sent over 20 billion messages on December 31 as they ushered in 2018 with wishes to family and friends. In a release, WhatsApp ... Read More »

Come NON diventare partner di Google+, il caso PostPickr

Questa vicenda comincia nel 2014, con protagonisti una piccola startup italiana e Googleed è una vicenda che si configura nel solco delle riflessioni che abbiamo fatto quando abbiamo parlato della fine dell’era delle startup, a proposito del fatto che i giganti della tecnologia si mangiano le startup, o meglio si mangiano le opportunità per le startup di svilupparsi e crescere. Ma torniamo al 2014. Tre professionisti pugliesi ... Read More »

Microsoft, IIT Kharagpur Partner on Search Algorithm Study

Microsoft said on Monday it is working with professors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur towards developing a system that can form the basis for a deeper, more meaningful search engine. The new search algorithm could assist users looking for subjective information and trusted opinions, the company said in a statement. Bing is a web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. ... Read More »

Hike Messenger, Airtel Payments Bank Collaborate on Digital Wallet

Screenshot from the Hike Wallet App Indian instant messaging application Hike on Wednesday partnered with Airtel Payments Bank to power its digital payment wallet. “We’re on track of over five million transactions this month (November) from services such as recharge and P2P. “We’re excited and we look forward to working with Airtel on supporting this effort to bring more Indians online and enable easy ... Read More »

Twitter Starts Testing ‘Bookmarks’ Save for Later Feature

Twitter has started testing the ‘save for later’ bookmarking feature that it had teased last month. Called ‘Bookmarks’, the feature is aimed at helping its 330 million monthly active users privately flag tweets for personal viewing at their convenience. To recall, Twitter had announced in October that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets. Keith Coleman, Head of Product, had revealed that a ... Read More »

Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1bn in 2012, has not provided an official reason for the outage. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Rex Features Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem. The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly ... Read More »

Are CMOs Overlooking Google Plus?

Shutterstock “Google+ is still a thing?” This sentiment is common among both casual and frequent social media users. However, despite having the reputation of being the butt of the joke in the social media world, most Google+ (or Google Plus) users would argue that it is actually extremely useful for businesses. While Google+ might not be the most frequented social ... Read More »

Black lawmakers call on Facebook and Twitter to purge racist ads

Phil Roeder, Flickr Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed calls from US lawmakers to ensure ads on their respective platforms aren’t used to spread hate. The two firms are currently cooperating with Congressional investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And now, black Congress members are urging them to probe new ads, and make leadership changes. In a letter obtained by Recode, Reps. Robin ... Read More »