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Publishers May Have To Pay To Be On Facebook News Feed

Facebook News Feed

Facebook has begun testing separate feeds for posts from friends and family members of a subscriber while the other features posts from Pages. The test covers Facebook users in six countries, namely, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Cambodia. Confirmation About Test Mashable reported that a Facebook spokesperson confirmed the conduct of the test to Filip Struhárik, editor and …

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Google Reportedly Plans To Share Revenues With News Publications

Google Revenue Share

Google is reportedly considering sharing a chunk of its revenues to news publications to grow and maintain subscribers, according to a Financial Times report. The Internet search giant will reportedly “use its trove of personal user data, combined with machine learning algorithms, to help news publishers identify potential new subscribers and target their current subscribers for renewals.” Google, however, said …

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New Document Version Works Like Video Game Minecraft

New Document Version

A startup founded by a two former Googlers has come up with a simpler version of documents called Coda. In a Medium blog post on the launch, Coda co-founder Shishir Mehrotra said: “Coda is a new type of doc that blends the flexibility of documents, the power of spreadsheets, and the utility of applications into a single new canvas.” “That’s …

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Netflix Fans Have Something To Look Forward To Next Year

Netflix

Netflix fans, rejoice! The company has announced plans to release 80 original movies in 2018, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. That’s 30 more films compared to the number of movies and documentaries lined up for release this year. Among the films for 2018 that are either on the drawing board or in production is “Bright” starring Will …

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Take A Tour Of The Solar System Via Google Maps

Google Maps

As a kid, many of us have dreamt of being an astronaut. Perhaps we’ve imagined going out in space “and boldly go where no man has ever gone before” – as the “Star Trek” quote goes. Well, Google Maps now allow us, earthlings, to explore moons and four planets of the solar system as well as the International Space Station …

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Facebook Now Lets Mobile And PC Users Explore The Site

Facebook's News Feed

After months of testing the feature on the mobile app, Facebook has rolled out the Explore Feed for desktop users. Facebook told TechCrunch that the appearance of the Explore Feed for PC users “is the beginning of the official rollout” of the feature. Those who use Facebook on a desktop would see the feed in the left-side sidebar, in the …

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Regina Dugan to Step Down as Head of Facebook’s Hardware Lab

Facebook Hardware Lab

After only 18 months in the post, Regina Dugan is stepping down as head of Facebook’s highly-secretive Building 8 hardware lab. In a Facebook post, Dugan said she would be focusing on “building and leading a new endeavor.” She did not elaborate. Dugan said she would stay on as boss of Building 8 until “early next year” to help the …

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Google Rolls Out New Look for Web Version of Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google rolled out on Tuesday a new look of the web version of Google Calendar. Google Calendar on the web now has a sleek design and has features also offered on the mobile app. In a blog post, Lars Krüger, Product Manager of Google Calendar, said the updates aim to “help users manage their time more efficiently and get more …

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Indiegogo Goes Into Online Retailing

Indiegogo

Global crowdfunding site Indiegogo has delved into electronic retailing or e-tailing. Indiegogo launched Indiegogo Marketplace that allows a startup to sell goods once they are in production and that includes items that were crowdfunded elsewhere. (Watch: Video On Indiegogo Marketplace) In return, Indiegogo will take between 10 and 15 percent of the product’s sale price. Last step Indiegogo CEO Dave …

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Facebook Acquires Teen Honesty App tbh

Facebook Teen Honesty TBH App

Facebook has added at least five million more users – teens specifically – after acquiring the anonymous compliment app, tbh – short for “to be honest.” Tbh was launched in September and has become a hit among middle school and high school teens. Created by Midnight Labs LLC, the app is available only on the Apple App Store for iOS …

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