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Facebook Thwarts Prisma's Live-Streaming Effects

Just a few weeks ago, Prisma beat Facebook to the punch with artistic video filters for live videos — but now the social media giant has thwarted the app’s attempts to expand into live streaming by denying API access. Prisma’s popular art filters are applied to both stills and videos, …

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Compete Against Your Friends With Facebook's Instant Games

Facebook Messenger is getting just a little more fun-friendly. While the service was relaunched as a fully fledged platform just this year, its game selection was a little limited. — until now, that is. Facebook has announced that Messenger now supports a feature called Instant Games — which is exactly what …

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Facebook Testing Instant Games in Messenger

If competition is at the heart of all your friendships, then Facebook Messenger might soon become your favorite battleground. The popular messaging app is getting ready to launch an “Instant Games” platform that will allow you to challenge your friends to a number of lightweight games, like Shuffle Cats Mini …

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Facebook to Suspend Use of WhatsApp User Data in the U.K.

Facebook has agreed to put a temporary block on its use of private WhatsApp user information in the U.K. following pressure from the country’s privacy watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is now urging Facebook and WhatsApp to agree that they will better explain the nature of their data-sharing deal …

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Facebook and WhatsApp Pause Data Sharing in EU

European regulators aren’t happy with the data sharing going on between WhatsApp and Facebook. WhatsApp announced earlier in 2016 that it would begin sharing data with Facebook, its parent company — including for advertising purposes. As you might imagine, that decision has been controversial. Now, it seems as though the move …

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Facebook Now Allows Targeted Ads on Messenger

There’s literally no escape from ads on Facebook. On Tuesday, the company revealed its latest feature to help brands target you on Messenger. Facebook is starting to allow businesses to send you sponsored messages via Messenger if you’ve interacted with them in the past. Considering Messenger is home to more …

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Facebook's Flash is its Latest Attack on Snapchat Dominance

If you can’t beat them, copy them. At least that is the way it seems to work in the technology industry. Facebook, having failed to buy out photo-messaging app Snapchat for several billion dollars a few years ago, has repeatedly tried to create similar apps to gain market share. While …

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Is Facebook's Building 8 Working on a Phone?

Secrecy has long been at the heart of Apple’s game, but few other tech companies seem to have operated under such a heavy veil of mystery. That is, until now. Facebook, one of the most ubiquitous social media platforms around, may be pivoting in a major way. It just might be making a …

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Facebook's WhatsApp Testing Feature Like Snapchat Stories

First Facebook’s Instagram copied Snapchat’s Stories, and it didn’t try to hide the fact — it’s also called Stories. Then it was discovered that Facebook’s testing a similar feature called Messenger Day on Facebook Messenger. Now unsurprisingly, Facebook’s WhatsApp is also looking to add something similar. The feature, called Status, …

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Facebook's third quarter beats forecasts, but its stock tumbles

The numbers all looked good for Facebook when it reported its latest set of financial figures on Wednesday. But its stock value went south. Revenue climbed, profits soared, user numbers jumped. But the value of its shares fell when the company warned of slower ad revenue growth next year because it’s …

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