Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, the Facebook Workplace platform will support integration with apps for CRM, file sharing, email, calendars and more. By allowing clients’ IT teams to customize their […]
Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos – TechCrunch
Write "You owe me $20" and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says "goodbye," Messenger will recommend a "bye-bye" GIF. That's how Facebook's new M Suggestions work. Facebook's AI assistant will privately interject recommendations above the redesigned one-line message composer in your Messenger conversations, and your friends won't see the results unless you approve.
Facebook may turn comment threads into Messenger-like group chats
Sometimes Facebook comment threads can grow to be so long, they’re basically their own chat rooms. It turns out Facebook is testing a change to basically turn them into exactly that. Back in November, our Content Director, Matt Navarra noticed an odd change. Facebook had begun to notify him of comments on his posts in …
Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos – TechCrunch
Facebook is facing backlash after a Cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a Live video confessing to the murder. The slaying and its subsequent distribution across Facebook has raised questions about how the company moderates violent content. Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice president of global […]
German politician threatens to fine Facebook €500,000 every time it shows fake news
Germany has threatened to crack down on the fake news scandal plaguing Facebook by levying hefty fines for posts that aren't removed immediately amid mounting fears that disinformation could influence the country's upcoming elections.
Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price – TechCrunch
Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to reach 1.71 billion. It scored $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, blowing past estimates […]
Facebook is facing a fine after 'misleading' the EU
Facebook could be facing a fine for providing “incorrect” and “misleading information” during the European Commission’s review of its $19bn (£15.4bn) takeover of messaging service WhatsApp. Brussels said Facebook “intentionally or negligently” submitted misleading information, breaching EU merger rules.
Facebook lets you cast videos to your TV – TechCrunch
Facebook wants you to lean back and watch its News Feed videos on your television with a new feature that lets you stream clips via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast, and Google Cast devices. The move could help Facebook generate more video ad revenue, and increase usage time by giving people the richest possible […]