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Mark Zuckerberg slams neo-Nazis and 'polarization' after Charlottesville

We can now add Mark Zuckerberg to the growing list of CEOs and public figures who have weighed in on the events of Charlottesville. Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a “disgrace,” while criticizing the “polarization in our culture.” SEE ALSO: After Charlottesville, tech companies are forced…


Mari Smith, Facebook secrets, and Walmart’s creepy AI – VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart interview the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith, at Unbounce ‘s CTAConf . Mari divulges what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to using Facebook for your business. We also discuss two big funding rounds for two very different data analytics tools, and we dig into what…


Facebook will now prompt you to create a charity fundraiser for your birthday 2 weeks in advance

For many, Facebook is pretty much the only way to “remember” friends’ and families’ birthdays. Unless you’ve chosen to hide your big day through the app’s settings, you’ll likely be inundated with well-wishers on your birthday each year. According to Facebook product director Mike Nowak, 45 million people mete out birthday wishes on the social…


45 million people send birthday wishes on Facebook each day

 Roughly 1 in 30 Facebook users tells someone Happy Birthday each day, showing Facebook’s first major emergent behavior is still going strong. Now Facebook is equipping the 45 million people sending birthday wishes each day with some new features. Now instead of just posting a soulless “HBD” or “Happy Birthday!” on someone’s wall with no…


Neo-Nazi website retreats into the dark web after everyone dumps them

Daily Stormer is in full retreat mode. SEE ALSO: GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site after cretinous Charlottesville article The neo-Nazi website has moved to the dark web, after three different domain services booted them out.  The original site, Dailystormer.com, is now offline and the new site, not indexed by search engines, is now only available through…


Tech companies urge U.S. Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

(Reuters) — More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals’ sensitive cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a…


Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post. The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone’s accounts on both Android and iOS. SEE ALSO: This couple…

Culture & Gaming

Facebook and Supercell partner on Clash of Clans AR experience

Five years after its release, Clash of Clans continues to be one of the top 10 grossing games on the app stores. And Facebook and Clash of Clans creator Supercell are teaming up to promote the mobile strategy game with an augmented reality experience  on a smartphone. A week ago, Supercell revealed a video that…


Facebook and Instagram get redesigns for readability

 Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable. Meanwhile, Instagram today got a little redesign itself with comment reels now being threaded so you can have sub-conversations in public. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com