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As Facebook prioritizes Stories over Newsfeed, will advertisers follow suit?

6 hours ago   |   Marketing Land

Marketers say creativity is key to maximizing returns across all of Facebook properties.
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A 3-year-old shape-shifting startup founded by a Vice alum is betting on viral Asian hip-hop stars to be the future of the entertainment industry

A 3-year-old shape-shifting startup founded by a Vice alum is betting on viral Asian hip-hop stars to be the future of the entertainment industry

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

88Rising is an innovative new entertainment company for the social media age, combining a record label with a creative agency, a web video production house, and an artist...
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Citron's Left covered Facebook short, still bearish on Netflix

1 day ago   |   Reuters

Andrew Left has covered his short position on Facebook Inc, due to its booming Instagram business, but is still betting on a decline in Netflix Inc shares, the activist...
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Facebook web, mobile app service currently unavailable

Facebook web, mobile app service currently unavailable

1 day ago   |   MobileSyrup   |   2 articles

Menlo Park social networking giant Facebook is currently unavailable for anyone attempting to log into the platform through the web or mobile apps. Downdetector.ca logged 319...
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Why your app idea is just ‘meh' and won't succeed

Why your app idea is just ‘meh' and won't succeed

3 days ago   |   The Next Web

You heard me correctly, I said “meh.” I'm not talking about the “meh” used to ironically describe something beautiful/awe-inspiring; like when your friend uploads a beautiful...
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Not a cellphone in sight

Not a cellphone in sight

4 days ago   |   The Verge

Welcome to Fav'd For Later, a Friday roundup of our favorite memes, trends, and all-around good internet content. This week, I have been liberated by a meme. Can I just say...
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This tool is like Buffer for Instagram stories

This tool is like Buffer for Instagram stories

5 days ago   |   The Next Web

Stories are short, ephemeral blobs of content - videos and pictures, mostly - which Snapchat popularized in 2013, followed by Instagram, Facebook, and... er... Skype. But for...
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Instagram is testing Hindi language support for Indian users

Instagram is testing Hindi language support for Indian users

5 days ago   |   The Next Web   |   2 articles

Instagram is seemingly looking to expand its Indian user base with support for Hindi. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong found this in a test version of the app. Wong posted...
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Instagram's rumored School Stories could be cool - with rigorous moderation

Instagram's rumored School Stories could be cool - with rigorous moderation

6 days ago   |   The Next Web

Word on the street is that Instagram is testing a new, collaborative kind of Story - specifically, a kind which would be used within schools. While it's in no way confirmed the...
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Facebook blocks more fake accounts from Russian troll group

Facebook blocks more fake accounts from Russian troll group

6 days ago   |   The Verge   |   3 articles

Facebook says that the 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts it blocked yesterday for “inauthentic behavior” appear to originate from Russia. A site that claims to be...
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Digital rights groups demand Facebook let you appeal removed posts

Digital rights groups demand Facebook let you appeal removed posts

A group of 88 civil liberties groups have penned an open letter to Facebook requesting the company allow users to appeal whenever their posts are removed - an option they... Read more ...

BREAKING: Google hacked to promote Bitcoin scam on Twitter

BREAKING: Google hacked to promote Bitcoin scam on Twitter

In the latest in a string of cryptocurrency-related hackings on Twitter, attackers have breached an official Google account to promote a Bitcoin giveaway scam to its over... Read more ...

Artists pay tribute to Marvel legend Stan Lee

Artists pay tribute to Marvel legend Stan Lee

By now we're sure you've heard the news that the legendary Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95. The Marvel editor-in-chief, writer and publisher was the co-creator of... Read more ...

Google's new web app lets you ‘Squoosh' images down to smaller file sizes

Google's new web app lets you ‘Squoosh' images down to smaller file sizes

Nicely displaying high-quality images without sacrificing load time can be a constant dilemma. Now, an experimental web app from Google called “ Squoosh ” offers a quick and... Read more ...

Walmart-owned Flipkart Group CEO resigns over allegations of misconduct

Walmart-owned Flipkart Group CEO resigns over allegations of misconduct

Flipkart, the largest online store in India, just saw its company group CEO and co-founder Binny Bansal resign over allegations of misconduct. The news follows an independent... Read more ...

How to delete your Google Maps Location history

How to delete your Google Maps Location history

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and connected services. Google tracks your... Read more ...

Black Friday flash sale: the best MacBook Air deal we've seen!

Black Friday flash sale: the best MacBook Air deal we've seen!

A discounted Apple product is a rare sight indeed, but lo and behold, we've found one! In a cracker of an early Black Friday deal , Very.co.uk has not only knocked £150 off the... Read more ...

Amazon Echo Buttons can now trigger smart home routines

Amazon Echo Buttons can now trigger smart home routines

It's great being able to talk to an Amazon Echo speaker - that sci-fi sheen never wears off as you get your Alexa-powered, voice activated assistant to do your bidding with... Read more ...

Google launches free, browser-based image optimization tool

Google launches free, browser-based image optimization tool

Google Chrome Labs, which develops experimental web apps, has released an advanced browser-based optimization tool to get your images ready for the web. There's already a... Read more ...

The best free video converter 2018

The best free video converter 2018

Converting video is nowhere near as complex a task as video editing, but many people will be put off doing it because of the mistaken belief that you need a complicated and... Read more ...