Instagram will now let creators and influencers sell items directly

The monetization hose is on full blast at Instagram now, and today at F8, Facebook unveiled one of the latest developments on that front. The company said that creators will now be able to tag items t

NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

The intelligence community’s annual transparency report revealed a spike in the number of warrantless searches of Americans’ data in 2018. The data, published Tuesday by the Office of the

Valve Index pre-orders launch tomorrow for a blistering $999

Valve is throwing a little bit of a “screw you” to Oculus this morning, announcing the specs of their high-end VR headset the Valve Index, just before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announce

Facebook takes its Portal international, adds WhatsApp, Facebook Live support

At its F8 developer conference, Facebook today announced that it is launching its Portal video chat hardware internationally by bringing it to Canada and a select number of European countries, too. Th

Aperture dies the true death in Apple’s next macOS update

Aperture was a great application for editing photos back in the day, but it hasn't been supported by Apple for years. You can, however, still run it on the latest Macs, should you need to. But that wo

Old Facebook finally wants you to ‘Meet New Friends’

Facebook’s social graph is aging, full of long-lost acquaintances and hometown friends you don’t care much about seeing in the News Feed any more. But Facebook is now testing a pivot away

Microsoft’s Mixer now lets streamers reward fans for participation, not just subscriptions

On game-streaming platforms today, there’s really only one way to earn status within a creator’s community: you have to become a subscriber. Microsoft’s game-streaming service Mixer

Facebook Dating opens to friends with Secret Crush

Facebook built Dating to be privacy-safe, hoping to avoid the awkwardness of friends or family checking out your romance profile. But now Facebook has found a way to let you silently express your affe

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts

Would we feel less envious, shameful and competitive if Instagram didn’t tell us how many Likes a post received? That’s the idea behind Instagram now hiding Like counts from both a post&#8

Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise edition, gets a reboot to boost activity and cut down on noise

At F8 today, Facebook is unveiling a major redesign for its desktop app — the first big update it’s made since 2014 — and a refresh of its mobile apps as it begins to bring its many

Review: Oculus Quest could be the Nintendo Switch of VR

Facebook has bet a lot on its VR dream. The industry has become the butt of a few jokes in the past couple of years as hype has deflated, but there’s been no question that the tech is interestin

US border agents assert ‘broad unconstitutional’ power to search citizens’ devices

U.S. border officials are asserting “broad, unconstitutional authority” to conduct warrantless searches of travelers’ phones, tablets and laptops, according to a new court filing. Th

Review: Facebook’s Oculus Rift S is barely an upgrade

More than three years after Facebook released one of the biggest gambles in its existence, a virtual reality headset it paid billions to launch as its own, the company has grown more embattled, but it

Oculus Quest and Rift S ship May 21, pre-orders go live today

Facebook’s new VR headsets, the Oculus Rift S and Quest, are both now live for pre-orders today at $399 and will ship May 21. Oculus released the original Rift just over three years ago. Fast-fo

Facebook Messenger will get desktop apps, co-watching, emoji status

To win chat, Facebook Messenger must be as accessible as SMS, yet more entertaining than Snapchat. Today, Messenger pushes on both fronts with a series of announcements at Facebook’s F8 conferen

Altice USA buys digital news network Cheddar for $200M

Cheddar was valued at $160 million last year.

Docker looks to partners and packages to ease container implementation

Docker appears to be searching for ways to simplify the core value proposition of the company — creating, deploying and managing containers. While most would agree it has revolutionized software

Docker updates focus on simplifying containerization for developers

Over the last five years, Docker has become synonymous with software containers, but that doesn’t mean every developer understands the technical details of building, managing and deploying them.

Purchase a Startup Alley exhibitor package for Disrupt SF 2019

We’re in hot pursuit of bold exhibitionists. It’s time to show the world your stuff. By that we mean it’s time to secure your spot in Startup Alley, the exhibition floor at the very heart of Dis

Glovo, the on-demand ‘deliver anything’ local app, raises $169M Series D

Glovo, the Spain-headquartered on-demand delivery app that has similarities to Postmates in the U.S., has raised $169 million (€150m) in Series D funding. Lakestar led the round alongside Drake, own
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