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  • Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams. Read More

  • Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber has acquired Chatter Commerce, maker of a… Read More

  • LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

    LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

    LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with more than 500 million members, is taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets. The company has released an Android app for LinkedIn Lite, a pared-down version of its original LinkedIn mobile app that is developed for users in markets where data networks are slower and relatively more expensive for consumers. Read More

  • Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

    Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

    With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook globally launched Groups for Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. Read More

  • Facebook tries to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web

    Facebook tries to prove Instant Articles beat mobile web

    One-third of all link clicks on Facebook already go to its self-hosted Instant Articles. Facebook claims they drive more referral traffic click-for-click because people don’t abandon them mid-click as they do with slow-loading mobile websites. Now Facebook is teaming up with Nielsen to prove that individual publishers benefit when they post with the Instant Articles format. Read More

  • Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October

    Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October

    Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social network’s new partnerships business, made the reveal at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit on Tuesday, The Street reported. We have independently confirmed that, too. Read More

  • Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

    Facebook fights fake news spread via modified link previews

    Until now, any Facebook Page that posted a link could change the headline, body text and image that appeared in the News Feed preview. To combat false news without stifling responsible publications, Facebook is now starting to disable the ability of all Pages to edit the previews of the links they post in the Page composer or API, with an exemption for some original publishers. Read More

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