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  • R.I.P. Imzy

    R.I.P. Imzy

    Imzy, the kinder, gentler online community platform, will be shutting down on June 23rd. Company co-founder Dan McComas made the announcement in a blog post today, stating his apologies and explaining to the community Imzy just couldn’t find its place in the market. Read More

  • Facebook shrinks filter bubbles with alternate news sources in Trending

    Facebook shrinks filter bubbles with alternate news sources in Trending

    You’re vulnerable to bias and polarization if you only get your news from one source. So instead of highlighting a single news outlet when you click through to a Trending topic, Facebook will now show a carousel of the other most popular articles written about the subject by different publishers. Meanwhile, Facebook is giving more exposure to Trending Topics on mobile. Rather than only… Read More

  • Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities

    Facebook’s personal fundraisers exit beta, now support raising money for sports teams & communities

    Facebook announced today it’s expanding its online fundraising tools – basically, Facebook’s own take on a GoFundMe-type service – to include support for community fundraisers as well as those for sports teams. The company had first launched its personal fundraising tools in March of this year, allowing users to raise money for educational, medical or pet medical… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools

    Pinterest opens up autoplay videos in home feed and search with new measurement tools

    Pinterest is adding another ad to its array of products, now allowing advertisers to publish video advertising that will automatically play in the home feed and search, as it continues to bulk up and woo advertisers with a different pitch from Facebook and Google. Pinterest has had to make the argument to advertisers that its 175 million users behave differently on Pinterest when compared… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro

    Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, Uber underpaid NYC drivers, Snapchat allows custom stories for friend groups and Pinterest adds dish recognition. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Twitter is giving brands a new way to promote their chatbots

    Twitter is giving brands a new way to promote their chatbots

    Twitter has found its own way to participate in the growing chatbot trend. The company announced today a new feature for advertisers, which allows businesses on Twitter to promote ads designed to pull consumers into personalized experiences within Direct Messaging  – including interactions with chatbots. For example, one brand is running a bot that can help you with a cocktail… Read More

  • Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

    Pinterest brings full dish recognition to its Lens camera search

    In a move that may seem like an early step toward hitting a ridiculously high valuation, Pinterest is now adding to its Lens camera search the ability to recognize complete dishes. Next time you’re at a restaurant and you find something delicious, Pinterest is now going to give you a way to take a quick photo of that dish through its Lens feature and find recipes related to it. Read More

  • Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

    Instagram launches Story Search for hashtags and locations

    Instagram Stories wants to be your window into what’s going on around a topic or place right now, so it’s adding a way to search Stories two months after Snapchat did the same. Instagram users can now search for a location or hashtag, and see a Story compiled from Story posts by other users that include that location sticker, hashtag sticker, or hashtag in the caption. Location… Read More

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