Social Media

Facebook to verify the identities of some user profiles behind viral posts

June 2, 2020 0

Lost in the news of the George Floyd protests against police brutality and racism in the U.S., Facebook last week quietly noted it will now

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

May 27, 2020 0

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of

First major GDPR decisions looming on Twitter and Facebook

May 23, 2020 0

The lead data regulator for much of big tech in Europe is moving inexorably towards issuing its first major cross-border GDPR decision — saying today

Facebook to acquire Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million

May 16, 2020 0

Facebook will acquire Giphy, the web-based animated gif search engine and platform provider, Facebook confirmed today, in a deal worth around $400 million, according to

Houseparty expands beyond video chat with co-watching of live events

May 13, 2020 0

Houseparty, the video chat app that’s seen a surge of growth during quarantine, is preparing to expand its service in a new direction: co-watching live

Instagram Lite shuts down in advance of a relaunch

May 11, 2020 0

Instagram Lite, the two-year-old version of the Instagram app aimed at emerging markets, has quietly disappeared. The previously highly ranked app vanished from the Google

Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV

April 25, 2020 0

Jay Prasad Contributor Jay Prasad is chief strategy officer for LiveRamp TV, a data-connectivity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver exceptional experiences.

Facebook to launch ‘virtual dating’ over Messenger for Facebook Dating users

April 24, 2020 0

Facebook will soon allow users to go on “virtual dates,” the company announced today. The social network is planning to introduce a new video calling

Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views

April 20, 2020 0

Levi’s is leveraging its advertising partnership with TikTok to connect online shoppers with the denim brand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced retailers to

Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

April 16, 2020 0

Since it exploded onto the scene in January after a newspaper exposé, Clearview AI quickly became one of the most elusive, secretive and reviled companies

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