The company, according to TechCrunch, will allow for new ways to dive into News Feed. Members will reportedly be able to scan a photos-only feed of Facebook and Instagram images, or check out the listening habits of friends in a feed dedicated to all things music. Images will be bigger. Ads will be … Read more
Facebook will reportedly unveil on Thursday new ways for people to filter their news feeds.
The changes will include a photos feed of users' Facebook and Instagram images, as well as a music feed that will allow people to share what they are listening to, sources tell Tech Crunch. Bigger images are also expected in the Web and mobile versions.
The revamped news feed design will allow users to choose among different content-specific feeds, these sources said. A revamped music feed will include information about what tunes friends are listening to on streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio, as … Read more
Just when it seemed like the Facebook shareholder lawsuits were easing up, the social network has been hit with a new IPO suit.
Investor Gaye Jones filed a new case against Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and the company's underwriters today, according to Reuters. Like several other investors that have sued Facebook, Jones claims that the social network knew about its weak revenue trends before its IPO but failed to disclose this information.
"The defendants were unjustly enriched because they realized enormous profits and financial benefits from the IPO, despite knowing that reduced revenue and earnings forecasts for … Read more
Facebook's Messenger app for Android will now include free VoIP calls for its Canadian users.
The social network added a minor update to its app today, bringing it up to speed with the iOS app. The company started testing the ability to make VoIP calls -- the same service Skype provides -- within its iOS Messenger app in Canada at the beginning of this year. Facebook added the feature to its main iOS app shortly after. The VoIP calls use your existing data plan to place the calls.
This latest update also brings changes to group conversations, including the … Read more
Despite competition continuing to build between the two companies, Facebook says Google is important to the social network's success on mobile.
Mike Shaver, director of engineering for mobile, told a group of reporters today that the company values the openness of Google's Android operating system, which lets engineers figure out and fix problems quickly.
"We're a very significant application to them and they're a very significant platform to us," he said during the presentation at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.
It's no surprise the company wants to focus on the Android … Read more
To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadays, just watch them on their smartphones. Their world revolves around Instagram, the application adults mistook for an elevated photography service, and other apps decidedly less old-fashioned than Mark Zuckerberg's social network.
And therein lies one of Facebook's biggest challenges: With more than 1 billion users worldwide and an unstated mission to make more money, Facebook has become a social network that's often too complicated, too risky, and, above all, too overrun by parents to give teens the type of digital freedom or release they crave.
For … Read more
Get ready for some changes to your Facebook profile.
The social network is unveiling a new design for its News Feed on Thursday, according to an invite sent to journalists today.
The bare-bones invite tells journalists to "Come see a new look for News Feed," at Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters next week.
Coincidentally, a new look for Timeline was spotted today in New Zealand, a country where Facebook typically tries out new features. The layout had a single-column for all the posts and updates on your Timeline, instead of two columns.
Facebook users may be in store for some design tweaks to their Timelines.
The popular social network is testing a revamped layout for the Timeline among select users in New Zealand, a spot where Facebook typically tries out new features.
A representative for the company told CNET that "this is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating Timeline even easier."
The new layout sports a single-column for all the posts and updates on your Timeline, according to a screenshot obtained by The Next Web. That by itself would be a … Read more
How Google and other American Internet companies operate in Europe could come down to a link that, depending on what side of the Atlantic Ocean you're on, should or should not be deleted.
A case heard Tuesday before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) hinges on a complaint submitted by a Spanish citizen who searched Google for his name and found a news article from several years earlier, saying his property would be auctioned because of failed payments to his social security contributions.
Spanish authorities argued that Google, other search engines, and other Web companies operating in Spain should … Read more
Hey, remember that next-generation search product Facebook launched over a month ago that you still don't have access to?
Well, there's good news.
No, you're not getting Graph Search yet, but Facebook wants you to know that other people really love it.
The social network today published a blog post to remind people of all the fantastic ways they can use can the shiny new search engine to find people, places, photos, and interests.
"We are still hard at work on building Graph Search, but want to share some of our favorite ways people are using … Read more