Facebook-backed Libra Association changes its name
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Facebook-backed Libra Association changes its name

Having changed pretty much everything in the organization, the Libra Association is now changing its name. Goodbye Libra Association, hello Diem Association. “The Diem Association will continue to pursue a mission of building a safe, secure and compliant payment system that empowers people and businesses around the world,” the organization …

Facebook’s Oversight Board takes on one U.S. case
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Facebook’s Oversight Board takes on one U.S. case

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Facebook's first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation
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Facebook’s first Oversight Board cases tackle hate speech and misinformation

Facebook didn’t meet its goal of hearing Oversight Board cases before the US election, but it’s finally ready. The social media giant has revealed that the Board will tackle six appeal cases in its first outing, all of them prioritized based on their… Continue Reading…

Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed
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Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls its new feature the “Community Feed,” as it includes posts …

The hidden cost of being a founder
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The hidden cost of being a founder

James Sutcliffe Contributor James Sutcliffe is the founder and CEO of The Founding Network, a collaboration platform for high-growth founders. If I were to pick one thing that unites the global tech scene in terms of culture I would point to the respect and reverence accorded to startup founders. After …

Facebook will start paying UK publishers for news stories
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Facebook will start paying UK publishers for news stories

Facebook’s dedicated News tab, first seen in the US, will launch in the UK with a promise to pay UK news sites to license articles, the social media giant announced. It’ll arrive in January 2021 with partner sites including The Guardian, The Economis… Continue Reading…

WhatsApp is upping its wallpapers and stickers game
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WhatsApp is upping its wallpapers and stickers game

WhatsApp is finally upping its wallpapers and stickers game, delivering some much-awaited aesthetics updates to the popular app that over 2 billion people use. The instant messaging service said on Tuesday that it will now allow users to set custom wallpapers for different chats in a bid to make it …

Facebook buys customer service and chatbot startup Kustomer
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Facebook buys customer service and chatbot startup Kustomer

Facebook has just completed its latest acquisition, buying up a company called Kustomer. The startup’s software creates a single-screen interface for businesses to manage their online conversations with customers and automate some interactions with t… Continue Reading…

Mark Zuckerberg sits down with Dr. Fauci to talk holiday COVID safety
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Mark Zuckerberg sits down with Dr. Fauci to talk holiday COVID safety

In less than an hour, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will interview Dr. Anthony Fauci. You can watch the entire segment through Facebook Live at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET. According to the company, Zuckerberg will talk to Dr Fauci about the COVID-19 vaccines t… Continue Reading…

Facebook buys Kustomer for $1B to expand into customer service tools
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Facebook buys Kustomer for $1B to expand into customer service tools

Today Facebook made one of its biggest plays yet to build out the services it provides to businesses on its platform: It is acquiring Kustomer, a startup founded with the aim of disrupting the customer services industry with a new approach to providing agents with better data and a more …