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Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps

Facebook Messenger is finally getting desktop apps almost 9 years after its debut. After seeing over a 100% increase in desktop browser audio and video calling, Messenger today releases its Mac and Windows desktop apps. They bring the same features as the browser version, but make it easier to keep your chat threads handy than ...

‘Content network effect’ makes TikTok tough to copy

Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes, where users shoot a new video to recontextualize audio pulled from someone else’s clip, or riff on an existing meme or concept. That only works because TikTok’s had time to build up an immense armory of content from ...

What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built?

There’s a joke* being reshared on chat apps that takes the form of a multiple-choice question — asking who’s the leading force in workplace digital transformation? The red-lined punchline is not the CEO or CTO, but: C) COVID-19. There’s likely more than a grain of truth underpinning the quip. The novel coronavirus is pushing a ...

Facebook is working on a coronavirus… reaction button?

03.30.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

When Facebook introduced reaction buttons in 2015 that let you respond to a post with a heart or a sad face instead of just a "like," it was a huge improvement.  Now, Facebook is working on a puzzling reaction button for the coronavirus era: a C... ...

Will The Coronavirus Save Big Tech?

03.25.2020 · Posted in Computer Articles, Technology Articles

Who’s Really Behind That “Death of the Techlash” Narrative?   One of my least favorite kinds of journalism is the easy win. It’s the kind of story that just lands in your lap. It feels immediately counter intuitive and of the moment, and  it simply writes itself. It’s the kind of editorial sin most often ...

India launches WhatsApp chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus

India is turning to WhatsApp, the most popular app in the country, to create awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, said on Saturday that citizens in the country can text a WhatsApp bot — called MyGov Corona Helpdesk — to get instant authoritative answers to their coronavirus queries such as the ...

Zuckerberg tries to prevent Facebook server ‘melt down’ as WhatsApp call volume spikes

03.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

In countries where the novel coronavirus has disrupted daily life, the digital phone's been ringing off the hook. That news comes directly from Mark Zuckerberg who, on a Wednesday conference call regarding Facebook's response to COVID-19, told member... ...

Facebook will put a new coronavirus info center on top of the News Feed

In an effort to disseminate trustworthy health information on COVID-19, Facebook will roll out its own coronavirus information center, a central hub on the vast social network where the company will collect information from sources like the CDC and WHO. “We’re going to be putting it at the top of everyone’s Facebook feed,” Facebook CEO ...