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Facebook Messenger Tests Flagging DMs From Fake Accounts – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Facebook Messenger Tests Flagging DMs From Fake Accounts Ubergizmo Facebook is taking concrete steps to stop the spread of misinformation on its platform. The company has revealed that it's testing a new system which will flag the direct messages that a user receives from fake accounts. The feature will provide the ... Facebook Messenger wants to help you identify impersonators Neowin all 32 news articles »

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Instagram Adds The Questions Sticker In Stories – Ubergizmo

Instagram Adds The Questions Sticker In Stories Ubergizmo Instagram today announced that it has added the questions sticker in Stories. This will allow the user's followers to submit questions for them to answer. Instagram also added a polling feature in Stories which lets users take input from their ... Introducing the Questions Sticker – Instagram Instagram Press all 39 news articles »

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Microsoft Dives Into Low End Of Computer Market With $399 Tablet – Investor’s Business Daily

Fortune Microsoft Dives Into Low End Of Computer Market With $399 Tablet Investor's Business Daily It goes on sale Aug. 2 with Wi-Fi connectivity. Cellular versions are coming later. Like Microsoft's earlier devices, the Surface Go will work with an optional keyboard and mouse . The company announced cheaper versions of both accessories on Monday. Microsoft debuts $399 Surface Go tablet, taking on cheaper iPads Fin24 Meet Surface Go, starting at $399 MSRP, it's the smallest and most affordable Surface yet - Microsoft Devices ... Windows Blog Introducing Microsoft Surface Go YouTube Reddit all 332 news articles »

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A Lite Version Of Instagram Has Been Released – Ubergizmo

A Lite Version Of Instagram Has Been Released Ubergizmo Many major online services have launched lightweight versions of their apps to offer a better experience to users in the developing world where the vast majority of people have low-end devices and network connectivity can be iffy. Facebook-owned ... and more »

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YouTube introduces channel memberships, merchandise and premieres

YouTube creators are gaining a number of new tools to generate revenue from their videos outside of traditional advertising, as well as those that will help them better engage their fans, according to news the video streaming site announced today at the VidCon conference in Anaheim, California. This includes the rollout of channel memberships, merchandising, marketing partnerships via FameBit and the launch of “Premieres,” which offers a middle ground between pre-recorded, edited video and live streaming. Memberships Before today, YouTube had offered  a Twitch-like “Sponsorship” model  on YouTube Gaming. This gave fans the ability to sponsor a channel for $4.99 per month, which also gave them access to exclusive digital goods, like a custom badge and emoji. YouTube started testing this program across its larger video network last fall, it said. Those tests led to YouTube channel memberships. Unlike on YouTube gaming, Channel memberships have additional requirements . Creators will need to have 100,000 subscribers or more, be over 18 and be members of the YouTube Partner Program. However, the price point for backing a creator’s channel remains the same: $4.99 per month, and includes the custom badges and exclusive emoji. It will also allow subscribers to gain access to members-only posts in the Community tab where creators will share custom perks from time to time, like access to an exclusive live stream, additional videos, shout-outs, news of upcoming events, early access to ticket sales and other things. YouTube says it will vet these perks manually, to ensure they meet YouTube’s guidelines and are something the creator can actually deliver. “This tool set is fairly powerful, so we want to make sure that they don’t put products out there, that they really can’t commit to,” explains Director of Product Management, Rohit Dhawan, who heads alternative monetization at YouTube. He says the perks can be almost anything the creator wants to offer, within YouTube’s guidelines.

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Detu MAX AI 360° VR Panoramic Camera

The Detu MAX is a professional grade AI 360° virtual reality (VR) panoramic camera that is equipped with true 3D capabilities. The   Kickstarter  crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 13 June with a target of USD $20,000 to put the device into mass production. It has an MSRP of $3,599.

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Instagram takes on Snapchat and YouTube with IGTV

Where there's smoke, there's fire. For Instagram, that smoke recently came in the form of rumors about it launching a feature to host curated, long-form videos in its app. And well, there's fire, alright. Today, at an event in San Francisco, Instagra...

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Apple’s new Mac ads show that even Grimes uses dongles

Apple has launched a new advertising campaign for the Mac called “behind the Mac”. In this campaign, the company is sharing user stories of people using Mac for work, creative projects and accessibility reasons. The Mac is a versatile platform. People use it for boring tasks, such as checking emails and browsing the web. But you can also use it for countless of other things. Apple wants to show you what you can do with a Mac beyond Word and Excel. Apple has shared 4 videos today. The first is a 60-second recap of the three other videos. Each standalone video is a portrait of someone who is using a Mac every day. There will be 12 portraits in total on Apple’s website . Peter Kariuki is a developer who created an iPhone app to improve road safety in Rwanda.

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Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub

Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video — a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover. According to multiple sources, Instagram will offer a dedicated space featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-def 4K resolution. Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content publishers to find out how their video channels elsewhere would work within its app. It’s also lining up launch partners for an announcement of the long-form video effort tentatively scheduled for June 20th. The public shouldn’t expect Netflix Originals or HBO-level quality. This is not “InstaGame of Thrones.”  Instead, the feature is more focused on the kind of videos you see from YouTube creators. These often range from five to 15 minutes in length, shot with nice cameras and lighting but not some massive Hollywood movie production crew. Average users will be able to upload longer videos too, beyond the current 60-second limit. Instagram intends to eventually let creators and publishers earn money off the longer videos, though it hasn’t finalized how accompanying ads like pre-rolls and mid-breaks or revenue splits would work. It is not paying creators up-front for shows like Facebook Watch, either. But the videos will each feature a swipe-up option to open a link, which creators can use to drive traffic to their websites, e-commerce stores or event ticketing. Thanks to Instagram’s 800 million-plus users, the video section could be a powerful marketing tool beyond generating cash for creators directly

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Instagram plans to launch Snapchat Discover-style video hub

Instagram is preparing to unveil a home for longer-form video — a YouTube competitor and its take on Snapchat Discover. According to multiple sources, Instagram will offer a dedicated space featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-def 4K resolution. Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content publishers to find out how their video channels elsewhere would work within its app. It’s also lining up launch partners for an announcement of the long-form video effort tentatively scheduled for June 20th. The public shouldn’t expect Netflix Originals or HBO-level quality. This is not “InstaGame of Thrones.”  Instead, the feature is more focused on the kind of videos you see from YouTube creators. These often range from five to 15 minutes in length, shot with nice cameras and lighting but not some massive Hollywood movie production crew. Average users will be able to upload longer videos too, beyond the current 60-second limit. Instagram intends to eventually let creators and publishers earn money off the longer videos, though it hasn’t finalized how accompanying ads like pre-rolls and mid-breaks or revenue splits would work. It is not paying creators up-front for shows like Facebook Watch, either. But the videos will each feature a swipe-up option to open a link, which creators can use to drive traffic to their websites, e-commerce stores or event ticketing. Thanks to Instagram’s 800 million-plus users, the video section could be a powerful marketing tool beyond generating cash for creators directly

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YouTube suspended some prominent gambling channels starting last week, citing community guidelines violations; some accounts have been reinstated…

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic : YouTube suspended some prominent gambling channels starting last week, citing community guidelines violations; some accounts have been reinstated after appeals   —  “This is my full-time job.  You spend so many years to build it up and they can just erase it with one button."

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Facebook begins monetizing Craigslist-competitor Marketplace, 20 months after its launch, rolling out ability for users to promote their listings in…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook begins monetizing Craigslist-competitor Marketplace, 20 months after its launch, rolling out ability for users to promote their listings in News Feed   —  20 months after launching its Craigslist competitor Marketplace and relentlessly promoting it with placement in the main navigation bar …

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Facebook partners with seven news orgs, including ABC News, CNN, and Fox News, to roll out a series of news shows on Facebook Watch this summer (Todd…

Todd Spangler / Variety : Facebook partners with seven news orgs, including ABC News, CNN, and Fox News, to roll out a series of news shows on Facebook Watch this summer   —  After going through the fake-news wringer, Facebook is shelling out money on original news content.  The strategy is partly aimed at driving …

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