Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Instagram Stories: Share even more moments

Instagram is introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.
Pinterest Shopping has been updated

Pinterest Shopping has been updated

Last year, Pinterest gave you a way to buy things you find on Pinterest right from your phone. Today, they’re rolling out buyable Pins on web and adding a new shopping bag so you can shop for multiple items wherever you are.
Connecting Billions of People with Facebook Aquila

Connecting Billions of People with Facebook Aquila

Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities and experiences to all of us, but there are still 4 billion people without it. That’s 60% of the global population. As many as 1.6 billion of those unconnected people live in remote locations with no access to mobile broadband networks, where implementing existing network technologies is so challenging and costly that it will take years to bring everyone affordable access. As part of Facebook's commitment to Internet.org, they formed the Facebook Connectivity Lab to build new technologies — including aircraft, satellites, and wireless communications systems — to help solve this problem more quickly.
Facebook messenger now has instant articles

Facebook messenger now has Instant Articles

Since launching Instant Articles to publishers around the world, Facebook has seen clear evidence they provide a better reading experience for people on Facebook. People are responding to the faster, more immersive experience, so they’re excited to bring Instant Articles to even more mobile surfaces across Facebook.
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Facebook messenger end-to-end encryption

Today Facebook is beginning to roll out a new option within Messenger to better support conversations about sensitive topics. Your messages and calls on Messenger already benefit from strong security systems — Messenger uses secure communications channels (just like banking and shopping websites) as well as Facebook’s powerful tools to help block spam and malware. They’ve heard from you that there are times when you want additional safeguards — perhaps when discussing private information like an illness or a health issue with trusted friends and family, or sending financial information to an accountant.
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Snapchat Memories

Memories is a new way to save Snaps and Stories on Snapchat. It’s a personal collection of your favorite moments that lives below the Camera screen. Just swipe up from the Camera to open Memories!
Tips on using Facebook 360

Tips on using Facebook 360

A new storytelling platform requires new thinking. With the removal of the frame, and the introduction of the 360 sphere, creators get to re-imagine and examine new storytelling principles. As the format and tech develops, the community of makers have the opportunity to test and learn from one another to see what works and what does not.
High speed subsea “MAREA" cable being built across the Atlantic Ocean

High speed subsea “MAREA" cable being built across the Atlantic Ocean

Microsoft and Facebook to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic. The new "MAREA" cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their customers. The parties have cleared conditions to go Contract-In-Force (CIF) with their plans, and construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 with completion expected in October 2017.
Shopping on Pinterest

Shopping on Pinterest

Last year, Pinterest gave you a way to buy things you find on Pinterest right from your phone. Today, they’re rolling out buyable Pins on web and adding a new shopping bag so you can shop for multiple items wherever you are.
Facebook and Google blocking extremist propaganda

Facebook and Google blocking extremist propaganda

Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.
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The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians to play live on YouTube

Music is a universal language that unites people around the world. It reminds us of who we are, where we come from, and the moments that matter the most.

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