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Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

Facebook AI technology launched for earlier suicidal post detection for faster assistance

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The social network is broadening its use of artificial intelligence to find and help people in the most distress. A new expanded version of Facebook AI technology is rolling out to help spot suicidal posts so help can be sent more quickly. The goal is to decrease the length of time it takes to spot posts suggesting suicidal thoughts so that first responders can be alerted more quickly. Facebook has been offering suicide … Read entire article »

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Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

Facebook Creator app launches for video influencers

The social network is hoping influencers will take the opportunity to build broader communities around content. A new Facebook Creator app launched in the hopes of providing influencers with an opportunity to build strong video communities through the use of quality content. Social media celebrities could use this tool to further their reach and build stronger relationships. The app provides influencers with a Live Creative Kit to enhance their broadcasts with intros and outros. The Facebook Creator app … Read entire article »

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Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

Pinterest QR code rolls out to help users learn about everything around them

The image based social network’s quick response code could be handy for shoppers while in-store. A new version of a Pinterest QR code is rolling out for the social network’s users to inform themselves while they’re shopping. The barcode is designed to be used by consumers as they walk through a store in real life. The goal is to let Pinterest users access more product information by way of their accounts. The Pinterest QR code feature should help … Read entire article »

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Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

Updated YouTube Kids security policy lets viewers flag inappropriate content

The children’s branch of Google’s massively popular video streaming service lets viewers participate. A new YouTube Kids security policy has been implemented to make it possible for viewers to flag inappropriate videos targeting children. This will make it possible for service users to be able to call to YouTube’s attention the presence of disturbing and otherwise child-unfriendly videos using popular children’s characters among their keywords. This feature is meant to allow users to work to age restrict … Read entire article »

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The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The Snapchat app is getting ready for a redesign as the company scrambles to stay relevant

The application’s parent company, Snap, has seen striking losses, including $40 million gone to the Spectacles. The Snapchat app remains a very popular app among smartphone users, but its stock has dropped to a record low amid stiff photo sharing application competition. Instagram Stories has been carving its own place in the “disappearing photos” domain. That said, its progress has been to the detriment of Snapchat. The brand’s Spectacles, a type of wearable technology glasses meant to … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way of the official Messenger texting application. To start, the mobile payments service will be headed toward … Read entire article »

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Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

Facebook mobile ad growth drives the social network’s earnings higher

The company’s financial performance moves upward despite criticism regarding Russia’s U.S. election interference. Facebook mobile ad growth is pushing the company’s earnings upward despite the negative press the company has been receiving. The social network has received heavy criticism regarding the role it played in Russia’s interference in the American presidential election last year. The company revealed that its quarterly revenue has spiked to $10.3 billion, a massive year over year growth. Facebook’s quarterly revenue of $10.3 billion … Read entire article »

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Twitter ad transparency gets a boost to prevent potential future elections tampering

Twitter ad transparency gets a boost to prevent potential future elections tampering

Social media networks have been scrambling to improve their reputations when it comes to elections results. Twitter has announced that it is making some serious changes to the Twitter ad transparency on its platform. Following a Russian political advertising investigation, the company is aiming to ensure that it will avoid influencing future elections results. The new transparency center will launch in coming weeks and will make it easier for users to see who is advertising. Over the next … Read entire article »

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Facebook food ordering launches on social media app

Facebook food ordering launches on social media app

The application will allow people to order meals from nearby restaurants without having to leave it. Facebook food ordering is now available to users of the social network’s popular mobile app, making it possible for smartphone users to order take-out without switching applications. According to Facebook, users are already use the social platform to learn about local eateries. Because of that, Facebook food ordering becomes a natural choice for the mobile app’s users. If they’re already trying to … Read entire article »

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WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

WhatsApp monetization to increase for Facebook through new business function

The app will make it possible for companies to be able to communicate with other app users. New WhatsApp monetization efforts are going into effect as Facebook looks to boost its earnings on the messenger app. The additional income will be generated through new business tools for small companies and bigger enterprises. A new free WhatsApp Business app is being tested and developed for smaller sized companies. At the same time, an enterprise solution is in development for … Read entire article »

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Colorful Balloons mobile app discovered as Facebook’s secret Chinese entry

The social network giant anonymously released the photo sharing application into China’s market. Back in May, the Colorful Balloons app was launched in China, allowing users to share pictures with friends and family. That said, according to a New York Times report, that photo sharing mobile app was actually a secret Facebook project in the country. Facebook is banned in China, but the social network launched the application anonymously. The Colorful Balloons application has a very similar look and feel to Facebook’s more well known photo sharing app, called Moments. That said, in the case of the Chinese launch, the mobile app uses WeChat, the largest social network in that country, instead of using Facebook, which is banned. The social network was able to anonymously launch the mobile app through a local firm … Read entire article »

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