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  • Twitch to Expand Cheering Beta to Partnered Channels in U.S., U.K.

    … Twitch announced that it will expand its Cheering beta to all partnered channels in the U.S. and U.K. Aug. 4. The cheering system allows viewers to support their favorite streamers by posting special messages containing premium Bits in the streamers’ chat windows. Users must purchase Bits before they can share them. Bits are available…

    Inside Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Facebook To Pull Plug on Parse

    … Michael Kirkland told The New York Times’ Bits blog: Moving forward, we want to dedicate more resources to high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery and authentication. As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to wind down support for Parse. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together with the Parse community, and we thank them for their support. Readers: Are you as surprised as we were? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … available via the iTunes App Store for iOS devices (in the U.S., U.K., and some other English-speaking countries), is aimed at bringing users together to discuss topics of their choice, with posts including text, photos and videos. Customization options galore exist in the app, which allows users to manipulate elements such as text, emoji, cover…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 11 readers -
  • Facebook Files Suit vs. Paul Ceglia’s Lawyers

    …. Ceglia’s lawsuit was dismissed in March. The New York Times’ Bits blog reported on the suit by Facebook, saying that Ceglia and his multi-firm legal team pushed on with the case despite concrete evidence that his claims were false, adding that the social network is seeking unspecified damages. Ceglia’s original lawyer, Paul Argentieri, was named…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • REPORT: Facebook to Launch Anonymous App

    … While Facebook has stuck with its policy of requiring its users’ real names, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a January cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek that the social network would not require real names for the separate, stand-alone applications it was developing. Evidence of this policy shift may rear its head…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
  • REPORT: Foreclosed? Facebook Disbands Home Team

    … In February, Facebook Director of Engineering Jocelyn Goldfein said the social network was not scrapping its sputtering Home Android overlay, but a lot has apparently changed in four months, as The New York Times' Bits blog reported that the team of engineers that had been working on Home has been disbanded. Two sources familiar…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 readers -
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