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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- 7 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- 9 readers -
  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms. Rooms, initially…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 8 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

    … in the next few weeks, according to The New York Times’ Bits blog. Bits reported that two people familiar with Facebook’s plans said the social network will release a stand-alone mobile app in the coming weeks, telling Bits the goal was to allow Facebook users to openly discuss subjects they might not be comfortable addressing while using their real names…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • REPORT: Foreclosed? Facebook Disbands Home Team

    … with the situation shared the developments with Bits, which added that Joey Flynn, who had been the lead designer for Home, shifted to the social network's new Slingshot application, while former Home Product Director Adam Mosseri is focusing on other mobile initiatives. We're learning a lot. We're still very bullish on Home. We're not done with Home. I think…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 readers -