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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- 9 readers -
  • Facebook To Pull Plug on Parse

    … interface will continue to operate as usual based on your new database, so this can happen without downtime. Second, we’re releasing the open source Parse Server, which lets you run most of the Parse API from your own Node.js server. Once you have your data in your own database, Parse Server lets you keep your application running without major changes…

    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- 9 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- 9 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 -