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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…

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  • Facebook To Pull Plug on Parse

    …. We are committed to maintaining the back-end service during the sunset period, and we are providing several tools to help migrate applications to other services. First, we’re releasing a database migration tool that lets you migrate data from your Parse app to any MongoDB database. During this migration, the Parse application-programming…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 9 readers -
  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … images, colors, member permissions and even the like button. And while Facebook continues to enforce its real-name policy on the social network itself and its flagship apps, Rooms users can create different identities for different rooms and contexts. Product manager Josh Miller, who spearheaded the launch of Rooms after joining Facebook in January…

    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

    … 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

    … 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 -