Josh Constine

    • Facebook Acquires Facial-Image-Analysis Firm FacioMetrics

      Facebook is focusing on the face with its latest acquisition, facial-image-analysis outfit FacioMetrics. The company was hatched at Carnegie Mellon University, and it released an application that detected emotions in people’s faces, IntraFace, which is no longer available via app stores. FacioMetrics founder and CEO Fernando De la Torre announced the acquisition on the comp ...

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    • Facebook Testing Jobs Tab on Pages

      Does Facebook have LinkedIn in its crosshairs? A new Jobs tab showed up on TechCrunch’s Facebook page, and the social network confirmed to Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it was part of a test, saying: Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their pages, we’re running a test for page administrators to create job postings and rece.

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    • Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

      Facebook is reportedly set to launch an Instant Games platform for its Facebook Messenger application, allowing users to play “lightweight” games against their friends. Tom Dotan of The Information reported that the social network is already privately testing Instant Games, which would allow Messenger users to play “asynchronous” games with friends, where they take turns and ...

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  • Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada

    … having to use their real names. The app was then shuttered in December 2015, along with two other stand-alone apps from the now extinct Facebook Creative Labs unit, Slingshot and Riff. In September, “developer evangelist” Chris Messina shared references to a Rooms feature that he discovered in the source code for Messenger with Josh Constine…

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  • Facebook Testing Ads in Groups

    … Facebook confirmed to Josh Constine of TechCrunch that it is testing the inclusion of ads in groups. The social network issued the following statement to Constine: We have started to test delivering ads to people in Facebook groups and will be evaluating the response before determining how we will move forward. According to Constine…

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  • Facebook at Work Launching ‘in the Next Few Weeks’

    … Featured Jobs Sports Social Media Strategist Mars Reel Media Corp Los Angeles County, California Marketing Automation Manager Society for Science & the Public Washington D.C. West Coast Manager National Magazine Los Angeles, CA Account Executive National Magazine Newtown, PA - Bucks Co Sales Account Executive Creative Circle Philadelphia…

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  • Facebook Adds Polls, Payments Chat Assist Function to Messenger

    … conversation. In a group conversation, just tap the Polls icon in the composer or tap More and select Poll. From there, you can add the question and specific answers for your friends to vote on and press submit. The poll will appear in the Messenger conversation, where your friends can easily vote. And Josh Constine of TechCrunch reported on the chat assist…

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  • Is Facebook Bringing Back Rooms App as Part of Messenger?

    … were clearly not crowded enough, as the app was shelved in December 2015, along with fellow Facebook Creative Labs efforts Slingshot and Riff. “Developer evangelist” Chris Messina shared the following references to a Rooms feature that he discovered within the source code for Messenger with Josh Constine of TechCrunch: “Introducing rooms.” “Rooms…

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  • Snapchat Sneaks In Suggest Feature

    … When Snapchat launched its Memories feature earlier this month, it quietly sneaked in another new feature: Suggest. Snapchat confirmed the launch of Suggest to Josh Constine of TechCrunch, and, as the name suggests, the feature allows users to suggest that their friends follow other users. Constine reported that Snapchat users can access…

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  • Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

    … and sports. The 10 cities at launch are: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Constine reported. Product manager Aditya Koolwal told Constine the curators will avoid events with political or religious themes in order to minimize the potential of being accused of bias, adding: You…

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  • Twitter Rolling Out Foursquare-Powered Locations to iOS Users

    … Foursquare agreed in March 2015 to power location data on tweets with location tags, but not much has come of it, until now. A reader tipped Josh Constine of TechCrunch off to the existence of Foursquare-powered location feeds on Twitter, and Twitter confirmed to Constine that it is currently rolling out the feature to IOS users, with other…

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