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Oculus Accidentally Leaks Images, Details of Consumer Device
/ June 9, 2015 1:00 pm
Oculus Accidentally Leaks Images, Details of Consumer Device

Variety reports "Facebook-owned Oculus VR may have accidentally leaked images and other key details about the consumer virtual reality (VR) headset that it is going to sell early next year. Oculus launched a preview website Tuesday that promised to reveal additional detail about the device at a press event later this week; however, Reddit users were able to discover hidden images detailing design and features of the device (hat tip to VR Focus).". Read More

Facebook to Host Time Inc.’s Fortune Video-Interview Series with Biz Leaders
/ May 27, 2015 12:31 pm
Facebook to Host Time Inc.’s Fortune Video-Interview Series with Biz Leaders

Variety reports "Facebook, adding another media partner to its burgeoning video strategy, is working with Time Inc.’s Fortune, which is launching a interview series with CEOs and other business bigwigs on the social-media giant’s service. “The Chat,” Fortune’s new video show, is supposed to open the floor to any and all questions, styled after Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” format. The series will contain advertising and/or sponsorships; at first, the video will include preroll ads, but only for segments hosting on Fortune.com.". Read More

What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?
/ May 26, 2015 11:21 am
What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

TechCrunch reports "Several services have cropped up to help creators get paid directly by their fans. Memberful and TinyPass make it easy to set up a paywall and sell subscriptions to premium content. More interestingly, Patreon lets fans pledge to donate a certain dollar amount to the creator every time they release a piece of content, like $1 for each song or video.". Read More

Mic’s hit video series on Facebook has gotten 33 million views in two months
/ May 20, 2015 11:51 am
Mic’s hit video series on Facebook has gotten 33 million views in two months

Digiday reports "Fast-growing millennial publisher Mic has the luxury of starting from scratch with its six-month-old video strategy. That means betting heavily on Facebook. “Flip the Script” has been a breakout hit for Mic on Facebook, with eight episodes in two months drawing more than 33 million views on the platform, which autoplays videos in the news feed (where a “view” means at least three seconds of playtime).". Read More

Games May Be Next for Facebook Messenger
/ May 18, 2015 11:16 am
Games May Be Next for Facebook Messenger

Variety reports "Facebook officially announced support for third-party app integration into Messenger at its F8developer platform in March. Since then, the company has partnered with a small number of third-party app developers, allowing users to add photos, animations and short video clips made with these third-party apps directly to their conversations.". Read More

Zuck imagines a future use for virtual reality: Photo albums
/ May 15, 2015 11:01 am
Zuck imagines a future use for virtual reality: Photo albums

VentureBeat reports "Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg today gave people a sense of virtual reality experiences he’s imagining, following the company’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR last year. Zuckerberg envisions these devices becoming smaller and smaller, he said today in a town hall-style question-and-answer session that Facebook is streaming live.". Read More

Why Facebook’s News Experiment Matters to Readers
/ May 14, 2015 11:37 am
Why Facebook’s News Experiment Matters to Readers

The New York Times reports "Facebook’s new plan to host news publications’ stories directly isn’t only about page views, advertising revenue or the number of seconds it takes for a story to load. It’s about who owns the relationship with readers.". Read More

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