The classic rocker, Neil Young, voiced his opinion on music streaming services earlier today on his Facebook page, saying that “Streaming sucks. Streaming is the worst audio in history”. He went on to say that his music is in the process of being removed from said streaming services. It’s always great seeing creative artists stand up for their principles, especially when it’s done for the fans. But is everything quite as clear-cut as he would like it to appear in his Facebook post? Read more
Facebook product marketing manager Emma Rodgers told BuzzFeed News that the company is working on building online shops within Facebook pages. This will let users to purchase products within Facebook’s ecosystem without having to jump between websites. Read more
Facebook is looking to get in the digital assistant game. You may have heard of Google Now, Siri and Cortana. Those are all digital assistants developed for their respective operating systems. Facebook, too, is reportedly working on integrating a new voice assistant, “Moneypenny”, into its messenger application.
Since the passage of the controversial European “right to be forgotten” law, Google has received a whopping 281,000 requests to stop 1.1 million web links from appearing in its search records. And the search engine giant has already granted 602,000 of the deletion request.
Earlier this month, we came across reports claiming that Facebook was planning to launch a digital music-streaming service to take on the existing players in this domain such as, Spotify and Apple Music. However, in a statement issued to The Verge, the social networking giant has squashed such reports, saying that it isn’t building a music streaming service. Read more
Savvy Facebook users are aware that the social media giant has been working to control how the News Feed appears to end users for some time now. For users who are not happy with how Facebook decides to curate the News Feed, tweaking it to their own liking has been a frustrating experience. However, acknowledging that “you’re the only one who truly knows what is most meaningful to you” Facebook has announced some new ways to control the News Feed. Read more
According to some reports from beta testers and other sources, WhatsApp may be getting a couple new features when their next update rolls out. The new features include a “Like” button and some ability to mark messages as unread. Read more
If you use Facebook often, you might notice some slight changes to the site’s logo over the next few days. The company has (very quietly) announced a redesign of the word “Facebook” on their site, which now uses a slightly more rounded font. Is it a major change? Not at all. But Facebook is almost synonymous with social media at this point, and their previous font has become pretty iconic for the company. Read more
Facebook is set to revamp its UI for Android tablets, and thanks to Droid-Life tipster Mike, a sneak preview of what’s to come has been posted online. Currently, Facebook on Android tablets looks decent, but it’s far from having a simple and seamless design. This new overhaul aims to fix some of those problems.
Hootsuite’s Android application has been updated with several new features, mostly focused on image sharing and scheduled content publishing. The update brings the app to version 3.1, marking the first iterative update since it’s massive 3.0 update not too long ago.
Most of the new features are noticeable in the tweaked interface. The UI for composing tweets has been moved around a bit, making the send tweet arrow more prominent while hiding scheduling options behind a drop-down menu. When placing images within a tweet, Hootsuite now also shows a live preview of those images, which it didn’t do before. There are a few other slight changes, including Hootsuite being able to send out images to social media as opposed to just links, and a menu for looking at your scheduled content before it goes live. Read more