E.B. Updegraff

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Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics on its News Feed

Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics and some users can find it on their News Feed. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a section module will appear at the top right-hand side of the News Feed displaying popular topics being discussed. Each listed topic is based off of hashtags, …

Video isn’t breaking the internet: The industry giants are

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>The web can’t handle video, goes the common refrain. For example, Comcast (S CMCSK) estimates that if …

Facebook hopes AI can help it better understand the content of your posts

Facebook is using an artificial intelligence method called deep learning to analyze data collected from its 1 billion users in a new way. The goal of the project — which is run by an eight person group known as the "AI team" — is to understand the meaning and importance behind the things users …

Facebook: News Feed changes are aimed at 'low quality' sources

Some publishers may be justified in worrying about Facebook's News Feed changes, which are aimed at privileging smart articles over pictures of puppies. In an interview with <i>All Things D</i>, News Feed manager Lars Backstrom says that for now, the company is judging the quality of content by looking at …

Leaked Facebook Video Ad Pitch Deck Reveals Plans To Steal TV And YouTube Dollars

“Avoid saying anything negative about YouTube – leave the impression of the user experience up to them” Facebook tells its adtech partners in a leaked, confidential deck that teaches them to sell Facebook’s video ads. The 32-page document details Facebook’s plan to beat television with reach and …

Facebook - not dead, not buried

<b>Over the weekend, there was some scary news for the world's biggest social network. Facebook, the story went, was "dead and buried", teenagers were turning away "in their droves", put off by their parents' presence on the network.</b><p>It was "the start of what looks likely to be a sustained decline". …

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Facebook might launch a Flipboard-like reader app called Paper

Flipboard might soon find itself competing against a reader app owned by a social media juggernaut (read: Facebook), if <i>Re/code's</i> report turns out to be true. According to the website's unnamed source, the social network's been developing a news aggregator called Paper -- and no, it has nothing to …

Facebook Paper expected to soon deliver news on mobile

The social network is reportedly weeks away from releasing a standalone social news reader for members on mobile devices.<p>Facebook is getting ready to launch a digital newspaper of sorts, and it's appropriately named "Paper," according to Recode. Paper could be delivered before the end of January, …

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