Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Eyes Cryptocurrency In Future Plans

In a post to Facebook community on Thursday, 4 January 2018, chief executive officer and founder Mark Zuckerberg gave what could be described as the company’s future outlook on cryptocurrencies. Zuckerberg believes that cryptocurrencies may hold the solution to decentralising the technology landscape which he said is one of the interesting questions that have arisen. Decentralising technology, for him, remains ...

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Facebook Now Has a ‘Safer’ Messenger For Children

Children under the age of 13 now have their own Facebook Messenger with a privacy-focused app designed to neutralise child predator threats and make it easier for children to video chat and message with family and friends. The preview of the app was rolled out this Monday in the US. According to the company’s statement, the app which is a ...

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Facebook Focuses On Connecting Africa at AfricaCom Cape Town 201

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As part of Facebook’s (www.Facebook.com) mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the Facebook connectivity and platform partnerships team will be on the ground in Cape Town at AfricaCom 2017 from 7-10 November. Taking part in a number of events, these aim at showcasing how the platform ...

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Facebook Gets Behind African Entrepreneurs In A ‘Celebration of Tech’ Week

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Showcasing Facebook’s (www.Facebook.com) passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017. In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will search for the ...

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WordPress to Ditch React Library Over Facebook Patent Clause Risk

Automattic, the company behind the popular open source web publishing software WordPress, has said it will be pulling away from using Facebook’s React JavaScript library over concerns about a patent clause in Facebook’s open source license. In a blog post explaining the decision yesterday, WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg said Automattic had hoped to officially adopt React for WordPress — noting it ...

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Facebook Highlights Commitment To Online Safety In South Africa and Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — This week, an expert team from Facebook will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the trainings and ...

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Facebook Has Pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content elsewhere. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook has removed Instant Articles — Facebook’s self-hosted, faster-loading article format for mobile — from Messenger. “As we continue to refine ...

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Facebook Adds a Dedicated ‘Movies’ Section Offering Showtimes And Ticket Sales

Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called “Movies” appearing in the mobile app’s main navigation. The feature, which has just appeared for many U.S. Facebook users, offers a way to see which movies are playing nearby, available showtimes and a list of local theaters and their movie selections. The section is powered through an integration with Fandango’s and ...

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