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Instagram starts bringing DMs to the web

The Verge reports: "Instagram is finally bringing direct messages to the web. Starting today, a “small percentage” of the platform’s global users will be...

Epic Games Store tops $680 million in player spending

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Epic Games today offered an update on the growth of the Epic Games Store. Launched in December of 2018, the store to-date...

Facebook’s revised political advertising policy doubles down on division

The Verge reports: "In October, Facebook made the controversial decision to exempt most political ads from fact-checking. The announcement met with a swift backlash,...

Bux acquires ‘social’ cryptocurrency investment platform Blockport

TechCrunch reports: "Bux, the Amsterdam-based fintech that wants to make investing more accessible, has acquired the European “social” cryptocurrency investment platform Blockport. Terms of...

Quibi versus the World

The Verge reports: "Jeffrey Katzenberg insists that his new video-streaming service Quibi isn’t competing against Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, or any of the...

App Store hit record spend on New Year’s Day 2020, Apple...

VentureBeat reports: "As Apple doubles down on its push into services, the tech juggernaut today announced some new stats designed to show that all...

Spotify Unveils ‘Streaming Ad Insertion’ Tech to Provide More Precise Metrics...

Billboard reports: "Spotify just took another bold step toward becoming a major podcasting player. On Wednesday (Jan. 8), the streaming giant announced the launch...

TikTok may be edging closer to a sale

The Verge reports: "In November, we talked here about how some of the threats against TikTok were starting to add up. National security officials...

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated...

Amazon brings Fire TV to cars, soundbars, and set-top boxes

VentureBeat reports: "It was only a few months ago that Amazon took the wraps off over 20 new Fire TV devices to fill out...
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ChaCha Lands $7 Million for Mobile Answers Service

Indianapolis, Ind. - ChaCha, a text message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing. ...

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