Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?

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Crunch Report 4/19 Today’s Stories 

Juicero users find that man trumps machine
Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom
Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide
Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do
Planned Parenthood enrolls in 500 Startups’ seed program

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Facebook’s F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram

Posted by | Apps, F8, F8 2017, Facebook, instagram, Mobile, Social, TC | No Comments

 What will Facebook launch next week at its F8 conference? The schedule reveals plans to give Instagram offline features that are already in testing, opening its Camera Effects Platform to developers so they can create more powerful photo and video overlays for people to use and a Places Graph for developers to do more with Facebook’s location database beyond the existing APIs. Read More

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TechCrunch launches a personalized news recommendations bot on Facebook Messenger

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tc-messenger-bot-new We’re excited to announce the launch of the first cross-platform and personalized news recommendations bot on Facebook Messenger. The bot is part of Facebook’s “Agents for Messenger” program revealed at F8, and it will help our readers get the news they want from us in a more conversational way. Read More

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Watch Facebook’s F8 conference here, plus what to expect

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F8 Chatbots, Live video, and VR technology are all on the docket for Facebook’s F8 developer conference, and you can watch the livestream here at 9:30am PST with Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote starting at 10am. There’ll also be more streamed sessions all day today. Read More

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Facebook Alive

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Facebook Alive “You never slow down, you never grow old.” Tom Petty isn’t playing the F8 after-party, but his song encapsulates the point of Facebook’s conference — a social network won’t go extinct if it’s reactive, personalized, and urgent. Everything launched today is designed to eschew the generic. To wrap around the user and bend to their whims to create a… Read More

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Facebook starts allowing “Sponsored Messages” ads

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fb-messenger-ads Facebook launched its Messenger chatbot platform today, but how will it make money on it? By charging businesses to send re-engagement messages to people who’ve already voluntarily started a conversation with them. These “Sponsored Messages” are currently in testing, with a small test of advertisers, and are being heavily monitored by Facebook to prevent them getting spammy.… Read More

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Facebook lets users record Facebook profile videos in third-party apps

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DSC05751 Facebook today launched the Facebook Profile Expression Kit, which gives third-party developers a way to publish videos recorded on their apps as profile pictures on Facebook. The service was announced at the company’s annual developer conference, f8, in San Francisco today. Videos that are recorded on third-party services can now be used as profile videos with the new tools. Details are… Read More

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