Category Archives: FaceBook

Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform

 Today’s Stories  Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform Snapchat introduces World Lenses – live filters for just about anything Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed Credits Written… Read More

Facebook Messenger launches group bots and bot discovery tab

 Facebook today launched two powerful ways for people to find Messenger bots to use, addressing the discovery problem that’s plagued bot the platform’s 100,000 developers. Facebook’s new Chat Extensions lets you use Messenger bots in group chats so you can watch a sports game’s play-by-play together from TheScore’s news ticker bot, collaborate on building a… Read More

Zuck says copying Snapchat was just step 1 of Facebook’s AR platform

 “The first chapter that made sense was to release products that people were familiar with . . . but the unique thing that we’re going to do is we’re not just going to build basic cameras, we’re going to build the first mainstream augmented reality platform.” While Snapchat might have popularized animated AR selfie masks and filters, it lacks a platform for… Read More

Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform

 Facebook will rely on an army of outside developers to contribute augmented reality image filters and interactive experiences to its new Camera Effects platform. After today’s Facebook F8 conference, the first effects will become available inside Facebook’s Camera feature on smartphones, but the Camera Effects platform is designed to eventually be compatible with future AR hardware. Read More

Crunch Report | Uber Might Have To Support In-App Tipping

 Today’s Stories  New York’s Taxi commission to propose in-app tipping requirement for Uber Google reaches $7.8 million settlement in its Android antitrust case in Russia Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections Steve Jobs’ custom Apple I and other historic machines… Read More