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David Marcus defends Facebook’s Messenger Kids platform

David Marcus, Facebook’s vice president of Messaging Products, responded to the backlash against Messenger Kids when he spoke at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Families will be better off because it exists,” said Marcus. “I firmly believe that it is a good product.” Messenger Kids launched in ...

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Apple removes Telegram from app store

Image copyright Getty Images Telegram’s official app has been removed from Apple’s App Store. It had been removed because it had made “inappropriate content” available to users, founder Pavel Durov said. “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store,” he tweeted. ...

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Instagram’s Carousel ad format is coming to Instagram Stories

It’s been less than a year since Instagram brought advertising to Instagram Stories — a format that its owner Facebook said in November has more than 300 million daily users. Since then, it’s been working to expand those capabilities, like incorporating ad formats that were already established elsewhere. Today, Instagram ...

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UK plans 200-mile ‘country roads’ driverless trial

Image copyright Catapult Image caption The HumanDrive car is scheduled to begin its journey in just under two years’ time An autonomous car project will attempt a complex journey across the UK, taking in country roads and high-speed roundabouts. The HumanDrive initiative will first simulate a range of conditions, before ...

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WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B? Not so bad.

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on the Q4 2017 earnings call today that WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion users and sees 60 billion messages sent per day. That’s compared to 1.3 billion monthly users and 1 billion daily active users in ...

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