Google Acquires SayNow and Adds it to Google Voice Team
Google has purchased a small company called SayNow for an undisclosed sum. According to SayNow's web site, it runs a platform allowing voicemails, one-to-one phone calls and conference calls to be integrated into social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, as well as into iPhone and Android applications. SayNow said that Google will add its platform to Google Voice, though neither company announced any specific plans or products resulting from the acquisition.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
Twitter Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Jun 15, 2017
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.
Facebook and Twitter Put Political Ad Policies Into Effect
May 24, 2018
Two of the largest social networks are doing more to call out political advertisements. Both Facebook and Twitter today outlined their new policies, which should increase the visibility of ads that are purchased for political purposes.
Facebook Adds Dating, Story Sharing, Group Organization, More
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.
Facebook Tweaks Trending News and Expands Fundraising
May 24, 2017
Facebook updated several of its offerings today, including how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of surfacing higher-quality content in the news box.