Facebook throws out the news Paper

Facebook Paper Trash Facebook Paper could have given publishers the reach they lost yesterday in the News Feed, but no one wanted the standalone news reading app. Facebook has pulled the Paper app from the app store and will discontinue support for existing downloads of it on July 29th, according to a message show to all user. Despite it’s eye-catching, progressive design, the experience proved unnecessary… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/30/recycled/?ncid=rss
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Google Maps gets multi-stop directions and vacation memories on mobile

Camping site with a caravan and a four wheel drive parked under a tree by the Darling River in Australia. Google is bringing long awaited multi-stop directions to mobile with its new summer update. Travelers can now hit as many tourist traps as they want on their cross country treks. Just like in the web version, users can swiftly rearrange the order of stops. Android users will get the feature first, followed by iOS in the near future. The summer update caps off an active week for Maps.… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/30/google-maps-gets-multi-stop-directions-and-vacation-memories-on-mobile/?ncid=rss
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Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Those core values are that friends and family come first, that the feed should inform and entertain, that Facebook is a platform for all ideas, that authentic communication beats spam, that you have the controls to hide or highlight what you want, and that Facebook will keep iterating to improve the experience. Facebook is also making a feed ranking change today that literally puts its… Read More

from Social – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/29/facebook-news-feed-change/?ncid=rss
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