Facebook reportedly paying musicians to host Live Audio Rooms
Facebook's music payments take several forms. The most prominent are the licensing deals it has signed with rightsholders and collecting societies for user-generated content including music, although these deals have sparked...
November 19, 2021
Facebook reveals its latest plans for creator subscriptions
Facebook is very keen on helping 'creators' make money on its platform, and it's even keener on doing that while blowing a giant raspberry at Apple's 30% cut of iOS in-app purchases.
November 4, 2021
Facebook reveals its new corporate umbrella brand: Meta
Facebook the company has made its move to separate its brand from Facebook the social network – a move akin to Google's past decision to rebrand its corporation as Alphabet.
October 29, 2021
Embattled Facebook to make young adults its new ‘North Star’
What a month Facebook is having, in a bad way, as a range of news organisations get stuck in to a treasure trove of leaked documents showing its inner workings.
October 26, 2021
Facebook’s research on teen wellbeing on Instagram goes public
Facebook is cross about the Wall Street Journal's recent investigation into how 'toxic' Instagram is for teenage girls, drawing on internal research from the company itself.
September 30, 2021
Report: Google may soon be indexing TikTok and Instagram videos
You'll see a lot of YouTube videos when searching for artists on Google. What you won't see are TikTok and Instagram videos. This may be changing soon.
September 27, 2021
Facebook reveals the content that it demotes in its news feed
Why do certain posts get demoted in Facebook’s news feed? The social network is revealing a bit more about the kind of content it demotes, in a section of its Transparency Center site.
September 24, 2021
VR music game Beat Saber gets a 10-song Billie Eilish pack
Beat Saber has been one of the bigger hits in the virtual reality games industry, selling 4m copies across various headsets by February this year.
September 22, 2021
Facebook unveils its first pair of smart glasses with Ray-Ban
It's a joyful day for anyone who has spent the last decade and a half thinking that Facebook was cool, sure, but wouldn't it be cooler if you could strap it to your actual face?
September 10, 2021
Facebook extends its licensed music catalogue to more gamers
Facebook Gaming is the social network’s hub for gaming creators – as in people playing games for an audience, rather than games developers.
September 3, 2021
Feed uses AI for social advertising on small budgets
UK-based startup Feed wants to help marketers on smaller budgets, including artists and labels, get more out of their Facebook and Instagram advertising.
August 24, 2021