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Top 25 Mobile Apps for May 2024

Research firm Comscore has released its rankings of the Top 25 most used mobile apps for the month of May 2024. # Apps Total Unique Visitors (000) % Reach 1 YouTube (Mobile App) 163,024 75 2 Facebook (Mobile App) 143,832 66 3 Gmail (Mobile App) 143,131 66 4 Google Search (Mobile App) 138,184 63 5 […]

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Goes Hydrofoiling Again

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook parent company Meta, has gone hydrofoiling again. One of the world’s richest men, Zuckerberg posted new video on Instagram over Memorial Day weekend with his wife Priscilla and crew hydrofoiling on the waters of Kauai, where he owns a large compound. Zuck said this was his first time on the […]

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Former Facebook, Nike Manager Sentenced to Five Years in Prison For Fraud

ATLANTA – Barbara Furlow-Smiles, a former diversity program manager at Facebook and Nike, has been sentenced for stealing more than $5 million based on an elaborate scheme involving fraudulent vendors, fictitious paperwork, and cash kickbacks. “Furlow-Smiles shamelessly violated her position of trust as a DEI executive at Facebook to steal millions from the company utilizing […]

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Top 50 Most Popular Websites in the U.S.

Google remains the most popular website in the United States according to data for March 24 from research firm Comscore. The rankings are based on Desktop, Mobile, and Social visitors. Google remains in the top spot followed by Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon. # Property Unique Visitors/Viewers (000) % Reach 1 Google Sites 278,198 100 […]

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Meta Launches AI Assistant on Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp

Meta, parent of Facebook, is launching Meta AI built with Llama 3, already on your phone, in your pocket for free. And it’s starting to go global with more features. You can use Meta AI on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger to get things done, learn, create and connect with the things that matter to […]

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Facebook Rolls Out End-to-End Encryption

Loredana Crisan, Head of Messenger for Meta, wrote the following notice on the company’s website: I’m delighted to announce that we are rolling out default end-to-end encryption for personal messages and calls on Messenger and Facebook, as well as a suite of new features that let you further control your messaging experience. We take our […]

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Former Facebook Exec Defrauded Company of $4 Million

ATLANTA – Barbara Furlow-Smiles, a former global diversity executive at Facebook, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $4 million from the company utilizing an elaborate scheme involving fraudulent vendors, fictitious charges, and cash kickbacks. “This defendant abused a position of a trust as a global diversity executive for Facebook to defraud the company of […]

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Meta Sues Scraping Service

Meta is looking to thwart scrapers that collect data from users of Facebook and Instagram. The social media company recently filed a lawsuit against Voyager Labs in federal court in California. Voyager Labs is a scraping and surveillance service that improperly collected data from Facebook, Instagram and other websites. Meta says it has disabled Voyager’s […]

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Meta Removes Coordinated Propaganda Efforts by China and Russia

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, said it took down two covert influence operations — from China and Russia — that were violating the company’s policy against Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB). Meta shared this information with peers at tech companies, security researchers, governments and law enforcement so they too can take appropriate action. At the […]


Meta Making it Easier to Switch Accounts on Facebook and Instagram

Meta is introducing new features that will make it easier for people on Facebook and Instagram to access, create and navigate between multiple accounts and profiles. The company says it knows that many people use more than one of its apps to pursue different interests, reach a broader audience or share different aspects of who […]

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Meta to Air VR Comedy Special September 9

Meta is releasing ‘Surrounded’, an immersive comedy special in VR on Meta Quest 2 headsets September 9 that will air in Horizon Worlds. The unscripted show, filmed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, features renowned comedians Nicole Byer, Nikki Glaser, Pete Holmes, Fortune Feimster, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero and Moses Storm. It’s set in-the-round, a format where the audience surrounds the stage […]

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Facebook to Offer 20% Music Revenue Sharing

Facebook is introducing Music Revenue Sharing, making it easier for video creators to monetize their videos that use licensed music from popular and emerging artists like Post Malone, Tove Lo, Grupo La Cumbia, Leah Kate, Bicep and more. This gives both creators and music rights holders a new way to earn money from videos on […]