Tag: Facebook

Facebook buys face swap app Masquerade

Facebook has bought popular app Masquerade (also known as MSQRD), which should let them cash in on the current face-swapping craze. The sale was announced in a blog post written by Masquerade’s CEO Eugene Nevgen, who said the company was excited to join forces with Facebook “and bring the technology to even more people.” By getting

Rich Kids of London creator explains why he posts photos of wealthy people’s extravagant lives

If you’ve been following the Rich Kids of London (RKOL) on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know they love to drop money on private jets, gold Bentleys, and hoverboards. You’re also probably wondering who is responsible for the account and what compels them to post photos of ridiculously rich people’s lives. Business Insider spoke to Rich

Using Facebook and Snapchat makes you ‘cognitively and morally shallow’, according to psychologists

Texting and using social media can result in “cognitive and moral shallowness”, studies have found. Research shows people who frequently text or use social media were less likely to engage in “reflective thought” and “placed less importance on moral life goals”. Tech writer Nicholas G Carr, in his Pulitzer nominated book The Shallows, discussed the

YouTube Connect could knock Periscope off its throne

Google is heavily rumored to be working on a competitor to live-streaming apps such as Periscope and Facebook Live. Sources have told VentureBeat that Google has been quietly working on a new mobile service called YouTube Connect, which will allow you to live-stream directly to your subscriber base. YouTube Connect will be available on both

Facebook to unveil ‘Messenger Bot Store’ at F8 conference

New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook would unveil a ‘Bot Store’ for its Messenger app at its upcoming F8 developer conference in April. The ‘Bot Store’ may allow users to download a range of automated programs which they could interact with through Messenger, the independent reported. A Messenger Bot Store would have far-reaching consequences not