WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else

In a surprise move, WhatsApp recently gave many of its users a difficult choice: they could either accept a revised privacy policy that explicit allowed the service to share information with parent company Facebook by February 8th, or decline and ris...

One-time Foursquare competitor Gowalla is coming back as an AR app

We’ll forgive you if you don’t remember Gowalla. It was a short-lived Fourspace competitor Facebook acquired in 2011 for a modest $3 million. Well, it turns out Gowalla is coming back as a social app with an augmented reality twist thanks to the work...

Instagram is testing personal fundraisers in the US, UK and Ireland

Starting today, some Instagrammers can run fundraisers for a cause that’s important to them, themselves, their small business or a friend. It’s effectively a take on GoFundMe directly within the app. Instagram is initially testing the Personal Fundra...

Facebook’s rebuilt Messenger is a big step towards unifying its chat apps

Facebook just moved one step closer toward its goal of allowing users to swap messages across Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram. Today, the company announced that it's rolling out a new version of Messenger for iOS that's been rebuilt "from the groun...

Snapchat will host exclusive NBC Olympics coverage

The 2020 Olympic Summer Games don't commence for six months, but plenty of marketing work goes into the international event well beforehand. NBC, which owns the media rights to the Olympic Games, has renewed its deal with Snap to publish daily covera...