▪ August 26

GOOG: 628.62

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Facebook today confirmed previous rumors that it was developing a Messenger-based virtual assistant codenamed “Moneypenny.” The software was debuted today under the name “M,” and will be available in a very limited release to users in the Bay Area starting today.

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▪ August 25

GOOG: 582.06

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Facebook Moments, the app for exchanging photos amongst friends who all find themselves at the same place at the same time (i.e. at a party), has been updated with a neat new way to relive a moment in the past.

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▪ August 20

GOOG: 646.83

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Google Photos now has a feature that will show you all the photos and videos you took on this same day last year. It’s opt-in, and the content will appear within a card in the Assistant view.

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▪ August 17

GOOG: 660.87

3.75
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▪ August 3

GOOG: 631.21

5.60
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Hank Green, creator of VlogBrothers and other YouTube channels, has written a Medium post in which he accuses Facebook of cheating, lying and condoning content theft in its efforts to persuade content creators to switch platform.

Facebook says it’s now streaming more video than YouTube. To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie, and steal.

The most damning claim Green makes is that Facebook effectively lies about the number of views videos receive on the platform by counting them while many people are simply scrolling past …  expand full story

▪ July 13

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After taking on messaging, cash transfers, and more, Facebook is preparing to challenge Google in the virtual assistant arena. The social company is in the process of developing a Messenger-based Google Now competitor called Moneypenny, a new report indicates.

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