Bloomberg Media’s Innovation Lab launches AI-powered news feed for their mobile app users

Bloomberg Media’s Innovation Lab launches AI-powered news feed for their mobile app users

Bloomberg Media’s innovation lab, BHIVE, has launched The Bulletin, the latest feature to its mobile app delivering added utility to today’s on-the-go professionals. Based on BHIVE’s extensive user research on news delivery preferences, the new feature, available on the homepage of the mobile app, makes it easy for users to get a snapshot of the […]

Facebook is prioritising local news sources globally

Facebook is prioritising local news sources globally

As Facebook continues to endure intense criticism over the how its handles user data, the social network has decided to roll out a change to news feeds across the globe. The change, which was introduced to the US back in January, will see local news prioritised on the news feed in all countries, in all […]

Facebook’s ad revenue soars as daily user time drops by 5%

Facebook’s ad revenue soars as daily user time drops by 5%

Facebook says changes to its News Feed algorithm has cut the amount of time users spend on the platform by about 50 million hours each day as the number of daily active users increased by 14% to 1.4 billion in 2017. The reduction in user time spent on the platform hasn’t dented its ad revenue, […]

Facebook will prioritise local stories in your News Feed

Facebook will prioritise local stories in your News Feed

You may start seeing more posts from local publishers popping up in your News Feed. Facebook has announced that it will begin prioritising local news, bumping it up higher in your feed if you follow a local publisher’s Page or if a friend shares a locally-published story. “We are prioritising local news as a part […]

Facebook turns to users to identify and rank trustworthy news platforms

Facebook turns to users to identify and rank trustworthy news platforms

Facebook will prioritise news that is trustworthy, informative and local from trusted sources to combat fake news, strengthen relationships, and engage in active conversations with users. According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook will take feedback from users to further tackle sensationalism, misinformation and polarisation. Zuckerberg, in a post on Facebook, said:”As part of our […]

Facebook’s Oculus tests VR in News Feed with ‘Jumanji’ experience

Facebook’s Oculus tests VR in News Feed with ‘Jumanji’ experience

Since adding 360 videos to News Feeds in June 2016, Facebook has spent 2017 significantly invested in the format. It enabling 360 live-streaming and then added that functionality within its apps, and even boosted the back end with automatic image correction. But the social network isn’t stopping its immersive push at flat imagery. Facebook’s Oculus recently announced it has started testing VR experiences […]