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Facebook Stealthily Launched a Pinterest-Esque App Called Hobbi

Facebook’s at it again. While everybody knows the company for its eponymous app, it also regularly plays around with launching new ones on the down-low. Remember Lasso? How about Whale, Bump, or Aux? Well, the latest experimental app from Facebook is a Pinterest-like app called Hobbi.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Pinterest, Lasso, NPE Team, Hobbi, Pinterest Refuses To Die So Easily, Facebook Stealthily


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stocks sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Louisiana, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


Facebook quietly released a Pinterest clone and sent its stock sliding down

Facebook has quietly launched a Pinterest competitor in a handful of countries, the Information reported Thursday. Pinterest's stock slid 4% after news of the Facebook clone broke. Facebook has been known to copy smaller apps' popular features in the past, most famously Snapchat's "Stories" feature. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Pinterest may have to prepare for a turf war with Facebook. As spotted by the Information on Thursday, Facebook has rolled out a new app called ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Cnbc, Facebook Instagram, Lasso, Hobbi, Information on Thursday Facebook, Colombia Belgium Spain, Ukraine Hobbi, Generation Z Facebook


How Dubsmash revived itself as #2 to TikTok

Lip-syncing app Dubsmash was on the brink of death. After a brief moment of virality in 2015 alongside Vine (R.I.P), Dubsmash was bleeding users faster than it could recruit them. The app let you choose an audio track like a rap song or movie quote and shoot a video of you pretending to say the words. But there was nowhere in the app to post the videos. It was a creation tool like Hipstamatic, not a network like Instagram. There’s a reason we’re only using one of those today. So in 2017 Dubsm...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hollywood, Instagram, China, Berlin, US, America, Tech, Brooklyn, United States, Vine, Dubsmash


Facebook is reportedly planning to launch TikTok competitor in India by May (Update)

Update (11/01/2020): A Facebook spokesperson said in an email statement to TNW the company has no plans to launch Lasso in India as of now, “Lasso is currently available in the US, Mexico, and Colombia — we don’t have plans to expand to India or Indonesia at this time.” Facebook might launch its ambitious app Lasso to fight off TikTok in India this year. According to a report from Entrackr, the social network giant is planning to launch the short video app by mid-year. The American tech company ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Indonesia, Mexico, India, US, Colombia, US Mexico, Lasso


Facebook is reportedly planning to launch TikTok competitor in India by May

Facebook might launch its ambitious app Lasso to fight off TikTok in India this year. According to a report from Entrackr, the social network giant is planning to launch the short video app by mid-year. The American tech company launched Lasso in the US in 2018 and later introduced it to Mexico last year. According to app analytics company Sensor Tower, the app has been downloaded nearly half a million times in the US and over 2.2 million times in Mexico.  Facebook would sure want to attract som...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mexico, India, US, Lasso, Mexico Facebook, Tiktok


Even Your Parents Could Master Photoshop's New AI-Powered Automatic Selection Tools

Adobe has been slowly upgrading Photoshop with better tools to make the worst photo editing task—close cropping complex objects—less of a pain. The Magic Wand, the Magnetic Lasso, and the Quick Selections tools were all big improvements, but Photoshop’s AI-powered “Select Subject” tool was the quantum leap pixel…Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Ai, Deep Learning, Lasso, Object Selection Tool


Apple Orders ‘Ted Lasso’ Comedy Series Written By and Starring Jason Sudeikis

Since leaving Saturday Night Live in 2013,  Jason Sudeikis has kept pretty busy on the big screen. But now he’s headed back to television with a series regular role in a new comedy set up at Apple TV+. Ted Lasso will star Jason Sudeikis as the title character, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an English football club even though he has no previous experience with the sport at all. However, this isn’t the first time Sudeikis has played the character. But the only way you...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Sports, United Kingdom, Jennifer Aniston, Jason-sudeikis, Nbc Sports, Bill Lawrence, Zorn, Lasso, Kodachrome, Sudeikis, Doozer Productions


TikTok is Mark Zuckerberg's worst nightmare and now it's reportedly poaching Facebook's employees too (FB)

TikTok recently opened an office in Mountain View, California, in a location formerly occupied by Facebook's messaging app WhatsApp. TikTok has hired more than two dozen employees from Facebook, along with staffers from Hulu, Apple, and Google, CNBC reports. In 2018, Facebook launched a video app called Lasso to directly compete with TikTok, which is estimated to have been downloaded fewer than 500,000 times, compared to TikTok's 500 million plus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China, US, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Cnbc, Mountain View California, Facebook s Instagram, Lasso, Salvador Rodriguez, Verge Facebook, Bytedance, Hulu Apple


Do Threads’ sparse downloads mean Facebook’s best days are in the past?

Instagram Threads joins Lasso as one of Facebook's latest attempts to captivate Gen Z, but it only saw a small percentage of downloads in the first week. Is the new app destined for failure?
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Lasso, Generation Zero, Tiktok, Instagram Threads


Jason Sudeikis Sets Ted Lasso Comedy Series at Apple

Jason Sudeikis is bringing his Ted Lasso character to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. Variety has learned that Apple TV Plus has given a series order to “Ted Lasso,” on which Sudeikis will star in addition to writing and executive producing. In the series, Sudeikis plays Lasso, an idealistic all-American football coach hired to manage an […]
Tags: Apple, News, Jason Sudeikis, Lasso, Sudeikis, Ted Lasso


Peter Sellars' kinaesthetic vision of Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro

On 24th May 1594 just a few weeks before his death on 14 June, the elderly Orlando di Lasso signed the dedication of his Lagrime di San Pietro - an expansive cycle of seven-voice penitential madrigale spirituali, setting vernacular poetry on the theme of Peter’s threefold denial of Christ - to Pope Clement VIII.
Tags: Religion, Orlando, Peter, San Pietro, Peter Sellars, Lasso


Biotech giant Monsanto liable for farmer’s sickness

Paul Francois, who fell ill after ingesting Lasso, has won his appeal against the US biotech giant.
Tags: News, US, Monsanto, Lasso, Paul Francois


Monsanto liable for French farmer’s ill health

Paul Francois, who fell ill after ingesting Lasso, has won his appeal against the US biotech giant.
Tags: News, US, Monsanto, Lasso, Paul Francois


Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the App Store and rewards teenagers and adults to download the Research app and give it root access in what may be a violation of Apple policy so the social network can decrypt and analyze thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Privacy, Tech, Research, Atlas, Policy, Tim Cook


Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey' (FB)

Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of "funny videos and GIF-like clips" that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as "cringey" to TechCrunch, and the platform is said to be out of touch with the wants of meme-obsessed teens. In its latest effort to stave off the steady flow of teens leaving its platform, Facebook has been building a dedicated space for users to discover memes and vi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Piper Jaffray, Lasso, Tiktok, TechCrunch A Facebook


Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips. It’s divided into categories like “For You”, “Animals”, “Fails”, “Pranks” and more with content pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages on Facebook. LOL is currently in private beta with around 100 ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Teens, US, Tech, Memes, Facebook Video, AS Facebook, Lasso, Facebook Watch, Lifestage, IGTV, Facebook Teens, Facebook LOL


Facebook Launches Lasso: TicTok, Musically Video Clone With Massive Music Library

Facebook has launched Lasso, a much rumored clone of hugely popular short video lip sync app TicTok. The Musical.ly short music video app was acquired and incorporated into TicToc last year.  Facebook is known to fight competition by copying their services, as it did with Snapchat. Lasso also takes full advantage of Facebook's recent music licensing deals with labels and publishers.  "Lasso is a new standalone app for short-form, entertaining videos - from comedy to beauty to fi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Lasso, YouTube & Video, TicToc, Snapchat Lasso, Facebook Lasso


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #422

Facebook Messenger’s ‘unsend’ feature is coming soon Text regret is a sad reality in the digital age. Facebook Messenger is the latest platform to recgonise this, by allowing a ten minute window in which users can delete sent messages. It’s a little stingy compared to WhatsApp, which gives you a full hour, but it’s better than nothing I suppose. Thanks Facebook. Facebook adds YouTube to Portal Facebook has been pimping its Portal hardware, and not just with its own products. The tech, which a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Wikipedia, Russia, New York City, US, San Francisco, Seo, Linkedin, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger


Facebook Launches Lasso: TicTok, Musically Video Clone

Facebook has launched Lasso, a much rumored clone of hugely popular short video lip sync app TicTok. The Musical.ly short music video app was acquired and incorporated into TicToc last year.  Facebook is known to fight competition by copying their services, as it did with Snapchat. Lasso also takes full advantage of Facebook's recent music licensing deals with labels and publishers.  "Lasso is a new standalone app for short-form, entertaining videos - from comedy to beauty to fitn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Lasso, YouTube & Video, TicToc, Snapchat Lasso, Facebook Lasso


Facebook Is Taking Aim at TikTok With Its Rollout of Stand-Alone App Lasso

Facebook last week quietly released its take on TikTok (now part of Musical.ly), iOS and Android application Lasso. Product manager Andy Huang announced the rollout of Lasso in a since-deleted tweet, which was followed up by this tweet from Lasso product manager Bowen Pan: Today, my team launched Lasso (@lassovideos), a new video app that...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Bowen, Lasso, Andy Huang, Social Pro Daily, Tiktok