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Facebook shuts down Hobbi, its experimental app for documenting personal projects

Facebook’s recently launched app, Hobbi, an experiment in short-form content creation around personal projects, hobbies, and other Pinterest-y content, is already shutting down. The app first arrived on iOS in February as one of now several launches from Facebook’s internal R&D group, the NPE Team. Hobbi users have now been notified by way of push notification that the app is shutting down on July 10, 2020. The app allows users to export their data from its settings. In the few months it’s been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, Tech, Ios Apps, Facebook Messenger WhatsApp, NPE Team, Hobbi, NPE Team Hobbi, Hobbi Facebook


Facebook tests Forecast, an app for making predictions about world events, like COVID-19

Forecast, a new project from Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, is launching today to build a community around predictions. The iOS app will allow users to ask questions and then use in-app points to make predictions about what might happen in the future. Users can also create, discuss and view these crowdsourced predictions. At launch, only invited participants in the U.S. and Canada will be allowed to make predictions and engage in conversations, while the app is in beta testing. But the...
Tags: Travel, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, US, Canada, NPE Team, COVID


The complicated calculus of taking Facebook’s venture money

Facebook is reportedly getting into the venture capital game, but for young entrepreneurs working in social media, ignoring or deleting that particular friend request could be the right call. According to a report in Axios, the company is building up a corporate fund under the auspices of its “New Product Experimentation” team, which launched last year. The company posted a job opening looking for a “head of investments” for the new division and now has new job openings in the group for two “...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Entrepreneurship, Finance, New York City, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, CVC, Social Network, Corporate Venture Capital


Facebook takes on Twitter with Venue, a ‘second screen’ companion for live events

Facebook’s R&D group, NPE Team, is launching a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events, Venue. This is the third new app to launch just this week from Facebook’s internal team focused on experimenting with new concepts in social networking. With Venue, the company aims to offer a digital companion for live events, starting with this Sunday’s NASCAR race. The new app appears to be a challenge to Twitter, which today serves as the de facto “second screen” for commenting on live events ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Tim Clark, Nascar, Facebook Live, Landon Cassill, Twitter Facebook, Food City, Fox Sports NASCAR, Instagram Live, NPE Team, Alan Cavanna


Facebook launches Collab, a mix-and-match app for making collaborative music videos

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, is rolling out yet another new app today called Collab after having just launched a new group audio calling app, CatchUp, on Tuesday. With Collab, the focus has now returned to video, and specifically, the concept of watching, mixing, and matching original videos together, beginning with music. In Collab, creators can either record their own musical arrangement or swipe to discover arrangements to build a composition, or a “collab.” While there are some e...
Tags: Travel, Social, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Video, Music, Digital, Social Media, Ios Apps, Collaboration, Musicians, Collab, NPE Team, Instagram Facebook Stories, TikTok Dubsmash Triller


Facebook launches CatchUp, an audio-only calling app that shows who’s ready to chat now

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today launched a new app called CatchUp that makes it easier for friends and family in the U.S. to coordinate phone calls or set up group calls with up to 8 people. While there are a number of group chat apps available to users today, what makes CatchUp unique is that the calls it enables are audio-only, not video, and it flags when users are available. In addition, CatchUp won’t need a Facebook account to use the service — the app works with your pho...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Tech, Houseparty, NPE Team, Apple Watch app Kit Bump


The Newest App From Facebook’s NPE Team Simplifies Messenger on Apple Watches

Facebook's NPE Team turned its attention to the Apple Watch with the release this week of its newest application, Kit. Kit--which stands for "Keep In Touch"--was developed to make the process of communicating with contacts on Messenger From Facebook easier via Apple Watch devices, and a Messenger account is required to use the app. The...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Apple Watch, Social Pro Daily, NPE Team


Facebook launches an experimental app for messaging close friends via Apple Watch

Facebook’s internal R&D group has today launched a new app that lets you keep up with your close friends via your Apple Watch. The app is called Kit, or Keep in Touch, and works using a combination of QR codes and Facebook’s existing Messenger service. According to Kit’s App Store description, you get started with the app by first scanning a QR code on your watch or by entering in an access code at fb.com/devices. You then select the Messenger contact you want to stay in touch with using Kit. Th...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Tech, Apple Watch, Facebook s Messenger, Apptopia, NPE Team, Apple Watch Facebook


Facebook launches an experimental app for messaging close friends over Apple Watch

Facebook’s internal R&D group has today launched a new app that lets you keep up with your close friends via your Apple Watch. The app is called Kit, or Keep in Touch, and works using a combination of QR codes and Facebook’s existing Messenger service. According to Kit’s App Store description, you get started with the app by first scanning a QR code on your watch or by entering in an access code at fb.com/devices. You then select the Messenger contact you want to stay in touch with using Kit. Th...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Facebook, Facebook s Messenger, Apptopia, NPE Team, Apple Watch Facebook


Facebook Launches New 'Kit' App for Apple Watch to Keep in Touch With Your Closest Friends

Facebook's experimental NPE Team today has launched a new app called "Kit" or "Keep in Touch" for connecting with close friends over Messenger on the Apple Watch. To get started, users scan a QR code on the Apple Watch, or enter an access code at fb.com/devices. Then, users select a Messenger contact and can quickly send that person a message, voice recording, emoji, or their location with a single tap. While the main Facebook Messenger app already supports the Apple Watch, TechCrunch notes ...
Tags: Facebook, Canada, Facebook Messenger, NPE Team, Facebook Facebook Messenger This, Facebook Launches New Kit App for Apple


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’s latest experiment is Hobbi, an app to document your personal projects

Facebook is adding another app to its group of experimental projects from the NPE Team, an initiative it announced last year focused on rapidly trying out new ideas in social to see how users react. This week, the team released its fourth app experiment with the launch of Hobbi, a photo and video sharing app designed for documenting your personal projects and hobbies. Though Hobbi takes obvious cues from Pinterest, it’s not just a pinboard of inspirational ideas. Instead, the app is designed to ...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Pinterest, Instagram, Tech, NPE Team, Tangi, Hobbi, Columbia Belgium Spain


Facebook's experimental new apps are struggling to find an audience (FB)

Almost no-one is using two new apps built by Facebook. Aux and Bump are apps launched in August by NPE Team, Facebook's new team dedicated to building experimental new apps. The apps, which only available to users in Canada and the Philippines, have a few thousand downloads between them, according to app analysis firm Apptopia. Facebook has previously cautioned that NPE's products may not all be successes and could be quickly shut down if so. The usage data highlights Facebook's longstanding ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, Canada, Philippines, Silicon Valley, Louisiana, Signal, Priscilla Chan, Facebook Instagram, Apptopia, Adam Blacker, Facebook Aux, NPE Team Facebook, Apptopia Facebook


Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale

Facebook’s NPE Team, a division inside the social networking giant that will build experimental consumer-facing social apps, has now added a third app to its lineup with the launch of meme creation app Whale. Currently, the app allows users to decorate photos with text and stickers in order to create memes that can be shared to social media or texted to friends. The app isn’t all that original, given the plethora of image-editing apps on the App Store today with similar feature sets. But it does...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Canada, Philippines, App Annie, Apptopia, Houseparty, NPE Team, Marco Polo App