Facebook Launches ‘Watch’ for Original Shows | Crunch Report

Facebook launches Watch Tab, Coinbase raises a $100 million Series D, Consumer Reports pulls its Microsoft Surface recommendation and 500 Startups Australia falls apart. All this on Crunch Report

Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick | Crunch Report

Benchmark is sueing Travis Kalanick, SoundCloud gets a cash infusion and Facebook buys Fayteq. All this on Crunch Report.

Facebook now allowing publishers to put logos next to headlines

Social media giant Facebook in preceding month announced that it is creating a paywall in its Instant Articles section to give media companies and publishers a new way to increase their revenue by charging the readers who read their articles … Read More

FC Barcelona’s social media accounts hacked, announce signing Angel Di Maria

The famous football club’s social media accounts were hacked early hours today. Both the Facebook and Twitter handles were reportedly hijacked by a notorious hacker group, OurMine. After taking down the club’s social media accounts, OurMine started posting fake status … Read More

Facebook launches Safety Check tab

In an interesting turn of event, social media giant Facebook has launched a dedicated tab for Safety Check. The company has launched the tab button for its app and desktop version. As of now, the feature is available to a … Read More

WhatsApp now offers Facebook like text-based status features

It turns out that Facebook is now rolling out exactly the same updates for its WhatsApp platform as it did for itself. In an interesting turn of event Facebook-owned company, WhatsApp has been updated and is now offering its users … Read More

Instagram’s Kevin Weil doesn’t worry about Snapchat | Disrupt NY 2017

Instagram’s Kevin Weil sits down with Josh Constine to discuss their relationship to Snapchat, the propagation of ideas, and the rationale behind the algorithmic feed. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary … Read More

Facebook demos social augmented reality

Today at Oculus’ Connect conference, Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a new social VR experience that overlays VR avatars of friends who are elsewhere on top of your vision so you can hang out together. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/06/vr-emoji/ TechCrunch is a leading … Read More

Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time | Crunch Report

Wiz Khalifa’s music video for “See you again” is the new most-viewed video on YouTube, Elon Musk buys back X.com domain name, Toyota launches an AI fund and Facebook tests display ads in Messenger. All this on Crunch Report.

Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside … Read More