All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘poke’

Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears)

Update: Well, that was quick. They’ve already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it’s not quite ready for primetime. The company told The Verge they “accidentally” released a version of the app, but that they’re still working on it, and it will be “ready soon”. You may have heard that Facebook was working on a new Snapchat …

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Facebook Reportedly Launching New Snapchat Competitor, Possibly Soon

It appears that Facebook hasn’t yet given up on its dream of having its own app for ephemeral messaging. According to a new report from Financial Times, the company is very close to launching yet another attempt at a Snapchat clone. FT says that the app is being called Slingshot (internally, at least), and could hit app stores as early …

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Facebook Kills Mostly-Dead Poke and Camera Apps

Facebook has officially killed two apps that were already mostly dead and hadn’t been updated in forever–Poke and Camera (or Camera•, to be precise). If you try to find either in the App Store, you’ll come up empty handed. Facebook launched their Poke app in December of 2012, a Snapchat-like service that only sported the “poke” name, not its functionality. …

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Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook poke–that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple act of poking someone on Facebook? Alas, I must admit–I’ve given you the end of the story. Let’s back up. …

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Facebook Wants to Interview Poke Users, Places Ads

Facebook wants to know if you’re poking, and if so, exactly how you feel about poking. Poking, of course, is my childish way of talking about Facebook’s new standalone Poke app, which launched a few weeks ago. The social network is currently running ads for research participants on users’ homepages that say, “Facebook is seeking paid participants for phone research.” …

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Facebook Celebrates Poke App with New Menlo Park Sign

Out with the “like,” in with the “poke?” Facebook is promoting their brand new standalone app for ephemeral communications, Poke, by revamping their sign the sits in front of their Menlo Park headquarters. Facebook launched Poke last month, a rebranding of their longstanding but forgotten “poke” function. The Poke app allows users to send short-lived photo and video messages to …

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