Facebook Kills Creative Labs And Associated Apps

Facebook has reportedly shut down Creative Labs, a branch of the company that built a variety of standalone apps. At least some of those apps are also shutting down. Among the apps housed under the Creative Labs banner were Slingshot,…

Facebook’s Slingshot Changes Direction

Back in June, Facebook launched a new app called Slingshot. It was pretty silly, and was the subject of a great deal of ridicule. The whole concept of the app was that you and your friends could send picture messages…

Facebook Is Paying People Willing to Use Slingshot for an Hour or Two a Week

After recently reminding us that it exists, Facebook’s Slingshot ephemeral messaging app is looking for people to give feedback. And Facebook is willing to pay for it. “Want to help make Slingshot awesome? Earn at least $200 by joining our…

Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists

Facebook launched Slingshot about a month ago. Since then, it’s pretty much been tumbleweeds. It did go global a week later, but there has been very little coverage or talk about Slingshot in the media or tech blogosphere since launch.…

Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat-esque App, Goes Global

Facebook’s second attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the ephemeral message (after the first one, Poke, failed), Slingshot, is now available internationally. “Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited…

Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises

For those of you who love Snapchat but really wish it made it just a little bit tougher to receive messages, Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot – the one they accidentally pushed out last week and then…

Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by…

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…