We Got a Preview of What NBA’s League Pass May Look Like Next Season

What will the NBA look like next year? Whatever the outcome of Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight in Toronto, the league has some potentially sizable changes underway for one of its other hot properties, its NBA League Pass subscription service. Prior to the Golden State Warriors Game 3 battle with Kawhi Leonard and […]

There’s No Roadmap to Breaking Up Facebook—But Here’s Where the Government Might Start

“Break up Big Tech,” has become a rallying cry of consumer advocates and prominent politicians. But what, in practice, would that actually look like? Fortune spoke with experts in various areas of law and business to see how that might play out with Facebook, which has become a bad boy poster child. The short view: […]

Breaking Up Facebook ‘Won’t Be Enough,’ Says Morgan Stanley Boss. Here’s His Proposal.

New York City’s just-concluded “blockchain week” was palpably more subdued than it has been in years past. (Or maybe I was just not invited back to the parties after my 2018 travelogue.) In any case, I took a brief break from the madness of the Fortune 500 issue close to drop by the Consensus conference, […]

Cyber Saturday—Facebook Data Ownership, WhatsApp Phone Hack, ‘Blockchain Week’

New York City’s just-concluded “blockchain week” was palpably more subdued than it has been in years past. (Or maybe I was just not invited back to the parties after my 2018 travelogue.) In any case, I took a brief break from the madness of the Fortune 500 issue close to drop by the Consensus conference, […]

Twitter and Instagram Are Starting to Imagine a World Without ‘Likes’

The “like” is one of the most valuable metrics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, letting people know that their posts are appreciated while also helping those social media services better decide which content to show first, or which ads a user is most likely to click on. They’ve also turned social media into a popularity […]

5 Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s F8 Keynote

At F8, Facebook‘s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed his vision of building a privacy-focused social network as he debuted the newest version of the company’s core app. Zuckerberg said the redesigned Facebook, version FB5, will make navigation easier, load time faster, and provide a cleaner appearance. The new version also encourages private interactions […]

‘This Is an Arms Race.’ Why Facebook Isn’t Winning Its War on Harmful Content—Yet

Facebook says its latest updates to News Feed, Messenger, and Instagram will help it battle misinformation and harmful content. While the new features incrementally turn the dial, don’t expect them to end fake news entirely. Facebook detailed its new rollouts at a press briefing on Wednesday at its Menlo Park headquarters. To combat bad actors […]

Instagram Is Testing a Feature That Will Let You Try on a New Name. Here’s Why Professionals Will Love It

Changing your name can feel serious, even if it’s just your Instagram username. There’s good news for anyone who wants to try on a new name, but without the commitment. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app is testing a new feature that lets people change their usernames, while keeping their old ones on reserve for 14 […]

Instagram Wants to Help Users Buy Products in its App

Instagram is strengthening its role in e-commerce by allowing users to pay for dresses, makeup, and watches inside its app. The new checkout feature, which begins rolling out on Tuesday, lets users make in-app purchases from 23 retailers, including Nike, Burberry, and H&M. The list of retailers is expected to grow. “When we set out […]