• Inside Facebook Stories' quest for originality amidst 300M users

    22 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    There's a secret Facebook app called Blink. Built for employees only, it's how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom. They range from artsy Blur effects to a way even old Android phones can use Slo-Mo. One exciting format involves audio beat detection that syncs visual embellishments to songs playing in the background or added via the Music stickers that are coming to Facebook Stories after debuting on Instagram.
    “When we first formed the team. .. we brought in film makers and cinematographers to help the broader team understand the...
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  • Denver company launching new call center in Columbus, Ga

    Denver company launching new call center in Columbus, Ga

    22 days ago - By Biz Journals

    A Denver company is hiring 600 people to staff a new call center in Columbus, Ga.
    Global Callcenter Solutions purchased a vacant 45,700-square-foot grocery store at 1100 Hunt Ave. in Columbus for $875,000 on Sept. 7, according to property records.
    GCS, located in the Denver suburb of Pueblo, Colo., offers call center services for companies in competitive environments, direct sales support and digital conversion, among other services, according to its website. The company opened in 2001...
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