Facebook shutters its Creative Labs division


Facebook has pulled the plug on its Creative Labs, which produced standalone apps like Rooms, Riff, & Slingshot. No official reason was given by the social network for this sudden move.


Facebook shuts down its experimental Creative Labs division – The Verge

http://news.google.com Dec 7, 2015 

Since it was founded two years ago, Creative Labs has been one of the most interesting parts of Facebook. Built as a startup within the company, it built a series of experiments …

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Facebook Shuts Down Its ‘Creative Labs’ for App Experiments – WIRED

http://news.google.com Dec 7, 2015 

But in shutting down Creative Labs, Facebook isn’t shutting down much more than a trio of copycat smartphones apps. As Facebook product manager Michael Reckhow told us after Creative …

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Facebook shuts down Creative Labs, apps -CNet

Dec 7, 2015

Facebook’s Slingshot app missed its mark. So did Riff and Rooms.
The social-networking giant has quietly curtailed its Creative Labs, the startup-like initiative that encouraged its employees to design innovative and unusual mobile software. Among the first casualties: Slingshot, an ephemeral messaging service that competed with Snapchat, and Rooms, a group messaging service.
As of Monday, Slingshot, Rooms and Riff, an app that allowed users to create and share short videos based on a theme, have been pulled from app stores…

 

 

 

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